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SANGDRAGON – Requiem for Apocalypse

SANGDRAGON - Requiem for Apocalypse

I remember it was early 2000′s when I was searching to discover new unknown bands in a local underground metal store. I happened to fall upon a band I’ve never heard of and I was attracted by its beautiful artwork with two occult dragon-like symbols in a red background. After a preview listening, I decided to buy it at once, enchanted by the occult atmosphere of its raw underground symphonic black metal. It was Akhenaton’s album “Divine Symphonies“, Read more…

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ETHEREAL SIN / DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – Arcane of Ancient Asia

ETHEREAL SIN + DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - Arcane of Ancient Asia

Japanese elegiac black metallers Ethereal Sin and South Korean symphonic black metallers Dark Mirror ov Tragedy decided to join forces and release the split album “Arcane of Ancient Asia“, a real masterpiece of melodic symphonic black metal, a well-hidden treasure from Far East Asia. The album was released on October 31st, 2014 via Evoken de Valhall Production, a Japanese label founded by Ethereal Sin’s leader, Yama.       Read more…

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CREPUSCLE – Draconian Winter

CREPUSCLE - Draconian Winter

American epic melodic death metallers Crepuscle from Redwood City, California have recently released their debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2006 under the name Draconian Winter and released the demo EP “Silent Reverie” in 2007. After several line-up changes and music experimentation, they decided to give a new name to the project, thus Crepuscle was born. They began recording their debut album since 2010 and they managed to self-release it only four years later, in August Read more…

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WILL OF HATRED – Infinite Triumph’s Preface

WILL OF HATRED - Infinite Triumph's Preface

Will of Hatred is a new “symphonic” black metal band from Moscow, Russia. It is the solo project of Damiena, who is the leader and creator of this project, composes all songs, writes all lyrics and performs all the vocals. There is not much info about the biography of Will of Hatred, or when exactly was this project formed, so their debut album really came out of nowhere. It is entitled “Infinite Triumph’s Preface” and was released on Read more…

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THULNAR – Nightfall in Theros (EP)

THULNAR - Nightfall in Theros

Italian extreme fantasy metallers Thulnar from Bologna have finally released their long-awaited new work. It is the debut EP “Nightfall in Theros“, which is actually their first “official” work, 11 years after the band’s foundation back in 2004. Thulnar is practically the personal project of Darken (Diego Vacchiano), who composes and plays all music. He always had the help of his friend Luca Piazzi aka “Elric Blackcrow”, who takes over the vocals (Luca also plays trumpet in Mors Read more…

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ADOR DORATH – The Very Essence of Fire

ADOR DORATH - The Very Essence of Fire

Czech symphonic black metallers Ador Dorath from Český Těšín are back with their new album, entitled “The Very Essence of Fire“. It is the 4th full-length album for the band, coming 6 years after their previous masterpiece “Bestiari” from 2008. Ador Dorath were formed back in 1997 and after several line-up changes they released the very promising debut “Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath” in 2002. Their second album “Symbols” was out in Read more…

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MEDIEVAL WINTER NIGHTS – Eternal Thoughts of a Mad Shadowed Soul

MEDIEVAL WINTER NIGHTS - Eternal Thoughts of a Mad Shadowed Soul

Medieval Winter Nights is one of these bands that I randomly fell upon, while surfing on the net. There was something unusual in their artwork, album title and origin that intrigued me and soon I got their CD in my hands. The band comes from the beautiful city of Valparaíso, a major seaport and the cultural capital of Chile. Medieval Winter Nights were formed in 2008 by Nocturn and Magnum Tenebrosum, who shared the same passion for black metal and Read more…

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APPALACHIAN WINTER – The Epochs That Built the Mountains

APPALACHIAN WINTER - The Epochs That Built the Mountains

American epic symphonic black metal band Appalachian Winter has recently released its new album, entitled “The Epochs That Built the Mountains“. The band was formed back in 2008 as the personal project of D.G. Klyne from Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, who composed and played everything with the help of few guest members from time to time. As a one-man-band, he had already released 5 full-length albums, one EP and a split album until 2013. In their sixth album however, Appalachian Read more…

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