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ECLIPSE ETERNAL – The Essence of Hopelessness

ECLIPSE ETERNAL - The Essence of Hopelessness

Canadian black metallers Eclipse Eternal released last year their third full-length album. Eclipse Eternal is not a new band. They were formed back in 1999 by their singer Voldamares and soon started working on their first album “Reign of the Unholy Blackened Empire“, a great epic symphonic black metal album, which was finally released on 2004 via Galy Records. After numerous live appearances and continuous increase in popularity, they released their second full-length “Übermensch: Evolution Beyond the Read more…

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DARKENHÖLD – Echoes from the Stone Keeper

DARKENHOLD - Echoes from the Stone Keeper

Medieval black metallers Darkenhöld have just released their second opus “Echoes from the Stone Keeper“. This French black metal trio was formed in 2008 and next year released two split albums, one with Naastrand and one with Fhoi Myore, both self released. In the end of 2010 their debut album “A Passage to the Towers” was out via Ancestrale Production. One year later, they contributed to the 4-way split “La Maisniee du Maufé – A Read more…

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THE EARTH KING – Cycling Between Sun and Moon

THE EARTH KING - Cycling Between Sun and Moon

A very interesting and unusual album comes from this one man band from Belgium. The Earth King is the solo project of Piette, who is also behind the dark experimental industrial soundtrack band Dad Man’s Hill. Actually this album is a cooperation between his two bands and the complete name of the band for this release is Dead Man’s Hill vs. The Earth King. “Cycling Between Sun and Moon” is the first album under this name and it Read more…

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MONDSTILLE – Seelenwund

MONDSTILLE - Seelenwund

Mondstille is an Austrian band from Vienna, surprisingly unknown compared to the quality of their music. They were formed in 2004 and it took them 4 years in order to release their debut album “Am Ende…” via White Bird Records. The album was printed in 500 digipak copies, but since the label closed soon after the release, only 100 of them were available and quickly sold out! In 2012 they return with their second full-length “SeelenwundRead more…

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LUCIFUGUM – Od Omut Serpenti

LUCIFUGUM - Od Omut Serpenti

Formed back in 1995 by Khlyst, Lucifugum has always been a very active band in the underground Ukrainian black metal scene. At the first years of its existence, the band experimented with its sound in order to find its personal stigma. The departure of Faunus in 2001 and the death of Bal-a-Myth in 2002 (both in the band with Khlyst since the beginning), marked the beginning of Lucifugum’s second phase. After two albums with Khlyst as a sole member, the Read more…

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SYRGÐR SKÓGR – Borke (Demo)

SYRGDR SKOGR - Borke

Syrgðr Skógr is the personal project of Norwin. He comes from Kiel in Germany and is also a member of Eldborg and Skardus. This band was born in 2006 and in 2009 self-released the first demo “Walþu” in a very special format: CD-R limited to 50 handmade A5 books with real linocuts. In the end of 2011 the band, once again on its own, released the second full-length demo entitled “Borke“.

The band plays underground black Read more…

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ALEXANDER PAUL BLAKE – Die Rückkehr ins Goldene Zeitalter

ALEXANDER PAUL BLAKE - Die Rueckehr

Die Rückkehr ins Goldene Zeitalter” is the debut album of the personal project of Alexander Paul Blake, who is also the mastermind of the German Gothic metal band Eden Weint Im Grab. Alexander decided to begin this project in 2012, driven by the urge to express his romantic ideas about black metal. He decided to give this project his full name, something quite unusual for black metal bands! Einheit Produktionen believed in him and released his debut in Read more…

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NHOR – Whisperers to This Archaic Growth

NHOR – Whisperers to This Archaic Growth

Nhor is a multitalented artist coming from the UK. Except for his same named band, he has also written a couple of books, filmed a short-video and is involved in photography and artwork. Everything so far is self released in hand made packages with very beautiful artwork (both cds and tapes). I don’t know when Nhor begun, but his first work with this name (both music or book) was released in 2009. It was an ambient / acoustic untitled album Read more…

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