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ASA-NOIR – Fall of the Idols

ASA-NOIR - Fall of the Idols

Finnish symphonic epic dark metallers Asa-Noir from the town of Hämeenlinna have recently released their debut album “Fall of the Idols“. The band was originally formed 10 years ago, in 2004, inspired by Norwegian black metal. As more members joined them, new musical influences were added and slowly Asa-Noir’s sound changed, evolving into something more personal. The band self-released its first work, the 5-track EP “Reforming Heathen Origins” in 2011, and in the end of 2013 Read more…

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VORNA – Ajastaika

VORNA - Ajastaika

Vorna is a new Finnish melodic folk black metal band from Tampere that was formed in the end of 2008. Their line-up, which remains the same until today, was completed in 2009, the same year they released their first demo “Menetetty“. In 2010, their second demo “Ammoisen Päivän Raunioilla” was out, followed by a third one in 2011, the 2-song demo “Jäätynyt”. Finally, 5 years after their creation, Vorna signed a deal with Inverse Read more…

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ENSIFERUM – Unsung Heroes

ENSIFERUM - Unsung Heroes

Finland’s epic folk metallers Ensiferum are back with their 5th full-length album “Unsung Heroes“. 17 years after their creation they’ve become one of the leading acts in the genre and they are already among the basic influences of many younger bands. And while their previous album “From Afar” was a typical Ensiferum album, well I can’t say the same for this one…

The album begins with a melodic instrumental intro, which actually reveals the intentions of Read more…

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FINNTROLL – Nifelvind

FINNTROLL – Nifelvind

Finntroll are back with their latest studio album, their fifth full-length in the thirteen years of their existence. This Finnish band is one of the biggest names in the folk metal scene, with a very personal sound and that’s why they are in the ranks of Century Media. I was really amazed by their first two albums, especially “Jaktens Tid” and I found their happy humppa metal very entertaining and original. On the other hand, this “darker” sound Read more…

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ENSIFERUM – From Afar

ENSIFERUM – From Afar

Undoubtedly Ensiferum is one of the most successful bands in the epic viking metal scene. They were formed 15 years ago and they released their impressive self-titled debut in 2001, gaining immediately the respect of fans of the genre, as well as many praising reviews. After that, there were many line-up changes and the band released 2 more full-length albums, one demo collection, one EP, one live DVD and many singles and most of them sold really good. It is Read more…

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OCTOBER FALLS – A Collapse of Faith

OCTOBER FALLS – A Collapse of Faith

October Falls is a very interesting Finnish band, formed in 2001. They began as the personal project of M. Lehto, who still composes all music, but now some new members are added in the group. In the beginning the band played acoustic nature music, very similar to Empyrium, but later they added pagan black metal elements in their music and influences from Katatonia, Opeth and Agalloch. The band released 3 EPs and 2 full-length albums so far, 3 of them Read more…

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WYRD – Kalivägi

WYRD – Kalivägi

Another release from Wyrd, their 8th full-length album is out! Wyrd is a two men’s band from Finland that was founded back in 1998. Tomi Kalliola “Narqath” is actually the mastermind of the band, since he plays all instruments in “Kalivägi”. His bandmate “Wircki” helped him only in the compositions and lyrics this time. Narqath, who was also behind some cult underground epic black metal bands like Hin Onde, Oath of Cirion, Valar, Hellkult, is also a member of Read more…

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI – Shadowheart

KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI – Shadowheart

Sometimes it’s easy to tell a band can make great things. I’ve happened to watch Kivimetsän Druidi since their demos and I was surprised by their quality and I was wondering what are they waiting for in order to release a full-length. So when I learned that they signed in Century Media, it was no surprise for me.

The band comes from Finland and it was formed in 2002 by the Koskinen brothers. Their very well produced demos contained songs Read more…

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