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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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MYSTERIA MORTIS – Воды Тунд

MYSTERIA MORTIS - Waters of Tund

Mysteria Mortis is a new gem of the Slavic folk pagan metal scene, coming from the Far Eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Комсомольск-на-Амуре) near Japan and North-East China! The band was formed in 2009 by Annette Ignis, Danila “Finn” Kut’ko and Sviatoslav Postevoy. After line-up additions and changes the band participated in several gigs and they started recording their first album. Finally they signed a contract with the Russian label More Hate Productions, who released their debut full-length album “ 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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ENCORION – Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

ENCORION - Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

Pagan folk metallers Encorion from the Southern Netherlands are back with their new work. This 5-piece band was formed in the end of 2007 and one year later their first 3-track promo was out. The band signed a deal with the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records to release their debut full-length album “Facing History and Ourselves“ on the 7th of March 2011. Keeping the same line-up and gaining a lot of experience from numerous live shows, Encorion return Read more…

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MUNRUTHEL – ВЕРОломство (CREEDamage)

MUNRUTHEL - CREEDamage

Vladislav “Munruthel” Redkin is one of Nokturnal Mortum’s founders, being in the band since 1991, when they were named Suppuration. He started composing music even earlier though, and in 1995 he released the demo “The Ancients’ Wisdom” with electronic compositions from 1988 to 1993 under the name Silentium. Later his personal project took his name, Munruthel and in 1997 released the debut album “Явь, Навь и Правь“, followed by “Ориянские Сказанья (Oriana Tales)” in Read more…

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LUTAVIERJE – Песні Налітых Хмараў

LUTAVIERJE - Songs of Poured Clouds

Belarusian pagan folk metal band from Minsk Лютавер’е (Lutavierje) has just released its debut full-length album “Песні Налітых Хмараў – Songs of Poured Clouds“. The band was formed in 2006 and next year recorded the EP “Рось“, which was released in 2010 as a split tape with Яр (Jar) via A.F.M. Productions and Werewolf Promotion. The band is preparing its debut album since 2009, but due to several line-up changes it was finally released in the Read more…

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OPRICH – Небо Без Птиц

OPRICH - The Birdless Heavens

Опричь (Oprich) is a Russian pagan metal band from Rybinsk, formed back in 1998. Its founding members were in the hardcore band Kontra and they continued using this name in Опричь’s first steps. After the completion of their line-up and their new folk pagan oriented concept, they decided to change their name. Their first release was a split album with Kroda in 2005, followed by another split with Чур (Chur) in 2008. Finally in 2010 their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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LAND OF FOG – Heathen Tales

LAND OF FOG - Heathen Tales

Land of Fog is a Brazilian epic pagan metal band from Carlos Barbosa, a city colonized around 1850 initially by Germans and later by Italians, due to its weather’s resemblance with their own countries’ climate, something that also inspired the band’s name. They were formed by Stormbringer, Triumphsword and Stroncold back in 2006. Next year they self-released the 6-track demo “Mother Land” and in 2009 they contributed 2 songs to the 6-way split “Southern Warrior’s Union“. Read more…

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