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SHTACK – Shtack

SHTACK - Shtack

Shtack is a new Dutch pirate metal band from Reuver that recently released its first work. They were formed in 2008 by Bram and Thimo and were soon joined by Tom. All three of them were members of the melodic death metal band Stygian Sun, who just wanted a new project to express some different ideas and play what they call “thick, fat, heavy pirate metal”. Schtack finally recorded their first full-length album “Shtack“, which was self-released in Read more…

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ENCORION – Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

ENCORION - Our Pagan Hearts Reborn

Pagan folk metallers Encorion from the Southern Netherlands are back with their new work. This 5-piece band was formed in the end of 2007 and one year later their first 3-track promo was out. The band signed a deal with the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records to release their debut full-length album “Facing History and Ourselves“ on the 7th of March 2011. Keeping the same line-up and gaining a lot of experience from numerous live shows, Encorion return Read more…

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RHOVANION – Land of the Wild

RHOVANION - Land of the Wild

Rhovanion is a new folk metal band from Netherlands and they were formed in 2010. Even if they are actually making their first steps, their different self-presentation and attention to detail (cd layout, personal cards, etc.) gave me the impression of a band that takes seriously itself and wants to be as “professional” as possible. On October 6th 2012 this seven-piece band self-released its debut EP “Land of the Wild“.

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CARACH ANGREN – Where the Corpses Sink Forever

CARACH ANGREN - Where the Corpses Sink Forever

Dutch symphonic black metallers Carach Angren return with their third full length album. Formed in 2003, they only needed a demo and a self-released EP, in order to sign to Maddening Media. With this German label they released two wonderful albums: “Lammendam” in 2008 and “Death Came Through a Phantom Ship” in 2010, both receiving praising reviews. It was a matter of time until they jump into a major label and so it happened. In 2012 Read more…

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MONDVOLLAND – Pestvogel (EP)

MONDVOLLAND - Pestvogel

Don’t let this colorful little bird fool you. It might look cute and harmless, but it’s not. It’s really pissed off and mean! “Pestvogel” is the new 3 song EP by the Dutch band Mondvolland and is by far their most aggressive work. They were formed in 2005 by Martijn and Mickeal and after 2 demos they released the 2 song promotional EP “… Daar Naast de Urthensula!” in 2009. The EP helped them to get Read more…

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MYRKVAR – As En Bloed

MYRKVAR - As En Bloed

Hailing from the Netherlands, Myrkvar return with their second full-length album. This folk Viking black metal band was born in 2004, when they also released their first demo. They signed a contract with the Belgian label Shiver Records, who released their very interesting debut album “Als Een Woeste Horde” in 2008. On April 2012, four years after the debut, Shiver Records presents the second full-length of Myrkvar, entitled “As En Bloed”.

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MELECHESH – The Epigenesis

MELECHESH – The Epigenesis

The founders of Mesopotamian black metal are back with their fifth full-length album. Through the years this band has created a “good” name, so they don’t need any introduction. The term black metal isn’t the best to describe them anymore, since the band is constantly changing its style after the second album “Djinn”. They now have a more mainstream sound with a thrash and death metal approach. Of course there are still some black metal elements in their Read more…

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SLECHTVALK – A Forlorn Throne

SLECHTVALK – A Forlorn Throne

Dutch epic black metallers Slechtvalk return with their fourth full-length album, the first one released from Whirlwind Records. The band was formed in 1999 and signed with Fear Dark Records, a label with many “un-black” and Christian metal bands. Slechtvalk is one of those bands, but if you don’t know it you really can’t tell it from the lyrics, or titles, or thematology. On the contrary, especially on this album, their whole concept is epic viking oriented.

From the first Read more…

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