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ALPHAYN – Heimkehr

ALPHAYN - Heimkehr

Alphayn is a new heathen metal band from Vienna of Austria. They were formed in 2013 by a group of friends, who remain together since the beginning, with only one line-up change. After a year of hard rehearsals and gigs, Alphayn started in 2014 the recording of their debut full-length album “Heimkehr” at Origin Audio Studio. The album was finally self-released on September 30th, 2014.            Read more…

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STURMPERCHT / RAUHNÅCHT – Zur Ew’gen Ruh

STURMPERCHT - RAUHNACHT - Zur Ew'gen Ruh

Sturmpercht and Rauhnåcht are two Austrian bands that decided to cooperate for the release of this beautiful split album, each one giving its own version of Alpine folk music. Sturmpercht is a totally acoustic Alpine folk band, while Rauhnåcht play atmospheric pagan folk black metal. The idea behind this cooperation isn’t new, since the two bands have worked together again, for the EP version of “Zur Ew’gen Ruh” back in 2012. Now they decided to repeat this experiment Read more…

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DORNENREICH – Freiheit

DORNENREICH - Freiheit

Dornenreich is a band that needs no introduction. If you have listened to even one song from them, you can easily understand they are a whole music style on their own, beyond any typical genre categorization. This unique Austrian band was formed back in 1996 and released its first two albums, that were closer to avant-garde black metal, via CCP Records. After that they signed to Prophecy Productions and in 2001 released their 3rd album, the masterpiece “Her von Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Urzeitgeist

RAUHNACHT - Urzeitgeit

Urzeitgeist” is the new album of Alpine black metal band Rauhnåcht from Untersberg, Austria. Stefan Traunmüller (also in Golden Dawn, Wallachia and several other bands in the past) formed them in 2010 as his solo project. His debut album “Vorweltschweigen” was released the same year, while in 2012 he released 2 EPs (one of them is a teaser to their new album) and one split EP with Sturmpercht. Finally in the spring of 2014 his second Read more…

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HEATHEN FORAY – Inner Force

HEATHEN FORAY - Inner Force

Heathen Foray, the Austrian epic melodic heathen death metal band from Graz, has just released its 3rd full-length album, entitled “Inner Force“. Formed in 2005, Heathen Foray released the demo “Forest” in 2007 and then they signed a deal with the German label Black Bards. With their new label they released their first two full-length albums, “The Passage” in 2009 and “Armored Bards” in 2010. For their new work the band decided Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Waldeinsamkeit (EP)

RAUHNACHT - Waldeinsamkeit

Austrian Alpine black metal band Rauhnåcht from Untersberg, the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller, will soon release its second full-length work “Urzeitgeist“. In the end of 2012 the band released a wonderful EP entitled “Waldeinsamkeit“, an album that was actually composed between 2003 and 2009, before the “official” creation of the band in 2010. In the end of 2010 Rauhnåcht released their debut album “Vorweltschweigen” and in 2012 the split EP “Zur Ew’gen Read more…

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WALDSCHRAT – Nostalgie.Resonanz

WALDSCHRAT - Nostalgie Resonanz

Austrian pagan black metallers Waldschrat have finally released their debut album. The band was formed in 2009 by Sarolf, Eventyr and T.R. and the same year they released their demo “Der Alte Pfad“. In 2010 though, they lost interest in this project and decided to pause it. Luckily enough, Sarolf and Eventyr resurrected Waldschrat in 2012 and the band participated in the Burzum-tribute “Forsvunnet Filosofem”. After several line-up additions and changes, they started working on their Read more…

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SIEGHETNAR / URUK-HAI – Split

SIEGHETNAR - URUK-HAI - Split

Sieghetnar and Uruk-Hai are two bands with many similarities. First of all they both belong in the generic ambient black metal genre. Sieghetnar is the personal project of Thorkraft from Germany and Uruk-Hai the personal project of Alex Wieser from Austria. Both bands have released many albums and re-released several of them in various editions. Back in 2010, Nordsturm Productions released a split album with 3 songs of each band, which I only recently got in my hands. I guess Read more…

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