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DARKENHÖLD – Castellum

DARKENHOLD - Castellum

Two years after their previous work, French medieval black metallers Darkenhöld are back with their 3rd full-length album “Castellum“, released on September 15th 2014 via Those Opposed Records. Since its beginning the band has carved its personal style of epic melodic black metal, influenced by caverns, citadels, castles and medieval themes, something that you can easily guess just by looking at their cover artworks. After 2 split albums, Darkenhöld released their debut full-length “A Passage to the Read more…

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MONGOL – Chosen by Tengri

MONGOL - Chosen by Tengri

Canadian folk metallers Mongol from Devon, Alberta are back with their second full-length album “Chosen by Tengri“. The band was formed in 2009 and despite their irrelevant origin, their music and concept is dedicated to the ancient nomadic empire of Mongolia! In 2012 they self-released their debut full-length album “The Altan Urug” leaving many promises for the future. Now, 2 years later, in July 2014, they return with a much more professional and multidimensional album!           Read more…

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HEIDRA – Awaiting Dawn

HEIDRA - Awaiting Dawn

Danish epic folk black metallers Heidra from Copenhagen have finally released their debut full-length album “Awaiting Dawn“. The band was formed back in 2006 and released its first 2 demos, “The Saga” in 2008 and “Northern Tales” in 2011. In 2012 they self-released the EP “Sworn to Vengeance“, their first professionally recorded work, which actually put the band on the map, helping them play in important gigs with some of the big Read more…

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AKTARUM – Game of Trolls (EP)

AKTARUM - Game of Trolls

Troll metallers Aktarum from Belgium have recently released their second EP with the catchy title “Game of Trolls“. The band was formed in 2005 by TrollAklass (guitars) and Trollour (synths, vocals), mixing epic folk metal with black metal elements and troll thematology. In 2007 they released their first demo and one year later their first EP “We Are the Trolls” was out. Their debut full-length album “Gang of Trolls” was self-released in 2010 and Read more…

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DELION – Tales of the Northern Realm (EP)

DELION - Tales of the Northern Realm

Delion is a new epic folk black metal band from Genève of Switzerland. The band was formed in 2010, but was not so active during its first years, until the end of 2012 when they took things more seriously. In the summer of 2013 they released the 6-track demo “The Beginning” and on May 2014 they self-released their debut EP “Tales of the Northern Realm“.          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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DRAUGÛL – Tales of Loot and Plunder

DRAUGUL - Tales of Loot and Plunder

Epic Viking black metal one-man-band Draugûl from Malta is back with its new work, the second full-length album “Tales of Loot and Plunder“. This project was formed in 2012 by Hellcommander Vargblod, who is the only member of the band. Draugûl released their debut album “The Voyager” in 2013 via the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede, the same label that published their new album on the 28th of March 2014.       Read more…

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DARKESTRAH – Манас

DARKESTRAH - Manas

Epic shamanic pagan black metallers Darkestrah from Kyrgyzstan released in 2013 their new masterpiece “Манас“, the fifth full-length album of the band. Darkestrah were formed in 1999 by Asbath in Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan, while currently the band members live in Germany. Their music has always been deeply influenced and inspired by their homeland’s culture. Darkestrah have signed to Osmose Productions and “Манас” is their second work released by the French label, after the EP “Khagan Read more…

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