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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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FOREFATHER – Last of the Line

FOREFATHER - Last of the Line

Forefather is well known in the viking / epic pagan metal circles. Brothers Athelstan and Wulfstan formed them back in 1997 and since then they remain the only members of Forefather. Coming from Surrey in England, they released their debut “Deep into Time” in 1999 introducing a very personal sound. The second album “The Fighting Man” was out in 2000 by their own label Angelisc and they started to grow in popularity. They remained faithful to Read more…

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SATVRNIA TELLVS – Elysivm

SATVRNIA TELLVS – Elysivm

Satvrnia Tellvs is an one-man-band from Italy and Naples in particular. Hostis began this project in 2009 releasing a 3-track promo EP. His music is underground black metal, with acoustic and ambient passages, deeply influence by the Greek-Roman history and mythology. In the end of 2011 Satvrnia Tellvs released its debut full-length album “Elysivm” with the Italian label Eternal Winter Records.

The first self-titled song begins with a nice acoustic intro, before the guitars and screaming vocals make Read more…

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MYTHOLOGICAL COLD TOWERS – Immemorial

MYTHOLOGICAL COLD TOWERS – Immemorial

Mythological Cold Towers is a quite old band in the epic doom metal scene of Brazil. They were formed in 1994 and two years later they released their debut “Sphere of Nebaddon (The Dawn of a Dying Tyffereth)”, a dark doom / atmospheric death metal album. In 2000 they released their second work “Remoti Meridiani Hymni (Towards the Magnificent Realm of the Sun)”, with a different sound and some folk elements in their music. In 2005 Read more…

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CHRYST – PhantasmaChronica

CHRYST - PhantasmaChronica

Chryst is a new name in the avant-garde psychedelic black metal scene, but not an entirely new band! Chrystof Niederwieser, was one of the founding members of the Austrian avant-garde black metal band Korova back in 1990. They released the albums “A Kiss in the Charnel Fields” in 1995 and “Dead Like an Angel” in 1998. In 2000 they changed their name to Korovakill and one year later released the album “WaterHells”. After that Read more…

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NOTHGARD – Warhorns of Midgard

NOTHGARD - Warhorns of Midgard

Nothgard is a new epic / pagan black metal band from Germany. They were formed in 2008 by Dom and Toni under the name Nordavind. After some line-up changes the band released a 3 song demo via myspace in 2009. They changed their name to Nothgard and they signed a deal with the German Label Black Bards to release their debut full-length album “Warhorns of Midgard” in 2011.

They play typical epic black / death metal with pagan Read more…

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NEVID – Agarta

NEVID - Agarta

Nevid is another Russian folk pagan metal band that was formed in 2004 by 3 former Butterfly Temple members, including Lesiar, who was actually the founding member of both bands. At that time Ksenia of Kalevala, was also in the band, singing the female vocals until the second album. Anyway Nevid had many line-up changes all these years and only two of the founding members are still in the band. They had released 3 full-length albums before “Agarta”, Read more…

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MARTOLEA – Noaptea Dihăniilor

MARTOLEA – Noaptea Dihaniilor

Marțolea is the personal band of Alin Drimuş from Romania, who has also played Pan pipes and frula for Negură Bunget’s live gigs and contributed with pipe parts to “OM” album. He started this band in 2008 and after his amazing EP “Gâlmele Întunericului” in 2009, he composed his first full-length album “Noaptea Dihăniilor”, which was available for download in his site from 2010. Luckily in August 2011 it was released as a digipak Read more…

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