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German extreme metallers Todtgelichter are back with their fourth full-length album “Apnoe“, three years after the amazing “Angst“. Todtgelichter were formed in 2002 and they released their debut album “Was Bleibt…“  in 2005 via Folter Records, playing avant-garde emotional black metal with quite extreme vocals. Their second album “Schemen“, was released again by Folter in 2007, revealing a more progressive approach in the music, retaining though most of their extreme elements. The Read more…

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FEN – Dustwalker

FEN - Dustwalker

London based UK atmospheric black metallers Fen have just released their 3rd full-length album “Dustwalker“. The band was formed in 2006 and soon enough signed to Northern Silence Productions to release the EP “Ancient Sorrow” in 2007. After that, they gained the interest of Aural Music / Code666, who released their first two full-length albums “The Malediction Fields” in 2009 and “Epoch” in 2011. On 21st of January 2013 the time for Read more…

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Melodic black metallers Saille from Belgium are back with their new work. The band was formed by Dries (keyboards, ex-Mortifer) in 2008 and his initial thoughts were about a studio project. Gradually Saille got a full line-up and they decided to become active on stage too. Their debut album “Irreversible Decay” was released in 2011 via Aural Music / Code666, making quite an impression. On January 18th 2013 the band reveals its second opus, entitled “Ritu“, Read more…

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ETERNAL DEFORMITY – The Beauty of Chaos

ETERNAL DEFORMITY - The Beauty of Chaos

Eternal Deformity come from Poland and this is their 5th album. Their music can be described as avant-garde black metal with progressive metal elements. If you listen to their music it is clear that they have influences from bands like Arcturus, Edge of Sanity and Opeth (the progressive elements). Although they are around from 1994 this is my first touch with them and I must say that I am impressed.

The album consists of 8 songs that combine everything. You Read more…

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Formed in 2003, this Australian group from Melbourne worked hard to prepare their first album. In 2007 they offered us a glimpse to their vision with the highly acclaimed self-released demo “The Aurora Veil”, which made quite an impact in the Australian (and not only) metal world. This amazing debut helped the band to sign a deal with Aural Music in order to release their debut album worldwide. “Portal of I” includes all 3 songs of Read more…

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AKPHAEZYA – Anthology IV: The Tragedy of Nerak

AKPHAEZYA - Anthology IV - The Tragedy of Nerak

After their impressive debut “Anthology II: Links from the Dead Trinity” in 2008, Akphaezya return with their second album entitled “Anthology IV: The Tragedy of Nerak” released by Code666 on March 2012. The progressive, avant-garde, experimental band from France states on the booklet: “Αυτός ο δίσκος είναι αφιερωμένος στους Έλληνες του χθές, του σήμερα και του αύριο (translation: This album is dedicated to Greeks of yesterday, today and tomorrow)”. The album is written like Read more…

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SYN ZE SASE TRI – Sub Semnul Lupului

SYN ZE SASE TRI - Sub Semnul Lupului

Romanian symphonic black metal band Syn Ze Șase Tri (translation: I’m with Triple Six) was formed in 2007. They have in their ranks ex Negură Bunget member Corb, who now plays all guitars, traditional instruments, bouzouki and does vocals in his new band. They signed with Italian label Aural Music and in 2011 they released their promising debut “Între Două Lumi”. On May 14th 2012 they will release their second album again with Aural Music.

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FEN – The Malediction Fields

FEN – The Malediction Fields

Finally the debut album of Fen is out! The band comes from The Fens (a region in eastern England, where they took their name from) and they were formed in 2006. After their very promising EP “Ancient Sorrow” that was released by Northern Silence in 2007, they moved to Code666 for their new work. I was really looking forward to listen to this release and thankfully the time has come.

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