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OMUT – Дзесяць Шляхоў Праз Дрыгву

OMUT - Ten Paths Through the Swamp

Дзесяць шляхоў праз дрыгву – Ten Paths Through the Swamp” is the debut full-length album of the Belarusian band Omut from Drahichyn. The album was self-released in the end of 2014, ten years after the band’s foundation back in 2004. It was only after numerous line-up changes, musical experimentation and years of maturity that the band released its first two singles, both in 2014. In the same year the band recorded its debut album, that was finally released Read more…

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СТОЖАР – Слава Πеруну!

STOZHAR - Slava Perunu

One year after its debut album, the Russian pagan folk metal band Стожар (Stozhar) is back with its second full-length work, entitled “Слава Πеруну!”. Formed back in 2005, this band from Yaroslavl suffered a lot of line-up changes until 2010, when things became more stable. The only remaining member from the early line-up and the 2005 demo “Языческая Русь” is Yarosvet, who was also one of the band’s founders. After a lot of work, Стожар managed Read more…

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GRAI – Mlada

GRAI - Mlada

Russian pagan folk metallers Грай (Grai) from Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan will soon release their new full-length album, entitled “Млада – Mlada“. The band was formed in 2005 as Raven Blood, then changed to Ворог and finally to Грай in 2007. Their debut full-length “Полынь-Трава” was out in 2009 via Volh Records. Their second album “О Земле Родной” was released via SoundAge Records in 2011. Both these albums were later re-released via the Dutch label Read more…

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ROMUVOS – Romuvan Dainas

ROMUVOS - Romuvan Dainas

Romuvan Dainas” is the debut album of the one-man epic pagan folk metal band Romuvos from Lithuania. It is the personal project of Velnias, who was born in Lithuania and now resides in Israel. Through his music he wants to express his love and respect for the ancient culture and folklore of Lithuanians and Baltic peoples. The band’s debut album came out of nowhere and it was released by the German label No Colours Records in the end Read more…

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BASTION – Время Борьбы

BASTION - The Time to Fight

Slavic pagan folk metallers Бастион (Bastion) from Krasnoznamensk of Russia are back with an impressive new album. Formed back in 2002, they released several demos and suffered various line-up changes, before they finally record and release their debut full-length album “Рассвет Сварога” in 2011. In the end of 2013, Bastion return with their second full-length album, entitled “Время Борьбы” released via the Russian label Der Schwarze Tod.                Read more…

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BUCOVINA – Sub Stele

BUCOVINA - Sub Stele

Epic pagan folk metallers Bucovina from Iasi, Romania are back with their second album. Formed back in 2000, Bucovina released their debut full-length album “Ceasul Aducerii-Aminte” in 2006. After 4 years, they released the 24-minute EP “Duh“, published by the band and Tara de Sus. On April of 2013 the single “Day Follows Day, Night Follows Night” was out and on October of the same year the band finally self released its second full-length Read more…

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HELROTH – Wataha (EP)

HELROTH - Wataha

Helroth is a new folk metal band from Warsaw, Poland. They were formed in 2012 by Martha, Zapor and Ernest (3 ex-members of the Polish folk metallers Vecordia), who wanted a heavier twist in their music. Their line-up grew with 3 more members and as a 6-piece band they started recording their first songs in 2013. After the release of a 3-track demo, the band started touring and on September 2013 they added two more songs and self-released their first Read more…

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WARTHA – Paŭstań

WARTHA - Paustan

Wartha is a Belarusian epic folk pagan metal band from Minsk. They were formed officially in 2008 and the first years of their existence they have tried to find their own personal style and musical direction. Their first 2-track demo “Хороводы” was out in 2009 and it had a melodic folk black metal aesthetic. In 2011 they released the single “Zorny Šlach” redirecting their sound to a more folk pagan metal approach. The band had several Read more…

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