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ENCORION – Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

ENCORION - Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

Pagan folk metallers Encorion from the Southern Netherlands are back with their new work. This 5-piece band was formed in the end of 2007 and one year later their first 3-track promo was out. The band signed a deal with the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records to release their debut full-length album “Facing History and Ourselves“ on the 7th of March 2011. Keeping the same line-up and gaining a lot of experience from numerous live shows, Encorion return Read more…

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ASTRAL WINTER – Perdition

ASTRAL WINTER - Perdition

Astral Winter is the personal project of Josh Young (also in Atra Vetosus, Hammerstorm, Lost in Desolation). This Australian melodic black metal band from Tasmania was formed in 2008 and after the demo “Illustrations of Death”, where Josh had another singer in the band, Astral Winter became solo project again. In 2011 the debut album “Winter Enthroned” was released by Immortal Frost Productions (also released the demo) and in 2012 Josh composed and started recording the Read more…

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AETHERNAEUM – Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald

AETHERNAEUM - Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald

Last year, on April 2012, Alexander Paul Blake released his debut solo album, “Die Rückkehr ins Goldene Zeitalter” under his own name. In 2013 his band returns, but this time with a complete line-up, a somehow different sound and a new band name, Aethernaeum. The debut full-length album of Aethernaeum is entitled “Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald” and it was released on April 19th 2013 via German label Einheit Produktionen.

Aethernaeum continue on the same nature inspired Read more…

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LOCUS NEMINIS – Weltenwanderung

LOCUS NEMINIS - Weltanwanderung

Locus Neminis is a new Austrian extreme metal band from Traun and their name translates from Latin to “No Man’s Land”. They were formed in 2008 and after the completion of their line-up they released the 5 song demo “Endlos” in 2010. Soon they started working for their first official release and finally in 2012 their debut full-length album “Weltenwanderung” was complete and self-released.

The band started as a symphonic black metal act and its roots Read more…

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FOLK METAL JACKET – Spill This Album (EP)

FOLK METAL JACKET - Spill This Album

Folk Metal Jacket is a new band coming from Modena in Italy. As you can easily guess by their name they are into folk metal! The band was formed in 2009 around the basic idea to combine banjo with melodic folk metal! Soon enough they got a six piece line-up and they started working on some covers. In 2011 and after several line-up changes, they recorded the demo “Our War has Begun“. After some live shows, they signed Read more…

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ALERION – VIII Sanctvaires

ALERION - VIII Sanctvaires

Alerion is a French black metal band from Lorraine, with very little info about them, since there are not any official pages about them at all. They were formed in 2008 and apart from the 2-track demo tape “Loreina” in 2010, nothing else was released by them. Finally they signed to Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions and their debut full-length album “VIII Sanctvaires” was out on March 2013.

The band is deeply inspired by their homeland’s Read more…

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AHERUSIA – As I Cross the Seas of My Soul

AHERUSIA - As I Cross the Seas of My Soul

Aherusia’s second album was my most anticipated work for the last years! This Greek folk pagan black metal band was formed back in 1997 by Voreas Faethon and a complete different line-up. During this first period of their life they played many gigs in the Aegean islands and in 1999 they released the rare and hard to find EP “Whispers of Moon“. In 2000, they decided to take a long break, until 2004 when they were reborn with Read more…

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ADVENT SORROW – Before the Dimming Light (EP)

ADVENT SORROW - Before the Dimming Light

Coming from the other edge of the globe, Advent Sorrow is a symphonic black death metal band that will most probably amaze you! This six-piece group was formed in Perth of Western Australia in 2010 and last year they self-released their debut work, the impressive EP “Before the Dimming Light“. In the end of 2012 they also released the split internet single ”Ravens and Blood” with the Serbian epic black metal band Númenor.

Before the Read more…

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