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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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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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GRIMNER – Blodshymner

GRIMNER - Blodshymner

Two years after their debut full-length work, Viking folk metallers Grimner from Motala, Sweden are back with their new album, entitled “Blodshymner“. It all started in 2008, when 6 musicians from several parts of Sweden decided to join forces and begin their Viking journey. After the debut EP “A Call for Battle” in 2010 the band became active on gigs, gaining positive feedback. In 2012 they self-released the debut album “Färd“, something between full-length Read more…

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FOLKEARTH – Balder’s Lament

FOLKEARTH - Balder's Lament

10 years after their creation, epic Viking metallers Folkearth are back with their 12th full-length album!! And while the release of a new album from this international project is something usual, this album is a special one, since it’s the first one after the death of their founding member Ruslanas (Metfolvik) Danisevskis. Metfolvik was also the founder of Folkodia, another international project, musically similar to Folkearth, but with different concept. Soon after Metfolvik passed away, the remaining members of Folkearth Read more…

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SKOGSHALLEN – Ölrunir’s Saga

SKOGSHALLEN - Olrunir's Saga

American Viking folk black metal band Skogshallen from California has recently released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2005 (with a different name) as the solo project of Vidfrey and remains a one-man-band with several guest musicians since then. In 2011 Skogshallen released the demo album “Northern Lights” and 3 years later, on May 1st 2014, the time for the debut album has come. “Ölrunir’s Saga” is a self-released album, while its physical Read more…

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FESKARN – Östra Aros

FESKARN - Ostra Aros

One year and a few months after the release of its debut album, Swedish Viking folk black metal band Feskarn from Uppsala is back with its second work, entitled “Östra Aros“. Feskarn is the personal project of Niklas Larsson, who formed this metal band in 2010 after his experiments with electronic stuff. He signed to the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede and in the end of 2012 he released the debut album “Raise Your Swords“. On the Read more…

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DRAUGÛL – Tales of Loot and Plunder

DRAUGUL - Tales of Loot and Plunder

Epic Viking black metal one-man-band Draugûl from Malta is back with its new work, the second full-length album “Tales of Loot and Plunder“. This project was formed in 2012 by Hellcommander Vargblod, who is the only member of the band. Draugûl released their debut album “The Voyager” in 2013 via the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede, the same label that published their new album on the 28th of March 2014.       Read more…

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PIMEÄ METSÄ – Legacy of the Heathen North

PIMEA METSA - Legacy of the Heathen North

Spanish Viking folk metallers Pimeä Metsä have recently released their debut album. The band was formed in the end of 2006 in Madrid by a group of friends. They soon recruited more members and started working on the first songs. After some line-up changes, they made their first live appearance in the beginning of 2009. More line-up changes and live shows followed and finally on February 2010 Pimeä Metsä released their demo EP “Beneath the Northern Lights“. The Read more…

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