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BROKDAR – In Fetters Glacial

BROKDAR - In Fetters Glacial

Russian epic fantasy melodic black death metallers Brokdar from Krasnodar released in the end of 2014 their debut full-length album “In Fetters Glacial“. Brokdar is a new band, formed in 2011 on the ruins of a few black metal bands. They started as a melodic death metal band with dark fantasy themes and black metal elements in their sound. After a digital single, Brokdar signed to Fono Ltd and released their debut full-length album on December 23rd, 2014.   Read more…

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AUÐN – Auðn

AUDN - Audn

Auðn is a new atmospheric black metal band from Hafnarfjörður of Iceland, a country with many interesting releases lately. The band was formed in 2010 and released its eponymous debut full-length album “Auðn” in the end of November 2014, via the US labels Black Plague Records and Metallic Media. It was the first official release of the band, without any demos before it, thus “Auðn” was my only contact with their music.     Read more…

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CARN DÛM – Carn Dûm

CARN DUM - Carn Dum

Carn Dûm is a new epic black metal band from Germany formed in August 2012. After 2 demos in 2013 and 2014, the band released the split album “Auf Vergessenen Pfaden…” with the Swiss epic Tolkien folk black metallers Black Jade in 2014. Recently they signed to the German underground label Dominance of Darkness Records and released their debut full-length album “Carn Dûm” on June 6th, 2015.          Read more…

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HESPERIA – Metallum Italicum

HESPERIA - Metallum Italicum

Italic metallers Hesperia from Macerata, Marche are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Metallum Italicum – Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis pars IV“. With this album the band closes its tetralogy “Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis” that started back in 2003, based on the Roman poem “Eneide” written by Virgilio. Hesperia is the personal project of Hesperus since 1997 and he has released 5 full-length albums so far. “Metallum Italicum” was out on January 24th 2015 via Read more…

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SANGDRAGON – Requiem for Apocalypse

SANGDRAGON - Requiem for Apocalypse

I remember it was early 2000′s when I was searching to discover new unknown bands in a local underground metal store. I happened to fall upon a band I’ve never heard of and I was attracted by its beautiful artwork with two occult dragon-like symbols in a red background. After a preview listening, I decided to buy it at once, enchanted by the occult atmosphere of its raw underground symphonic black metal. It was Akhenaton’s album “Divine Symphonies“, Read more…

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WIZARDMASK – Песнь Воина

WIZARDMASK - Pesn Voina

Russian dramatic metal band Wizardmask from Novosibirsk, a city is located in the southwestern part of Siberia, has recently released its new work. This duo was formed back in 2009 by Sergey Amelchenko (composition, music, guitars) and Svetlana Diva Amelchenko (concept, lyrics, vocals). They remain the only permanent members of the band, using several guest musicians in their albums. Wizardmask managed to release their debut full-length album “Карнавал Иллюзий” in 2012, after a lot of work. Their second Read more…

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MIASTHENIA – Legados do Inframundo

MIASTHENIA - Legados do Inframundo

Miasthenia, the pioneers of Brazilian pagan black metal, are back with their latest full-length album, entitled “Legados do Inframundo“. Formed in Brasília back in 1994, the band released 2 split albums and 2 demos before the debut full-length “XVI” in 2000, which was out via Somber Records. They released two more albums under the same label, “Batalha Ritual” in 2004 and “Supremacia Ancestral” in 2008. After 6 years of silence, interrupted by Read more…

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ZARIA – Po poti življenja

ZARIA - Po Poti Zivljenja

Folk metal band Zaria from Slovenia has recently released its debut full-length album, entitled “Po poti življenja“. This new band from the town of Medvode was formed in 2011 by Inez and Miha, both ex-members of another Slovenian folk metal band, Brezno. Until 2012 their 6-piece line-up was completed and Zaria released their first EP “Sij obzorja” in 2013. In 2014 the band worked on its debut album and on December 18th they managed to self-release Read more…

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