Chinese epic folk black metallers 殒煞 (Vengeful Spectre) will release their debut full-length album on January 15th, 2020 via Pest Productions. 殒煞 (Vengeful Spectre) is a new band forging black metal with traditional Chinese folk music elements. Established in the spring of 2019, they completed the writing of the first track “慟啸”, which was included in the compilation CD of new wave of Chinese black metal “Death Kult Over Black Congregation” released via Pest Productions. The band quickly gained wider attention in and outside of China based on this excellent single with desolate atmosphere. 殒煞 (Vengeful Spectre) now return with a 36-minute self-titled conceptual album. The consecutive six chapters describe a story of eastern swordsmen Read more →
Canadian folk metal band Trollheims from Québec has recently released its debut self-titled full-length album in several digital platforms. The band was formed in the early 2010′s in Québec, Canada and released a demo back in 2012. After a break that started in 2013, the band members eventually got back in touch and decided to work on new songs for their debut album “Trollheims“. The band talks a lot about the rage that haunts us which is reflected through a specific character, the “pathfinder”. The lyrics of the album describe his journey through a land named Trollheims. The pathfinder encounters several obstacles such as giants, dwarves and much more…
Croatian folk metallers StriboG from Zagreb will soon release their second full-length album, entitled “Tvoje Kraljevstvo Zeleno” 10 long years since their previous album, the debut “U Okovima Vječnosti“, which was released back in 2010. The new album will be available in digital format by the end of January 2020, but it will be also out in physical CD edition hopefully on February. “Tvoje Kraljevstvo Zeleno” which translates to “Your Kingdom Green” is an 11-track album with almost 1 hour of Croatian folk metal and is completely recorded, mixed and mastered by StriboG’s guitarist Ivan Mrkoci. The band has revealed the album tracklist and the cover artwork, with the beautiful photo by Maja Midžor. Once again the lyrics is a mixture of Croatian and Read more →
German pagan metallers XIV Dark Centuries from Thuringia present the official video for the song “Atme den Wald“, taken from their upcoming full-length album “Waldvolk“, sceduled for release on February 28, 2020 via Einheit Produktionen.
“Waldvolk” digipak CD is already available for pre-order in their label’s webshop, and in most digital stores. Read more →
After several years of intense focus, mixed with regular tours across Europe, Siberian symphonic black metallers Welicoruss are now ready to present their new album “Siberian Heathen Horde“, which will be released worldwide on March 27th, 2020 via the German label El Puerto Records. The album will be released in physical CDs, digipak and vinyl, and it wall also be available in most digital stores like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc. “Siberian Heathen Horde” will consist of 9 brand new songs, which have absorbed the sinister atmosphere of the most foreboding depths of Siberian forests, shamanic songs of past civilizations, forgotten deities, and hidden dimensions! Read more →
Chilean acoustic neofolk band Imbaru will release its new EP entitled “Sendero de Tordos” on January 6th, 2020 in digital format. Imbaru is the personal instrumental musical project of Caminante from Casablanca, Chile inspired by the countryside and nature, mixing Neofolk elements with classical, minimalist and ambient music. “Sendero de Tordos” is inspired by walks in this hot season (in Chile) and the shadows under the trees. The EP consists of 3 new songs and it gives us a first taste for the future of the band, since the second track “Acacia Caven” will be also included in the upcoming, yet untitled, full-length studio album of Imbaru, with no publication date yet. Cover artwork and EP tracklist are just unveiled.
Greek pagan black metal legends Kawir, have set January 10th, 2020 as the international release date for their highly anticipated eighth full-length album, “Αδράστεια / Adrasteia“, which will be published by Iron Bonehead Productions on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. Although three years separate this and its full-length predecessor “Εξιλασμός“, Kawir’s new work amazingly brims with an urgency that’s simply startling for a band of such veteran status. Upon its first few resounding notes, “Αδράστεια” is immediately and engagingly Kawir – and as the ceremonial slow-burn of opening track “Τυδέας / Tydeus” builds, anticipation is set exceedingly Read more →
Italian folk metallers Kanseil have inked a new record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their first acoustic EP, entitled “Cant del Corlo“, 2 years after their highly acclaimed sophomore album “Fulìsche“. ”Cant del Corlo“, which translates to “Chant of the Spinning Wheel” is a concept album inspired by the four seasons, a perennial cycle that escapes human control. The spinning wheel (‘Corlo’) becomes the eternal wheel that makes us mortal. Four epic songs with extra atmospheric intro and outro allow the listener to dive into the mood of the seasons, becoming inevitably part of the endless flow of time. Even if the acoustic mood has always been pervading Kanseil’s creations, they wanted to dare a step further by releasing a record without any electric instrument. The EP Read more →