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DELION – Tales of the Northern Realm (EP)

DELION - Tales of the Northern Realm

Delion is a new epic folk black metal band from Genève of Switzerland. The band was formed in 2010, but was not so active during its first years, until the end of 2012 when they took things more seriously. In the summer of 2013 they released the 6-track demo “The Beginning” and on May 2014 they self-released their debut EP “Tales of the Northern Realm“.          Read more…

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SKOGSHALLEN – Ölrunir’s Saga

SKOGSHALLEN - Olrunir's Saga

American Viking folk black metal band Skogshallen from California has recently released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2005 (with a different name) as the solo project of Vidfrey and remains a one-man-band with several guest musicians since then. In 2011 Skogshallen released the demo album “Northern Lights” and 3 years later, on May 1st 2014, the time for the debut album has come. “Ölrunir’s Saga” is a self-released album, while its physical Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Urzeitgeist

RAUHNACHT - Urzeitgeit

Urzeitgeist” is the new album of Alpine black metal band Rauhnåcht from Untersberg, Austria. Stefan Traunmüller (also in Golden Dawn, Wallachia and several other bands in the past) formed them in 2010 as his solo project. His debut album “Vorweltschweigen” was released the same year, while in 2012 he released 2 EPs (one of them is a teaser to their new album) and one split EP with Sturmpercht. Finally in the spring of 2014 his second Read more…

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QUINTESSENCE MYSTICA – Duality

QUINTESSENCE MYSTICA - Duality

Ukrainian symphonic black metal duo Quintessence Mystica is back with its second work. The band was formed in 2008 by Master Alafern, violinist of the Academy Symphony Orchestra of Kharkov Philharmonic Hall (also in Thunderkraft, Святогор, Триглав)! He plays all instruments in the band and is responsible for part of the vocals, while Dromos Aniliagos is the main vocalist. Their debut album “The 5th Harmonic of Death” was recorded in 2009 and was released in 2011 via the Read more…

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ZGARD – Созерцание / Contemplation

ZGARD - Contemplation

Zgard is the personal atmospheric pagan black metal project of Yaromisl from West Ukraine, who is also a member of the pagan metal band Говерла (Goverla). Zgard were formed in 2010 and have been over-productive, releasing three full-length albums and one split with Prohod since 2012! The band changed 3 labels before signing to Svarga Music in order to release its fourth full-length album “Созерцание – Contemplation“, which will be out on June 23, 2014.        Read more…

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ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM – Abi in Malam Pestem / In Pulverem Reverteris

ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM - Abi in Malam Pestem

And the countdown to Antiquus Scriptum’s discography seems to reach an end with the re-release of their debut full-length album! This unique Portuguese one-man-band, the personal project of Sacerdos Magus, was formed in 1998 and has released many works, including 4 full-length albums, all in limited editions. Their fourth album “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis…” was released via the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede, a label that decided to re-release professionally the first two full-length albums of Antiquus Scriptum. First Read more…

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OBSIDIAN GATE – Whom the Fire Obeys

OBSIDIAN GATE - Whom the Fire Obeys

German symphonic black metallers Obsidian Gate return 12 years (!) after their last work. The band was formed in 1994 under the name The Gate and released its first demo “The Prime Uncreation” in 1998. In 1999 they changed their name into Obsidian Gate and as a trio (Marco, Markus and Daniela) they released 2 masterpieces of symphonic black metal, “The Nightspectral Voyage” in 1999 and “Colossal Christhunt” in 2001. Both albums were released Read more…

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ENVIKTAS – Enviktas (EP)

ENVIKTAS - Enviktas

A new amazing folk metal band arises from Newcastle, New South Wales of Australia. Formed in 2010 with the ambition to combine traditional world folk music with extreme metal, they soon earned a good reputation in the local scene, thanks to their theatrical and energetic live performances. Finally, after a lot of hard work, the band managed to record its first work, the EP “Enviktas” that was self-released in March of 2014.

Enviktas really impressed me with the Read more…

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