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AMOCUALLI – Tlayoualotl

AMOCUALLI - Tlayoualotl

Tlayoualotl” is the debut full-length album from Amocualli, a Mexican pre-Hispanic folk black metal band from Tuxpan, Jalisco. The band was formed in 2005 as the personal project of Varek, with the intention to mix black metal with traditional music from his homeland. The same year he released the demo “Mahuala Teteo“, but after that he decided to stop this project! Luckily in 2012 Varek (now as Ilhuitemóc) decided to resurrect Amocualli, this time with a 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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MORADIN – Awakening (EP)

MORADIN - Awakening

Canadian atmospheric black metallers Moradin from Calgary are back with a beautiful 3-track EP, entitled “Awakening“. They were formed in 2006 and this is their third release so far, after the demo “Heart of the Forest” in 2009 and the full-length album “Ancient Stone & Mystic Woods” in 2011. “Awakening” was initially released in the end of 2012 as a digital download, but on June 2013 it was also printed in a Read more…

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NORDHEIM – Refill

NORDHEIM - Refill

Canadian extreme folk metallers Nordheim are back with a wonderful new album! This Québec based band was formed in 2006 and self-released in 2010 its debut full-length album “Lost in the North“. After many live shows that increased their popularity and boosted their self confidence, the time for their second work has finally come. “Refill” was released worldwide on June 2013 via Maple Metal Records, who has also re-released their debut album in 2011.

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SPECTRAL LORE / MARE COGNITUM – Sol

SPECTRAL LORE - MARE COGNITUM - Sol

Spectral Lore from Greece and Mare Cognitum from USA, have joined forces, creating a very special album, entitled “Sol“, a must for fans of cosmic atmospheric ambient black metal. “Sol” is far from the typical split albums, since the two bands cooperated, creating a concept album, with 3 long songs. The first track is by Mare Cognitum, with guest guitars by Ayloss of Spectral Lore, the second one by Spectral Lore with guest vocals by Jacob Read more…

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VELDES – To Drown in Bleeding Hope

VELDES - To Drown in Bleeding Hope

Veldes is a new atmospheric black metal band, the personal project of Tilen Šimon from Bled, Slovenia, who formed this project in 2012. The town of Bled was initially (around 1.004 AD) written as Ueldes or Veldes and the etymology of the name is believed to be of pre-Slavic origin. As can someone easily guess, the music of the band is deeply inspired by the unique dark atmosphere of this Alpine town, built alongside a glacial lake! The full-length album Read more…

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CIRCSENA – Circsena (EP)

CIRCSENA - Circsena

Circsena is a new German post dark metal band from Norden, founded in 2011 by its two and only members, Daniel Kirchhoff (vocals, guitars, bass, synths) and Jens Wallis (drums, percussions). I am impressed by the presentation of the band, since they have published a full-color 8-page magazine in A4 size, with band biography and description of their concept, revealing also their future plans. The band has chosen the symbol of dryad, a creature half human and half tree, which Read more…

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WALDSCHRAT – Nostalgie.Resonanz

WALDSCHRAT - Nostalgie Resonanz

Austrian pagan black metallers Waldschrat have finally released their debut album. The band was formed in 2009 by Sarolf, Eventyr and T.R. and the same year they released their demo “Der Alte Pfad“. In 2010 though, they lost interest in this project and decided to pause it. Luckily enough, Sarolf and Eventyr resurrected Waldschrat in 2012 and the band participated in the Burzum-tribute “Forsvunnet Filosofem”. After several line-up additions and changes, they started working on their Read more…

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