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ETHEREAL SIN / DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – Arcane of Ancient Asia

ETHEREAL SIN + DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - Arcane of Ancient Asia

Japanese elegiac black metallers Ethereal Sin and South Korean symphonic black metallers Dark Mirror ov Tragedy decided to join forces and release the split album “Arcane of Ancient Asia“, a real masterpiece of melodic symphonic black metal, a well-hidden treasure from Far East Asia. The album was released on October 31st, 2014 via Evoken de Valhall Production, a Japanese label founded by Ethereal Sin’s leader, Yama.       Read more…

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ALPHAYN – Heimkehr

ALPHAYN - Heimkehr

Alphayn is a new heathen metal band from Vienna of Austria. They were formed in 2013 by a group of friends, who remain together since the beginning, with only one line-up change. After a year of hard rehearsals and gigs, Alphayn started in 2014 the recording of their debut full-length album “Heimkehr” at Origin Audio Studio. The album was finally self-released on September 30th, 2014.            Read more…

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KORRIGANS – Ferocior ad Rebellandum

KORRIGANS - Ferocior ad Rebellandum

Italian extreme folk metallers Korrigans from Pontine Marshes, Lazio released last year their debut full-length, entitled “Ferocior ad Rebellandum“. The band started in 2011 with the intention to mix folk music with extreme metal. It took them some time to gather the complete line-up and define their sound, before they record and release the 6-track demo “Korrigans” in 2012. The demo gained the attention of the Irish label Nemeton Records, who signed Korrigans and released their Read more…

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DE PROFUNDIS – This Winter in My Heart

DE PROFUNDIS - This Winter in My Heart

De profundis is a Hungarian atmospheric black metal band from Szombathely, formed back in 2000, by Yzokras and Zoltan, the band’s only members since then. Unluckily, due to personal reasons, the band split up in 2001. They decided to reunite 7 years later, in 2008 and released the 4-track demo “Haunted By Ill Angels Only” in 2010. In 2013 the demo plus one song was re-released as a split tape with the demo of another Hungarian black metal Read more…

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TIVAZ – Under Nordic Stars

TIVAZ - Under Nordic Stars

Tivaz is a dark ambient / atmospheric epic black metal project from Moscow, Russia. There is not much info about the band’s bio or line-up, but they have already released 3 full-length albums since 2010. “Under Nordic Stars” is the second full-length album for Tivaz and it is also their first work ever that came out in physical format. It was released in CD edition via the American label Razed Soul Productions in July 2014. In May 2015 Read more…

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CREPUSCLE – Draconian Winter

CREPUSCLE - Draconian Winter

American epic melodic death metallers Crepuscle from Redwood City, California have recently released their debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2006 under the name Draconian Winter and released the demo EP “Silent Reverie” in 2007. After several line-up changes and music experimentation, they decided to give a new name to the project, thus Crepuscle was born. They began recording their debut album since 2010 and they managed to self-release it only four years later, in August Read more…

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WILL OF HATRED – Infinite Triumph’s Preface

WILL OF HATRED - Infinite Triumph's Preface

Will of Hatred is a new “symphonic” black metal band from Moscow, Russia. It is the solo project of Damiena, who is the leader and creator of this project, composes all songs, writes all lyrics and performs all the vocals. There is not much info about the biography of Will of Hatred, or when exactly was this project formed, so their debut album really came out of nowhere. It is entitled “Infinite Triumph’s Preface” and was released on Read more…

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HAGBARD – Tales of Frost and Flames (EP)

HAGBARD - Tales of Frost and Flames

Brazilian epic folk metallers Hagbard from Juiz de Fora are back with their brand new EP entitled “Tales of Frost and Flames“. The band was formed in 2010 with the intention to combine folk music with various genres of metal. After the demo EP “Warrior’s Legacy“, Hagbard started working on their debut full-length album “Rise of the Sea King“, which was finally released via the Russian label SoundAge Productions in the end of 2013. Read more…

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