American atmospheric black metal band Æðra, the personal project of Erik Lagerlöf from Carlinville, Illinois, will soon release its second and long awaited full-length album entitled “Perseiderna“. It will be released via the German label Naturmach Productions in a standard jewel-case edition CD and in a limited to 50 copies A5 digipak CD, both with booklet. Release date shall be the 17th of December 2016 and pre-orders will start on November 12th. The band has already unveiled the beautiful cover artwork and the album tracklist. Naturmacht Productions will also re-release Æðra’s debut album “The Evening Red” from 2011. It will be available in a 4-panel digipak CD with new artwork on the exact same date with “Perseiderna“, December 17th 2016.
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Norwegian Viking metal band Einherjer has just released the official video for the single “Ballad of the Swords“, taken from its upcoming album “Dragons of the North XX”, scheduled for release on November 25, 2016 via Indie Recordings.
Video and illustrations by Costin Chioreanu. “Dragons of the North XX” is already available for pre-order in various formats in their label’s official web-store.
Baltic folk metal band Ūkanose from Vilnius, Lithuania will release this November its debut full-length album “Ūkanose” via the Russian label SoundAge Productions. The band was formed in 2012 by Linas Petrauskas, Tadas Survila and Vilius Panavas. Among many concerts in Lithuania, they participated in festivals like “Kilkim žaibu 2015”, “Iš kartos į kartą”, “Margos pievos” and “Zobens un Lemess“ in Latvia. Their upcoming album “Ūkanose” consists of nine songs that their fans may already know! Recording and mixing were done by Muzikos laboratorija. The band has revealed the cover artwork, created by Natalia Nadia Osipa. Album design was made by Kornelija Jociūtė. “Ūkanose” is already available for pre-order in their label’s webshop.
1. Ko Liūdi?
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Canadian epic folk black metal band Maglor from Calgary has revealed the first details of its upcoming sophomore full-length album, which will be entitled “Asunder“. The release date isn’t fixed yet, however all instrument and vocal tracking has finally been completed. Mixing is currently on-going and ultimately; the album shall be solidified very soon… pressing to follow. “Asunder” will be self-released via the band’s label Sounds of the Land Records, both in digital format and physical CD, most probably in 2017. Cover artwork and album tracklist are already unveiled.
Polish pagan black metal band Graveland will release the compilation album “1050 Years of Pagan Cult” in November 2016 via Heritage Recordings. It is a compilation of 9 re-recorded Graveland tracks, mixed and mastered by Mikolaj (Mgła). “1050 Years of Pagan Cult“ will be available in digibook CD edition and Wooden box CD edition, limited to 222 copies. A Gatefold 12′ LP will follow later, all released by Heritage Recordings. Cover artwork and album tracklist are already unveiled. Graveland has also released the official video for the re-recorded version of the song “Thousand Swords“, which will be included in the upcoming compilation album.
1. The Night of Fullmoon
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Icelandic symphonic pagan black metal band Niðafjöll, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Sigurboði Grétarsson, released its debut full-length album “Endir“. Sigurboði (ex-member of the folk band Hrafnagaldur) is completely self-taught on all instruments that he plays and owns and all songs of this album were written on an old classical guitar and a cheap Casio keyboard! The theme of “Endir” is based on Ragnarök from Norse mythology, though it’s actually a tragic love story that is happening during Ragnarök. Two persons, a man and a woman, die when Ragnarök starts and become souls or ”Óðir” but get separated. The man spends his time searching for his loved one and is witnessing all the chaos and turmoil happening all Read more →