Finnish epic folk symphonic black metal band Avathar breaks its many years silence, returning with their first full-length album after 15 years! Avathar is a Tolkien inspired band formed back in 2000 as a two-piece project (Witch King and Scatha) until summer 2005. ‘Avathar’ is the name of a dark land in the south of Aman in between the mountains and the sea in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. Ungoliant used to dwell there before she and Melkor destroyed the Two Trees of Valinor. After several member changes, Avathar has now a full line-up and its new album goes by the name of “Bûrgulu kû-ghâra” (Shadows from Time), consisting of 13 songs of their own and 2 covers, some unreleased, some remakes of old ones. It is released digitally via Gollum’s Treasures, a new Read more →
Epic atmospheric folk black metal band Cân Bardd, the personal project of Malo Civelli from Switzerland will release its second full-length album called “The Last Rain” on February 22nd, 2019 via Northern Silence Records. Influenced by bands such as Caladan Brood, Elderwind, Saor and Gallowbraid, Cân Bardd was founded in 2016 by then 18 year old Malo Civelli, with the purpose of creating an outlet for his feelings and ideas that would be at once heavy and aggressive, yet also melodic and atmospheric. With the debut “Nature Stays Silent” Cân Bardd already enthralled a lot of fans in the atmospheric black metal community. “The Last Rain” continues where the debut left off and yet turned into a huge step forward from the already very good material of its predecessor, with improved songwriting, as well as an excellent production. Everything Read more →
Scottish atmospheric folk black metal band Saor presents the official music video for the song “Bròn” taken from the forthcoming album “Forgotten Paths“, scheduled for release on February 15th, 2019 via Avantgarde Music.
French folk metallers Haeredium present the official music video for “Breathe“, the first single extracted from the band’s second studio album “Ascension“, due out on March 15th 2019 via Art Gates Records.
Swiss epic pagan folk metallers Norvhar from Lausanne will release their debut EP “Kauna” on February 16, 2019. Apart for the digital release, “Kauna” will be also available if physical CD edition, self-released by the band. Formed in 2018 from the ashes of the band Harmoniks, Norvhar consists of six skilled musicians, all of them with stage experience. After about three years of work on this EP, it seems important for the band to explain the content and concept of the album. Kauna (or kaunas or Kaunan) is the Viking rune of fire and knowledge. Since the concept of this EP is a story told by an obscure old man at the fireside, the meaning of this title, which seems abstract at first, it becomes clearer. He narrates the fate of peoples living in a world prey to Read more →
Lochrian Poem is one of the newest projects of Andrei “Solomonar” Oltean from Sibiu Romania (also in E-an-na, Prometheic, Shades ov Sha’arimrath, Transylvanian FolkCore Orchestra, ex-Prohod, ex-Hoia Baciu, ex-WarChant). With this band he explores an experimental atmospheric folk doom metal sound, with a very unique sound and constant changes of mood and musical styles… After a couple of singles, the debut full-length album of Lochrian Poem, entitled “Snow” has just been released digitally on January 4th, 2019. It is a short and spontaneous album about the grey and static landscapes of Guşteriţa, in the suburbs of Sibiu, where time has a very strange consistency and the clouds loom like inexplicable bits of dust hanging from one’s clothes. Eerie dogs and unsettling people dwell in this crevice of Read more →