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DIABULA RASA – Ars MedioHeavy

DIABULA RASA - Ars MedioHeavy

Diabula Rasa is an excellent folk metal band from Lugo, Italy. They are active for 13 years now, but I had never heard of them before, something I totally regret, but it also reveals the bad promotion they had so far, since I am into this genre for many years now. Anyway, better late than never! They were formed in 2000, under the name Tabula Rasa by their leader Luca Veroli and with this name they released the debut album Read more…

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EMYN MUIL – Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga

EMYN MUIL - Turin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga

Emyn Muil is the third solo project of Nartum (Saverio Giove) from Bari, after Valtyr (Viking black metal) and Ymir (ambient black metal). As you can tell by its name, the band’s music is inspired by Tolkien (Emyn Muil was a maze of rocky crags in Middle-Earth) and this album is based exclusively on Tolkien’s book “The Children of Húrin“. Nartum was preparing this project a long time ago, but the band was officially formed and “named” in Read more…

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VALLORCH – Neverfade

VALLORCH - Neverfade

Venetian folk metallers Vallorch have just released their first full-length work. The band was formed in the end of 2010 by Marco, Massimo and Matteo with the ambition to marry traditional folk music and death metal. Soon enough 4 more members joined in, so they completed their line-up as a seven-piece band. On May 2012 they self released the 5-track EP “Stories of North” and signed to Moonlight Records in order to release their debut album “Neverfade Read more…

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LORD AGHEROS – Demiurgo

LORD AGHEROS - Demiurgo

Italian ambient black metal band Lord Agheros from Sicily is back with its fourth full-length album “Demiurgo“. After some early experiments with other groups, Gerassimos Evangelou decided to start his own band, in order to express his personal mood and emotions. The project began around 2000, but its first work “Hymn” came out in 2007. His next 2 albums “As-a-Sin” in 2008 and “Of Beauty and Sadness” in 2010 were released by Read more…

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FOLKENTROLL – Jester of Chaos

FOLKENTROLL - Jester of Chaos

FolkenTroll is a new folk metal band from Lecce, Italy. They were born in 2009 by Marco Carangelo (guitars) and Luca de Marco (bass). They soon completed their line-up and started composing their own songs, covering Korpiklaani songs and participating in many gigs. They soon decided to release their debut EP, choosing their best songs so far. So in 2011 they entered the studio as a six-piece band and released the mini CD “Jester of Chaos“.

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SOKROVENNO – De Rerum Natura

SOKROVENNO - De Rerum Natura

Sokrovenno is an Italian pagan black metal band from Como. They are rather unknown, even if they exist since 2005 and their music is actually very good. In 2007 they self released the 3 song demo “Flammantia Moenia Mundi (The Flaming Walls of World)” and 2 years later on August 2009 they released their only full-length album so far “De Rerum Natura (About the Nature of Things)” via Bleak Art Records.

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RIUL DOAMNEI – Fatima

RIUL DOAMNEI - Fatima

Despite the fact they were formed back in 1999 and have toured and cooperated with many big bands of the genre, Italian symphonic black metallers Riul Doamnei remain relatively unknown to the masses. After the demo “Stramoniologie des Geistes” in 2002, the band released the EP “Le Serpent Rouge” in 2006. Next year their debut full-length album “Apocryphal” was out by the French label Deadsun Records. In 2011 it was re-released by the Russian Read more…

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SATVRNIA TELLVS – Elysivm

SATVRNIA TELLVS – Elysivm

Satvrnia Tellvs is an one-man-band from Italy and Naples in particular. Hostis began this project in 2009 releasing a 3-track promo EP. His music is underground black metal, with acoustic and ambient passages, deeply influence by the Greek-Roman history and mythology. In the end of 2011 Satvrnia Tellvs released its debut full-length album “Elysivm” with the Italian label Eternal Winter Records.

The first self-titled song begins with a nice acoustic intro, before the guitars and screaming vocals make Read more…

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