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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including Read more…

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MIASTHENIA – Legados do Inframundo

MIASTHENIA - Legados do Inframundo

Miasthenia, the pioneers of Brazilian pagan black metal, are back with their latest full-length album, entitled “Legados do Inframundo“. Formed in Brasília back in 1994, the band released 2 split albums and 2 demos before the debut full-length “XVI” in 2000, which was out via Somber Records. They released two more albums under the same label, “Batalha Ritual” in 2004 and “Supremacia Ancestral” in 2008. After 6 years of silence, interrupted by Read more…

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ITNUVETH – The Way of the Berserker

ITNUVETH - The Way of the Berserker

Itnuveth is a new Viking pagan black metal band from Barcelona, Spain. This project was formed in the winter of 2013 by Volundr (guitars, bass – also on Svipdagr) and Lianne Krossburner (vocals – also on Edenkaiser). Totally influenced by the biggest names of this music style, the band started working on its debut album “The Way of the Berserker“, which was released by the Spanish label Xtreem Music on October 8, 2014.       Read more…

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HIMINBJORG – Wyrd

HIMINBJORG - Wyrd

Himinbjorg are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Wyrd“. This cult French pagan black metal band was formed back in 1996 by Zahaah, the group’s main composer. They’ve been quite productive during their first years and released 5 full-length albums and an EP from 1998 to 2005, moving between folk pagan metal and pagan black metal. After a long silence, the band returned in 2010 with “Chants d’hier, Chants de Guerre, Chants de la TerreRead more…

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STURMPERCHT / RAUHNÅCHT – Zur Ew’gen Ruh

STURMPERCHT - RAUHNACHT - Zur Ew'gen Ruh

Sturmpercht and Rauhnåcht are two Austrian bands that decided to cooperate for the release of this beautiful split album, each one giving its own version of Alpine folk music. Sturmpercht is a totally acoustic Alpine folk band, while Rauhnåcht play atmospheric pagan folk black metal. The idea behind this cooperation isn’t new, since the two bands have worked together again, for the EP version of “Zur Ew’gen Ruh” back in 2012. Now they decided to repeat this experiment Read more…

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ATAVICUS – Ad Maiora

ATAVICUS - Ad Maiora

In November 2013, when the sad news for the split-up of Italian folk pagan black metallers Draugr were spread, everyone was disappointed, because they had just released an amazing album and they seemed to be at their peak. Luckily, as we say in my country “ουδέν κακόν αμιγές καλού” (there is no bad without good). Very soon, 2 new amazing bands rose from Draugr’s ashes. The first one is Atavicus, formed in 2013 by Draugr’s vocalist and guitarist (Lupus Nemesis Read more…

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SVIATIBOR – La Foi des Ancêtres

SVIATIBOR - La Foi des Ancetres

Sviatibor is the personal project of Thomas Hornstein (also in Nervengeist) from Albi, France. He formed this band just in 2013, but he has been quite over-productive since then, with several demos, EPs and 3 full-length albums already released! Actually he has almost finished his next album, which will be released this Spring. All Sviatibor’s full-length albums were released in 2014, beginning with “From Yav to Nav” in February, “L’Oeuvre de Rod” in April and finally Read more…

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FORGOTTEN LAND – Omnia Fert Aetas

FORGOTTEN LAND - Omnia Fert Aetas

Epic pagan Viking black metal band Forgotten Land from Cantù, Como of Italy is back five years after their debut album. Formed back in 2006 by Nordic Valkyrja, the band released its first demo “Ancient Tales from Forgotten Lands” in the beginning of 2008. Next year the band self-released its debut full-length album “In Regno Langobardorum“, a very decent work of epic pagan black metal with few folk elements. In 2012, their founding member and front-woman Read more…

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