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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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VALKNACHT – Le Sacrifice d’Ymir

VALKNACHT - Le Sacrifice d'Ymir

Pagan black metallers Valknacht from Québec of Canada are back with their new full-length album, 3 years after the amazing “Chants de Guerre“. The band was formed in 2005 by Thorleïf, driven by the desire to express his passion of history through music. Until the summer of 2008 he gathered a complete line-up and next year the band released the demo “When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine” by the label Les Productions Hérétiques. In 2011 Read more…

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ODR – Il Ponte del Diavolo (EP)

ODR - Il Ponte del Diavolo

Folk black death metallers Odr from Turin, Italy have finally released their debut work. This new band was formed in 2012, taking their name from the Norse mythological god Óðr. They began as a 3-piece band and eventually expanded their line-up to 5 members. Soon they started recording the 5-track EP “Il Ponte del Diavolo“, which was initially available as demo in August 2013 via their official YouTube channel. The band gained the interest of the new Irish Read more…

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GOTLAND – Gloria et Morte

GOTLAND - Gloria et Morte

Italian epic pagan black metal band Gotland from Torino, has just released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2007 and one year later they released their first EP “Gotland“. In 2010 they self released their second EP, entitled “Behind the Horizon“. Since their beginning, Gotland have undergone numerous line-up changes, something that has affected their sound. Finally, on February 15th 2014, they self-released their ambitious first full-length album “Gloria et Morte“.               Read more…

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ZGARD / PROHOD – Ascension: Paramatman

ZGARD - PROHOD - Ascension Paramatman

Ascension: Paramatman” is a very interesting split release between two amazing atmospheric folk black metal bands, Zgard from Ukraine and Prohod from Romania. It’s not only the bands who cooperated for this release, but also two different labels, Purity-Through-Fire from Germany and Fimbulvinter Productions from Brazil! I liked both bands very much, so I was very excited to see what they have to offer in this split album. “Ascension: Paramatman” lasts for almost 62 minutes (31 Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

AL-NAMROOD - Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

Saudi Arabian folk black metallers Al-Namrood are back with their 4th full-length album “Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq“, 2 years after their previous work “Kitab Al Awthan“. The band was formed in the beginning of 2008 and has been very active since then, releasing 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs up to 2013, all by the Canadian label Shaytan Productions. Al-Namrood’s new album is released in the dawn of 2014, once again by Shaytan, while this is Read more…

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TROLLWAR – Earthdawn Groves

TROLLWAR - Earthdawn Groves

Trollwar is a new Canadian folk metal band from Alma, Québec. The band was formed in March 2011 and few months later they released their first EP “Bloodshed Forges“. Thanks to the good feedback they got for this EP, the band appeared at many local gigs, surprising the underground Québecoise scene, especially with the use of accordion. After several line-up changes they started working on their debut full-length album “Earthdawn Groves” that was finally self-released on Read more…

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VALUATIR – Exobnos

VALUATIR - Exobnos

French folk black metallers Valuatir from Pictavia return with their second full-length album, entitled “Exobnos“. The band was formed in 1997 as Inis Gwenva, releasing the demos “Call Of Revenge” in 2003, “IInd Invasion” in 2005 and a compilation of the two demos entitled ”Inis Gwenva” in 2006. After the loss of their guitarist Iluhain (R.I.P.) in 2005, they decided to end Inis Gwenva and since 2006 they continued under the name Read more…

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