Swiss death Viking folk metallers Hypocras from Geneva will release their new EP “Implosive” tomorrow, on Friday November 25th, 2016. The band has begun in 2006 as an instrumental projet by Arnaud Aebi and Samuel Jakubec, but the actual line-up dates from 2008. They released their first EP “Burning Drakkard” in 2010 and their debut album “The Seed of Wrath” in 2013. The upcoming EP will be initially available for digital download on Hypocras’ official Bandcamp page. However in early December 2016 it will also be self-released in digisleeve CD edition. The band has unveiled the beautiful cover artwork, created by Diego Graham and the EP tracklist.
Norwegian Balkan metallers Trollfest are going to release their new full-length album “Helluva” on February 24th, 2017 via NoiseArt Records. And the seventh studio album promises to be a helluva album. The Trolls once more bring their mix of extreme metal and Balkan influences to a new level with an added brass section, combined with more Kaos! The band has just revealed the cover artwork and the tracklist of the upcoming album. Trollmannen states about the cover: “Look at our splendid cover people! We have once again allied ourselves with the ever brilliant master pen Jonas Darnell. As you can see, the cover has a picture of Professor Otto, Camouflage Clair and Steel Sarah while they are running from something Read more →
Norwegian Viking Metallers Helheim will release their much-anticipated ninth full-length album entitled “landawarijaR” on January 20th, 2017 via Dark Essence Records. “landawarijaR” will contain seven tracks, all of which bear the hallmarks of Helheim’s traditional Norse heritage, a heritage of which they are rightly proud. With “landawarijaR” Helheim use their lyrics to express the need to include the Norse Heritage into modern life by emphasizing the importance, mystery and never-changing wonder of the Runes. Just as Helheim’s “raunijaR” followed in the same vein as its predecessor “Asgards Fall“, “landawarijaR” continues where “Heidindomr” ended. All four albums incorporate the use of Timpani and Horns, and the new Read more →
Parthenopean epic black metallers Scuorn from Napoli, Italy have just revealed the first details of their forthcoming debut full-length album “Parthenope”, scheduled for release at the beginning of 2017 via Dusktone. “Parthenope” was recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome by the mighty Stefano “Saul” Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance), featuring special guest orchestrals by Riccardo Studer (Stormlord) and guest narrated vocals performances by Daniele “Ogre” Cristiano (NoFuck), Marco “Wolf” Lauro (Gort, Mors Spei, Vita Odiosa, Terrorfront), Tina Gagliotta (Poemisia), Diego Laino (ADE, Symbolyc) and Libero Verardi (Disturbia). The band has unveiled the album tracklist and the wonderful cover artwork, created by the talented Russian artist Alex from Read more →
Romanian Transilvanian black metallers Negură Bunget are thrilled to present the official video for “Marea Cea Mare”, the last track from the “ZI” album. This is the first ever track they composed in collaboration with another band, their fellow countrymen Thy Veils.
The video was created by Thy Veils mastermind, Daniel Dorobantu.
Doom folk metal band Yaşru from Istanbul, Turkey presents the official video for the song “Atalara” taken from its latest full-length album “Börübay“, released on October 28th 2016 via Wormholedeath Records.
Hellenic folk black metallers Aherusia will release their third full-length album “Prometheus – Seven Principles on How to Be Invincible” on the 18th of February 2017, through Prime Eon Media. A profound and exhilarating concept album, about the Titan who stole the fire from the gods to pass it on to humanity and suffered terribly for his transgression, “Prometheus” is a huge step up in every possible way from their previous efforts. It is dark and epic, but its refined production values and live in the studio performances make it an extremely engrossing listen. The multitude of traditional influences are perfectly accumulated and give it a distinct, Hellenic “style”, while it also maintains a very sharp metal profile, Read more →
American atmospheric black metal band Æðra, the personal project of Erik Lagerlöf from Carlinville, Illinois, will soon release its second and long awaited full-length album entitled “Perseiderna“. It will be released via the German label Naturmach Productions in a standard jewel-case edition CD and in a limited to 50 copies A5 digipak CD, both with booklet. Release date shall be the 17th of December 2016 and pre-orders will start on November 12th. The band has already unveiled the beautiful cover artwork and the album tracklist. Naturmacht Productions will also re-release Æðra’s debut album “The Evening Red” from 2011. It will be available in a 4-panel digipak CD with new artwork on the exact same date with “Perseiderna“, December 17th 2016.
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