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Bavarian German black metallers Schattenvald return with a new album 5 years after their latest work. Schattenvald were formed back in 1998, as the personal project of Nachtsturm and after several demos they self-released 3 full-length albums. “I” and “II” in 2007 and “III” in 2008, each limited to 100 copies. Luckily the band got the attention of two German labels, Kristallblut Records and Obscure Abhorrence Productions that cooperated to re-release the 3 albums Read more…

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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Abi in Malam Pestem / In Pulverem Reverteris

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Abi in Malam Pestem

And the countdown to Antiquus Scriptum’s discography seems to reach an end with the re-release of their debut full-length album! This unique Portuguese one-man-band, the personal project of Sacerdos Magus, was formed in 1998 and has released many works, including 4 full-length albums, all in limited editions. Their fourth album “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis…” was released via the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede, a label that decided to re-release professionally the first two full-length albums of Antiquus Scriptum. First Read more…

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Sadhaka is a new Cascadian black metal band from Olympia, Washington of U.S.A. They were formed in 2012 as a side project of Fauna (ritual ambient black metal) and Vradiazei (dark folk) members. In December of 2012 the band released a self-recorded demo, the 15-minutes digital track “Ancient Ones“, gaining the attention of the Chinese label Pest Productions. They signed a deal with them and in April 2013 they released the debut full-length album “Terma“.    Read more…

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GRIM MARS – Defiled Earthen Architectures

GRIM MARS - Defiled Earthen Architectures

Grim Mars is a new black death metal band from Sudbury, Ontario of Canada. The band was founded in 2007 by Greg Mars (also in Wolven Ancestry) under the name Grim. In 2011 his band-mate Vesper joined him and together they formed Grim Mars, a band with a totally different lyrical concept. On December 21st, 2012 the band released its debut full-length album “Defiled Earthen Architectures” via the Canadian label Archaic North Entertainment and this remains their only Read more…

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Stellar Descent is a new one man Cascadian black metal band from Oregon USA. This project was formed in 2010 by A, who composes and plays everything, with the aim to create atmospheric, depressive, folkish black metal. Stellar Descent has self-released several demo albums so far in CD-r or tape editions, most of them including one huge instrumental song. “Accretion” was the band’s first work with lyrics, originally released by Eternal Warfare on tape in 2012. The Chinese Read more…

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ISHTAR – From the Gates (EP)

ISHTAR - From the Gates

Ishtar is a new French black death metal band from Paris that has recently released its first work, the 6-track EP “From the Gates“. The group, that names Dark Fortress as its basic influence, was formed in 2010 by Helheim (vocals) and Rokdhan (guitars). The 6-piece line-up (including 2 singers) was complete in 2012 and with this formation they recorded their debut EP. Later, the second vocalist left them and Ishtar continue now as a 5-piece band. ” Read more…

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NAKKIGA – Amerasu

NAKKIGA - Amerasu

Nakkiga is a quite old Spanish black metal from Amurrio in the province of Álava, of the Basque Country. They’ve been around since 1999, but it was only 2010 when they released their first full-length album “Belebeltzeta” via Nigra Mors. Before the debut album though, they had released 3 demos and 2 split albums. In 2012 they released the EP “R’lyeh” and a split 7″ with Omendark. On January 2013 Nakkiga released their second full-length album Read more…

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ZINUMM – Zinumm

ZINUMM - Zinumm

Zinumm is a new band from Granada, Spain, experimenting with black metal, ambient and folk music. They were formed in 2009 by their mastermind Zinumm, who gave his name to the band. The self-titled album “Zinumm” is their first work ever, released digitally on 2011 and later on tape. It is their only full-length album so far, followed by several EPs and singles afterwards. According to the booklet, Zinumm is an international and open collective of musicians and Read more…

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