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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Conclamatum Est

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Conclamatum Est

Conclamatum Est” is the third full-length album by Antiquus Scriptum, the personal project of Sacerdos Magus from Portugal. The album was recorded in 2010 and was released the same year as bootleg by a label from New Zealand, without the permission of Sacerdos Magus! Finally on July 2013 the album was officially released by the Austrian label Talheim Records. Antiquus Scriptum exist since 1998, but there were several breaks in the band’s activity. Before “Conclamatum EstRead more…

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SIEGHETNAR / URUK-HAI – Split

SIEGHETNAR - URUK-HAI - Split

Sieghetnar and Uruk-Hai are two bands with many similarities. First of all they both belong in the generic ambient black metal genre. Sieghetnar is the personal project of Thorkraft from Germany and Uruk-Hai the personal project of Alex Wieser from Austria. Both bands have released many albums and re-released several of them in various editions. Back in 2010, Nordsturm Productions released a split album with 3 songs of each band, which I only recently got in my hands. I guess Read more…

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CLAIM THE THRONE – Triumph and Beyond

CLAIM THE THRONE - Triumph and Beyond

Claim the Throne is an Australian epic folk death metal band from Perth. They were formed in 2005 and in 2008 their debut album “Only the Brave Return” was out. Next year they signed to Prime Cuts Music and released the EP “Aletales” (miniCD + DVD). In 2010 their second full-length album “Triumph and Beyond” was out again via Prime Cuts Music and finally I got it in my hands.

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BELLFAST – Insula Sacra

BELLFAST - Insula Sacra

Bellfast is a quite old band from Japan, but with very “poor” discography. They were formed back in 1993 by Shuji Matsumoto (bass), playing progressive hard rock with elements from Celtic music. In 1999 all members, except Shuji left the band, but he didn’t give up and with the help of many guest musicians recorded and released the mini album “Faraway Prayers” in 2001. After that, Bellfast was put on ice until 2006, when they were resurrected in Read more…

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BUCOVINA – Duh

BUCOVINA - Duh

Bucovina is a very interesting band from Iasi, north-eastern Romania. They were formed in 2000 and took them 6 years to release their debut album “Ceasul Aducerii-aminte” via Lupii Daciei Records. Their music back then was a mixture of black metal with traditional Romanian folk elements. The album had a great atmospheric and the band seemed to have something different to offer, but the result was somehow raw and unbalanced in my opinion.

Duh” is the Read more…

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PSYCHOMANTUM – Genius Loci

PSYCHOMANTUM - Genius Loci

Psychomantum is the personal project of Sargath from Germany, who formed this band back in 1993! In the first 17 years of their life they released only 4 demos. The self-released (not for sale purposes) tapes “Vjelzu Arg” in 1995, “Vahn Sin Niges Knus Per Hus Ken” in 1996 and “Ainak Erdna” in 1997, each one limited to 3 copies. In 2006 they released the promo CD “…Vorzeiten…” limited to 333 copies. Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Vorweltschweigen

RAUHNACHT - Vorweltschweigen

Rauhnåcht is a new Austrian pagan black metal band (there is also a German black metal band and another Austrian folk/funk/rock band with the same name). It is the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller, who is also in the bands Golden Dawn, Sternenstaub and Wallachia. The band was founded in 2010 and in the end of the same year released its debut album “Vorweltschweigen” via Sturmklang Records.

The band calls its style pure Alpine black metal and is Read more…

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HIVERNA – I. Folklore

HIVERNA - I. Folklore

Hiverna is a Canadian folk black metal band from Quebec that was formed in 2006. Bardunor, who is also in Crépuscule, Csejthe, Barol Svinge and Monarque formed this band in 2006 together with Helorth, who later left the band. Bardunor is the main composer and singer of the band and he also plays the guitars. In 2008 they released their first CD, a split album “L’Aube Septentrionale” with the band Chasse-Galerie. In 2010 they released their debut album Read more…

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