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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including Read more…

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BROKDAR – In Fetters Glacial

BROKDAR - In Fetters Glacial

Russian epic fantasy melodic black death metallers Brokdar from Krasnodar released in the end of 2014 their debut full-length album “In Fetters Glacial“. Brokdar is a new band, formed in 2011 on the ruins of a few black metal bands. They started as a melodic death metal band with dark fantasy themes and black metal elements in their sound. After a digital single, Brokdar signed to Fono Ltd and released their debut full-length album on December 23rd, 2014.   Read more…

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CARN DÛM – Carn Dûm

CARN DUM - Carn Dum

Carn Dûm is a new epic black metal band from Germany formed in August 2012. After 2 demos in 2013 and 2014, the band released the split album “Auf Vergessenen Pfaden…” with the Swiss epic Tolkien folk black metallers Black Jade in 2014. Recently they signed to the German underground label Dominance of Darkness Records and released their debut full-length album “Carn Dûm” on June 6th, 2015.          Read more…

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KORRIGANS – Ferocior ad Rebellandum

KORRIGANS - Ferocior ad Rebellandum

Italian extreme folk metallers Korrigans from Pontine Marshes, Lazio released last year their debut full-length, entitled “Ferocior ad Rebellandum“. The band started in 2011 with the intention to mix folk music with extreme metal. It took them some time to gather the complete line-up and define their sound, before they record and release the 6-track demo “Korrigans” in 2012. The demo gained the attention of the Irish label Nemeton Records, who signed Korrigans and released their Read more…

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DE PROFUNDIS – This Winter in My Heart

DE PROFUNDIS - This Winter in My Heart

De profundis is a Hungarian atmospheric black metal band from Szombathely, formed back in 2000, by Yzokras and Zoltan, the band’s only members since then. Unluckily, due to personal reasons, the band split up in 2001. They decided to reunite 7 years later, in 2008 and released the 4-track demo “Haunted By Ill Angels Only” in 2010. In 2013 the demo plus one song was re-released as a split tape with the demo of another Hungarian black metal Read more…

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TIVAZ – Under Nordic Stars

TIVAZ - Under Nordic Stars

Tivaz is a dark ambient / atmospheric epic black metal project from Moscow, Russia. There is not much info about the band’s bio or line-up, but they have already released 3 full-length albums since 2010. “Under Nordic Stars” is the second full-length album for Tivaz and it is also their first work ever that came out in physical format. It was released in CD edition via the American label Razed Soul Productions in July 2014. In May 2015 Read more…

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ATAVICUS – Ad Maiora

ATAVICUS - Ad Maiora

In November 2013, when the sad news for the split-up of Italian folk pagan black metallers Draugr were spread, everyone was disappointed, because they had just released an amazing album and they seemed to be at their peak. Luckily, as we say in my country “ουδέν κακόν αμιγές καλού” (there is no bad without good). Very soon, 2 new amazing bands rose from Draugr’s ashes. The first one is Atavicus, formed in 2013 by Draugr’s vocalist and guitarist (Lupus Nemesis Read more…

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FORGOTTEN LAND – Omnia Fert Aetas

FORGOTTEN LAND - Omnia Fert Aetas

Epic pagan Viking black metal band Forgotten Land from Cantù, Como of Italy is back five years after their debut album. Formed back in 2006 by Nordic Valkyrja, the band released its first demo “Ancient Tales from Forgotten Lands” in the beginning of 2008. Next year the band self-released its debut full-length album “In Regno Langobardorum“, a very decent work of epic pagan black metal with few folk elements. In 2012, their founding member and front-woman Read more…

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