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RAUHNÅCHT – Vorweltschweigen

RAUHNACHT - Vorweltschweigen

Rauhnåcht is a new Austrian pagan black metal band (there is also a German black metal band and another Austrian folk/funk/rock band with the same name). It is the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller, who is also in the bands Golden Dawn, Sternenstaub and Wallachia. The band was founded in 2010 and in the end of the same year released its debut album “Vorweltschweigen” via Sturmklang Records.

The band calls its style pure Alpine black metal and is Read more…

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CHRYST – PhantasmaChronica

CHRYST - PhantasmaChronica

Chryst is a new name in the avant-garde psychedelic black metal scene, but not an entirely new band! Chrystof Niederwieser, was one of the founding members of the Austrian avant-garde black metal band Korova back in 1990. They released the albums “A Kiss in the Charnel Fields” in 1995 and “Dead Like an Angel” in 1998. In 2000 they changed their name to Korovakill and one year later released the album “WaterHells”. After that Read more…

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ANGIZIA – Kokon

ANGIZIA – Kokon

Some of you may still remember this unique band from Austria, with its really unusual and bizarre albums. Formed back in 1994, they were signed by Napalm Records, who released their first four works; a split with Amestigon and 3 full-length albums. They were playing a very distinctive mix of avant-garde metal, classical music, operatic female vocals and extreme screaming male ones. Their 3 first works were simply brilliant. Especially the debut album “Die Kemenaten Scharlachroter Lichter”, with Read more…

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BIFRÖST – Heidenmetal

BIFRÖST – Heidenmetal

Bifrost is a name often used in metal and there are many bands with this name. Bifröst with (¨) though come from Austria and they were formed in 2005. In 2006 they finished the album “Schlachtklänge” that was never released. Four years later Einheit Produktionen released their new (but actually first official) album “Heidenmetal”.

The band belongs in the epic death black metal genre with a folk Viking approach. Their music is based on the guitar Read more…

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WOODTEMPLE – Sorrow of the Wind

WOODTEMPLE – Sorrow of the Wind

This is the fourth full-length album by the Austrian one-man band Woodtemple and the first in the new label Folk Produktionen. Aramath formed the band in 1998 and his music style so far was pagan epic raw black metal, very close to Graveland’s sound. With this new album though, Woodtemple seem able to make the great step into a new personal style!

Their black metal remains relatively raw, but it is enriched with many folk instruments that add a totally Read more…

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