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FUROR GALLICO – Furor Gallico

FUROR GALLICO - Furor Gallico

Celtic music seems to be very popular among folk metal bands and fans; thus so many groups from every corner of the world belong to the general “Celtic metal” genre (even from most unexpected places like Brazil or Uruguay!!). Furor Gallico is one new band of this genre, that comes from Italy and was formed in 2007. Next year they released the demo “390 b.C. – The Glorious Dawn” and two years later their debut self-titled and self-released Read more…

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DRAUGR – De Ferro Italico

DRAUGR - De Ferro Italico

Draugr is an Italian epic folk black metal band, coming from Abruzzo. They begun in 2002 and they had a much more old school black metal approach back then. After several promos the band released its debut album “Nocturnal Pagan Supremacy” with Christhunt Productions in 2006. It was a really good album of raw yet melodic epic pagan black metal with folk elements. Now, five years later, they return with their second release, but this time they decided Read more…

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EXULTET – I Soldati della Croce

EXULTET – I Soldati della Croce

Exulted happens to be one of the bands that I watched since its beginning. So it’s nice for me to see that after some great demos they finally released one of their works with a label. This Italian band from Sicily began in 2003 by Farz (vocals, guitars, bass, synths) and Argoth (drums). They made 3 full-length demos before “I Soldati della Croce” that was self-released as a promo in 2010, before its official re-release from Sullen Records, Read more…

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LORD AGHEROS – Of Beauty and Sadness

LORD AGHEROS – Of Beauty and Sadness

Lord Agheros is the personal project of Gerasimos Evangelou from Sicily (of Greek Origin). “Of Beauty and Sadness” is his third album after 2007’s “Hymn” and next year’s “As-a-Sin” and it takes his music a step forward. Already from the second album, Lord Agheros revealed a more orchestral approach in their music, something even more emphasized in this new work. The terms extreme gothic metal or symphonic black metal that could describe their previous Read more…

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STREBEN – Wild Enchanted Gardens

STREBEN – Wild Enchanted Gardens

The debut album from this Italian duo black metal band is out. Streben begun in 2007 with Cristina Hagalaz who is the mastermind of this band since she composes all music and lyrics, sings and plays bass and keyboards. The other member is Valker (also on Cold Empire) who plays the guitars. On 2008 they released the demo “… of Melancholic Elegies and Wanderlust” and on the end of 2009 Naturmacht released their first full-length “Wild Enchanted Read more…

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NEFERTUM – Revered Lames

NEFERTUM – Revered Lames

Nefertum is a new and rather unknown band from south Italy that has just released its debut album “Revered Lames”. They were formed in 2004 and after 2 demos they decided to record their first full-length. Musically they offer us symphonic black metal influenced by bands like Emperor and Dimmu Borgir, adding of course their own personality.

When it comes to symphonic metal, production is a very important factor and luckily for us Nefertum have done an excellent Read more…

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IN TORMENTATA QUIETE – Teatroelementale

IN TORMENTATA QUIETE – Teatroelementale

It was back in 2005 when I got at my hands the debut same-titled album from In Tormentata Quiete. I remember I liked their unique music very much and I was always wondering if they are going to continue. There was almost no info in their official site, so I was certain that they split up. How mistaken was I! Now, 4 years later, they return with their second work “Teatroelementale” a brilliant masterpiece, deserving every single second of waiting! Read more…

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FORGOTTEN LAND – In Regno Langobardorum

FORGOTTEN LAND - In Regno Langobardorum

Forgotten Land is a new band coming from Italy. They were formed in 2006 by their front-woman Nordic Valkyrja and in 2008 their first demo “Ancient Tales from forgotten Lands” was released. This summer, July 2009 they decided to release their debut album themselves, without any label!

Their music is epic pagan black metal with some folk influences. They have a very good sound, with powerful guitars and drums (with a nice “echo”), reminding me of the sound this genre Read more…

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