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ENVIKTAS – Enviktas (EP)

ENVIKTAS - Enviktas

A new amazing folk metal band arises from Newcastle, New South Wales of Australia. Formed in 2010 with the ambition to combine traditional world folk music with extreme metal, they soon earned a good reputation in the local scene, thanks to their theatrical and energetic live performances. Finally, after a lot of hard work, the band managed to record its first work, the EP “Enviktas” that was self-released in March of 2014.

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PERPETUAL DAWN – Pale Blue Skies… (EP)

PERPETUAL DAWN - Pale Blue Skies

Perpetual Dawn is a new melodic blackened metal band from Adelaide, South Australia, the personal project of Daniel Kuzmanovski. He formed the band in 2009, the same year that he released his first demo “…And Become, the Essence of Night“. Since 2010 Perpetual Dawn is working on its debut EP “Pale Blue Skies…“, whose recording finished in mid 2013. Finally the album was released in the end of 2013 via Australore Recordings.        Read more…

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CLAIM THE THRONE – Forged in Flame

CLAIM THE THRONE - Forged in Flame

Three years after their previous album, Australian epic folk black death metallers Claim the Throne from Perth return with their new masterpiece. The band was formed in 2005 and has already released 2 full-length albums, “Only the Brave Return” in 2008 and “Triumph and Beyond” in 2010, gaining more and more reputation in the local, and not only, metal scene. On September 13th, 2013 their third opus “Forged in Flame” was finally released by Read more…

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ASTRAL WINTER – Perdition

ASTRAL WINTER - Perdition

Astral Winter is the personal project of Josh Young (also in Atra Vetosus, Hammerstorm, Lost in Desolation). This Australian melodic black metal band from Tasmania was formed in 2008 and after the demo “Illustrations of Death”, where Josh had another singer in the band, Astral Winter became solo project again. In 2011 the debut album “Winter Enthroned” was released by Immortal Frost Productions (also released the demo) and in 2012 Josh composed and started recording the Read more…

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ADVENT SORROW – Before the Dimming Light (EP)

ADVENT SORROW - Before the Dimming Light

Coming from the other edge of the globe, Advent Sorrow is a symphonic black death metal band that will most probably amaze you! This six-piece group was formed in Perth of Western Australia in 2010 and last year they self-released their debut work, the impressive EP “Before the Dimming Light“. In the end of 2012 they also released the split internet single ”Ravens and Blood” with the Serbian epic black metal band Númenor.

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ATRA VETOSUS – Voices from the Eternal Night

ATRA VETOSUS - Voices from the Eternal Night

Australian melodic black metallers Atra Vetosus have recently released their debut album. They come from Tasmania and they were formed in 2011 as a two-member band by Josh “Slikver” Young (also in Astral Winter) and Thorodan. In the end of the same year they released the demo “A Palace Shrouded in Emptiness” via Immortal Frost Productions. After that, they got a full line-up and Josh Young started composing the band’s debut album. Finally on March 2013 “Voices Read more…

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TROLLGASM – The Northern Winds (EP)

TROLLGASM - The Northern Winds

Trollgasm is an Australian folk black metal band from Dubbo. They were founded in 2008 by Tim (vocals, guitars, mandolin) as a solo project and released the demo “Ragnarok” in 2009. After that, the project was put one ice, but one year later it was resurrected as a full band and the second demo “Heineken” was out in 2010. Finally, in the end of April 2013, Trollgasm self-released their debut EP “The Northern Winds“, Read more…

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ASTRAL WINTER – Winter Enthroned

ASTRAL WINTER - Winter Enthroned

Astral Winter is a one-man melodic black metal band from Tasmania Australia. They were formed in 2008 by Josh Young (also in Atra Vetosus, Hammerstorm, Lost in Desolation) and next year Phil Hemsworth joined him in the vocals. With this line-up the band released the demo “Illustrations of Death” in 2009 via Josh Young’s own label Immortal Frost Productions (Josh left the label and now Surtur from Belgium runs it). In 2011 Phil left the band, so Astral Read more…

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