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ILBELTZ – Auskan Gabiltz Olatun Gainian (1598 Potrobizargorri I)

ILBELTZ – Auskan Gabiltz Olatun Gainian

The debut album of Ilbeltz is finally out. This band from Basque Country isn’t new at all! It exists from 1995 and if the name reminds something to some of you, it is because Ilbeltz participated in the 3-way split “Triarchy of Vasconia” in 2001, together with Aiumeen Basoa and Adhur. Until the release of the split the band was very active with gigs, but after that they stopped. In the meantime they composed some songs and now Read more…

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ELFFOR – Frostbitten Pain

ELFFOR – Frostbitten Pain

Elffor is the personal project of Eöl and it begun back on 1995. It was 1998 when Elffor released their first album “Into the Dark Forest…”. After that, three more albums followed, “Son of the Shades” in 2002, “From the Throne of Hate” in 2004 and “The Unblessed Woods” in 2006, all of them self-released by Eöl. After their 4th album, the German label Northern Silence decided to re-release their first albums Read more…

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LLVME – Fogeira de Sueños

LLVME – Fogeira de Sueños

Llvme is a newly formed band from Salamanca, Spain. They exist from 2007, when Nandu, keyboard player of the black metal band Chaotic Hope, decided to create a new band. After the split-up of Chaotic Hope, two of their members joined the band, together with a new guitarist. The new band follows a quite different path from the fast epic black metal style of Chaotic Hope. “Fogeira de Sueños” is their debut album and it was released on Read more…

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LUX DIVINA – From the Tomb to Nature’s Blood

LUX DIVINA – From the Tomb to Nature's Blood

Lux Divina isn’t a new band. They are from Barcelona, Spain and they were formed back in 1998. After one demo, they released the EP “Occasus Caeremonia” in 2001 and a promo in 2003. In 2004 they released a compilation album that contained their 3 aforementioned works, entitled “New Days for the Ancient Wisdom”. They played pagan black metal with some synths, but since they actually never made a full-length album and they had many line-up changes, they somehow Read more…

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VIHMANA – Templo

VIHMANA – Templo

Another new solo project band, this time coming from Spain. Nacho Hernadez (also in La Dolorosa) is the man behind Vihmana, an ethnic folk death metal band he formed in 2007. “Templo” is his first effort, that is something between an EP and full-length, since it lasts for almost 30 minutes.

From the first moments of the CD it’s obvious that we have to deal with a very special band. Vihmana create an ethnic, eastern, almost ritual atmosphere, with many Read more…

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