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OMUT – Дзесяць Шляхоў Праз Дрыгву

OMUT - Ten Paths Through the Swamp

Дзесяць шляхоў праз дрыгву – Ten Paths Through the Swamp” is the debut full-length album of the Belarusian band Omut from Drahichyn. The album was self-released in the end of 2014, ten years after the band’s foundation back in 2004. It was only after numerous line-up changes, musical experimentation and years of maturity that the band released its first two singles, both in 2014. In the same year the band recorded its debut album, that was finally released Read more…

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BROKDAR – In Fetters Glacial

BROKDAR - In Fetters Glacial

Russian epic fantasy melodic black death metallers Brokdar from Krasnodar released in the end of 2014 their debut full-length album “In Fetters Glacial“. Brokdar is a new band, formed in 2011 on the ruins of a few black metal bands. They started as a melodic death metal band with dark fantasy themes and black metal elements in their sound. After a digital single, Brokdar signed to Fono Ltd and released their debut full-length album on December 23rd, 2014.   Read more…

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AUÐN – Auðn

AUDN - Audn

Auðn is a new atmospheric black metal band from Hafnarfjörður of Iceland, a country with many interesting releases lately. The band was formed in 2010 and released its eponymous debut full-length album “Auðn” in the end of November 2014, via the US labels Black Plague Records and Metallic Media. It was the first official release of the band, without any demos before it, thus “Auðn” was my only contact with their music.     Read more…

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MIASTHENIA – Legados do Inframundo

MIASTHENIA - Legados do Inframundo

Miasthenia, the pioneers of Brazilian pagan black metal, are back with their latest full-length album, entitled “Legados do Inframundo“. Formed in Brasília back in 1994, the band released 2 split albums and 2 demos before the debut full-length “XVI” in 2000, which was out via Somber Records. They released two more albums under the same label, “Batalha Ritual” in 2004 and “Supremacia Ancestral” in 2008. After 6 years of silence, interrupted by Read more…

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ZARIA – Po poti življenja

ZARIA - Po Poti Zivljenja

Folk metal band Zaria from Slovenia has recently released its debut full-length album, entitled “Po poti življenja“. This new band from the town of Medvode was formed in 2011 by Inez and Miha, both ex-members of another Slovenian folk metal band, Brezno. Until 2012 their 6-piece line-up was completed and Zaria released their first EP “Sij obzorja” in 2013. In 2014 the band worked on its debut album and on December 18th they managed to self-release Read more…

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ETHEREAL SIN / DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – Arcane of Ancient Asia

ETHEREAL SIN + DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - Arcane of Ancient Asia

Japanese elegiac black metallers Ethereal Sin and South Korean symphonic black metallers Dark Mirror ov Tragedy decided to join forces and release the split album “Arcane of Ancient Asia“, a real masterpiece of melodic symphonic black metal, a well-hidden treasure from Far East Asia. The album was released on October 31st, 2014 via Evoken de Valhall Production, a Japanese label founded by Ethereal Sin’s leader, Yama.       Read more…

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ALPHAYN – Heimkehr

ALPHAYN - Heimkehr

Alphayn is a new heathen metal band from Vienna of Austria. They were formed in 2013 by a group of friends, who remain together since the beginning, with only one line-up change. After a year of hard rehearsals and gigs, Alphayn started in 2014 the recording of their debut full-length album “Heimkehr” at Origin Audio Studio. The album was finally self-released on September 30th, 2014.            Read more…

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KORRIGANS – Ferocior ad Rebellandum

KORRIGANS - Ferocior ad Rebellandum

Italian extreme folk metallers Korrigans from Pontine Marshes, Lazio released last year their debut full-length, entitled “Ferocior ad Rebellandum“. The band started in 2011 with the intention to mix folk music with extreme metal. It took them some time to gather the complete line-up and define their sound, before they record and release the 6-track demo “Korrigans” in 2012. The demo gained the attention of the Irish label Nemeton Records, who signed Korrigans and released their Read more…

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