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HESPERIA – Metallum Italicum

HESPERIA - Metallum Italicum

Italic metallers Hesperia from Macerata, Marche are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Metallum Italicum – Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis pars IV“. With this album the band closes its tetralogy “Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis” that started back in 2003, based on the Roman poem “Eneide” written by Virgilio. Hesperia is the personal project of Hesperus since 1997 and he has released 5 full-length albums so far. “Metallum Italicum” was out on January 24th 2015 via Read more…

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ALPHAYN – Heimkehr

ALPHAYN - Heimkehr

Alphayn is a new heathen metal band from Vienna of Austria. They were formed in 2013 by a group of friends, who remain together since the beginning, with only one line-up change. After a year of hard rehearsals and gigs, Alphayn started in 2014 the recording of their debut full-length album “Heimkehr” at Origin Audio Studio. The album was finally self-released on September 30th, 2014.            Read more…

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STWORZ – Cóż Po Żyznych Ziemiach…

STWORZ - Coz po Zyznych Ziemiach

Polish pagan metal band Stworz returns with a new album, 4 years after its previous full-length work. The band was formed in 2007 by Wojsław and Stworz is actually his personal project with the participation of some guest musicians. The band released its first two full-length albums in a short time, “Po Czasu Kres” in 2009 and “Synowie Słońca” in 2010. After an EP, a split with Fall, a compilation and a single, the time for Read more…

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ARKUDA – Под Покровом Веков

ARKUDA - Pod Pokrovom Vekov

Аркуда (Arkuda) is a Russian folk pagan metal band from Irkutsk, formed back in 2007. Their name comes from the Greek word for bear (αρκούδα). The band started its live performances in the end of 2008, when also its first demo was recorded. They signed a deal with the Russian label More Hate Productions and in 2013 they recorded their debut full-length album “Под Покровом Веков“, which was finally released in January of 2014.                  Read more…

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СТОЖАР – Ни Шагу Назад

STOZHAR - No Retreat

Russian epic pagan folk metallers Стожар (Stozhar) from Yaroslavl have recently released their debut full-length album “Ни Шагу Назад (No Retreat)“. The band was formed in 2005 with only two members, Yarosvet and Elena Lebedeva. As a duo, Стожар recorded and self-released the demo “Языческая Русь” in 2007, but after that Elena left the band. Yarosvet gathered new members and in 2009 the band started its first concerts. After several changes the final line-up, that remains Read more…

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TERVINGI – Gotensaga

TERVINGI - Gotensaga

Tervingi is a new German epic pagan metal band from Tübingen. They were formed in 2011 by Johann Frey (ex-Lyfthrasyr), who is the main composer of the band. Their line-up includes also 2 Coronatus members and ex-Belphegor drummer Tomasz “Nefastus” Janiszewski, so they are all experienced musicians. Tervingi (something like Forest People) was a Visigoth tribe around the 3rd and 4th century, which is obviously the main inspiration for their lyrical concept, analyzed in detail in the CD booklet. The Read more…

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BUTTERFLY TEMPLE – Дыхание

BUTTERFLY TEMPLE - Breath

Butterfly Temple are still alive and they have released their new work “Дыхание“, their 8th full-length album. Do you know the mythical serpent Lernaean Hydra? According to the ancient Greek myth, Lernaean Hydra was an immortal multi-headed beast that for each head cut off, it grew two more. Well, pretty much the same happens in Butterfly Temple’s case. This legendary band, one of the founders of Slavic pagan folk metal sound since 1995 and one of the main Read more…

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THE WOLVES OF AVALON – Carrion Crows Over Camlan

THE WOLVES OF AVALON - Carrion Crows Over Camlan

Wolves of Avalon is a new band created by Metatron of The Meads of Asphodel. He always wanted his pagan celtic metal ideas to take a form, but not in his main band. So it was actually a matter of time for this band to be born. After seeing the final line-up of this release and especially the guest appearances of Rob Darken (Graveland), Verst (Instinct), Roibéard Ó Bogail (Mael-Mordha), Magnus O. Wohlfart (Yggdrasil), Petra Jadrná (Cruadalach), Arvid Vermote (Krigavar), Read more…

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