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AKTARUM – Game of Trolls (EP)

AKTARUM - Game of Trolls

Troll metallers Aktarum from Belgium have recently released their second EP with the catchy title “Game of Trolls“. The band was formed in 2005 by TrollAklass (guitars) and Trollour (synths, vocals), mixing epic folk metal with black metal elements and troll thematology. In 2007 they released their first demo and one year later their first EP “We Are the Trolls” was out. Their debut full-length album “Gang of Trolls” was self-released in 2010 and Read more…

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DELION – Tales of the Northern Realm (EP)

DELION - Tales of the Northern Realm

Delion is a new epic folk black metal band from Genève of Switzerland. The band was formed in 2010, but was not so active during its first years, until the end of 2012 when they took things more seriously. In the summer of 2013 they released the 6-track demo “The Beginning” and on May 2014 they self-released their debut EP “Tales of the Northern Realm“.          Read more…

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SKOGSHALLEN – Ölrunir’s Saga

SKOGSHALLEN - Olrunir's Saga

American Viking folk black metal band Skogshallen from California has recently released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2005 (with a different name) as the solo project of Vidfrey and remains a one-man-band with several guest musicians since then. In 2011 Skogshallen released the demo album “Northern Lights” and 3 years later, on May 1st 2014, the time for the debut album has come. “Ölrunir’s Saga” is a self-released album, while its physical Read more…

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ZERGEYTH – Pajot Kezäs Kodoilas

ZERGEYTH - Pajot Kezas Kodoilas

Zergeyth is a rather unknown Russian one-man band from Saint Petersburg that has recently released its first work. There is not much info available about them, except that they are the solo project of Sergey Nikiforov, who is also a member of the Aggro-industrial band Repus Tuto Matos. The first sign of life for Zergeyth was the participation in the tribute album “Triumph und Wille — A Tribute to Burzum” in 2006 with the cover on “Tomhet Read more…

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ENVIKTAS – Enviktas (EP)

ENVIKTAS - Enviktas

A new amazing folk metal band arises from Newcastle, New South Wales of Australia. Formed in 2010 with the ambition to combine traditional world folk music with extreme metal, they soon earned a good reputation in the local scene, thanks to their theatrical and energetic live performances. Finally, after a lot of hard work, the band managed to record its first work, the EP “Enviktas” that was self-released in March of 2014.

Enviktas really impressed me with the Read more…

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FENRIS – Across the Darkened Skies

FENRIS - Across the Darkened Skies

Fenris is a new melodic folk black death metal band from Texas, USA that has just released its first work. The band was formed in 2013, motivated by the desire to combine elements of pagan folk music with epic heavy “extreme” metal and bring their music “to all the land and seven seas“. Pretty soon, without any demo, Fenris recorded their debut full-length “Across the Darkened Skies“, which was self released on March 5th, 2014. It Read more…

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SHTACK – Shtack

SHTACK - Shtack

Shtack is a new Dutch pirate metal band from Reuver that recently released its first work. They were formed in 2008 by Bram and Thimo and were soon joined by Tom. All three of them were members of the melodic death metal band Stygian Sun, who just wanted a new project to express some different ideas and play what they call “thick, fat, heavy pirate metal”. Schtack finally recorded their first full-length album “Shtack“, which was self-released in Read more…

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TIME OF TALES – Enter the Gates (EP)

TIME OF TALES - Enter the Gates

Time of Tales is a new folk metal band from the city Mielec of South-Eastern Poland. The band was formed theoretically in 2009, but due to continuous line-up changes, they couldn’t record anything or play on stage until 2013, when they finally managed to gather a stable line-up. Time of Tales soon entered the studio and they recorded their debut EP “Enter the Gates“, which was self-released in March of 2014.        Read more…

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