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ARTEP – Thy Will Be Done on Earth as Is Done in Hell

ARTEP – Thy Will Be Done on Earth as Is Done in Hell

Artep is new Canadian black metal band founded in 2006 by Petra (Artep), who gave her nickname to the band and is actually their front-woman. After the demo “Fires of Mortal Deception” in 2007 and their EP “Black War” in 2008, they signed to Bleak Art Records in order to present us their first full-length work. While the demo had a more raw black metal approach, their EP showed a more symphonic and less underground face Read more…

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ASTRAL SILENCE – Astral Journey

ASTRAL SILENCE – Astral Journey

Astral Silence is a new band coming from Switzerland. Quaoar is the only person behind this project and he formed them in 2008. In 2009 he released a split album with De Silence et d’Ombre and Aton and in 2010 the debut album “Astral Journey” was released by the Russian label Kunsthauch in a nice looking and somehow “luxurious” format.

As someone could guess from the band name and album title, Astral Silence play a mixture of ambient Read more…

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SPÜOLUS – Behind the Event Horizon

SPÜOLUS – Behind the Event Horizon

Spüolus is the new band of Szabo Void from Hungary, who was also behind the underground black metal band Thy Funeral that was put to rest after two demos. Spüolus’ only member sees this band as a mature continuation of Thy Funeral and at the same time as a new beginning. “Behind the Event Horizon” is the band’s debut album and it is released by the Russian label Kunsthauch.

In their official myspace site they describe their music Read more…

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PENSÉES NOCTURNES – Grotesque

PENSÉES NOCTURNES – Grotesque

One year after the amazing album “Vacuum”, Vaerohn returns with the second effort of his personal band Pensées Nocturnes. And if he experimented in the first album, well this time he moved one step “forward”, taking many risks and offering us a really bizarre and unusual musical work! This weird piece of art though, isn’t too easy to be fully comprehended, compared to the debut. I must admit that its title “Grotesque” fits the music perfectly. Read more…

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NARGAROTH – Jahreszeiten

NARGAROTH – Jahreszeiten

Nargaroth is a very special band from East Germany. Its only permanent member and its mastermind is Kanwulf, who formed the band around 1996. During all these years, several guest members participated in Nargaroth and there is also a live line-up for the band. Kanwulf doesn’t seem to use this name anymore so he is now known as Ash. He has already released 5 full-length albums, as well as many EPs and splits. There are two basic different musical paths Read more…

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FAETHON – Immortal Ancient Spirit

FAETHON – Immortal Ancient Spirit

Faethon is a Hellenic band that was formed in 2004 by Apollo, who is also their only member. His origin is from Trikala and “Immortal Ancient Spirit” is his first full-length. Before that, he released 3 demos: “Faethon” and “Pagan Revival” in 2006 and “Europa Uber Alles” in 2007. The new album contains 3 songs from “Europa Uber Alles”, 2 new songs and 2 covers on Absurd and Thor’s Hammer. Read more…

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STREBEN – Wild Enchanted Gardens

STREBEN – Wild Enchanted Gardens

The debut album from this Italian duo black metal band is out. Streben begun in 2007 with Cristina Hagalaz who is the mastermind of this band since she composes all music and lyrics, sings and plays bass and keyboards. The other member is Valker (also on Cold Empire) who plays the guitars. On 2008 they released the demo “… of Melancholic Elegies and Wanderlust” and on the end of 2009 Naturmacht released their first full-length “Wild Enchanted Read more…

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UNHOLY MATRIMONY – Croire, Décroître

UNHOLY MATRIMONY – Croire, Décroître

Unholy Matrimony is the third personal project of Vladimir Cochet, the man behind Mirrorthrone and Weeping Birth. With this band he explores his black metal side and he has already released 2 albums before the new one. He begun in 2000 and the first album “Love & Death” was out on 2002, followed by “Misologie” next year. Both works presented very melodic, yet melancholic, fast black metal with synths. I liked both albums very much Read more…

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