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HESPERIA – Metallum Italicum

HESPERIA - Metallum Italicum

Italic metallers Hesperia from Macerata, Marche are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Metallum Italicum – Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis pars IV“. With this album the band closes its tetralogy “Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis” that started back in 2003, based on the Roman poem “Eneide” written by Virgilio. Hesperia is the personal project of Hesperus since 1997 and he has released 5 full-length albums so far. “Metallum Italicum” was out on January 24th 2015 via Read more…

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HESPERIA – Spiritus Italicus

HESPERIA - Spiritus Italicus

Hesperia is a very interesting one man band from Italy, the personal project of Hesperus from Macerata, Marche. He started this project back in 1997, after his departure from the black metal band Sulphuria. Both his name and band’s name come from the Greek mythology. Hesperus is the Evening Star (Venus) and Hesperia was often used to describe the Italian peninsula and the lands at its west. So far he has released 4 full-length albums, starting from 2003 with “ Read more…

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ENCORION – Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

ENCORION - Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

Pagan folk metallers Encorion from the Southern Netherlands are back with their new work. This 5-piece band was formed in the end of 2007 and one year later their first 3-track promo was out. The band signed a deal with the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records to release their debut full-length album “Facing History and Ourselves“ on the 7th of March 2011. Keeping the same line-up and gaining a lot of experience from numerous live shows, Encorion return Read more…

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BUTTERFLY TEMPLE – Время Мары

BUTTERFLY TEMPLE – The Times of Mara

Butterfly Temple is one of my favorite bands. They are from Russia and they are one of the first bands, if not the first, that introduced pagan folk black/doom metal in this huge country with the rich music tradition. They were formed in 1995 and many years later countless bands from Russia followed their steps, with Arkona being the most known of them.

So far all Butterfly Temple releases were by Russian labels (mainly Irond) and they didn’t get very Read more…

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ODIOUS – Mirror of Vibrations

ODIOUS – Mirror of Vibrations

Another hidden treasure of folk oriental black metal, coming from the most unexpected place. Odious is the first Egyptian band of the genre and “Mirror of Vibrations” is their first full-length after the promising demo “Summoned by Night” in 2003.

Odious’ music is fully penetrated by ancient Egyptian traditions and atmosphere. Folk oriental instruments and tunes transfer you to this glorious land. Images of eastern culture and occultism are projected through their music under a black metal filter. Pyramids, sphinxes, Read more…

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