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Legendary epic Viking metallers Falkenbach are back with their latest full-length album “Asa“. The personal project of Vratyas Vakyas has influenced many Viking metal bands out there, since its beginning in 1989. After 5 very successful full-length albums, most of them released by Napalm Records, the band signed to Prophecy Productions, who released the 7″ vinyl single “Eweroun” on April 2013, as a preview of the upcoming album. Finally on the 1st of November 2013, the 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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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Immortalis Factus

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Immortalis Factus

2013 has been a milestone in the history of Antiquus Scriptum. On May 25th, 2013 this one man band from Portugal released its new full-length album “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis…” via Pesttanz Klangschmiede and on July Talheim Records re-released its previous work, the third full-length album “Conclamatum Est“, originally released in 2010. And finally, on October 2013, Pesttanz Klangschmiede re-released their second album “Immortalis Factus” from 2008, an album that was released in 5 Read more…

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FOLKODIA – The Fall of the Magog

FOLKODIA - The Fall of Magog

Epic folk metal group Folkodia has recently released its 6th full-length album “The Fall of the Magog“. It is a historic album, since one month after its release, their founding member Ruslanas Danisevskis aka Metfolvik (also in Ravenclaw, Folkearth) passed away, losing his battle against cancer. Metfolvik was from Lithuania and several years ago he had the idea to create an international Viking folk metal band, gathering various musicians around the world. His plan became reality in 2004, Read more…

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WARTHA – Paŭstań

WARTHA - Paustan

Wartha is a Belarusian epic folk pagan metal band from Minsk. They were formed officially in 2008 and the first years of their existence they have tried to find their own personal style and musical direction. Their first 2-track demo “Хороводы” was out in 2009 and it had a melodic folk black metal aesthetic. In 2011 they released the single “Zorny Šlach” redirecting their sound to a more folk pagan metal approach. The band had several Read more…

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Heathen Foray, the Austrian epic melodic heathen death metal band from Graz, has just released its 3rd full-length album, entitled “Inner Force“. Formed in 2005, Heathen Foray released the demo “Forest” in 2007 and then they signed a deal with the German label Black Bards. With their new label they released their first two full-length albums, “The Passage” in 2009 and “Armored Bards” in 2010. For their new work the band decided Read more…

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CALADMOR – Of Stones and Stars

CALADMOR - Of Stones and Stars

Caladmor is an epic folk metal band from Zürich, Switzerland that was formed back in 2001 under the name Pale. As Pale they released a full-length album in 2005 and an EP in 2007. In 2009 they changed their name to Caladmor and next year they released the album “Midwinter” via Twilight Vertrieb. On August 2013 they decided to release their new album “Of Stones and Stars” this time on their own, without any label behind. Read more…

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One year after their promising debut album “Seed“, Cascadian folk metallers Moss of Moonlight from Bellingham of Washington, return with their second work. Their new album is entitled “Winterwheel” and despite its long duration (over 41 minutes) the band prefers to consider it as EP. Like its predecessor, “Winterwheel” is released by Cascadian Alliance. This time the American duo Cavan and Jenn played everything on their own, without any external help of guest musicians Read more…

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