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MOROK – Fiery Dances of Dying

MOROK - Fiery Dances of Dying

Morok is a pagan black metal band from Germany, formed back in 2004 by Tur and Berstuk, who are both of Russian ancestry. The band released a promo in 2007 and the demos “In the Forests of Slavia” in 2008 and “By a Maelstrom of Thawed Brooks” in 2009. After the last demo, they took a 3 year break searching for new band members. Finally they returned in 2012 to record their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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KULTASIIPI – Matkalla

KULTASIIPI - Matkalla

German folk metallers Kultasiipi return with their new full-length album “Matkalla“, four years after their debut work. This folk metal band from Berlin was formed in 2006 by Finna and Svana, who were both addicted to Scandinavian metal. What is interesting about this German band is their love for Finland, since their music is influenced by old Finnish folk songs and their lyrics are in Finnish! Their debut album “Metsola” was out in 2009 and now Read more…

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SCHATTENVALD – I / II / III

SCHATTENVALD - I-II-III

Schattenvald is an old German black metal band from Bavaria, formed back in 1998 as the personal project of Nachtsturm, who also plays bass on Cryptic Wintermoon. After 3 demos, “Winterland” and “Nachtvolk” in 2002 and “Dämmertage” in 2004, Schattenvald released their debut full-length album “I” in 2007. Few months later their second album “II” was out, in 2007 again. Next year they released their third work “III“. Read more…

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CIRCSENA – Circsena (EP)

CIRCSENA - Circsena

Circsena is a new German post dark metal band from Norden, founded in 2011 by its two and only members, Daniel Kirchhoff (vocals, guitars, bass, synths) and Jens Wallis (drums, percussions). I am impressed by the presentation of the band, since they have published a full-color 8-page magazine in A4 size, with band biography and description of their concept, revealing also their future plans. The band has chosen the symbol of dryad, a creature half human and half tree, which Read more…

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SIEGHETNAR – Astralwinter (EP)

SIEGHETNAR - Astralwinter

German ambient atmospheric black metal one man band Sieghetnar has just released its new work. The project was formed by Thorkraft in 2005 and was very active in its first steps, with 4 full-length albums in 2 years! Since 2010 though, the band hasn’t released anything new, except for some alternative versions of earlier demos. Finally in the heart of summer 2013, Sieghetnar released a brand new EP entitled “Astralwinter” via their new label Kristallblut Records.

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FRIGORIS – Wind

FRIGORIS - Wind

Frigoris is a German pagan black metal band formed back in 2007 by Dominik Winter. After the demo “Morgenröte” in 2008 and several line-up changes, the band self-released its debut full-length album “Nach dem Krieg…” in 2010. The line-up changes never stopped for the band, but they didn’t give up. In the end of 2012 they signed a one-record deal with the Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records and the South Korean label Misanthropic Art Productions, in 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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FROSTSEELE – Saat der Sterne (EP)

FROSTSEELE - Saat der Sterne

German atmospheric black metallers FrostSeele have just released their second work, the 3-song EP “Saat der Sterne“, one year after their debut album “PrækΩsmium“. The band was formed in 2009, as the personal project of FrostSeele, who composes all music and performs almost everything with the help of few guest musicians. Both of his works are co-released by the Mexican label Self Mutilation Services and the American label Razed Soul Productions.

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