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OUBLIETTE – Apparitions

OUBLIETTE - Apparitions

Melodic black metal band Oubliette from Tennessee, USA has just released its first work. They are a relatively new band, since they were formed just in 2011. There is actually not much info about them in their official pages, except that 2 of their members also play on Æther Realm and Inferi. Their debut full-length album is entitled “Apparitions” and it was released via the American label The Artisan Era on August 1st 2014.        Read more…

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GRAI – Mlada

GRAI - Mlada

Russian pagan folk metallers Грай (Grai) from Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan will soon release their new full-length album, entitled “Млада – Mlada“. The band was formed in 2005 as Raven Blood, then changed to Ворог and finally to Грай in 2007. Their debut full-length “Полынь-Трава” was out in 2009 via Volh Records. Their second album “О Земле Родной” was released via SoundAge Records in 2011. Both these albums were later re-released via the Dutch label Read more…

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VELDES – Skyward (EP)

VELDES - Skyward

Slovenian atmospheric black metal project Veldes is back with its new work, the 4-track EP “Skyward“. The band was formed in 2012 by Tilen Šimon from Bled, who composes and performs all music and writes the lyrics. In 2013 Veldes released the debut full-length album “To Drown in Bleeding Hope” via the American label Razed Soul Productions. On July 22nd 2014, the new EP was out, again by the same label.          Read more…

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Norwegian melodic black metalles Vinterbris from Bergen have recently released their new album “Solace“. They were formed in 2008 and released their first work in 2010, the EP “The Unrested“. Two years later the debut full-length album “Vinterbris” was out. Both these works were self-released. The band has also participated in several gigs, mostly in their country. In 2014 they signed to the new Portuguese label Nordavind Records, in order to release their second Read more…

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MONGOL – Chosen by Tengri

MONGOL - Chosen by Tengri

Canadian folk metallers Mongol from Devon, Alberta are back with their second full-length album “Chosen by Tengri“. The band was formed in 2009 and despite their irrelevant origin, their music and concept is dedicated to the ancient nomadic empire of Mongolia! In 2012 they self-released their debut full-length album “The Altan Urug” leaving many promises for the future. Now, 2 years later, in July 2014, they return with a much more professional and multidimensional album!           Read more…

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ATHERIA – Echo from Another Kingdom & Spectral Regression

ATHERIA - Echo from another Kingdom & Spectral Regression

Atheria is a new Greek ambient depressive black metal band, the personal project of Phosphorus, who previously was behind the black metal band Fullmoon Mist. He has also the dark ambient / darkwave project In Oceanic Slumber. After the split-up of Fullmoon Mist, he formed Atheria in 2011 and released two EPs, “Echo from Another Kingdom” in 2012 and “Spectral Regression” in 2013. In November 2013 both of them were re-released in one compilation CD through Read more…

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Barbarian folk metal band GOD (The Barbarian Horde) from Iasi, Romania are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a brand new EP “Zal Mox“. Those who have followed this cult band since 1994, know that each new release is actually a musical redirection for them! They started as an extreme grind metal band and through the years they experimented with melodic, atmospheric, Gothic and avant-garde black metal, with doom and death metal, as well as with pagan and epic Read more…

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HEIDRA – Awaiting Dawn

HEIDRA - Awaiting Dawn

Danish epic folk black metallers Heidra from Copenhagen have finally released their debut full-length album “Awaiting Dawn“. The band was formed back in 2006 and released its first 2 demos, “The Saga” in 2008 and “Northern Tales” in 2011. In 2012 they self-released the EP “Sworn to Vengeance“, their first professionally recorded work, which actually put the band on the map, helping them play in important gigs with some of the big Read more…

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