Spanish pagan black metallers Lux Divina are about to have a very fruitful second half of 2016. After the news about their new EP of rarities “Nox Microcosmica (A compendium of rare and introspective songs)” that will be coming out on July 26th, 2016 via the Spanish label Darkwoods (already available for pre-order), the band has also announced that its 3rd full-length album will be out on December 16, 2016! It is entitled “Walk Within the Riddle” and will be released via the German label Einheit Produktionen again, on CD, limited edition and 12″LP. “Walk Within the Riddle” was recorded and engineered at Moontower Studios, (Barcelona) between Autumn and Winter 2015 by Javi Bastard and mixed and mastered in The Room studios (Barcelona) February 2016, by Gorka Dresbaj. Lux Divina have already unveiled the cover art by Norax Read more →
Slovakian pagan black metallers Krajiny Hmly have recently released their debut full-length album entitled “Na Konci Ciest – At the Journey’s End“. It was out on June 30 2016 as a result of the cooperation between two labels, Art of the Night Productions and Echoes of Koliba Productions. It comes in a limited to 500 copies jewel-case CD edition with 12 pages booklet and cardboard slipcase with additional artwork. Krajiny Hmly were founded in 2011 by Namtar (ex-Imperium, ex-Aeon Winds) and Samos aka Wolkogniv (Folkingrimm Art) and their full line-up consist of members or ex-members from other bands too (Concubia Nocte, Ancestral Volkhves, Karpathia). They released the demo split “Keď padnú Hmly” with Misty Forest in 2012 and a Read more →
English folk melodic death black metallers Accursed Years from Dorset, are excited to announce the approaching release of their debut EP titled “Fall of Frost“. This EP is a diversion away from the style of music the band normally creates. The four tracks on this EP were originally written as heavy metal, but have since been adapted into more of an instrumental, orchestral type of music. Accursed Years are unveiling to you the beautiful cover artwork (created by Wyldraven Art), and the album tracklist. All four songs on this list will likely be released as full metal tracks on their upcoming full-length album. Expect the release date to be announced very soon!
Viking folk metallers Grimner from Motala, Sweden present the official video for the track “Mörkrets Hem” taken from their 3rd full-length album “Frost Mot Eld” released on March 2016 via Despotz Records.
Video was produced and directed by Magnus Ewald. It is a visual adaptation of the song “Mörkrets Hem – Home of Darkness“, which tells of an ancient creature, awakened in its tomb by a trespasser. This creature is a “Draugr”, ancient Read more →
Poland’s black death metal act Devilish Impressions has set “The I” as the title of its new album, due later in the year. The album was recorded at several studios, including Dobra 12 Studio and Icaros Studio to eventually get mixed and mastered at Impressive-Art Studio by Przemyslaw Nowak who also handled vocals’ recording sessions, as well as guitars re-amping. The album’s artwork, design and layout were created by Infected Minds. “The I”, a follow-up to the MLP “Adventvs” released last year via Hammerheart Records, is the group’s 4th full-length album and is said to be their darkest, heaviest and most intriguing offering to date… As commented by the group’s driving force Quazarre of what stands behind the title chosen for their newest record: “Not only Read more →
Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including one long song by Darkestrah and a two-parts song for Al-Namrood. Read more →
On the one year anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, masterful debut full-length album “M“, Danish black metal artist Myrkur unveils a captivating live recording from the historic Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. Aptly titled “Mausoleum“, the album features beautifully dramatic and stripped down acoustic reinventions of seven songs from “M” plus one brand new song and a Bathory cover; all with the accompaniment of the storied Norwegian Girls Choir. Captured in a cold, dimly lit tomb covered in morbid frescos that depict the circle of human life from conception til death, “Mausoleum” is an incredible showcase of Myrkur’s sublime yet haunting voice in a truly chilling, unrivaled atmosphere. “Mausoleum” will be released on August 19th, 2016 via Relapse Records on Read more →
Folk metallers Utmarken from Sweden have just launched their new official video for the song “Till Skogs” taken from their self-titled debut album “Utmarken“, released by Einheit Produktionen on April 1st, 2016.
Directed, filmed and edited by Owe Lingvall (Dreamday Media).