Occitan pagan metallers Hantaoma from France will release their second full-length album “Malamòrt“, on March 9th, 2018 via Holy Records. Formed by the members of Stille Volk, precursor of the pagan scene since 1994, Hantaoma are back 13 years after their debut release! Coming from the Pyrenees, whose mythology is full of legends and stories all darker than each other, “Malamòrt” is an ultimate reference of pagan metal with multiple atmospheres between epic black metal and traditional heavy metal. A mystical and captivating journey in an original and authentic pagan metal, an ode to the spirits of the night sung in Occitan language from the earliest times, with multiple instruments rarely played in metal, such as the hurdy-gurdy, the Read more →
Mediterranean progressive ethereal folk band Corde Oblique from Naples, Italy will release its first live album, entitled “Back Through the Liquid Mirror” on April 6th 2018, both in European and Chinese editions. The core concept of the album is about going back to the past of the band, while exploring new feelings. The energy of a live performance is recorded with the same high quality of a studio album, and maintains the power of a live show. ”Back Through the Liquid Mirror” includes songs that have been performed by the band in a completely different way, after several years, in a much more powerful and dynamic way than the studio version. The best songs of Corde Oblique have been 100% audio and video recorded live, at the Splash Studios in Naples. In addition to the mastermind of the band, Riccardo Prencipe, the album Read more →
French epic symphonic black metal band Onirism, the personal project of Antoine Guibert from Nantes, will release its new full-length album entitled “Falling Moon” on March 30, 2018 via Naturmacht Productions. After last year’s space ambient black metal EP “Sun”, Onirism continues its journey through dreams and dimensions with the “opposite” of our star, the Moon! “Falling Moon” carries some ambience, but the symphonic elements as the main character of the music are back. As with all titles before, the one man band from France is able to interweave all those elements with fine melodic black metal to a deeply atmospheric and varying masterpiece. It will be available on classic jewel-case edition CD, on A5 digipak edition CD limited to Read more →
American pagan black metal duo Beorn’s Hall from Seabrook, New Hampshire returns with its new epic folk black metal opus entitled “Estuary“, due for release on February 24th, 2018 via the German label Naturmacht Productions. “Estuary” will be released on a 6-panel digipak CD edition and in a limited to 100 copies black 12″ LP (140g) with full colored labels in a black paper bag, including sleeve with full-color digital print on 270gsm stock, coated paper, with 3mm spine and inlay. Both versions, along with bundles are available for pre-order in their label’s web-shop. It will be also released via Folkvangr Records in a limited to only 10 (!) copies tape edition, in transparent, smoke colored cassette with gold ink and hand Read more →
Folk-influenced atmospheric black metal band Sojourner from Dunedin, New Zealand (including members from Malmö, Sweden and Bergamo, Italy) has revealed the first details and single from its upcoming second full-length album “The Shadowed Road“, scheduled for release on March 15th, 2018 via Avantgarde Music. Continuing in the tradition of “Empires of Ash“, the new album is forging the sound further outward in all directions. Mixed by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) at Crosound Studio in Norway and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö at Unisound AB in Sweden, the production on “The Shadowed Road” perfectly captures the sound that the band has been striving for since its beginning. Guest lyrics on the song “Titan” were written Read more →
Ukrainian black metal icons, Drudkh will release their forthcoming album “Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About the Spring)” on March 9th, 2018 via Season of Mist. The opening song, “Накрита неба бурим дахом…“, which is based on a poem by Ukrainian writer Bohdan Ihor Antonych (1909–1937) is now streaming at the official Season of Mist YouTube channel, and you can watch it below! True to the values of this extreme genre, the enigmatic Ukrainians refuse to follow the rock ‘n ‘roll rulebook and provide no answers, no statements, no shows – all that matters to them is their music. Drudkh’s latest albums and split-singles have drawn heavily on 20th century Ukrainian poetry for lyrical inspiration and “Їм часто сниться капіж” continues Read more →
Chinese folk metallers Tengger Cavalry present the official music video for the song “Cian Bi (Fight Your Darkness)” taken from their upcoming same titled full-length album, which will be released on February 23, 2018 via Napalm Records.
“Cian Bi” is already available for pre-order in their label’s webshop.
Swiss atmospheric black metal band Cân Bardd has revealed the first details of its upcoming debut full-length album entitled “Nature Stays Silent“. It will be released on March 2018 in a beautiful digipak edition CD limited to 1000 copies by Northern Silence Productions, containing 8 songs for a total of 1 hour and 11 minutes. It will also be available in the band’s official Bandcamp page. Cân Bardd is actually Malo Civelli’s personal project, since he wrote all songs and lyrics for “Nature Stays Silent” and performed all instruments, except drums played by Dylan Watson. Malo Civelli has also recorded and mixed the album himself, while the mastering is by Mike Lamb. Cân Bardd have unveiled the wonderful cover painting “Le Chemin du Grimsel” by Alexandre Calame and the album tracklist. Both Malo and Dylan are Read more →