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Sunwalter is symphonic melodic metal band from Russia that was formed back in 2008, but I’ve never heard of them before. The only “release” they had these 5 years was the 2-track single “Space-Flight” in 2010. Finally in the end of February of 2013, they released their debut full-length album “SETI Evidence” via Russian label Grailight Productions.

As you can easily guess from the cover artwork and both album titles, the band’s concept is about space Read more…

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TERVINGI – Gotensaga

TERVINGI - Gotensaga

Tervingi is a new German epic pagan metal band from Tübingen. They were formed in 2011 by Johann Frey (ex-Lyfthrasyr), who is the main composer of the band. Their line-up includes also 2 Coronatus members and ex-Belphegor drummer Tomasz “Nefastus” Janiszewski, so they are all experienced musicians. Tervingi (something like Forest People) was a Visigoth tribe around the 3rd and 4th century, which is obviously the main inspiration for their lyrical concept, analyzed in detail in the CD booklet. The Read more…

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PAGAN BLOOD – Lords of the Seas

PAGAN BLOOD - Lords of the Seas

French pagan black metal band Pagan Blood from Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes returns with its second full-length album. Pagan Blood is the personal project of Julien (previously on Heathen Dawn and Hoarfen) and they were formed in 2007. After the demo “Bellum Gallicum” in 2008, the band released its debut album “The Last Empire” in 2009 via Ewiges Eis Records. Now, 4 years later, they are back with their new work entitled “Lords of the Seas“, Read more…

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DIABULA RASA – Ars MedioHeavy

DIABULA RASA - Ars MedioHeavy

Diabula Rasa is an excellent folk metal band from Lugo, Italy. They are active for 13 years now, but I had never heard of them before, something I totally regret, but it also reveals the bad promotion they had so far, since I am into this genre for many years now. Anyway, better late than never! They were formed in 2000, under the name Tabula Rasa by their leader Luca Veroli and with this name they released the debut album Read more…

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German extreme metallers Todtgelichter are back with their fourth full-length album “Apnoe“, three years after the amazing “Angst“. Todtgelichter were formed in 2002 and they released their debut album “Was Bleibt…“  in 2005 via Folter Records, playing avant-garde emotional black metal with quite extreme vocals. Their second album “Schemen“, was released again by Folter in 2007, revealing a more progressive approach in the music, retaining though most of their extreme elements. The Read more…

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DÄMMERLICHT – Die Schönheit der Zeit (Demo)

DAMMERLICHT - Die Schonheit der Zeit

Dämmerlicht is a new post black metal band from Innsbruck, Austria. It is the personal project of Michael Jenewein, who is also in the folk black metal band Isengrin. Michael started Dämmerlicht in 2012, wanting to explore a more atmospheric musical path. On February 2013, he released via the French label Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions the debut demo of the band, entitled “Die Schönheit der Zeit“.

The demo contains only 4 songs, but it lasts over 28 Read more…

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APPALACHIAN WINTER – Ghosts of the Mountains

APPALACHIAN WINTER - Ghosts of the Mountains

Finally, after 6 years of existence and 4 self-released full-length albums, Appalachian Winter have signed to the newly established label Nine Gates Records, in order to properly release on March 2013 their new work, the fifth full-length album “Ghosts of the Mountains“. Since its inception, Appalachian Winter has been the personal project of Daniel George Klyne, who composes and performs everything in this album too.

Appalachian Winter play epic symphonic black metal, but already since their early works, Read more…

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BASARABIAN HILLS – Spirit of the Native Land

BASARABIAN HILLS - Spirit of the Native Land

Basarabian Hills is a new one-man-band, coming from Făleşti of Republic of Moldova. Spirit of the Forest, who is their only member, formed this band in the end of 2011 and next year he released 2 albums. The debut album is entitled “Spirit of the Native Land” and it was co-released by Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions and Nihil Interit Records. It contains 3 long songs, lasting for 34 minutes and comes in CD-r edition with a pro-printed  Read more…

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