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DAWN OF A DARK AGE – The Six Elements, Vol.4 Air

DAWN OF A DARK AGE - Air

Dawn of a Dark Age is a very interesting band that has managed to release 4 quality albums in a very short period of time. It is the personal project of the multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli from Italy, who has been active like composer, saxophonist and clarinetist in the classical, jazz and avant-garde scene for over 15 years. In 2010 he formed the Pink Floyd anti-tribute prog jazz metal group R-Evolution Band. In 2014 he decided to share his personal eclectic Read more…

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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Diaji Al Joor

AL-NAMROOD - Diaji Al Joor

Middle Eastern occult black metal band Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia will soon release its new album, entitled “Diaji Al Joor“. It is the fifth full-length work for the band and it will be out on December 2015. Like all their previous works, it will be released via Shaytan Productions, the Canadian label where the band has found its shelter. Al-Namrood were formed in 2008 by Mephisto and Ostron, their main members since then, who have been changing singers Read more…

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HIMINBJORG – Wyrd

HIMINBJORG - Wyrd

Himinbjorg are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Wyrd“. This cult French pagan black metal band was formed back in 1996 by Zahaah, the group’s main composer. They’ve been quite productive during their first years and released 5 full-length albums and an EP from 1998 to 2005, moving between folk pagan metal and pagan black metal. After a long silence, the band returned in 2010 with “Chants d’hier, Chants de Guerre, Chants de la TerreRead more…

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STURMPERCHT / RAUHNÅCHT – Zur Ew’gen Ruh

STURMPERCHT - RAUHNACHT - Zur Ew'gen Ruh

Sturmpercht and Rauhnåcht are two Austrian bands that decided to cooperate for the release of this beautiful split album, each one giving its own version of Alpine folk music. Sturmpercht is a totally acoustic Alpine folk band, while Rauhnåcht play atmospheric pagan folk black metal. The idea behind this cooperation isn’t new, since the two bands have worked together again, for the EP version of “Zur Ew’gen Ruh” back in 2012. Now they decided to repeat this experiment Read more…

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ATAVICUS – Ad Maiora

ATAVICUS - Ad Maiora

In November 2013, when the sad news for the split-up of Italian folk pagan black metallers Draugr were spread, everyone was disappointed, because they had just released an amazing album and they seemed to be at their peak. Luckily, as we say in my country “ουδέν κακόν αμιγές καλού” (there is no bad without good). Very soon, 2 new amazing bands rose from Draugr’s ashes. The first one is Atavicus, formed in 2013 by Draugr’s vocalist and guitarist (Lupus Nemesis Read more…

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EXULTET – At the Gates of Christendom

EXULTET - At the Gates of Christendom

Folk black metal band Exultet from Italy has just released its fifth full-length album, entitled “At the Gates of Christendom“. Born back in 2003 in Palermo of Sicily by Farz (composition, lyrics, guitars, bass, synths and vocals), the band was soon joined by Argoth in drums. As a duo they self-released 3 full-length albums and in 2011 their 4th album “I Soldati della Croce” was released via Sullen Records. In 2012 Argoth left the band. Farz, Read more…

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YMYRGAR – The Tale as Far

YMYRGAR - The Tale as Far

Ymyrgar is a new folk black metal band from Tunisia and the first one I know from this country. They were formed in 2011 by a group of friends who shared the same passion for metal. After a lot of research and several member changes, they managed to gather a complete line-up. They started working on their first songs and soon recorded their debut full-length album “The Tale as Far“, which was finally self-released on October 2014.      Read more…

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