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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Conclamatum Est

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Conclamatum Est

Conclamatum Est” is the third full-length album by Antiquus Scriptum, the personal project of Sacerdos Magus from Portugal. The album was recorded in 2010 and was released the same year as bootleg by a label from New Zealand, without the permission of Sacerdos Magus! Finally on July 2013 the album was officially released by the Austrian label Talheim Records. Antiquus Scriptum exist since 1998, but there were several breaks in the band’s activity. Before “Conclamatum EstRead more…

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CLAIM THE THRONE – Forged in Flame

CLAIM THE THRONE - Forged in Flame

Three years after their previous album, Australian epic folk black death metallers Claim the Throne from Perth return with their new masterpiece. The band was formed in 2005 and has already released 2 full-length albums, “Only the Brave Return” in 2008 and “Triumph and Beyond” in 2010, gaining more and more reputation in the local, and not only, metal scene. On September 13th, 2013 their third opus “Forged in Flame” was finally released by Read more…

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CIRCSENA – Circsena (EP)

CIRCSENA - Circsena

Circsena is a new German post dark metal band from Norden, founded in 2011 by its two and only members, Daniel Kirchhoff (vocals, guitars, bass, synths) and Jens Wallis (drums, percussions). I am impressed by the presentation of the band, since they have published a full-color 8-page magazine in A4 size, with band biography and description of their concept, revealing also their future plans. The band has chosen the symbol of dryad, a creature half human and half tree, which Read more…

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FIR BOLG – Towards Ancestral Lands

FIR BOLG - Towards Ancestral Lands

French pagan black metal band Fir Bolg from Nice, the solo project of Dagoth, has recently released its first album. The band was formed in 2006 in order to express its founder vision of Celtic black metal. In 2008 he self-released his first 4-song demo “Paganism” in 500 copies. The demo gained the attention of the German label Schwarzdorn Productions, who released a re-mastered version of the EP in 2010, this time limited to 1000 copies. Next year Read more…

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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Ars Longa, Vita Brevis…

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Antiquus Scriptum is a quite old Portuguese band, that I only recently found out. They are the personal project of Sacerdos Magus, who formed them back in 1998 after his departure from Firstborn Evil. Since 1999 and the first demo “Al – Mahadan MCMXCIX“, many works of Antiquus Scriptum were released and re-released via different labels, including 3 full-length albums and various compilations. Actually some of these works were released without Sacerdos Magus permit! On the 25th of Read more…

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SAOR – Roots

SAOR - Roots

Back in 2006 a wonderful epic folk black metal project, Askival, was formed by its one and only member Andy Marshall from Scotland. After the release of the promising debut album “Eternity” in 2009, Andy announced the end of Askival to the great disappointment of his fans. Luckily on 2012 he started a new one-man-project under the name Àrsaidh and in 2013 the debut full-length album “Roots” was released via Darker Than Black Records. Soon after Read more…

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MUYZKKUBUN – In the Name of Our Gods

MUYZKKUBUN - In the Name of Our Gods

MuyzKKubun is for sure a very unusual name for a band, but then again how usual is epic pagan folk metal from Colombia? Yes, MuyzKKubun is a new band from Rionegro of Antioquia in Colombia and they were formed in 2009 by Yari Ruiz (vocals, guitars) and Hector Orozco (keyboards). Soon the line-up was complete, the band though wanted to add flutes in its music, but couldn’t find anyone to play them, so the idea was aborted. In 2010 the Read more…

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AHERUSIA – As I Cross the Seas of My Soul

AHERUSIA - As I Cross the Seas of My Soul

Aherusia’s second album was my most anticipated work for the last years! This Greek folk pagan black metal band was formed back in 1997 by Voreas Faethon and a complete different line-up. During this first period of their life they played many gigs in the Aegean islands and in 1999 they released the rare and hard to find EP “Whispers of Moon“. In 2000, they decided to take a long break, until 2004 when they were reborn with Read more…

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