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AHNENGRAB – Omen

AHNENGRAB - Omen

Ahnengrab is a German epic pagan black metal band that has been around since 2004. Their debut album “Anhengrab” was released in 2008 by Heiden Klangwerke and exactly 4 years later they return with their second full-length. They signed a deal with the German label Einheit and they hope their new work “Omen” will reach larger audiences.

Their music is based on their guitars and their fast riffing that carry out all melodies, since they don’t Read more…

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ILBELTZ / HANTERNOZ / ANCEISURAL ERITANCE – D’Anjou En Vasconie – La Très Grande Chasse D’Hellequin

ILBELTZ - HANTERNOZ - ANCEISURAL ERITANCE

An interesting 3-way split is released by the French label Antiq. “D’Anjou En Vasconie – La Très Grande Chasse D’Hellequin” includes only 3 songs, one of each band, but it lasts for over 41 minutes, since each song is very long. Ilbeltz come from Spain, while Hanternoz and Anceisural Eritance come from France. This album is based on an ancient story that takes place around Brittany. Each band has done its own interpretation about it.

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ÁRSTÍÐIR LÍFSINS – Vápna Lækjar Eldr

ARSTIDIR LIFSINS - Vapna Laekjar Eldr

Árstíðir Lífsins (Seasons of Life) is a relatively new band. They were formed in 2008 by Stefán, who is also in 2 other German pagan black metal bands Kerbenok and Eldborg. Stefán gathered 9 other members! Few of them are from Germany, while the rest of them are from Iceland and Norway. So actually Árstíðir Lífsins is a Nordic international band and its lyrical concept deals with Iceland’s history of the second half of the 10th century AD, based on Read more…

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BLACK JADE – …und Alle Pfade Sind Versunken Tief im Schatten

BLACK JADE - und Alle Pfade Sind Versunken Tief im Schatten

Swiss black metallers Black Jade have released their and 4th full-length album “…und Alle Pfade Sind Versunken Tief im Schatten”. The band began in 2000 and their music can be described as Tolkien inspired epic black metal. After their raw black metal debut “Forest of Edoras” in 2003 they released “…of Forest and Fire…” in 2005, where they tried to mix raw black metal and acoustic epic melodic songs with female vocals and the Read more…

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SYN ZE SASE TRI – Sub Semnul Lupului

SYN ZE SASE TRI - Sub Semnul Lupului

Romanian symphonic black metal band Syn Ze Șase Tri (translation: I’m with Triple Six) was formed in 2007. They have in their ranks ex Negură Bunget member Corb, who now plays all guitars, traditional instruments, bouzouki and does vocals in his new band. They signed with Italian label Aural Music and in 2011 they released their promising debut “Între Două Lumi”. On May 14th 2012 they will release their second album again with Aural Music.

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NOTHGARD – Warhorns of Midgard

NOTHGARD - Warhorns of Midgard

Nothgard is a new epic / pagan black metal band from Germany. They were formed in 2008 by Dom and Toni under the name Nordavind. After some line-up changes the band released a 3 song demo via myspace in 2009. They changed their name to Nothgard and they signed a deal with the German Label Black Bards to release their debut full-length album “Warhorns of Midgard” in 2011.

They play typical epic black / death metal with pagan Read more…

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FIMBULVET – Frostbrand

FIMBULVET - Frostbrand

Fimbulvet is another pagan metal band coming from Germany and particularly from Thuringia, like many great bands of the genre. They have been around since 2003 and have released 2 full-length albums, “Ewiger Winter” in 2006 and “Der Ruf in Goldene Hallen” in 2008, the highlight of the band in my opinion. In 2009 they released the EP “Kriegerwahn” and in the end of 2011 they return with their latest effort “Frostbrand – Read more…

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APPALACHIAN WINTER – Appalachian Winter

APPALACHIAN WINTER - Appalachian Winter

Appalachian Winter is the personal project of D.G. Klyne, who decided to begin this epic symphonic black metal band in 2007. Living in Pennsylvanian mountains, his music is deeply influenced by the wild surrounding nature of his homeland. This is the fourth full-length album of the band and it was released in the end of 2011. So far he is releasing one album each year, beginning with “Silence Before the Great Mountain Wind” in 2008, continuing with “ Read more…

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