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ITNUVETH – The Way of the Berserker

ITNUVETH - The Way of the Berserker

Itnuveth is a new Viking pagan black metal band from Barcelona, Spain. This project was formed in the winter of 2013 by Volundr (guitars, bass – also on Svipdagr) and Lianne Krossburner (vocals – also on Edenkaiser). Totally influenced by the biggest names of this music style, the band started working on its debut album “The Way of the Berserker“, which was released by the Spanish label Xtreem Music on October 8, 2014.       Read more…

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HIMINBJORG – Wyrd

HIMINBJORG - Wyrd

Himinbjorg are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Wyrd“. This cult French pagan black metal band was formed back in 1996 by Zahaah, the group’s main composer. They’ve been quite productive during their first years and released 5 full-length albums and an EP from 1998 to 2005, moving between folk pagan metal and pagan black metal. After a long silence, the band returned in 2010 with “Chants d’hier, Chants de Guerre, Chants de la TerreRead more…

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BREZNO – Kri

BREZNO - Kri

Brezno is a Slovenian epic symphonic folk metal band from Ljubljana. They started in 2007 and after some concerts in Slovenia and abroad, they released the 4-track EP “Viharnik” in 2010. With a refreshed line-up, including a new lead female singer, the band started working on its debut full-length album, entitled “Kri“, which was finally self-released by Brezno on November 21, 2014.       Read more…

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SALDUIE – Imbolc

SALDUIE - Imbolc

Spanish folk metallers Salduie have recently released their debut full-length album, entitled “Imbolc“. The band was formed in the summer of 2010 in Zaragoza with the intention to play Celtic folk metal, naming the biggest bands of this genre among their basic influences. They released the single “La Senda del Cierzo” in the end of 2013 and soon after they recorded their debut album, which was finally self-released on November 15th, 2014.        Read more…

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STURMPERCHT / RAUHNÅCHT – Zur Ew’gen Ruh

STURMPERCHT - RAUHNACHT - Zur Ew'gen Ruh

Sturmpercht and Rauhnåcht are two Austrian bands that decided to cooperate for the release of this beautiful split album, each one giving its own version of Alpine folk music. Sturmpercht is a totally acoustic Alpine folk band, while Rauhnåcht play atmospheric pagan folk black metal. The idea behind this cooperation isn’t new, since the two bands have worked together again, for the EP version of “Zur Ew’gen Ruh” back in 2012. Now they decided to repeat this experiment Read more…

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THULNAR – Nightfall in Theros (EP)

THULNAR - Nightfall in Theros

Italian extreme fantasy metallers Thulnar from Bologna have finally released their long-awaited new work. It is the debut EP “Nightfall in Theros“, which is actually their first “official” work, 11 years after the band’s foundation back in 2004. Thulnar is practically the personal project of Darken (Diego Vacchiano), who composes and plays all music. He always had the help of his friend Luca Piazzi aka “Elric Blackcrow”, who takes over the vocals (Luca also plays trumpet in Mors Read more…

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TWILIGHTFALL – The Energy of Soul

TWILIGHTFALL - The Energy of Soul

Twilightfall is a new Ukrainian metal band from Kharkov, formed in 2010 and “The Energy of Soul” is their debut full-length album and their only release so far. And while the band is relatively new, its founder Wortherax is one of the veterans of the Ukrainian metal scene. Back in 1993 he was guitarist of Suppuration, the death metal band that later evolved to Nokturnal Mortum. He was one of the starting members of Nokturnal Mortum and participated Read more…

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ADOR DORATH – The Very Essence of Fire

ADOR DORATH - The Very Essence of Fire

Czech symphonic black metallers Ador Dorath from Český Těšín are back with their new album, entitled “The Very Essence of Fire“. It is the 4th full-length album for the band, coming 6 years after their previous masterpiece “Bestiari” from 2008. Ador Dorath were formed back in 1997 and after several line-up changes they released the very promising debut “Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath” in 2002. Their second album “Symbols” was out in Read more…

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