German epic black metal band Firtan from Lörrach have signed to AOP Records and will release their second full-length album on July 13th, 2018! The new album will be entitled “Okeanos” and it was produced at Klangschmiede E with Markus Stock who also produced numerous great bands like Helrunar, Secrets of the Moon and many more. It turned out to be the most complex and advanced work if Firtan so far and the band is really proud to present it to you soon! The first track will be premiered on May 17th 2018. They have unveiled the cover artwork, done by noone less than Denis Forkas Kostromitin, known for his work with Behemoth for example! Pre-orders will start soon.
Fans of the Norwegian extreme melodic genre in general, and of Cor Scorpii in particular, have waited ten long years for the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut album “Monument“. And now, at last, the long wait is over with the band set to release their sophomore full-length “Ruin” on the 15th of June 2018 via Dark Essence Records. “Ruin“, the result of a lengthy, and at time arduous, songwriting process, draws its inspiration from classical music, folk melodies and the soundscapes of Nordic extreme metal. This time the band also introduces instruments atypical in metal, such as the accordion and the mandolin, revealing hidden talents amongst the band members. Cor Scorpii was founded in 2004 as an offshoot from the legendary Windir, and during the 10 years since the release of their debut album, the band has Read more →
Italian folk metallers Kanseil present the official artwork and tracklist of their upcoming second full-length album “Fulìsche“, scheduled for release via Rockshots Records on May 25th, 2018 for Europe and June 8th, 2018 for North America! Kanseil is a folk metal project, formed in late 2010 in Fregona, Veneto, Italy. It’s named after the ancient name of Cansiglio, its home-place’s mountains that are often told about in its songs. The band looks for an own style, that assembles early medieval melodies and traditional folk sounds from all over Europe, with death and black metal riffs, along with acoustic assembles in an ancient-fashioned atmosphere. “Fulìsche” follows their 2015 debut “Doin Earde” released on Nemeton Records and it is already available for pre-order in their label’s Read more →
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.