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STORMLORD – Hesperia

STORMLORD - Hesperia

Veteran epic black metallers Stormlord from Rome, Italy have just released their 5th full-length album entitled “Hesperia“, after five years of silence. This great band was formed in 1991 and in their 22 years career they have undergone several line-up and musical style changes, building a very strong name. They have released 5 full-length albums  and 3 EPs among others, while their previous album “Mare Nostrum” was released 5 years ago, back in 2008. Since then, Read more…

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OBSCURITY – Obscurity

OBSCURITY - Obscurity

Epic black death Viking metallers Obscurity from Velbert, Germany return with their sixth assault! The self titled album was released on October 2012, once again by Trollzorn / SMP Records, who also released their previous 2 works. Obscurity were born 16 years ago, on 1997 and between 2000 and 2010 they released 5 full-length albums, forging their personal sound. Their new album follows the same path with its predecessors, without any surprises or music redirection.

Obscurity” contains 11 Read more…

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GERNOTSHAGEN – Weltenbrand

GERNOTSHAGEN – Weltenbrand

Gernotshagen is a pagan black metal band from Thuringia in Germany. They were formed in 1999 and they released 2 albums since then, “Wintermythen” in 2002 as a self-release and “Märe aus Wäldernen Hallen” in 2007 with their new label Trollzorn (who also re-released their debut in 200Smilie: 8). The band was deeply influenced by the Thuringian pagan metal scene and especially by their friends Menhir, offering us melodic epic pagan black metal with folk touches. Read more…

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TARABAS – Das Neue Land

TARABAS – Das Neue Land

The second album of this German pagan black / death metal band is out. Tarabas were formed in 2004 and in 2007 they released their debut album “Aus Alter Zeit” with the German label Trollzorn. Three years later they return with a new full-length album “Das Neue Land” again by Trollzorn, offering their fans 75 minutes of music!

Tarabas is a band that plays typical melodic pagan metal, with an epic black / death metal approach Read more…

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NYDVIND – Sworn to the Elders

NYDVIND – Sworn to the Elders

Another comeback from a band that was put “on-ice” for seven years. The French epic pagan black metallers Nydvind break their silence returning with a new label and a great new album. Richard Loudin, who is also in Bran Barr, formed the band in 2000 and in 2003 they released their debut album “Eternal Winter Domain” with Sacral Productions.

Sworn to the Elders” is their second album and it continues exactly where the previous one ended. Read more…

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BRAN BARR – Sidh

BRAN BARR – Sidh

Finally the second album of Bran Barr is out. “Sidh” was recorded since 2006, but it took them 4 years to release it officially with a new label. So 10 years after their self-released debut album “Les Chroniques de Naerg” the French Celtic metallers are back with an amazing work! The band was formed in 1995 and they have many members in common with Nydvind, Aes Dana and Heol Telwen, as well as many similarities in Read more…

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FJOERGYN – Jahreszeiten

FJOERGYN – Jahreszeiten

The third chapter of Fjoergyn’s trilogy is finally out. They come from Germany and particularly from Thuringia, a place with many great bands. So far they have released one album every two years. They were formed in 2003 by Stephan Löscher (also on another great Thuringian band Die Saat) and it took him exactly two years to release the debut “Ernte im Herbst” and two more years for their second work “Sade et Masoch” in 2007. Read more…

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SVARTBY – Riv, Hugg och Bit

SVARTBY - Riv, Hugg och Bit

Russian folk metallers Svartby from Saint Petersburg are back with their second full-length album “Riv, Hugg och Bit” which means “Rip, Chop and Bite”. This 4-member band was formed in 2004 and after 2 EPs they released their debut album “Kom i Min Kittel” with the Russian label Phono Records in 2007. They got the attention of Trollzorn that re-released it next year. And so, on August of 2009 their new work is out, again by Trollzorn.

Their folkish Read more…

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