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FIR BOLG – Towards Ancestral Lands

FIR BOLG - Towards Ancestral Lands

French pagan black metal band Fir Bolg from Nice, the solo project of Dagoth, has recently released its first album. The band was formed in 2006 in order to express its founder vision of Celtic black metal. In 2008 he self-released his first 4-song demo “Paganism” in 500 copies. The demo gained the attention of the German label Schwarzdorn Productions, who released a re-mastered version of the EP in 2010, this time limited to 1000 copies. Next year Read more…

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AETHERNAEUM – Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald

AETHERNAEUM - Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald

Last year, on April 2012, Alexander Paul Blake released his debut solo album, “Die Rückkehr ins Goldene Zeitalter” under his own name. In 2013 his band returns, but this time with a complete line-up, a somehow different sound and a new band name, Aethernaeum. The debut full-length album of Aethernaeum is entitled “Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald” and it was released on April 19th 2013 via German label Einheit Produktionen.

Aethernaeum continue on the same nature inspired Read more…

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LUX DIVINA – Possessed by Telluric Feelings

LUX DIVINA - Possessed by Telluric Feelings

Spanish pagan black metallers Lux Divina from Barcelona return with their second full-length album “Possessed by Telluric Feelings“. Formed in 1998 by their vocalist Norax, they had many line-up changes and it took them 11 years until their first full-length album. They released several demos and EPs before though. In 2009, their impressive debut “From the Tomb to Nature’s Blood” was out via Ars Magna Recordings and in 2013 the band signed to the German label Einheit Produktionen, Read more…

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PAGAN BLOOD – Lords of the Seas

PAGAN BLOOD - Lords of the Seas

French pagan black metal band Pagan Blood from Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes returns with its second full-length album. Pagan Blood is the personal project of Julien (previously on Heathen Dawn and Hoarfen) and they were formed in 2007. After the demo “Bellum Gallicum” in 2008, the band released its debut album “The Last Empire” in 2009 via Ewiges Eis Records. Now, 4 years later, they are back with their new work entitled “Lords of the Seas“, Read more…

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ZAKLON – Шэпт Чорнага Лісьця

ZAKLON - Whispers of Black Foliage

Belarusian one-man black metal band Zaklon is back with its second full-length album. Temnarod, who is behind other projects too, formed this band in 1999, but it was only 2010 when he released their debut album “Услед Змёрзламу Сонцу”. His second album was initially released in 2011 by his own label Forestland Productions, but in the end of 2012 Gardarika Musikk re-released it properly…

Услед Змёрзламу Сонцу” begins with a 6 minute ambient atmospheric intro, preparing Read more…

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SIVYJ YAR – Навстречу Сумеркам – Towards the Twilight (EP)

SIVYI YAR - Towards the Twilight

Сивый Яр (Sivyj Yar) is the solo project of Vladimir from Russia. He formed this band in 2006 and the same year his first demo “Тьма Зимнего Безвременья” was also released. In 2009 the debut full-length album “Нощь (The Night)” was out via Elhaz Division and re-released in 2011 by Gardarika Musikk, including as bonus the EP “Оредеж“. In 2010 the 2-track EP “Край Непуганых Птиц” was released by Irii-Sad Productions and Read more…

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FIRTAN – Wogen der Trauer

FIRTAN - Wogen der Trauer

A new pagan epic black metal band comes from Lörrach in Southern Germany. Firtan were formed in 2010 by 3 of its members. The line-up was complete in the end of 2010 and the band started working on its first demo, a demo that was never released though. Finally on January 19th 2013 the band will release its first work ever, the EP “Wogen der Trauer“.

The first thing I’d like to comment is the excellent sound, much Read more…

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VALKNACHT – Chants de Guerre

VALKNACHT - Chants de Guerre

Heathen epic black metallers Valknacht from Quebek return with their first full-length album. This Canadian band was formed in 2005 by Thorleïf, the mastermind behind Valknacht. After many efforts, he gathered the right musicians and as a full band they released the album “When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine” via the local label Les Productions Hérétiques. According to their biography they consider it as a demo! Anyway, two years later, in 2011, Valknacht released their officially Read more…

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