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SAWLEGEN – Stories from an Old Empire

SAWLEGEN - Stories from an Old Empire

Sawlegen is a bizarre band, coming from Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. And what is actually more unusual than their origin, is their music itself, since the band plays a strange fusion of various metal styles. They were formed in 2004 as a 3-piece band under the name “Virgin Beauty”. The positive feedback to their first compositions made them expand their line-up and change their name. Finally in 2007 they self-released their debut full-length album “Stories from an Read more…

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CHORDEWA – Recast Gear for the Mindcraft Course

CHORDEWA - Recast Gear for the Mindcraft Course

Chordewa is one of the latest discoveries of Haarbn Productions, a label that has turned to an expert in bringing to light unknown, but good bands, mostly from countries without a long history in the metal music. Chordewa is an extreme progressive metal band from Chişinău of Moldova and in my opinion the best release of Haarbn in 2014. They were formed back in 2002 and released their debut EP the “Dark of Radiance” in 2004. Next year Read more…

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TARTARUS – Of Grimness and Atrocity (EP)

TARTARUS - Of Grimness and Atrocity

Tartarus is a new black metal band from Dubai of United Arab Emirates, a country with a very limited number of metal bands. They were formed in 2013 by Ravenson and Nauman, both of Syrian origin and soon two more members completed their line-up. In ancient Greek mythology Tartarus (Τάρταρα) is a deity of the underworld, or a place of the underworld where souls were judged and the wicked ones were tormented, as well as the place where the legendary Read more…

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NARJAHANAM – Wa Ma Khufiya Kana A’atham

NARJAHANAM - Wa Ma Khufiya Kana A'atham

Narjahanam is a folk oriental black death metal band coming from the Kingdom of Bahrain! It is one of the few metal bands originating from this small island country, which is situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. They were founded in 2004 by Mardus and joined by Busac in 2005, who remain their only two members since then. They released their debut album “Undama Tath’hur Al Shams Mn Al Gharb” in 2007 via the Russian Read more…

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SAND AURA – Elegy of the Orient

SAND AURA - Elegy of the Orient

Sand Aura is a new Egyptian band, with a very personal, different and distinctive sound! They were formed by Muhammed Hassany and Shung in 2007 in Cairo and they believe in the unification of all cultures, religions and historical backgrounds. Their debut full length album “Elegy of the Orient” was finished quite some time now, but it was finally released on November 2012 via Russian label Haarbn Productions. The band had a complete line-up in the album, since Read more…

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NAUTHISURUZ – Visions

NAUTHISURUZ – Visions

Nauthisuruz is a very interesting band from Russia. Its two members Casurus and Sequoror founded it in 2006 and since then they have composed 7 albums! So far only two of them have been officially released: the fourth “Sanity Funeral” in CD-r by Rigorism Productions in 2007 and now Haarbn Productions released their fifth album “Visions”. Since it’s actually the first professionally printed album it’s most like a “debut” for the band.

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IM NEBEL – Vitriol

IM NEBEL – Vitriol

Im Nebel is a new band, formed in 2006, from Georgia, a country without any glorious past in the black metal scene. They play melodic symphonic black metal and compared to the countless mediocre releases of this genre, I believe they have something to say and that they deserve a chance!

“Vitriol” is the band’s first effort and it’s more than a decent debut. Their symphonic black metal is indeed very melodic and sometimes maybe it’s better to call it Read more…

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