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MYRKVEDR – Sons of Muspell

MYRKVEDR - Sons of Muspell

Myrkvedr is a new Viking folk metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They were formed in 2010 with the intention to mix extreme metal with folk tunes and traditional instruments, influenced by Viking mythology. In 2011 the band released its 5-track demo “Tryms Kväde” and made several gigs around Sweden. Finally on November 2013 they self-released their debut full-length album “Sons of Muspell“.                  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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RAUHNÅCHT – Waldeinsamkeit (EP)

RAUHNACHT - Waldeinsamkeit

Austrian Alpine black metal band Rauhnåcht from Untersberg, the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller, will soon release its second full-length work “Urzeitgeist“. In the end of 2012 the band released a wonderful EP entitled “Waldeinsamkeit“, an album that was actually composed between 2003 and 2009, before the “official” creation of the band in 2010. In the end of 2010 Rauhnåcht released their debut album “Vorweltschweigen” and in 2012 the split EP “Zur Ew’gen Read more…

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KANSEIL – Tzimbar Bint (Demo)

KANSEIL - Tzimbar Bint

Kanseil is a new folk metal band from Italy that has gained my respect with their beautiful demo. They come from Fregona, a municipality of the Province of Treviso in Veneto. It is located at the feet of Cansiglio, a plateau in the northern-Italian Prealps, from which the band took its name (Cansiglio = Canséi or Canséjo in Venetian language). Kanseil were formed in the end of 2010 and soon started playing at local gigs and events, either as a Read more…

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TROLLBAND – Samsara

TROLLBAND - Samsara

Canadian blackened folk metallers Trollband have recently released their second full-length album. The band was formed in 2007 and next year they released the demo “Trollband“, a raw epic folk blackened metal work with terrible sound. In 2011, Trollband self-released their debut full-length album “In the Shadow of a Mountain“, including some songs of the demo and many new compositions. The improvement is huge, like listening to 2 different bands. The truth is that when I Read more…

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AMOCUALLI – Tlayoualotl

AMOCUALLI - Tlayoualotl

Tlayoualotl” is the debut full-length album from Amocualli, a Mexican pre-Hispanic folk black metal band from Tuxpan, Jalisco. The band was formed in 2005 as the personal project of Varek, with the intention to mix black metal with traditional music from his homeland. The same year he released the demo “Mahuala Teteo“, but after that he decided to stop this project! Luckily in 2012 Varek (now as Ilhuitemóc) decided to resurrect Amocualli, this time with a Read more…

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XIPE TOTEK KALPUL – Uitsnauatlampaj

XIPE TOTEK KALPUL - Uitsnauatlampaj

Xipe Totek Kalpul is a Mexican folk black metal band from México City, formed on August of 2006. Since its beginning the band is constantly changing and evolving both musically and philosophically. Band members are on a continuous research on the various indigenous cultures of Mexico and America and on their music. They released their first demo “Yohualahuanatzin” in 2009 followed by the debut EP “Xoxopantla“, later the same year. In 2012 they self-released their first Read more…

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VORNA – Ajastaika

VORNA - Ajastaika

Vorna is a new Finnish melodic folk black metal band from Tampere that was formed in the end of 2008. Their line-up, which remains the same until today, was completed in 2009, the same year they released their first demo “Menetetty“. In 2010, their second demo “Ammoisen Päivän Raunioilla” was out, followed by a third one in 2011, the 2-song demo “Jäätynyt”. Finally, 5 years after their creation, Vorna signed a deal with Inverse Read more…

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