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LANTHANEIN – Nocturnálgica (EP)

LANTHANEIN - Nocturnalgica

Argentinian Gothic melodic doom death metallers Lanthanein have recently released their debut 4-track EP “Nocturnálgica“. The band comes from the city of Córdoba and it was formed in the beginning of 2015 by the soprano Marilí Portorrico and ANXIIIU.X. This EP is the first work of the band ever and it was co-released via the Russian labels Dark East Productions and Mercy Despise (a Nihil Art sub-label) on August 20, 2015.      Read more…

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SAWLEGEN – Stories from an Old Empire

SAWLEGEN - Stories from an Old Empire

Sawlegen is a bizarre band, coming from Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. And what is actually more unusual than their origin, is their music itself, since the band plays a strange fusion of various metal styles. They were formed in 2004 as a 3-piece band under the name “Virgin Beauty”. The positive feedback to their first compositions made them expand their line-up and change their name. Finally in 2007 they self-released their debut full-length album “Stories from an Read more…

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DISMAL – Giostra di Vapore

DISMAL - Giostra di Vapore

Dismal – the Waltz of Mind is an Italian Gothic experimental alternative band that will release its new masterpiece “Giostra di Vapore” on December 9th, 2013 via DreamCell 11 Entertainment, an Aural Music sub-label. Dismal were formed back in 1995 and this is their 4th full-length album so far. In its first steps, the band had a Gothic metal approach with extreme metal elements, but gradually the metal elements were removed. And while in my opinion most bands Read more…

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BLACKTHORN – Codex Archaos

BLACKTHORN - Codex Archaos

Blackthorn is a very interesting band from Russia. They belong in the gothic metal genre, with many symphonic black metal elements in their music. What is special about them is that all their five members are female. They were formed in 2004 by Aina, their lead vocalist and in 2007 they released the demo “The Prologue of Eschaton”. In 2009 Blackthorn released their debut album “Gossamer Witchcraft” with the English label Ravenheart Music, as well as Read more…

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MIZANTROPIA – Along the Lonesome Alleys

MIZANTROPIA – Along the Lonesome Alleys

Mizantropia is a new (at least in discography) band from Ukraine and this is their debut album. They were formed in 2003, but they never released anything so far. They’ve been through many line-up changes and experimented on various music styles until they finally chose their own personal music path. They found shelter on a new Russian label Grailight Productions, specialized on symphonic black/death metal, with many interesting releases so far…

Along the Lonesome Alleys” is a melodic Read more…

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LORD AGHEROS – Of Beauty and Sadness

LORD AGHEROS – Of Beauty and Sadness

Lord Agheros is the personal project of Gerasimos Evangelou from Sicily (of Greek Origin). “Of Beauty and Sadness” is his third album after 2007’s “Hymn” and next year’s “As-a-Sin” and it takes his music a step forward. Already from the second album, Lord Agheros revealed a more orchestral approach in their music, something even more emphasized in this new work. The terms extreme gothic metal or symphonic black metal that could describe their previous Read more…

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ADOR DORATH – Bestiari

ADOR DORATH – Bestiari

Ador Dorath is one of the most underestimated bands in the symphonic black / extreme gothic metal genre. I believe that they remain unknown to the masses, only because of their origin and the bad distribution they have, something that I don’t see changing soon… Anyway, let’s take things from the beginning. It was 1997 when this band was formed and it took them five years to release their great (but somehow amateur) debut “Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath”. Read more…

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LORD AGHEROS – As-a-Sin

LORD AGHEROS – As-a-Sin

Lord Agheros is quite an unknown band from Sicily, Italy. It’s another one man’s band and the musician behind it, Evangelou Gerassimos, comes from Greece. The band exists from 1999, but it was just 2007 that they self-released their debut album “Hymn”. One year later (autumn 200Smilie: 8) My Kingdom Music released their second album “As-a-Sin”.

Lord Agheros music can be described as extreme Gothic metal, or symphonic melodic black metal with many ambient influences. The vocals, Read more…

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