Italian epic pagan metallers Atlas Pain present the official video for the song “From the Lighthouse” taken from their debut full-length album “What the Oak Left“, released in 2017 via Scarlet Records.
Italian extreme folk metallers Lou Quinse from Torino will release their second full-length album, entitled “Lo Sabbat” on May 08th 2018 via Sliptrick Records. “Lo Sabbat” is a three acts Sabba, twelve tales of poverty and abuse, a playlist for Hell’s fest, celebrating the devil and invoking his help against everyday misery, churches and their masters. A concert for a damned night, a fast set list that grows darker and bleaker in a crescendo of drama and graveness, until dawn breaks and the ultimate hangover supervenes. Twelve tunes from various local repertoires, reinterpreted in an eclectic extreme metal style. “Lo Sabbat” features tracks imbued with heady mix of traditional and modern instruments, infused with the mystic element of a Read more →
Greek Neoclassical ambient project Chaostar has just released its new studio album “The Undivided Light” via Season of Mist. Chaostar was conceived out of Septic Flesh guitarist Christos Antoniou’s longing to create music that reflects more on his aspect as an academy trained composer and go beyond the possibilities that his orchestral arrangements for Septic Flesh offer. “The Undivided Light” comes as an invitation to a fascinating musical journey around the globe, which is equally true for space as well as time. With this fifth full-length album, Chaostar take their experimentation another step further. Classic orchestration, traditional instruments, electronica, rock, and more are deconstructed by Christos only to be reassembled into something fresh and exciting. This breathtaking album is available both in Read more →
Finnish melodic black metallers Hiidenhauta from Satakunta present the official music video for the song “Nälkäkevät” taken from their second full-length album “1965” released today via Inverse Records.
Hungarian epic symphonic black metal band Runeshard from Budapest has just released its debut 4-track EP “Dreaming Spire“. Runeshard was founded by Bálint Kemény in early 2017 as a side-project to his power metal band Elanor. “Dreaming Spire” is available digitally for now, but in the coming months Runeshard are planning to release the EP as a digipak CD in a relatively small batch. All music on the EP is composed by Bálint, who also wrote all lyrics and performed all instruments. All vocals and narrations are handled by Alethiuz, who is also the sole member of the epic symphonic black metal project Zel Agganor from the UK, in which he also plays all instruments. Read more →
Russian atmospheric black darkwave project from Siberia Isa (|) present the official music video for the song “Мир или свобода – Pacification or Freedom” from the 2017′s album “Небо в солёных колодцах – The Sky in the Salty Wells“.
Dutch epic pagan black metallers Uuntar have signed to Heidens Hart Records and will release their first chapter, “Voorvaderverering” on March 20th on CD and digitally. Uuntar is a project by two Dutch black metal veterans; Herjann (Heimdalls Wacht, Cultus, ex-Countess, ex-Mordaehoth) and Nortfalke (Kjeld, Lugubre, Tarnkappe). “Voorvaderverering” (Dutch for “ancestral worship”) was recorded in 2010, but not released until now. The duo recorded the six-song effort as a humble dedication to warriors and their traditions long gone. It is a nostalgic retrospect on old values and customs, in particular focusing around burial rites, dolmens and grave mounds in the north-east of The Netherlands. The album was self-produced by the band, so expect an unpolished sound that captures the cold winter Read more →