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FROZEN OCEAN – Trollvinter

FROZEN OCEAN - Trollvinter

The 6th full-length album of Frozen Ocean, entitled “Trollvinter“, was released on the beginning of 2013. It’s not the latest work of this project though, since 3 more full-length albums and one split EP were released afterwards. This quite unusual band is the solo project of Vaarwel from Moscow, Russia, who is constantly experimenting with various music styles since 2005, when he released his first demo. This particular album though is one of its kind even for Frozen 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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ATHERIA – Echo from Another Kingdom & Spectral Regression

ATHERIA - Echo from another Kingdom & Spectral Regression

Atheria is a new Greek ambient depressive black metal band, the personal project of Phosphorus, who previously was behind the black metal band Fullmoon Mist. He has also the dark ambient / darkwave project In Oceanic Slumber. After the split-up of Fullmoon Mist, he formed Atheria in 2011 and released two EPs, “Echo from Another Kingdom” in 2012 and “Spectral Regression” in 2013. In November 2013 both of them were re-released in one compilation CD through Read more…

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ZERGEYTH – Pajot Kezäs Kodoilas

ZERGEYTH - Pajot Kezas Kodoilas

Zergeyth is a rather unknown Russian one-man band from Saint Petersburg that has recently released its first work. There is not much info available about them, except that they are the solo project of Sergey Nikiforov, who is also a member of the Aggro-industrial band Repus Tuto Matos. The first sign of life for Zergeyth was the participation in the tribute album “Triumph und Wille — A Tribute to Burzum” in 2006 with the cover on “Tomhet Read more…

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SCHATTENVALD – IV

SCHATTENVALD - IV

Bavarian German black metallers Schattenvald return with a new album 5 years after their latest work. Schattenvald were formed back in 1998, as the personal project of Nachtsturm and after several demos they self-released 3 full-length albums. “I” and “II” in 2007 and “III” in 2008, each limited to 100 copies. Luckily the band got the attention of two German labels, Kristallblut Records and Obscure Abhorrence Productions that cooperated to re-release the 3 albums Read more…

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NIMPHAION – Flame of Faith

NIMPHAION - Flame Of Faith

Flame of Faith” is the second album of the Russian symphonic black metallers Nimphaion from Shuya. Since its creation, the band has suffered several line-up changes and after 2 demos in 2005 and 2009 they finally released their debut album “In Darkness” via Musica Production in 2011. In April 2013 Nimphaion released the single “Sacrifice” including two songs of the upcoming album and they finally signed a deal with More Hate Productions and released Read more…

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HESPERIA – Spiritus Italicus

HESPERIA - Spiritus Italicus

Hesperia is a very interesting one man band from Italy, the personal project of Hesperus from Macerata, Marche. He started this project back in 1997, after his departure from the black metal band Sulphuria. Both his name and band’s name come from the Greek mythology. Hesperus is the Evening Star (Venus) and Hesperia was often used to describe the Italian peninsula and the lands at its west. So far he has released 4 full-length albums, starting from 2003 with “ Read more…

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SHTACK – Shtack

SHTACK - Shtack

Shtack is a new Dutch pirate metal band from Reuver that recently released its first work. They were formed in 2008 by Bram and Thimo and were soon joined by Tom. All three of them were members of the melodic death metal band Stygian Sun, who just wanted a new project to express some different ideas and play what they call “thick, fat, heavy pirate metal”. Schtack finally recorded their first full-length album “Shtack“, which was self-released in Read more…

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