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ABINCHOVA – Wegweiser

ABINCHOVA - Wegweiser

Wegweiser” is the second full-length album of the Lucerne-based folk metal band Abinchova. Even if the first seeds date back in 2005, this Swiss band was officially formed in 2009, the same year that released its first EP “Hörensagen”. In 2011 Abinchova self-released their debut full-length album “Versteckte Pfade”, taking things in a much more professional level. In 2012 the 7″ single “Handgeschrieben” was out, once again self-released. For this new album, Read more…

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DELION – Tales of the Northern Realm (EP)

DELION - Tales of the Northern Realm

Delion is a new epic folk black metal band from Genève of Switzerland. The band was formed in 2010, but was not so active during its first years, until the end of 2012 when they took things more seriously. In the summer of 2013 they released the 6-track demo “The Beginning” and on May 2014 they self-released their debut EP “Tales of the Northern Realm“.          Read more…

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THE LAND OF THE SNOW – Belonging to Nowhere (EP)

THE LAND OF THE SNOW - Belonging to Nowhere

The Land of the Snow is a new one-man-band from Zürich, Switzerland. It is the personal project of the experimental guitarist Joel Gilardini, who started them in 2010 under the name The Gila Monster. After a short break and inner search, Joel returned in 2011 renaming his project into The Land of the Snow. In April 2012 he released the 4-track digital EP “The Land of the Snow” and he also started collaborating with the Italian visual artist Read more…

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TROLLORT – Blood Fest Starts

TROLLORT - Blood Fest Starts

Trollort is a new folk extreme metal band from the canton of Valais in Switzerland. They were formed in 2011 as a four-piece group, but 2 more members joined them the same year. In the summer of 2012 Mathilde joined them on accordion, giving new possibilities to the band. As a 7-piece band they started recording their first album, which was finished almost half year later. Finally, on July 2013, Trollort self-released their debut full-length “Blood Fest Starts“. Read more…

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CALADMOR – Of Stones and Stars

CALADMOR - Of Stones and Stars

Caladmor is an epic folk metal band from Zürich, Switzerland that was formed back in 2001 under the name Pale. As Pale they released a full-length album in 2005 and an EP in 2007. In 2009 they changed their name to Caladmor and next year they released the album “Midwinter” via Twilight Vertrieb. On August 2013 they decided to release their new album “Of Stones and Stars” this time on their own, without any label behind. Read more…

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DREAMSHADE – The Gift of Life

DREAMSHADE - The Gift of Life

When an album has a very strong opener song, then you know that it will be good. That’s the feeling that I got when I listened to “Photographs“, the first song of Dreamshade’s new album. The band comes from Switzerland and this is their second album after 2011 “What Silence Hides“. I haven’t heard their debut album, so I didn’t know what to expect from them, and I must say I am amazed.

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BLACK JADE – …und Alle Pfade Sind Versunken Tief im Schatten

BLACK JADE - und Alle Pfade Sind Versunken Tief im Schatten

Swiss black metallers Black Jade have released their and 4th full-length album “…und Alle Pfade Sind Versunken Tief im Schatten”. The band began in 2000 and their music can be described as Tolkien inspired epic black metal. After their raw black metal debut “Forest of Edoras” in 2003 they released “…of Forest and Fire…” in 2005, where they tried to mix raw black metal and acoustic epic melodic songs with female vocals and the Read more…

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ABINCHOVA – Versteckte Pfade

ABINCHOVA – Versteckte Pfade

Abinchova is a new Swiss band from Lucerne formed in 2005. Since 2008 they have a complete line-up consisting of 7 members. In 2009 they released a demo EP “Hörensagen” that I soon got in my hands. Its very interesting package raised my expectations, but the music, even if it was good, it suffered a lot from bad production and mediocre vocals. In March 2011 the band felt ready to make the big step and release its debut Read more…

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