In 2014 Incursed delighted the fans of melodic emphasized epic Viking metal with their acclaimed album “Elderslied“. Now the Basque masters return with a remarkably fine EP “The Slavic Covenant” and a nutritious full-length album “Amalur“, whereby the typical style of the playful band can be optimally represented. Officially, “The Slavic Covenant” was released on July 31, 2017. This EP serves as a harbinger for the new studio album “Amalur“, which was funded by the band with a crowdfunding campaign. The official release of “Amalur” was on September 25th. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered from November 2016 to June 2017 at Cursed Onion Studios and Chromaticity Studios. The five mercurial compositions on Read more →
Greek pagan black metallers Kawir will release their highly anticipated seventh full-length album, entitled “Exilasmos” on November 3rd, 2017 via Iron Bonehead Productions. “Exilasmos” will be available in all 3 formats, CD, LP and tape. The band has revealed a lyric video for the new track “Orestes“, that you can watch below, as well as a special promo video for “Agamemnon“, also from the new album. Since 1993, Kawir have been one of the unsung pillars of the classic Greek black metal sound. While the names Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia are incredibly important to that style’s foundation, it was Kawir who kept the faith during the ’90s and into the new millennium. In 1994, the then-young band released two pivotal 7″s, “Eumenides” and a split with Read more →
Viking pagan black metal band Itnuveth from Barcelona, Spain will release its 4th full-length album entitled “Tales and Legends of Wolves” via Base Record Production on October 15th, 2017. The new album is mixed and mastered by Marc Figueras Franch in the Produccios F2F studios. The lyrical concept, as the album title implies, is about histories of wolves. Itnuveth have unveiled the cover artwork, realized by Jose Antonio Vives, as well as the album tracklist. “Tales and Legends of Wolves” will be available in standard jewel-case edition CD and a special bundle including the CD, the album T-shirt and many extras. Itnuveth have also released the official music video for the song “Trained Wolves”, as first taste of the album.
Vaarwel, the creative enigma behind Frozen Ocean, has decided to fling wide the gates of his kingdom and invite everyone to explore, to discover, to immerse themselves in his world… He has released the compilation album “Transience“, available for free download in the band’s official pages. The Frozen Ocean back catalogue can seem a vast and complex place, difficult to navigate for the uninitiated, but now Vaarwel has produced a guide to these seemingly forbidding territories. “Transience” gives form and shape to the maelstrom and shines a light on the pathways through the dark. Vaarwel has chosen songs that span the breadth and depth of his creation and bound them together, fresh and remastered and made them all available in a beautiful, free download package. Along with fifteen remastered tracks, three previously unreleased, representing the best of Frozen Ocean’s incredible Read more →
Italian folk power metal band Elvenking will unleash its new studio album “Secrets of the Magick Grimoire” on November 10th, 2107 via AFM Records. It is the first work of Elvenking after three and a half years and the band has just released, as a first teaser of the album, the official lyric video for the song “Draugen’s Maelstrom” that you can watch below. There are 2 guest musicians in this album. The first one is Snowy Shaw, who has performed in King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, Sabaton, Dream Evil and Memento Mori, among others. He added his malicious and spooky vocals in the song “At the Court of the Wild Hunt”. The other one is Angst Norder (singer of Witchery and Nekrokraft) who took care of the growls and screams in four songs. “Secrets of the Magick Grimoire” will be available on Read more →
Dark folkish black metal band Saiva from Norrbotten County, Sweden will release its debut full-length album entitled “Markerna Bortom” on October 13, 2017 via Nordvis Produktion. Saiva is the personal project of Andreas Petterson, who is also in De Arma, Stilla, Whirling and was previously also in Armagedda, Lönndom, Volkermord, LIK and Leviathan. In Saiva’s debut album there are featured guest appearances by J. Kaarna (Tervahäät), Austin Lunn (Panopticon) & Erik Gärdefors (Grift). “Markerna Bortom” will be out on jewel-case CD edition and on LP edition (black vinyl, packaging: single jacket, 4 page LP sized booklet, LP in poly bag). It is already available for pre-order in Read more →
Australian folk melodic death metallers Claim the Throne present the official videoclip for the song “Mantra” taken from their upcoming album “On Desolate Plains” scheduled for release on October 13, 2017. A second video will soon be out.