RISE OF AVERNUS unveil new album details


Australian orchestral death metallers Rise of Avernus from Sydney will release their highly anticipated second full-length album titled “Eigengrau” on January 18th, 2018 via Code666. After extensive touring following the release of the 2015 EP “Dramatis Personae“, which saw Rise of Avernus touring nationally and internationally alongside bands such as Eternal Tears 0f Sorrow, Arcturus, 1349, Eluveitie, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Sigh, Rise of Avernus are winding up to share their latest offering in January 2018. “Eigengrau” is the experience of seeing a deep grey shade in the total absence of visible light. What one may refer to as a ‘perfect darkness’. Upon this canvas, an individual can project their subconscious, their processes, their anxieties, their fears.       Read more

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LUTAVIERJE official video for “Dzikaje Paliavannie”

Pagan folk metallers Lutavierje from Minsk, Belarus present the official video for “Dzikaje Paliavannie” taken from the same-titled second full-length album of the band.

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KALEVALA unveil upcoming album details


Russian folk metallers Калевала (Kalevala) from Moscow will release their upcoming 5th full-length album “Метель / Blizzard” via SoundAge Productions on October 25th, 2017. The new album was recorded between March and June 2017, in “Tsentr Tyazhesti” studio in Lyubertsy, Moscow. Recording is by N. Andriyanov, mixing, mastering and re-amping by Dai Records and sound production by Evgeniy Vinogradov. The band has revealed the album artwork. Booklet artist is Dmitry Varg, while album design is by Ivan Builov and photography by Ekaterina Bezrodnykh. “Метель / Blizzard” will be released both in standard jewel-case edition CD and in deluxe digibook edition and will soon be available for pre-order in SoundAge official webshop. Below you can watch the official album teaser.

1. Я на камушке (I Am Sitting on a Stone)          Read more

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AN THEOS official video for “Urzeala Timpului”

Romanian epic folk metallers An Theos present the official music video for the song “Urzeala Timpului” taken from their recently released second full-length album “Spre Cer“.

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CELTEFOG reveal first details of upcoming release

CELTEFOG - A Faded Wisdom

Greek pagan black metal band Celtefog, the personal project of Archøn Celt from Alexandria, Imathia has announced some slight changes about its upcoming 3rd full-length album. After some critical changes in Archøn Celt’s personal life, he decided to release first a mini CD that will contain 3 songs of 20 minutes of music! This EP will be totally dedicated to a little angel as he promised to her some months ago! The title of this EP is “A Faded Wisdom” and it will released by Archøn’s own record label Celtic Fog Productions in limited copies! Celtefog is still an one-man-band, but some very close to the band musicians have joined in already, for some on stage appearances! Celtefog are ready to booking dates for upcoming festivals, live shows etc. If Read more

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THE HORN released new album

THE HORN - Volume 19

Blackened Ancient Egyptian occult space metal project The Horn from Australia has just released its new full-length album, “The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – Volume Nineteen“. The Horn is the personal project of ‘A Demon Sheen’, who since 1996, has been setting all 189 Spells of the “Egyptian Book of the Dead” (R.O.Faulkner translation) to his own brand of quasi-Egyptian esoteric ambient black metal. On this, the Nineteenth Volume in The Horn’s ancient grimoire, ‘A Demon Sheen’ decided not to play guitars at all, but the Turkish saz instead. Drones, microtones, and lots of wah pedal ensued. There are thematic links between many of the spells on this volume. The theme in “Spell 85“, for instance, was composed by playing the main riffs of “Spell 117” backwards; the theme in “Spell 187” is based around Read more

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WIND ROSE official video for “The Returning Race”

Italian folk power metallers Wind Rose from Pisa present the official music video for “The Returning Race“, the third single from their new album “Stonehymn“.

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ARKONA upcoming album news and tour dates

ARKONA - Khram

Russia’s leading pagan folk metal band Аркона (Arkona) has unveiled the first details of their upcoming eighth studio album “Храм“, set to be released on January 19th 2018 via Napalm Records! Храм (khram), is the Russian word for temple. A Храм is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha’s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Аркона may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally Read more

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