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GEDANKEN TOTEN LEBENS – Gedanken Toten Lebens

GEDANKEN TOTEN LEBENS - Gedanken Toten Lebens

Gedanken Toten Lebens is a new atmospheric dark black metal band from Germany, the personal project of Solveig, who is responsible for the whole concept, lyrics and vocals. She formed the band in 2012 and has cooperated with other bands and musicians for her project since then. In the summer of 2015 the band self-released its debut full-length album “Gedanken Toten Lebens“, its only official release so far. For this album Solveig collaborated with Freigeist, who played all Read more…

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LANTHANEIN – Nocturnálgica (EP)

LANTHANEIN - Nocturnalgica

Argentinian Gothic melodic doom death metallers Lanthanein have recently released their debut 4-track EP “Nocturnálgica“. The band comes from the city of Córdoba and it was formed in the beginning of 2015 by the soprano Marilí Portorrico and ANXIIIU.X. This EP is the first work of the band ever and it was co-released via the Russian labels Dark East Productions and Mercy Despise (a Nihil Art sub-label) on August 20, 2015.      Read more…

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YOMI – Age of the Gods

YOMI - Age of the Gods

Yomi ( 黄泉 ) is a new folk death metal band from Riga of Latvia. They were formed in 2013, but after several line-up changes and music re-directions, they split up for a year. In 2014, two of their initial members, Khurr and Isaz, resurrected the band and with a refreshed line-up they released the demo “Age of the Gods” in the beginning of 2015. The band decided to re-record the demo, adding two new tracks and self-released Read more…

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EQUINOX – Świteź

EQUINOX - Switez

Russian folk metallers Equinox from Moscow have recently released their debut full-length album “Świteź” via the Russian label SoundAge Productions. Born from the ashes of Beer Bear in 2013 (the previous band of both their front-man and their drummer), Equinox self-released 2 EPs, “Beyond” and “Lux Borealis“, both in 2014, trying to define their personal sound. On May 2015 the band finally released “Świteź“, giving us a much more complete idea of Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Diaji Al Joor

AL-NAMROOD - Diaji Al Joor

Middle Eastern occult black metal band Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia will soon release its new album, entitled “Diaji Al Joor“. It is the fifth full-length work for the band and it will be out on December 2015. Like all their previous works, it will be released via Shaytan Productions, the Canadian label where the band has found its shelter. Al-Namrood were formed in 2008 by Mephisto and Ostron, their main members since then, who have been changing singers Read more…

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CARN DÛM – Carn Dûm

CARN DUM - Carn Dum

Carn Dûm is a new epic black metal band from Germany formed in August 2012. After 2 demos in 2013 and 2014, the band released the split album “Auf Vergessenen Pfaden…” with the Swiss epic Tolkien folk black metallers Black Jade in 2014. Recently they signed to the German underground label Dominance of Darkness Records and released their debut full-length album “Carn Dûm” on June 6th, 2015.          Read more…

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HESPERIA – Metallum Italicum

HESPERIA - Metallum Italicum

Italic metallers Hesperia from Macerata, Marche are back with their latest full-length album entitled “Metallum Italicum – Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis pars IV“. With this album the band closes its tetralogy “Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis” that started back in 2003, based on the Roman poem “Eneide” written by Virgilio. Hesperia is the personal project of Hesperus since 1997 and he has released 5 full-length albums so far. “Metallum Italicum” was out on January 24th 2015 via Read more…

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SANGDRAGON – Requiem for Apocalypse

SANGDRAGON - Requiem for Apocalypse

I remember it was early 2000′s when I was searching to discover new unknown bands in a local underground metal store. I happened to fall upon a band I’ve never heard of and I was attracted by its beautiful artwork with two occult dragon-like symbols in a red background. After a preview listening, I decided to buy it at once, enchanted by the occult atmosphere of its raw underground symphonic black metal. It was Akhenaton’s album “Divine Symphonies“, Read more…

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