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EISMOND – As We Hide the Moon

EISMOND - As We Hide the Moon

Austrian atmospheric space ambient blackened metal band Eismond has finally released its debut full-length album “As We Hide the Moon“. The band was formed in 2010 by Alex Wieser, who is also behind many other mostly ambient related projects, like Uruk-Hai, Hrossharsgrani, Elisabetha, Bonemachine, Hrefnesholt, Wach, Manwë and others. After some demos as a solo project, Jaron joined the band in guitars and vocals (the project was mostly instrumental before) and Eismond released their first album in 2013 Read more…

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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Ars Longa, Vita Brevis…

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Antiquus Scriptum is a quite old Portuguese band, that I only recently found out. They are the personal project of Sacerdos Magus, who formed them back in 1998 after his departure from Firstborn Evil. Since 1999 and the first demo “Al – Mahadan MCMXCIX“, many works of Antiquus Scriptum were released and re-released via different labels, including 3 full-length albums and various compilations. Actually some of these works were released without Sacerdos Magus permit! On the 25th of Read more…

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ARTAIUS – The Fifth Season

ARTAIUS - The Fifth Season

Another great new band arises from the lately blooming Italian folk metal scene. Artaius come from Sassuolo near Modena and they were formed in 2008 with the aim to merge metal and folk music. In 2011 they self-released the 4-track demo EP “MMXI” and appeared on various gigs with other Italian folk metal bands. With a new female singer, Sara, the six-piece band released its debut full-length album “The Fifth Season” via the Italian label Moonlight Read more…

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SAOR – Roots

SAOR - Roots

Back in 2006 a wonderful epic folk black metal project, Askival, was formed by its one and only member Andy Marshall from Scotland. After the release of the promising debut album “Eternity” in 2009, Andy announced the end of Askival to the great disappointment of his fans. Luckily on 2012 he started a new one-man-project under the name Àrsaidh and in 2013 the debut full-length album “Roots” was released via Darker Than Black Records. Soon after Read more…

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BASARABIAN HILLS – A Breath of the Wide Valley

BASARABIAN HILLS - A Breath of the Wide Valley

Moldovan ambient atmospheric black metal band Basarabian Hills is back with its second album “A Breath of the Wide Valley“. It is the personal project of Spirit of the Forest from Făleşti, who formed them in the fall of 2011. On September 2012 his first album “Spirit of the Native Land” was released by Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions and Nihil Interit Records and in the end of the same year his second full-length was out Read more…

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MUYZKKUBUN – In the Name of Our Gods

MUYZKKUBUN - In the Name of Our Gods

MuyzKKubun is for sure a very unusual name for a band, but then again how usual is epic pagan folk metal from Colombia? Yes, MuyzKKubun is a new band from Rionegro of Antioquia in Colombia and they were formed in 2009 by Yari Ruiz (vocals, guitars) and Hector Orozco (keyboards). Soon the line-up was complete, the band though wanted to add flutes in its music, but couldn’t find anyone to play them, so the idea was aborted. In 2010 the Read more…

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DARISAM – Dingir (EP)

DARISAM - Dingir

Darisam is new band from Ferrara in Italy, founded in the beginning of 2o12, with the intention to play straight blackened death metal, adding a Mediterranean Sumerian “twist” to their music. The band’s first songs were deeply influenced by bands like Behemoth, Nile and Melechesh. After the addition of Umberto Poncina in their line-up, they changed their sound, but they prefer to reveal their evolution in a future work! So, in the end of April 2013, Darisam decided to release Read more…

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SIEGHETNAR – Die Hymne der Zerbrechlichkeit²

SIEGHETNAR - Hymne der Zerbrechlichkeit²

Sieghetnar, the ambient black metal project of Thorkraft from Germany is re-releasing its very rare demo “Hymne der Zerbrechlichkeit“. This instrumental demo was originally released in 2009 by Nordsturm Productions in a limited to 50 copies black digipak edition. Recently the band signed to Kristallblut Records (Thorkraft’s own label) and the first outcome of this cooperation is entitled “Die Hymne der Zerbrechlichkeit²“, released the Spring of 2013. It is actually the remastered version of the demo, Read more…

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