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ADOR DORATH – The Very Essence of Fire

ADOR DORATH - The Very Essence of Fire

Czech symphonic black metallers Ador Dorath from Český Těšín are back with their new album, entitled “The Very Essence of Fire“. It is the 4th full-length album for the band, coming 6 years after their previous masterpiece “Bestiari” from 2008. Ador Dorath were formed back in 1997 and after several line-up changes they released the very promising debut “Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath” in 2002. Their second album “Symbols” was out in Read more…

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PANYCHIDA – Grief for an Idol

PANYCHIDA - Grief for an Idol

Grief for an Idol” is the third full-length album of Czech pagan black metallers Panychida, from Plzeň. This great album is released 2 years after the EP “Woodland Journey” and 3 years after their second full-length album “Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow” from 2010. Panychida were born in 2004 and after their demo in 2006, they released their debut album “Paganized” via Folter Records in 2007. The same label released the second album Read more…

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ODRAEDIR – Troll’s Cave (EP)

ODRAEDIR - Trolls Cave

A new pagan folk metal band from Czech Republic has just released its first official work, the EP “Troll’s Cave“. The band was formed a few years ago and in 2011 released the 5-track demo EP “Pagan Forest“, where they played raw and somehow amateur underground folk pagan black metal. The songs though had some nice parts and I found their powerful guitars very interesting. Let’s see what their new work has to offer…

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VESNA – Slovanská Krev

VESNA - Slovanská Krev

From the ashes of Czech folk black metal band Adultery, Vesna has risen. Adultery was born in 1995, released 2 albums and an EP, but they split up in 2007, after their singer left the band. The same year, the 3 remaining members, together with a new violin player, decided to continue under a new name and a more folk approach. So Vesna (spring in English) is born!

“Slovanská Krev” isn’t actually a new album. This EP was firstly released Read more…

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ADOR DORATH – Bestiari

ADOR DORATH – Bestiari

Ador Dorath is one of the most underestimated bands in the symphonic black / extreme gothic metal genre. I believe that they remain unknown to the masses, only because of their origin and the bad distribution they have, something that I don’t see changing soon… Anyway, let’s take things from the beginning. It was 1997 when this band was formed and it took them five years to release their great (but somehow amateur) debut “Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath”. Read more…

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