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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including Read more…

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DARKESTRAH – Манас

DARKESTRAH - Manas

Epic shamanic pagan black metallers Darkestrah from Kyrgyzstan released in 2013 their new masterpiece “Манас“, the fifth full-length album of the band. Darkestrah were formed in 1999 by Asbath in Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan, while currently the band members live in Germany. Their music has always been deeply influenced and inspired by their homeland’s culture. Darkestrah have signed to Osmose Productions and “Манас” is their second work released by the French label, after the EP “Khagan Read more…

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DARKESTRAH – Khagan

DARKESTRAH - Khagan

Darkestrah may be the only metal band from Kyrgyzstan, but it is definitely a great one. Their members now reside in Germany, but their music is deeply penetrated by their homeland’s culture and traditions. They began in 1999 and after four full-length albums, their excellent shamanic pagan black metal attracted the attention of Osmose Records, who offered them a contract. So in 2011, 3 years after the impressive “The Great Silk Road” the band releases a brand new Read more…

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DARKESTRAH – The Great Silk Road

DARKESTRAH – The Great Silk Road

Darkestrah is the most known (if not the only one) black metal band from Kyrgyzstan, this unknown to many people Asian land in the western borders of China! They have released 3 great albums in the pagan black metal genre, all of them from No Colours Records and they have a good name in the underground.

Since all their releases so far were more than decent, I expected to listen to something good from their forth effort, but what I Read more…

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