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STORMLORD – Hesperia

STORMLORD - Hesperia

Veteran epic black metallers Stormlord from Rome, Italy have just released their 5th full-length album entitled “Hesperia“, after five years of silence. This great band was formed in 1991 and in their 22 years career they have undergone several line-up and musical style changes, building a very strong name. They have released 5 full-length albums  and 3 EPs among others, while their previous album “Mare Nostrum” was released 5 years ago, back in 2008. Since then, Read more…

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ADE – Spartacus

ADE - Spartacus

ADE is an Italian death metal band from Rome, formed back in 2007 by Messor (guitars), who recently left the band. Since their beginning, they tried to marry this brutal genre with the unique atmosphere of their ancient history, adding Roman and Greek music elements in their sound. The band released its debut EP “Ultima Ratio” in 2008 and next year their first full-length album “Prooemivm Sangvine” was out via Casket Music. Four years later, ADE Read more…

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KANSEIL – Tzimbar Bint (Demo)

KANSEIL - Tzimbar Bint

Kanseil is a new folk metal band from Italy that has gained my respect with their beautiful demo. They come from Fregona, a municipality of the Province of Treviso in Veneto. It is located at the feet of Cansiglio, a plateau in the northern-Italian Prealps, from which the band took its name (Cansiglio = Canséi or Canséjo in Venetian language). Kanseil were formed in the end of 2010 and soon started playing at local gigs and events, either as a Read more…

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AFTERGOD – The Honourable Way (Demo)

AFTERGOD - The Honourable Way

Italian folk metallers AfterGod from Rimini have just released their first work ever, the 4-song demo EP “The Honourable Way“. The band was formed in 2008 by Thomas (keyboards) and Stefano (guitars). The line-up was completed soon and they participated in several concerts, winning also the local musical contest “Bellaria Rock Festival”, something that boosted their self-confidence. In the end of 2009, Virginia joined AfterGod and the band redirected its sound, since the combination of female and male Read more…

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VOLTUMNA – Damnatio Sacrorum

VOLTUMNA - Damnatio Sacrorum

A new black death metal band comes storming from Viterbo, Lazio of Central Italy. Voltumna were formed in 2009 with the intention to mix old school death metal with black metal, inspired lyrically by the local myths and history. In 2011 they self-released the 4-track EP “Chimera” and started touring around Italy, spreading their music. Next year they began recording their first full-length album “Damnatio Sacrorum” that was self-released on March 2013. The band signed a Read more…

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ARTAIUS – The Fifth Season

ARTAIUS - The Fifth Season

Another great new band arises from the lately blooming Italian folk metal scene. Artaius come from Sassuolo near Modena and they were formed in 2008 with the aim to merge metal and folk music. In 2011 they self-released the 4-track demo EP “MMXI” and appeared on various gigs with other Italian folk metal bands. With a new female singer, Sara, the six-piece band released its debut full-length album “The Fifth Season” via the Italian label Moonlight Read more…

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DARISAM – Dingir (EP)

DARISAM - Dingir

Darisam is new band from Ferrara in Italy, founded in the beginning of 2o12, with the intention to play straight blackened death metal, adding a Mediterranean Sumerian “twist” to their music. The band’s first songs were deeply influenced by bands like Behemoth, Nile and Melechesh. After the addition of Umberto Poncina in their line-up, they changed their sound, but they prefer to reveal their evolution in a future work! So, in the end of April 2013, Darisam decided to release Read more…

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FOLK METAL JACKET – Spill This Album (EP)

FOLK METAL JACKET - Spill This Album

Folk Metal Jacket is a new band coming from Modena in Italy. As you can easily guess by their name they are into folk metal! The band was formed in 2009 around the basic idea to combine banjo with melodic folk metal! Soon enough they got a six piece line-up and they started working on some covers. In 2011 and after several line-up changes, they recorded the demo “Our War has Begun“. After some live shows, they signed Read more…

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