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FORODWAITH – Nirnaeth Arnediad

FORODWAITH - Nirnaeth Arnediad

A very well hidden treasure of fantasy folk melodic death metal comes from Vitebsk of Belarus. Forodwaith was formed in 2006 as a melodic death metal band inspired by the books of Tolkien, something reflected on their name too. In the end of 2007 their first demo “Nazgul Attack” was out and the band started touring in Belarus and abroad. In 2010 they recorded their debut album “Nirnaeth Arnediad“, but they managed to self-release it no Read 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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VIHMANA – Un Ocaso Trascendente

VIHMANA - Un Ocaso Trascendente

Vihmana, the ethnic doom death folk metal project of Nacho Hernández from Madrid, Spain has just released its new work. The band was formed in 2007 with the basic idea to mix various metal and rock styles with ethnic folk music. In 2009 he released the EP “Templo” via Nooirax Producciones and now, 4 years later, he returns with his first full-length album “Un Ocaso Trascendente“, released via Nooirax on July 2013.

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FOLKEARTH – Valhalla Ascendant

FOLKEARTH - Valhalla Ascendant

Back in 2004, several musicians from different countries around the world had a very interesting idea to begin a new epic folk pagan metal project, where everyone will contribute. The project got the name Folkearth and its debut album “A Nordic Poem” was released in 2004. Since then, countless musicians have participated to this project, but there is also a basic “permanent” line-up. Folkearth have been over-productive and for example in 2008 they released 3 albums! “Valhalla Read more…

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ÆTHER REALM – One Chosen by the Gods

AETHER REALM - One Chosen by the Gods

A new Viking metal band rises from Greenville, North Carolina. This US band was formed in the summer of 2010 and released the 2-song EP “Odin will Provide” one year later, on September 2011. Next year the single “Swampwitch” was revealed and finally on January 2013 Æther Realm released its debut full-length album “One Chosen by the Gods“, including the 3 aforementioned songs.

On its Facebook profile the band clearly states: “we are Read more…

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VALLORCH – Neverfade

VALLORCH - Neverfade

Venetian folk metallers Vallorch have just released their first full-length work. The band was formed in the end of 2010 by Marco, Massimo and Matteo with the ambition to marry traditional folk music and death metal. Soon enough 4 more members joined in, so they completed their line-up as a seven-piece band. On May 2012 they self released the 5-track EP “Stories of North” and signed to Moonlight Records in order to release their debut album “Neverfade Read more…

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SAND AURA – Elegy of the Orient

SAND AURA - Elegy of the Orient

Sand Aura is a new Egyptian band, with a very personal, different and distinctive sound! They were formed by Muhammed Hassany and Shung in 2007 in Cairo and they believe in the unification of all cultures, religions and historical backgrounds. Their debut full length album “Elegy of the Orient” was finished quite some time now, but it was finally released on November 2012 via Russian label Haarbn Productions. The band had a complete line-up in the album, since Read more…

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MONGOL – The Altan Urug

MONGOL - The Altan Urug

Mongol is a new folk death metal band from Devon, Alberta in Canada. What is very special about them is that their concept, folk tunes and instruments, pay homage to the ancient Mongolian Empire! This 6-piece band was formed in 2009 and released the demo “Leisurely Destruktion” in 2010. In the end of September 2012, their debut album “The Altan Urug” was out, self-released by the band.

I must say that there are many good elements Read more…

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