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DARKESTRAH – Манас

DARKESTRAH - Manas

Epic shamanic pagan black metallers Darkestrah from Kyrgyzstan released in 2013 their new masterpiece “Манас“, the fifth full-length album of the band. Darkestrah were formed in 1999 by Asbath in Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan, while currently the band members live in Germany. Their music has always been deeply influenced and inspired by their homeland’s culture. Darkestrah have signed to Osmose Productions and “Манас” is their second work released by the French label, after the EP “Khagan Read more…

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DARKESTRAH – Khagan

DARKESTRAH - Khagan

Darkestrah may be the only metal band from Kyrgyzstan, but it is definitely a great one. Their members now reside in Germany, but their music is deeply penetrated by their homeland’s culture and traditions. They began in 1999 and after four full-length albums, their excellent shamanic pagan black metal attracted the attention of Osmose Records, who offered them a contract. So in 2011, 3 years after the impressive “The Great Silk Road” the band releases a brand new Read more…

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OBTEST – Gyvybës Medis

OBTEST – Gyvybës Medis

Obtest is an old band from Lithuania. They exist from 1992 and this is their fourth full-length album, although they count also many EPs. Except for their debut “Tukstantmetis” where they were more black metal influenced, they have built a very personal sound on all their other releases, and they try to perfect it with their last effort “Gyvybës Medis”.

Even though they are usually referred to as pagan black metal band, I believe that blackened war metal would Read more…

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