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EKOVE EFRITS – Conceptual Horizon

EKOVE EFRITS -Conceptual Horizon

Ekove Efrits has been a great discovery for me, since their beginning back in 2005. I have both their demos “Into the Funeral Witches” and “The Wraiths of Forgotten Forest” from 2006, where the band played raw melancholic black metal. It is actually the solo project of Saman N. aka Count De Efrit, who is composing and preforming everything in his albums. The fact that he is from Iran, a rather uncommon place for metal, raised Read more…

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DRUDKH – Eternal Turn of the Wheel

DRUDKH - Eternal Turn of the Wheel

Celebrating 10 years of existence, the Ukrainian pagan black metallers Drudkh return with their 9th already full-length album!! This over-productive group has already become a very big name in their genre and a new release is always raising our expectations. They have already signed in a major label like Season of Mist, who also released their last 2 albums. “Вічний Оберт Колеса” or “Eternal Turn of the Wheel” comes out 2 years after their previous album Read more…

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Einherjer need no introduction. This Norwegian band was formed back in 1993 and was one of the pioneers of viking metal. In their first works they had some black metal influences, which slowly disappeared with the passing of time. With the albums “Norwegian Native Art” in 2000 and “Blot” in 2003 (their best album in my opinion) Einherjer seemed to have found a more solid ground, building a very unique, personal and characteristic sound, but in Read more…

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HIVERNA – I. Folklore

HIVERNA - I. Folklore

Hiverna is a Canadian folk black metal band from Quebec that was formed in 2006. Bardunor, who is also in Crépuscule, Csejthe, Barol Svinge and Monarque formed this band in 2006 together with Helorth, who later left the band. Bardunor is the main composer and singer of the band and he also plays the guitars. In 2008 they released their first CD, a split album “L’Aube Septentrionale” with the band Chasse-Galerie. In 2010 they released their debut album Read more…

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FIMBULVET – Frostbrand

FIMBULVET - Frostbrand

Fimbulvet is another pagan metal band coming from Germany and particularly from Thuringia, like many great bands of the genre. They have been around since 2003 and have released 2 full-length albums, “Ewiger Winter” in 2006 and “Der Ruf in Goldene Hallen” in 2008, the highlight of the band in my opinion. In 2009 they released the EP “Kriegerwahn” and in the end of 2011 they return with their latest effort “Frostbrand – Read more…

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ARKONA – Slovo

ARKONA - Slovo

Slovo” is the latest album from Arkona. The most successful Russian pagan folk metal band is already celebrating 10 years since its creation. This is their sixth full-length album, two years after “Гой, Роде, Гой!” and it is released again by Napalm Records for European and worldwide distribution and by SoundAge Productions for the Baltic lands.

As expected, Arkona created another great album. The band has already carved its own personal style and they are now Read more…

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APPALACHIAN WINTER – Appalachian Winter

APPALACHIAN WINTER - Appalachian Winter

Appalachian Winter is the personal project of D.G. Klyne, who decided to begin this epic symphonic black metal band in 2007. Living in Pennsylvanian mountains, his music is deeply influenced by the wild surrounding nature of his homeland. This is the fourth full-length album of the band and it was released in the end of 2011. So far he is releasing one album each year, beginning with “Silence Before the Great Mountain Wind” in 2008, continuing with “ Read more…

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THE HORN – Volume Ten

THE HORN - Volume 10

The Horn is a rather unknown band, even if it was formed back in 1997 and has already 12 full-length albums plus many split releases. It is the personal project of “A Demon Sheen” from Australia, who composes and performs all music. His obvious passion for ancient Egyptian occult philosophy, mythology and history is the driving force behind his music. His ambition is to turn the whole “Ancient Egyptian Book of The Dead” book into music! And to Read more…

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