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MORADIN – Awakening (EP)

MORADIN - Awakening

Canadian atmospheric black metallers Moradin from Calgary are back with a beautiful 3-track EP, entitled “Awakening“. They were formed in 2006 and this is their third release so far, after the demo “Heart of the Forest” in 2009 and the full-length album “Ancient Stone & Mystic Woods” in 2011. “Awakening” was initially released in the end of 2012 as a digital download, but on June 2013 it was also printed in a Read more…

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SPECTRAL LORE / MARE COGNITUM – Sol

SPECTRAL LORE - MARE COGNITUM - Sol

Spectral Lore from Greece and Mare Cognitum from USA, have joined forces, creating a very special album, entitled “Sol“, a must for fans of cosmic atmospheric ambient black metal. “Sol” is far from the typical split albums, since the two bands cooperated, creating a concept album, with 3 long songs. The first track is by Mare Cognitum, with guest guitars by Ayloss of Spectral Lore, the second one by Spectral Lore with guest vocals by Jacob Read more…

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VELDES – To Drown in Bleeding Hope

VELDES - To Drown in Bleeding Hope

Veldes is a new atmospheric black metal band, the personal project of Tilen Šimon from Bled, Slovenia, who formed this project in 2012. The town of Bled was initially (around 1.004 AD) written as Ueldes or Veldes and the etymology of the name is believed to be of pre-Slavic origin. As can someone easily guess, the music of the band is deeply inspired by the unique dark atmosphere of this Alpine town, built alongside a glacial lake! The full-length album Read more…

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SIEGHETNAR – Astralwinter (EP)

SIEGHETNAR - Astralwinter

German ambient atmospheric black metal one man band Sieghetnar has just released its new work. The project was formed by Thorkraft in 2005 and was very active in its first steps, with 4 full-length albums in 2 years! Since 2010 though, the band hasn’t released anything new, except for some alternative versions of earlier demos. Finally in the heart of summer 2013, Sieghetnar released a brand new EP entitled “Astralwinter” via their new label Kristallblut Records.

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FRIGORIS – Wind

FRIGORIS - Wind

Frigoris is a German pagan black metal band formed back in 2007 by Dominik Winter. After the demo “Morgenröte” in 2008 and several line-up changes, the band self-released its debut full-length album “Nach dem Krieg…” in 2010. The line-up changes never stopped for the band, but they didn’t give up. In the end of 2012 they signed a one-record deal with the Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records and the South Korean label Misanthropic Art Productions, in Read more…

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SIEGHETNAR / URUK-HAI – Split

SIEGHETNAR - URUK-HAI - Split

Sieghetnar and Uruk-Hai are two bands with many similarities. First of all they both belong in the generic ambient black metal genre. Sieghetnar is the personal project of Thorkraft from Germany and Uruk-Hai the personal project of Alex Wieser from Austria. Both bands have released many albums and re-released several of them in various editions. Back in 2010, Nordsturm Productions released a split album with 3 songs of each band, which I only recently got in my hands. I guess Read more…

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FROSTSEELE – Saat der Sterne (EP)

FROSTSEELE - Saat der Sterne

German atmospheric black metallers FrostSeele have just released their second work, the 3-song EP “Saat der Sterne“, one year after their debut album “PrækΩsmium“. The band was formed in 2009, as the personal project of FrostSeele, who composes all music and performs almost everything with the help of few guest musicians. Both of his works are co-released by the Mexican label Self Mutilation Services and the American label Razed Soul Productions.

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PROHOD – Hotarul Imbrelor

PROHOD - Hotarul Imbrelor

The recently formed atmospheric folk black metal band Prohod from Sibiu of Transylvania has just released its first work, the debut full-length album “Hotarul Imbrelor“. It was released via Totemic Forest Productions on May 27th 2013. There is no official biography for this Romanian band, but it seems they were formed around 2012, having 4 full-members and 2 session guitarists in their ranks.

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