Danish folk metallers Huldre will release their long awaited sophomore album “Tusmørke” on November 3rd, 2016! Huldre is an upcoming name on the Nordic folk metal scene and they have, since 2010, excited people all over the world with their spectacular compositions. Huldre is the elegant fusion of Nordic folk music and metal. Here wolves, forest nymphs and trolls mingle in the wonderful contrasts between catchy melodies, sonorous atmospheres and heavy rhythms. Musically they offer catchy melodies of female vocals, violin, hurdy gurdy and flute on a heavy foundation of guitar, bass and drums. Huldre weaves a lyrical universe revolving around the forces of nature, and imagery of the folklore of years past. The band is by now known for its Read more →
Turkish atmospheric doom death metallers Acedia from Kütahya are back after a long break. The band was formed since 2000 and they have released only 2 EPs so far, “Lament for Goodbye” in 2009 and “Whisper Rains” in 2010. 6 years after their last work Acedia have released two new songs in their new EP, entitled “Winter’s End“. They decided to release it in physical format, together with 2010′s EP “Whisper Rains“. The album was released on September 23, 2016 under the title “Winter’s End & Whisper Rains” in a double CD digipak edition limited to 200 copies via the Russian label GS Productions. You can visit their label’s official Bandcamp page where you can listen to the complete album and buy it if interested.
CD1 “Winter’s End”:
1. Reddish Wings of Winter Read more →
Scottish atmospheric black metal band Bròn from Edinburgh has revealed the first details of its upcoming full-length album, entitled “Ànrach“. The album will be released via the Russian label Kunsthauch and will include 3 lengthy tracks around 20 minutes each! Bròn is the personal project of Krigeist, who is also in Barshasketh and Belliciste. He formed this band in 2014 and the same year he released the demo EP “Fògradh“. Except for the wonderful cover artwork by Diana Tuchs, Bròn have also unveiled the album-titled track “Ànrach“, which is available for streaming in their official Bandcamp page. More details and release dates will be announced soon. Until then, enjoy this amazing song…
French horror metal band Créatures, the solo project of Sparda (also in Hanternoz) reveals the cover artwork and tracklist for its debut album “Le Noir Village“, which will be out on October 25th via the French label Antiq. You can watch the official album trailer below to get a first taste. Créatures was formed in 2008 and released a demo in 2009. The group uses a variety of unusual instruments (theremin, organ, piano, trumpet, violin) and combines many musical styles, from black to symphonic, with passages of death, doom, heavy and ambient. The main influences are King Diamond, Tartaros, Notre Dame. “Le Noir Village” narrates the story of a peasant village in the XII century plagued by horrible monsters. Like an opera, all characters of the story are played by different singers who speak in first person and the music reflects the plot. It Read more →
Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody are making music history, since their latest studio album “Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus” was chosen to be the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos. Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Scorpions) mixed the entire masterpiece in Dolby Atmos – the mindblowing result will be submitted for the 2017 Grammy nominations. “Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live” will be released December, 9th via Nuclear Blast. Luca Turilli, responsible for composition and orchestra- and choir-arrangements states: “The new Dolby Atmos sound fits perfectly with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody music just as the Rhapsody music – emotional, visionary and cinematic in its nature – is perfect to showcase Read more →
Black death metallers Kashgar from Kyrgyzstan have recently releaed their self-titled debut album “Kashgar“. Howling out of the Pamir Mountains, Kashgar take all souls with a sound hearkening back to the golden age of extreme metal. Fiends who love Kreator, Darkthrone, King Crimson, Slayer, Thorns and classic Metallica will find themselves entranced by the thrashing assault of the brutarians of Central Asia. “Kashgar” was recorded between July 2015 and February 2016 at The Base studio, Bishkek. It was produced by Kashgar, recorded and mixed by Ars and mastered by Achilleas Kalantzis (Varathron). The cover art is by Constance Leite Parker and the design by Ars. “Kashgar“is released only digitally so far and it is available in the band’s official Bandcamp page.
1. Half a Devil – 04:59
2. Tyan-Shan / Batyr – 11:38 Read more →
Parthenopean epic black metal act Scuorn unveils lyric video for the song “Virgilio Mago”, the second track from the upcoming debut album “Parthenope”, out worldwide at the beginning of 2017 via Dusktone.
The legend of “Virgilio Mago” is based on the famous poet Publius Vergilius Maro, arguably believed to be a visionary clairvoyant by the Neapolitans, who later proclaimed his Read more →
Ambient folk electronica band Dazhbog, has just released its seventh work, the EP “Yearning the Beauty of this World…“. Dazhbog is the personal project of Francisco Samael Flores R. from Mexico (also in Benatnash, Grim Skoll, Eidyllion, ex-Ereshkigal, ex-Forest of Doom), who is currently living in Waksmund, Poland. The new EP is inspired by the arrival of spring after a long winter… The music tries to express the blooming of nature after a long sleep under the cover of snow and cold winds. Every chapter is an act of contemplation and respect for Mother Nature. “Yearning the Beauty of this World…” is single track lasting for 36 minutes and is divided into seven chapters. It is released only digitally and is available via Dazhbog’s official SoundCloud page.
Chapter I – At the Edge of Gloaming Read more →