It is time for Ukrainian pagan folk metallers Haspyd to introduce their new work, the single “Цареград“! A song that marks a new stage of their work, a new page in the history of the band. This song is about the Cossack glory, the knights that are ready to go through “three nine lands” to save their brothers’ and sisters’ honor and freedom. Historically this is referring to the glorious feats, sung by sage Taras Shevchenko in his poem “Hamalia“. It is a tribute to a brutal and bloody time, when the invasion of foreigner’s hordes took place on Haspyd’s homeland, but group of braves went across the sea to rescue their family from the humiliating slavery. “Цареград” is available in the band’s official SoundCloud page, while Haspyd has also released an official lyric video for the song that you can watch below. Read more →
Epic Finish pagan metal leaders Wyrd return with their most expansive and exhilarating album to date, “Death of the Sun“, scheduled for release on March 18, 2016 via Moribund Records. Seven years in the making, the band’s 9th album continues their exploration into doom, folk and rock territories without sacrificing their metal origins. From doom rock verses to melodic acoustic passages filled with pagan sorrow to monstrously catchy choruses, the band achieves an excellence rarely heard in the metal scene. Furthermore, Wyrd utilizes a myriad of vocal styles to accentuate their vast and diverse musical soundscape. All of which culminates in 9 esoteric heathen hymns of the Wyrding way! The band’s line-up includes members of cult Finish acts Read more →
Swedish folk Viking metal band Grimner has released its first ever music video! It is for the song “Eldhjärta” taken from the upcoming album “Frost Mot Eld“, scheduled for release on March, 26th, 2016 via Despotz Records.
The video was filmed on an ice cold day on the mountain Uvberget. The talented Magnus Ewald with friends gave the video the epic feeling the band was looking for. “Frost Mot Eld” is already available for Read more →
Tunisian oriental progressive extreme metallers Nawather from Tunis have released their debut full-length album “Wasted Years” via the French label M&O Music. Nawather were founded in 2013 and they provide us a special kind of music. They are among the first who choose to marry Qanun, the king of Arabic instruments, to metal music. This instrument tends to play an indelible part in the Tunisian classical music called “malouf”. Nawather offers a music which smoothly alternates between authentic and western music. Such a cultural encounter is fostered by a harmonious duet between vocals: a female doing the clean voice and a male vocal performing the growls. “Wasted Years” is an opportunity to have an exquisite taste of an orchestration Read more →
Sus Scrofa have finally released their debut EP, entitled “Sinistre Sylve“. It is the official comeback of the pioneers of French pagan black metal scene, after more than twenty years of silence. Sus Scrofa is a band formed from the members of Cober Ord, Stille Volk and La Breiche. “Sinistre Sylve” is released via the Russian label Nomos Dei Productions, in a limited to 300 copies A5 digipak edition CD. Sinistre Sylve – sinister forest. The forest as a character, personified image in philosophic and animistic vision. Growing through the branches of deep woods, roaming the secret paths of visible and invisible, Sus Scrofa music roots deep into abundant soil of Pyrenean myths. Their lyrics are written in French and Occitan, the language of Read more →