Scottish atmospheric Celtic black metallers Saor’s new album “Guardians” is set to be released on November 11th 2016 by the German label Northern Silence Productions. The album will be released in a limited to 1000 copies digipak edition CD and in standard jewel case edition. It will also be available for download/stream on BandCamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube etc. A double LP version will be out too, but the release date isn’t yet set. Pre-orders and first track premiere will begin early October. Saor have just unveiled the amazing cover artwork by Sebastian Wagner and the album tracklist.
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Russian pagan folk metal masters Аркона (Arkona) will release a completely re-recorded edition of their debut full-length album “Возрождение” via Napalm Records on November 11th 2016. The album was originally released in 2004 and firmly placed both the band and its Russian mother country on the folk pagan metal map. Front woman Masha’s powerful performance, combined with Slavic mysticism and varied songwriting, turned the first release (its name means “revival”, by the way) of young Аркона into a success and the beginning of a remarkable career. The band has now re-recorded “Возрождение” and truly revisit their roots! This new recording lets those old songs shine with a massive production and new instrumental skills! Absolutely new sound, lots of bagpipes and other Read more
Norwegian folk metal band Myrkgrav, the personal project of Lars Jensen from Åsa, Ringerike, has revealed some interesting details about its upcoming release entitled “Takk og Farvel; Tida er Blitt ei Annen“. The album will be initially out in digital format, but the band is also looking for a label to release it physically. Myrkgrav have unveiled the cover artwork, hand drawn in ink by Fanny Storlund, as well as the album tracklist. You can also watch an extended video teaser below, which includes excerpts of all songs from the upcoming album (except one). Release date of “Takk og Farvel; Tida er Blitt ei Annen” isn’t yet announced. The album title translates to “Thank you and Farewell; Times have Changed” a title fitting perfectly with the back-story of this album: Read more
Italian dark Gothic ethereal neoclassical band Ataraxia will release its brand new full-length album ”Deep Blue Firnament” at the end of September 2016 via the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records. Expect more than one hour of music on limited digipak edition CD and standard jewel case edition CD, as well as a single on 7″ vinyl. Ataraxia have recently unveiled the beautiful cover artwork and the tracklist for ”Deep Blue Firnament”. There is also a video teaser of the album that you can watch below. Furthermore the band wanted to share some more news and feelings regarding the new album with all of you: Read more
Brazilian battle pagan metallers Iron Woods from São Paulo will soon release their 4th full-length album entitled “Gods and Men“. The album will be out on September 7th 2016 by the Brazilian labels Fimbulvinter Productions and Mutilation Records in digipak edition CD. ”Gods and Men” will include 8 new tracks forged in the ritualistic winter time, through the battle and deep pagan woods. Many of these songs were presented live for the first time on July 23 at Bellvm Deorvm Fest in São Paulo, where Iron Woods shared the stage with Greek pagan black metallers Kawir. The band has already revealed the cover artwork and the album tracklist. You can also listen below to the track “The Time Has Come to Fight” taken from the upcoming album and get a first taste!
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Experimental ambient atmospheric black metal project Frozen Ocean from Russia has conducted a very successful campaign on Groupees earlier this year, selling exclusive packages of digital material. Previously unheard songs were unveiled as the pledges of support increased, including two unlockable EPs never released before. These EPs, which are featuring some of Frozen Ocean’s most haunting and evocative ambient work to date, were united into one 4-track compilation called “A Faded Missive Therefrom” and got a physical embodiment managed by Operator Produkzion, who are good old friends of the project. The EP will be available in a strictly limited to 48 hand-numbered copies CD-r edition, in a printed 4-panel sleeve designed by Read more
Portuguese epic pagan thrash metallers Antiquus Scriptum and Galician black metallers Xerión from Spain have announced the release of a split album in January 2017!! The work shall be entitled “... Parábolas, Fantasías & Quimeras… (Unha Alianza Lusitana e Galega de Honra e Sangue)” which translates to “… Parables, Fantasies & Chimeras… (An Lusitanian and Galician Alliance of Blood and Honor)“. As the album name indicates, it will be a Celtiberian communion in honor of the bands’ Galician and Lusitanian ancestors, whom lived in harmony and together they fought the Romans for the honor and dignity of a free Iberian Peninsula, more than 2.000 years ago. The split CD shall be released by the German Wolfmond Production and will be printed on pro-CDr format limited to 300 copies, and by the Spanish Nigra Mors in pro-Tape, Read more
Turkish folk metallers Yaşru from Istanbul signed a distribution deal with the Italian label Wormholedeath Records to release their new album “Börübay“. The album will be out on October 28th, 2016 in Europe. More release dates will be announced soon. Founded in 2007 by Berk Öner under the name Sidre as a one man band project. With the change of interests, subjects and melodies so did the name to Yaşru in 2009, which means ‘mystery, secret’ in old Turkic (Gokturk) language. Yaşru, is inspired by ancient Turkic culture and folklore, takes the life, beliefs, writings and epic stories of the people at that time. Songs are intensively lyrical and epic. In 2012 Yasru released its first promo album “Öd Tengri Yasar” through web to its listeners. With the success of promo album, Berk decided to add other members to the band for concert requests. Read more