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TWILIGHTFALL – The Energy of Soul

TWILIGHTFALL - The Energy of Soul

Twilightfall is a new Ukrainian metal band from Kharkov, formed in 2010 and “The Energy of Soul” is their debut full-length album and their only release so far. And while the band is relatively new, its founder Wortherax is one of the veterans of the Ukrainian metal scene. Back in 1993 he was guitarist of Suppuration, the death metal band that later evolved to Nokturnal Mortum. He was one of the starting members of Nokturnal Mortum and participated Read more…

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STRYVIGOR – Забуте Вiками

STRYVIGOR - Forgotten by Ages

Stryvigor is a new Ukrainian atmospheric pagan black metal band from Khmelnytskyi. They were formed in 2012 by Khladogard (guitars) and Dusk (vocals, bass) and at the same year they composed their debut album “Забуте Вiками – Forgotten by Ages“. Soon their third member Rungvar joined them in the drums and in the end of 2013 they started recording the album. Finally Stryvigor signed to the Ukrainian label Svarga Music and their debut full-length was out on September Read more…

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SVARGA – Spirit of the Land

SVARGA - Spirit of the Land

It’s been already 10 years since the last work from the Ukrainian pagan black metal band Сварга (Svarga). They were formed in 2002 and released their debut full-length album “Символ Bолі” in 2003. In 2004 they released a remake of their demo EP “Явь Bоздымает” in CD format and after that the band was practically silent, since they only participated in 3 tribute albums, the last one in 2009. On September of 2014 though, they return Read more…

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QUINTESSENCE MYSTICA – Duality

QUINTESSENCE MYSTICA - Duality

Ukrainian symphonic black metal duo Quintessence Mystica is back with its second work. The band was formed in 2008 by Master Alafern, violinist of the Academy Symphony Orchestra of Kharkov Philharmonic Hall (also in Thunderkraft, Святогор, Триглав)! He plays all instruments in the band and is responsible for part of the vocals, while Dromos Aniliagos is the main vocalist. Their debut album “The 5th Harmonic of Death” was recorded in 2009 and was released in 2011 via the Read more…

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ZGARD – Созерцание / Contemplation

ZGARD - Contemplation

Zgard is the personal atmospheric pagan black metal project of Yaromisl from West Ukraine, who is also a member of the pagan metal band Говерла (Goverla). Zgard were formed in 2010 and have been over-productive, releasing three full-length albums and one split with Prohod since 2012! The band changed 3 labels before signing to Svarga Music in order to release its fourth full-length album “Созерцание – Contemplation“, which will be out on June 23, 2014.        Read more…

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RAVENTALE – Mémoires

RAVENTALE - Memoires

Ukrainian atmospheric blackened metal band Raventale released a very interesting compilation in the summer of 2013, entitled “Mémoires“, co-released by Satanath Records and Dark East Productions. Raventale is the personal project of Astaroth Merc, who formed them back in 2005. They have released 6 full-length albums so far, with the last one being “Transcendence” in 2012, all of them as one-man band. The band has now a complete live line-up and a new chapter in their Read more…

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ZGARD / PROHOD – Ascension: Paramatman

ZGARD - PROHOD - Ascension Paramatman

Ascension: Paramatman” is a very interesting split release between two amazing atmospheric folk black metal bands, Zgard from Ukraine and Prohod from Romania. It’s not only the bands who cooperated for this release, but also two different labels, Purity-Through-Fire from Germany and Fimbulvinter Productions from Brazil! I liked both bands very much, so I was very excited to see what they have to offer in this split album. “Ascension: Paramatman” lasts for almost 62 minutes (31 Read more…

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MUNRUTHEL – Явь, Навь и Правь

MUNRUTHEL - Yav Nav i Prav

Munruthel needs no introduction, both as a musician and as a band. He is one of Nokturnal Mortum’s founding members and he has participated in many other bands too. He started his personal project under the name Silentium and in 1997 the project took his name, Munruthel. “Явь, Навь и Правь” is the first official full-length album of the band and a basic influence for many dark ambient pagan bands. The album was originally released in 1997 on Read more…

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