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ZAKLON – Шэпт Чорнага Лісьця

ZAKLON - Whispers of Black Foliage

Belarusian one-man black metal band Zaklon is back with its second full-length album. Temnarod, who is behind other projects too, formed this band in 1999, but it was only 2010 when he released their debut album “Услед Змёрзламу Сонцу”. His second album was initially released in 2011 by his own label Forestland Productions, but in the end of 2012 Gardarika Musikk re-released it properly…

Услед Змёрзламу Сонцу” begins with a 6 minute ambient atmospheric intro, preparing Read more…

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MUNRUTHEL – ВЕРОломство (CREEDamage)


Vladislav “Munruthel” Redkin is one of Nokturnal Mortum’s founders, being in the band since 1991, when they were named Suppuration. He started composing music even earlier though, and in 1995 he released the demo “The Ancients’ Wisdom” with electronic compositions from 1988 to 1993 under the name Silentium. Later his personal project took his name, Munruthel and in 1997 released the debut album “Явь, Навь и Правь“, followed by “Ориянские Сказанья (Oriana Tales)” in Read more…

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LUTAVIERJE – Песні Налітых Хмараў

LUTAVIERJE - Songs of Poured Clouds

Belarusian pagan folk metal band from Minsk Лютавер’е (Lutavierje) has just released its debut full-length album “Песні Налітых Хмараў – Songs of Poured Clouds“. The band was formed in 2006 and next year recorded the EP “Рось“, which was released in 2010 as a split tape with Яр (Jar) via A.F.M. Productions and Werewolf Promotion. The band is preparing its debut album since 2009, but due to several line-up changes it was finally released in the Read more…

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STRYNN – Decadence

STRYNN - Decadence

A new French black metal band from Bordeaux has just released its debut full-length album. After the split-up of the band Black Storm, three of its members decided to form Strynn in 2011. The band consists of Anadrark in guitars & vocals, Dwimorberg in guitars & vocals too and Obscurisis in drums. On April 2012 they released their first work, a split album with Galvauder (experimental black metal from France) limited to only 100 copies. One year later, on April Read more…

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ZARIA – Sij Obzorja (EP)

ZARIA - Sij Obzorja

Zaria is a new Slovenian folk metal band from Medvode that was formed in Spring of 2011 by Inez (vocals, flute) and Miha (guitars). After the completion of their line-up, they started their first live appearances in 2012 and then they decided to enter the studio to record their first 4 songs. Finally in March 2013 the band released these tracks in a self financed EP, entitled “Sij Obzorja“.

Zaria play melodic folk metal with female vocals and Read more…

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VINTERRIKET - Gardarsholmur

Vinterriket is the solo and main project of Christoph Ziegler from Germany (also in Nebelkorona, Atomtrakt, Battle Dagorath, Fräkmündt, Dânnâgôischd, Sturmpercht). He started this band in 1996 and he has countless releases since then. Most of his albums belong in the dark ambient genre, with folk / neofolk elements and some black metal albums or songs. The album “Garðarshólmur” was released in 2012 directly by Vinterriket and it is one of his most special releases.

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SIVYJ YAR – Навстречу Сумеркам – Towards the Twilight (EP)

SIVYI YAR - Towards the Twilight

Сивый Яр (Sivyj Yar) is the solo project of Vladimir from Russia. He formed this band in 2006 and the same year his first demo “Тьма Зимнего Безвременья” was also released. In 2009 the debut full-length album “Нощь (The Night)” was out via Elhaz Division and re-released in 2011 by Gardarika Musikk, including as bonus the EP “Оредеж“. In 2010 the 2-track EP “Край Непуганых Птиц” was released by Irii-Sad Productions and Read more…

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OPRICH – Небо Без Птиц

OPRICH - The Birdless Heavens

Опричь (Oprich) is a Russian pagan metal band from Rybinsk, formed back in 1998. Its founding members were in the hardcore band Kontra and they continued using this name in Опричь’s first steps. After the completion of their line-up and their new folk pagan oriented concept, they decided to change their name. Their first release was a split album with Kroda in 2005, followed by another split with Чур (Chur) in 2008. Finally in 2010 their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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