Atmospheric folk / ambient black metal band Yylva, the personal project by British artist and songwriter, Clare Webster has released the official music video for the song “A Sidhe in Throes” taken from the upcoming debut album “The Wood Beyond the World” due for release in Spring 2018.
Austrian symphonic black / death metallers Black Forest from Vienna have revealed the first details of their debut full-length album, entitled “Dream“. With most of the material written back in 2006, Black Forest was revived in 2016 to materialize a long dream of composer and mastermind, Thomas Reichhart. Looking for other musicians to help out with the recording, five other friends joined together with Thomas, forming a band with also the intention to record further music and play live shows. The album was conceived as a journey through your mind, describing joyful as well as horrifying moments in your life, oscillating with psychedelic abstracts – like as in someone’s “Dream”. With two years in the making, Black Forest will debut Read more →
Celtic metallers Primordial from Dublin, Ireland present the official video for the song “To Hell or the Hangman” taken from their upcoming full-length album “Exile Amongst the Ruins” scheduled for release on March 30th, 2018 via Metal Blade Records.
Video filmed by Costin Chioreanu and Miluta Flueras. “Exile Amongst the Ruins” is available for pre-order in their label’s webshop.
After the success of their previous collaboration “Skuggsjá“, Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following up with an imposing new piece entitled “Hugsjá“, scheduled for release on April 20th 2018, through ByNorse Music. The word ‘Hugsjá’ means to see with, or within, the mind – and it reflects the idea that one’s mind has the potential to see further than the eyes can reach. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey – exploring the distant history and traditions along coastal Norway. “Hugsjá” was first commissioned by, and performed at, Bergen International Festival in 2017, as part a series of concerts named “Nordvegen” (the Northern Road); inspired by local history and traditions in each of the places visited. Ultimately Read more →
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 →