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AMOCUALLI – Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi

AMOCUALLI - Nu Kontavi na Tzi'i

Mexican pre-Hispanic folk black metallers Amocualli are back with their second full-length album “Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi“. Amocualli come from Tuxpan, Jalisco and were initially formed in 2005 as a solo project. After a quite long break for several years, they managed to get a complete line-up in 2012 and it was only last year that they released their debut full-length work “Tlayoualotl“. The band has been very active since then and in the summer of Read more…

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AMOCUALLI – Tlayoualotl

AMOCUALLI - Tlayoualotl

Tlayoualotl” is the debut full-length album from Amocualli, a Mexican pre-Hispanic folk black metal band from Tuxpan, Jalisco. The band was formed in 2005 as the personal project of Varek, with the intention to mix black metal with traditional music from his homeland. The same year he released the demo “Mahuala Teteo“, but after that he decided to stop this project! Luckily in 2012 Varek (now as Ilhuitemóc) decided to resurrect Amocualli, this time with a Read more…

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XIPE TOTEK KALPUL – Uitsnauatlampaj

XIPE TOTEK KALPUL - Uitsnauatlampaj

Xipe Totek Kalpul is a Mexican folk black metal band from México City, formed on August of 2006. Since its beginning the band is constantly changing and evolving both musically and philosophically. Band members are on a continuous research on the various indigenous cultures of Mexico and America and on their music. They released their first demo “Yohualahuanatzin” in 2009 followed by the debut EP “Xoxopantla“, later the same year. In 2012 they self-released their first Read more…

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GRIM SKÖLL – The Woods Shall Cry Forever

GRIM SKÖLL – The Woods Shall Cry Forever

Grim Sköll is the personal project of Baal Taran, who formed the band in 2007. He is also member of many other Mexican bands, like Benatnash, Eidyllion, Dazhbog and Zonei, while he was an ex-member of Ereshkigal. In other words he is deeply involved in the underground Mexican scene. With Grim Sköll he explores his pagan side and this is his second album, after 2008’s debut “The Eleven Rivers of Hverlmir”.

The band’s music is pagan black metal Read more…

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FROM THE SUNSET, FOREST AND GRIEF – … Empty, Cold & Forgotten…

FROM THE SUNSET, FOREST AND GRIEF - Empty, Cold & Forgotten

From the Sunset, Forest and Grief is the solo project of Daniel Cuvarrubias from Mexico. The band was formed in 2002, but it was only the end of 2009 when the debut album “… Empty, Cold & Forgotten…” was released by the German label Naturmacht Productions.

The band presents a dark depressive nature inspired black metal album, definitely keyboard based, with really dark melancholic melodies. Guitars and drums have a more secondary role in the melodies, creating a mid-tempo rhythmic Read more…

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