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Valensorow is a new epic folk death metal band from San Jose, California, USA. They were formed in 2012 by their drummer and songwriter Conner Bruce, who now plays the guitars. After a few shows the band started to grow and soon the line-up was complete. As a six member band, they recorded their debut full-length album “Neptus” at dB Sound Studios in Morgan Hill, California. The album was self-released on the 24th of June 2013 directly by Read more…

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DRENAÏ – A Rising Thunder (Demo)

DRENAI - A Rising Thunder

Drenaï is a new French folk metal band from Rouen, Normandy. They were formed in 2011 by a group of friends sharing the same passion for role playing games and folk metal. They draw their inspiration, as well as their name, from the books of the British heroic fantasy author David Andrew Gemmell (1948 – 2006). The band has slowly expanded its line-up, growing eventually up to seven members. The time to record their first songs has come and finally Read more…

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VORNA – Ajastaika

VORNA - Ajastaika

Vorna is a new Finnish melodic folk black metal band from Tampere that was formed in the end of 2008. Their line-up, which remains the same until today, was completed in 2009, the same year they released their first demo “Menetetty“. In 2010, their second demo “Ammoisen Päivän Raunioilla” was out, followed by a third one in 2011, the 2-song demo “Jäätynyt”. Finally, 5 years after their creation, Vorna signed a deal with Inverse Read more…

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VESPERIA – An Olden Tale

VESPERIA - An Olden Tale

Celtic symphonic death metallers Vesperia from Toronto Canada have recently released their debut album. The band was formed back in 2005 under the name Dark Abyss and changed it to Bolero in 2007. Their first demo was out in 2009 and their debut full-length album “Voyage from Finland” was released in 2011. Two of their founding members, Morgan Rider (vocals, bass) and Casey Elliott (guitars, backing vocals) decided to continue this band with a new name and two Read more…

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DARISAM – Dingir (EP)

DARISAM - Dingir

Darisam is new band from Ferrara in Italy, founded in the beginning of 2o12, with the intention to play straight blackened death metal, adding a Mediterranean Sumerian “twist” to their music. The band’s first songs were deeply influenced by bands like Behemoth, Nile and Melechesh. After the addition of Umberto Poncina in their line-up, they changed their sound, but they prefer to reveal their evolution in a future work! So, in the end of April 2013, Darisam decided to release Read more…

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TERVINGI – Gotensaga

TERVINGI - Gotensaga

Tervingi is a new German epic pagan metal band from Tübingen. They were formed in 2011 by Johann Frey (ex-Lyfthrasyr), who is the main composer of the band. Their line-up includes also 2 Coronatus members and ex-Belphegor drummer Tomasz “Nefastus” Janiszewski, so they are all experienced musicians. Tervingi (something like Forest People) was a Visigoth tribe around the 3rd and 4th century, which is obviously the main inspiration for their lyrical concept, analyzed in detail in the CD booklet. The Read more…

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OBSCURITY – Obscurity

OBSCURITY - Obscurity

Epic black death Viking metallers Obscurity from Velbert, Germany return with their sixth assault! The self titled album was released on October 2012, once again by Trollzorn / SMP Records, who also released their previous 2 works. Obscurity were born 16 years ago, on 1997 and between 2000 and 2010 they released 5 full-length albums, forging their personal sound. Their new album follows the same path with its predecessors, without any surprises or music redirection.

Obscurity” contains 11 Read more…

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CRYSTALMOORS – Circle of the Five Serpents

CRYSTALMOORS - Circle of the Five Serpents

CrystalMoors is a Spanish pagan metal band from Santander, Cantabria. They began in 1995 as a personal side-project of Erun-Dagoth, whose main band was Eldereon (ex-Moonshine). The early steps of CrystalMoors were closer to underground black metal. With the passing of time, the band got a full line-up and more Celtic folk influences were added to its sound. After three demos, they finally released their debut EP “The Unconquered Land” in 2003, followed 4 years later by the Read more…

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