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IZMOROZ – Ктулху

IZMOROZ - Cthulhu

Russian folk humorous black metallers Изморозь (Izmoroz) are back with their new opus “Ктулху” (Cthulhu), their seventh full-length album so far. The band was formed in 2006 as a 2-album project, having a more serious epic Viking oriented approach. After the encouragement of the fans, the band continued, making at the same time a huge turn in its sound and concept in 2010. They are since then playing melodic extreme pagan folk metal with humorous lyrics, mixing various Read more…

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BASTION – Время Борьбы

BASTION - The Time to Fight

Slavic pagan folk metallers Бастион (Bastion) from Krasnoznamensk of Russia are back with an impressive new album. Formed back in 2002, they released several demos and suffered various line-up changes, before they finally record and release their debut full-length album “Рассвет Сварога” in 2011. In the end of 2013, Bastion return with their second full-length album, entitled “Время Борьбы” released via the Russian label Der Schwarze Tod.                Read more…

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CHERNYE OZERA – Хандра

CHERNYE OZERA - Khandra

Russian atmospheric black metal band Чёрные Озёра (Chernye Ozera = Black Lakes) has just released its newest work “Хандра“, which means “Blue“. The band was formed in 2008 and had many releases all these years, including 5 full-length albums, most of them in CD-R editions, 2 EPs and 3 split albums. In its first works the band had a more underground raw pagan black metal approach in their music. “Хандра” is the sixth full-length Read more…

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СТОЖАР – Ни Шагу Назад

STOZHAR - No Retreat

Russian epic pagan folk metallers Стожар (Stozhar) from Yaroslavl have recently released their debut full-length album “Ни Шагу Назад (No Retreat)“. The band was formed in 2005 with only two members, Yarosvet and Elena Lebedeva. As a duo, Стожар recorded and self-released the demo “Языческая Русь” in 2007, but after that Elena left the band. Yarosvet gathered new members and in 2009 the band started its first concerts. After several changes the final line-up, that remains Read more…

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MOROK – Fiery Dances of Dying

MOROK - Fiery Dances of Dying

Morok is a pagan black metal band from Germany, formed back in 2004 by Tur and Berstuk, who are both of Russian ancestry. The band released a promo in 2007 and the demos “In the Forests of Slavia” in 2008 and “By a Maelstrom of Thawed Brooks” in 2009. After the last demo, they took a 3 year break searching for new band members. Finally they returned in 2012 to record their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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LAST WAIL – Memories

LAST WAIL - Memories

Russian folk death metallers Last Wail from Omsk of southwestern Siberia have recently released their second work. Last Wail were formed in 2008 with the intention to combine melodic extreme metal with folk metal. They signed to Stygian Crypt Productions and their debut full-length album “The Tale of Endless Night” was out in 2011. Two years later, in the summer of 2013, they returned with their sophomore full-length album “Memories” released again by their label Stygian Read more…

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ELDERWIND – Волшебство Живой Природы

ELDERWIND - The Magic of Nature

An enchanting masterpiece of atmospheric black metal comes from this new Russian band. Elderwind were formed in 2009 by Vyacheslav (music, all instruments) from Yekaterinburg, on the border of Europe and Asia. Soon two more members, Alexandr (vocals) and Andrey (drums), joined him and as a trio the band worked on its debut full-length “Волшебство Живой Природы – The Magic of Nature“. The album was released at the end of 2012 by Deleting Soul Records, a Nihil Art Read more…

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MYSTERIA MORTIS – Воды Тунд

MYSTERIA MORTIS - Waters of Tund

Mysteria Mortis is a new gem of the Slavic folk pagan metal scene, coming from the Far Eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Комсомольск-на-Амуре) near Japan and North-East China! The band was formed in 2009 by Annette Ignis, Danila “Finn” Kut’ko and Sviatoslav Postevoy. After line-up additions and changes the band participated in several gigs and they started recording their first album. Finally they signed a contract with the Russian label More Hate Productions, who released their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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