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HESPERIA – Spiritus Italicus

HESPERIA - Spiritus Italicus

Hesperia is a very interesting one man band from Italy, the personal project of Hesperus from Macerata, Marche. He started this project back in 1997, after his departure from the black metal band Sulphuria. Both his name and band’s name come from the Greek mythology. Hesperus is the Evening Star (Venus) and Hesperia was often used to describe the Italian peninsula and the lands at its west. So far he has released 4 full-length albums, starting from 2003 with “ Read more…

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DARKESTRAH – Манас

DARKESTRAH - Manas

Epic shamanic pagan black metallers Darkestrah from Kyrgyzstan released in 2013 their new masterpiece “Манас“, the fifth full-length album of the band. Darkestrah were formed in 1999 by Asbath in Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan, while currently the band members live in Germany. Their music has always been deeply influenced and inspired by their homeland’s culture. Darkestrah have signed to Osmose Productions and “Манас” is their second work released by the French label, after the EP “Khagan Read more…

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VALKNACHT – Le Sacrifice d’Ymir

VALKNACHT - Le Sacrifice d'Ymir

Pagan black metallers Valknacht from Québec of Canada are back with their new full-length album, 3 years after the amazing “Chants de Guerre“. The band was formed in 2005 by Thorleïf, driven by the desire to express his passion of history through music. Until the summer of 2008 he gathered a complete line-up and next year the band released the demo “When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine” by the label Les Productions Hérétiques. In 2011 Read more…

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IZMOROZ – Ктулху

IZMOROZ - Cthulhu

Russian folk humorous black metallers Изморозь (Izmoroz) are back with their new opus “Ктулху” (Cthulhu), their seventh full-length album so far. The band was formed in 2006 as a 2-album project, having a more serious epic Viking oriented approach. After the encouragement of the fans, the band continued, making at the same time a huge turn in its sound and concept in 2010. They are since then playing melodic extreme pagan folk metal with humorous lyrics, mixing various Read more…

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GOTLAND – Gloria et Morte

GOTLAND - Gloria et Morte

Italian epic pagan black metal band Gotland from Torino, has just released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2007 and one year later they released their first EP “Gotland“. In 2010 they self released their second EP, entitled “Behind the Horizon“. Since their beginning, Gotland have undergone numerous line-up changes, something that has affected their sound. Finally, on February 15th 2014, they self-released their ambitious first full-length album “Gloria et Morte“.               Read more…

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IRON WOODS – Iron Woods

IRON WOODS - Iron Woods

Brazilian epic pagan black metal band Iron Woods from São Paulo is back after many years of silence. The idea for the band was conceived in 2001 by Holykran and took flesh in 2002 when Guerriera Nox (drums) and Hammer (bass) joined him. As a trio the band released its debut full-length album “Ancient Faith” in 2004 and its second work “The Journey to the Paganism” in 2008, both self released. Now, 5 years later, they 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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DEMAIN, WENDIGO – Projections

DEMAIN, WENDIGO - Projections

Demain, Wendigo is a new project from Canada, formed in 2013 by David Verret aka Bardunor (Hiverna, Monarque, Csejthe, Crèpuscule) and Vincent Marceau. This mainly acoustic project was forged with the intention to create epic folk music speaking about local myths and legends. On January 27th, 2014 the band self-released its debut full-length album “Projections“, both digitally and in physical CD via Bardunor’s own label Oaken Forge.                      Read more…

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