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CREPUSCLE – Draconian Winter

CREPUSCLE - Draconian Winter

American epic melodic death metallers Crepuscle from Redwood City, California have recently released their debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2006 under the name Draconian Winter and released the demo EP “Silent Reverie” in 2007. After several line-up changes and music experimentation, they decided to give a new name to the project, thus Crepuscle was born. They began recording their debut album since 2010 and they managed to self-release it only four years later, in August Read more…

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APPALACHIAN WINTER – The Epochs That Built the Mountains

APPALACHIAN WINTER - The Epochs That Built the Mountains

American epic symphonic black metal band Appalachian Winter has recently released its new album, entitled “The Epochs That Built the Mountains“. The band was formed back in 2008 as the personal project of D.G. Klyne from Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, who composed and played everything with the help of few guest members from time to time. As a one-man-band, he had already released 5 full-length albums, one EP and a split album until 2013. In their sixth album however, Appalachian 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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OUBLIETTE – Apparitions

OUBLIETTE - Apparitions

Melodic black metal band Oubliette from Tennessee, USA has just released its first work. They are a relatively new band, since they were formed just in 2011. There is actually not much info about them in their official pages, except that 2 of their members also play on Æther Realm and Inferi. Their debut full-length album is entitled “Apparitions” and it was released via the American label The Artisan Era on August 1st 2014.        Read more…

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SKOGSHALLEN – Ölrunir’s Saga

SKOGSHALLEN - Olrunir's Saga

American Viking folk black metal band Skogshallen from California has recently released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2005 (with a different name) as the solo project of Vidfrey and remains a one-man-band with several guest musicians since then. In 2011 Skogshallen released the demo album “Northern Lights” and 3 years later, on May 1st 2014, the time for the debut album has come. “Ölrunir’s Saga” is a self-released album, while its physical Read more…

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FENRIS – Across the Darkened Skies

FENRIS - Across the Darkened Skies

Fenris is a new melodic folk black death metal band from Texas, USA that has just released its first work. The band was formed in 2013, motivated by the desire to combine elements of pagan folk music with epic heavy “extreme” metal and bring their music “to all the land and seven seas“. Pretty soon, without any demo, Fenris recorded their debut full-length “Across the Darkened Skies“, which was self released on March 5th, 2014. It Read more…

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ERED WETHRIN – Tides of War

ERED WETHRIN - Tides of War

American epic atmospheric black metal band Ered Wethrin, the solo project of Sven Smith from Salt Lake City of Utah, has just released its debut full-length album “Tides of War“. Sven formed the band back in 2004, but he never released anything with Ered Wethrin all these years. He managed though to gain the attention of the German label Northern Silence Productions, who signed the band. Finally, their first full-length album was out on February 14th 2014, containing Read more…

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EMPYREAN THRONE – Demonseed (EP)

EMPYREAN THRONE - Demonseed

Empyrean Throne is a new blackened death metal band from Southern California, USA. They were formed in the summer of 2011 by Andrew Knudsen (vocals) and John Ashbaugh (bass) during a journey to the Scandinavian Peninsula. More band members joined them soon and they started their live activity in 2012. With their complete 6-piece line-up they recorded their debut EP “Demonseed” and released it in the end of 2013 via Erthe & Axen Records.                   Read more…

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