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FROZEN OCEAN – Trollvinter

FROZEN OCEAN - Trollvinter

The 6th full-length album of Frozen Ocean, entitled “Trollvinter“, was released on the beginning of 2013. It’s not the latest work of this project though, since 3 more full-length albums and one split EP were released afterwards. This quite unusual band is the solo project of Vaarwel from Moscow, Russia, who is constantly experimenting with various music styles since 2005, when he released his first demo. This particular album though is one of its kind even for Frozen Read more…

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BJARM – Imminence

BJARM - Imminence

Bjarm is a new Russian symphonic black / death metal band from Severodvinsk in Arkhangelsk region. They were formed in 2009 and next year they released the demo “Defect” and gave their first live shows. After several line-up changes Bjarn started working on their first album and in the end of 2012 they entered the studio to record it. They finally managed to sign a deal with the Russian label Fono Ltd and on February 18th 2014 their Read more…

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FROZEN OCEAN / PETRYCHOR – Autumn Bridges (EP)

FROZEN OCEAN + PETRYCHOR - Autumn Bridges

Autumn Bridges” is a really beautiful split EP, a nice collaboration of two very interesting one-man bands. Frozen Ocean is the ever-changing personal project of Vaarwel from Russia and Petrychor is the atmospheric folk black metal band of Tad Piecka from USA. Vaarwel has asked many projects to participate in this album, but finally only Petrychor accepted his invitation for this autumn-inspired EP. “Autumn Bridges” was recorded between 2011 and 2012 and it was finally released Read more…

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GRAI – Mlada

GRAI - Mlada

Russian pagan folk metallers Грай (Grai) from Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan will soon release their new full-length album, entitled “Млада – Mlada“. The band was formed in 2005 as Raven Blood, then changed to Ворог and finally to Грай in 2007. Their debut full-length “Полынь-Трава” was out in 2009 via Volh Records. Their second album “О Земле Родной” was released via SoundAge Records in 2011. Both these albums were later re-released via the Dutch label Read more…

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FROZEN OCEAN – The Dyson Swarm

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Frozen Ocean is the personal project of Vaarwel from Moscow, Russia. The band was formed at the end of 2005 and has countless releases since then, including 9 full-length albums! The truth is that I had seen several of their albums around, but I never happened to actually listen to their music. Thankfully enough, Frozen Ocean’s 8th full-length album “The Dyson Swarm” was released on March 2014 via the German label Kristallblut Records, so I got it in Read more…

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ZERGEYTH – Pajot Kezäs Kodoilas

ZERGEYTH - Pajot Kezas Kodoilas

Zergeyth is a rather unknown Russian one-man band from Saint Petersburg that has recently released its first work. There is not much info available about them, except that they are the solo project of Sergey Nikiforov, who is also a member of the Aggro-industrial band Repus Tuto Matos. The first sign of life for Zergeyth was the participation in the tribute album “Triumph und Wille — A Tribute to Burzum” in 2006 with the cover on “Tomhet Read more…

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NIMPHAION – Flame of Faith

NIMPHAION - Flame Of Faith

Flame of Faith” is the second album of the Russian symphonic black metallers Nimphaion from Shuya. Since its creation, the band has suffered several line-up changes and after 2 demos in 2005 and 2009 they finally released their debut album “In Darkness” via Musica Production in 2011. In April 2013 Nimphaion released the single “Sacrifice” including two songs of the upcoming album and they finally signed a deal with More Hate Productions and released Read more…

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ARKUDA – Под Покровом Веков

ARKUDA - Pod Pokrovom Vekov

Аркуда (Arkuda) is a Russian folk pagan metal band from Irkutsk, formed back in 2007. Their name comes from the Greek word for bear (αρκούδα). The band started its live performances in the end of 2008, when also its first demo was recorded. They signed a deal with the Russian label More Hate Productions and in 2013 they recorded their debut full-length album “Под Покровом Веков“, which was finally released in January of 2014.                  Read more…

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