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Arandu Arakuaa is a unique folk metal band from Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The band was formed in 2008 by their mastermind Zândhio Aquino, who started composing songs with lyrics in “Tupi Antigo”, an extinct language spoken by the native Tupi people of Brazil. After several line-up additions and changes, the band finally got a more stable line-up around 2011 and in 2012 they self-released the 4-track EP “Arandu Arakuaa“. Next year they recorded their first full-length Read more…

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Valensorow is a new epic folk death metal band from San Jose, California, USA. They were formed in 2012 by their drummer and songwriter Conner Bruce, who now plays the guitars. After a few shows the band started to grow and soon the line-up was complete. As a six member band, they recorded their debut full-length album “Neptus” at dB Sound Studios in Morgan Hill, California. The album was self-released on the 24th of June 2013 directly by Read more…

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SHAMBLESS – Irke Ranefas

SHAMBLESS - Irke Ranefas

Two years after their previous work, Bulgarian epic fantasy black metallers Shambless are back with their 4th full-length album. Shambless is the personal project of Arvelss Elfaros, who formed them back in 1997 and released two full-length albums “Omnipotentia” in 2003 and “Apkas Itulia” in 2004. After a seven-year absence, the band returned with its third album “Menra Eneidalen” in 2011. They seem to be back for good now, since on August 2013 they Read more…

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MYRKVEDR – Sons of Muspell

MYRKVEDR - Sons of Muspell

Myrkvedr is a new Viking folk metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They were formed in 2010 with the intention to mix extreme metal with folk tunes and traditional instruments, influenced by Viking mythology. In 2011 the band released its 5-track demo “Tryms Kväde” and made several gigs around Sweden. Finally on November 2013 they self-released their debut full-length album “Sons of Muspell“.                  Read more…

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Russian atmospheric black metal band Чёрные Озёра (Chernye Ozera = Black Lakes) has just released its newest work “Хандра“, which means “Blue“. The band was formed in 2008 and had many releases all these years, including 5 full-length albums, most of them in CD-R editions, 2 EPs and 3 split albums. In its first works the band had a more underground raw pagan black metal approach in their music. “Хандра” is the sixth full-length Read more…

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NAKKIGA – Amerasu

NAKKIGA - Amerasu

Nakkiga is a quite old Spanish black metal from Amurrio in the province of Álava, of the Basque Country. They’ve been around since 1999, but it was only 2010 when they released their first full-length album “Belebeltzeta” via Nigra Mors. Before the debut album though, they had released 3 demos and 2 split albums. In 2012 they released the EP “R’lyeh” and a split 7″ with Omendark. On January 2013 Nakkiga released their second full-length album Read more…

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NORHOD – The Blazing Lily

NORHOD - The Blazing Lily

Norhod is a new Italian symphonic metal band from Lucca, Tuscany. They were formed in 2009 as a 4-piece band and they soon started writing their first songs. After new members additions and several changes, the band finally completed its line-up in 2011, consisting of 7 musicians that remain the same till today. They finally self-released their debut EP “Arianrhod” in the beginning of 2012. The band signed then to WormHoleDeath, an Aural Music sub-label and on October Read more…

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HELROTH – Wataha (EP)

HELROTH - Wataha

Helroth is a new folk metal band from Warsaw, Poland. They were formed in 2012 by Martha, Zapor and Ernest (3 ex-members of the Polish folk metallers Vecordia), who wanted a heavier twist in their music. Their line-up grew with 3 more members and as a 6-piece band they started recording their first songs in 2013. After the release of a 3-track demo, the band started touring and on September 2013 they added two more songs and self-released their first Read more…

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