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SCHWARZWALD – Welcome to Trolland (Demo)

SCHWARZWALD - Welcome to Trolland

Their name might be of German origin, but Schwarzwald is actually a Spanish folk metal band from Tenerife. Their guitarist, vocalist and composer Satur, originally started them as a personal project in 2005, releasing the demo “Journey Through the Night“. Officially though, as a complete seven piece band, they were formed in 2010 and soon enough they played in several local festivals and gigs. After some line-up changes, there are now six members in the band and with Read more…

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LUX DIVINA – Possessed by Telluric Feelings

LUX DIVINA - Possessed by Telluric Feelings

Spanish pagan black metallers Lux Divina from Barcelona return with their second full-length album “Possessed by Telluric Feelings“. Formed in 1998 by their vocalist Norax, they had many line-up changes and it took them 11 years until their first full-length album. They released several demos and EPs before though. In 2009, their impressive debut “From the Tomb to Nature’s Blood” was out via Ars Magna Recordings and in 2013 the band signed to the German label Einheit Produktionen, Read more…

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ELFFOR – Heriotz Sustraiak

ELFFOR - Heriotz Sustraiak

Two years after “Frostbitten Pain” this one man project from Basque Country returns with its sixth full-length album. Elffor were formed back in the end of 1995 by their one and only member since then, Eöl and have released totally 6 six full-length albums, all independently. Their first 4 works have been completely re-recorded, remastered and re-released by Northern Silence Productions. “Heriotz Sustraiak” was theoretically released at the end of 2012, but it was the beginning Read more…

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CRYSTALMOORS – Circle of the Five Serpents

CRYSTALMOORS - Circle of the Five Serpents

CrystalMoors is a Spanish pagan metal band from Santander, Cantabria. They began in 1995 as a personal side-project of Erun-Dagoth, whose main band was Eldereon (ex-Moonshine). The early steps of CrystalMoors were closer to underground black metal. With the passing of time, the band got a full line-up and more Celtic folk influences were added to its sound. After three demos, they finally released their debut EP “The Unconquered Land” in 2003, followed 4 years later by the Read more…

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ILBELTZ / HANTERNOZ / ANCEISURAL ERITANCE – D’Anjou En Vasconie – La Très Grande Chasse D’Hellequin

ILBELTZ - HANTERNOZ - ANCEISURAL ERITANCE

An interesting 3-way split is released by the French label Antiq. “D’Anjou En Vasconie – La Très Grande Chasse D’Hellequin” includes only 3 songs, one of each band, but it lasts for over 41 minutes, since each song is very long. Ilbeltz come from Spain, while Hanternoz and Anceisural Eritance come from France. This album is based on an ancient story that takes place around Brittany. Each band has done its own interpretation about it.

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LLVME – Yía De Nuesu

LLVME - Yia de Nuesu

Two years after their debut album “Fogeira de Sueños” the Spanish folk metal band Llvme is back with its new work. Nandu is the only remaining member of the original line-up and the one who actually founded Llvme, after the end of his previous band Chaotic Hope. Anyway he was always the mastermind of the band, since he composes the majority of the music. In this new album Llvme return as a duet, with Nandu performing all instruments Read more…

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XERIÓN – Cantares das Loitas Esquecidas

XERIÓN – Cantares das Loitas Esquecidas

It’s been now 10 years since the beginning of this band. Back in 2001, Nocturno decided to create a one-man band with the name Xerión, inspired by the Celtic mythology of his homeland, Galicia (northwestern Spain). With the passing of years many new members joined or left Xerión and the band released several demos and split albums. In 2007 they released their first full length “Nocturnal Misantropia” after signing to their new label Schwarzdorn Production. In the second Read more…

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AIUMEEN BASOA – Iraganeko Bide Malkartsutik

AIUMEEN BASOA – Iraganeko Bide Malkartsutik

Folk metal is a very overcrowded genre with many sub-genres. Folk black metal is one of them, counting many bands, some great, some good and many crap… And if by the term folk black metal you get a taste about what you are going to listen to, Aiumeen Basoa is a totally different case! This Basque band was formed in 1994, but they only released a split album “Triarchy of Vasconia” in 2001 with Adhur and Ilbeltz. When Read more…

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