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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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Ambient atmospheric experimental black metal band Spectral Lore from Athens, Greece has just released its new masterpiece entitled “III“. Spectral Lore were formed in 2005 by their sole member Ayloss. The band self-released its first 2 full-length albums, “I” in 2006 and “II” in 2007, both in special handmade editions, revealing great attention to detail! Since 2008 Ayloss is working on “III“, an album that took him so much, because he wanted Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Urzeitgeist

RAUHNACHT - Urzeitgeit

Urzeitgeist” is the new album of Alpine black metal band Rauhnåcht from Untersberg, Austria. Stefan Traunmüller (also in Golden Dawn, Wallachia and several other bands in the past) formed them in 2010 as his solo project. His debut album “Vorweltschweigen” was released the same year, while in 2012 he released 2 EPs (one of them is a teaser to their new album) and one split EP with Sturmpercht. Finally in the spring of 2014 his second Read more…

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ZGARD – Созерцание / Contemplation

ZGARD - Contemplation

Zgard is the personal atmospheric pagan black metal project of Yaromisl from West Ukraine, who is also a member of the pagan metal band Говерла (Goverla). Zgard were formed in 2010 and have been over-productive, releasing three full-length albums and one split with Prohod since 2012! The band changed 3 labels before signing to Svarga Music in order to release its fourth full-length album “Созерцание – Contemplation“, which will be out on June 23, 2014.        Read more…

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RAVENTALE – Mémoires

RAVENTALE - Memoires

Ukrainian atmospheric blackened metal band Raventale released a very interesting compilation in the summer of 2013, entitled “Mémoires“, co-released by Satanath Records and Dark East Productions. Raventale is the personal project of Astaroth Merc, who formed them back in 2005. They have released 6 full-length albums so far, with the last one being “Transcendence” in 2012, all of them as one-man band. The band has now a complete live line-up and a new chapter in their Read more…

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ERED WETHRIN – Tides of War

ERED WETHRIN - Tides of War

American epic atmospheric black metal band Ered Wethrin, the solo project of Sven Smith from Salt Lake City of Utah, has just released its debut full-length album “Tides of War“. Sven formed the band back in 2004, but he never released anything with Ered Wethrin all these years. He managed though to gain the attention of the German label Northern Silence Productions, who signed the band. Finally, their first full-length album was out on February 14th 2014, containing Read more…

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Sadhaka is a new Cascadian black metal band from Olympia, Washington of U.S.A. They were formed in 2012 as a side project of Fauna (ritual ambient black metal) and Vradiazei (dark folk) members. In December of 2012 the band released a self-recorded demo, the 15-minutes digital track “Ancient Ones“, gaining the attention of the Chinese label Pest Productions. They signed a deal with them and in April 2013 they released the debut full-length album “Terma“.    Read more…

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ZGARD / PROHOD – Ascension: Paramatman

ZGARD - PROHOD - Ascension Paramatman

Ascension: Paramatman” is a very interesting split release between two amazing atmospheric folk black metal bands, Zgard from Ukraine and Prohod from Romania. It’s not only the bands who cooperated for this release, but also two different labels, Purity-Through-Fire from Germany and Fimbulvinter Productions from Brazil! I liked both bands very much, so I was very excited to see what they have to offer in this split album. “Ascension: Paramatman” lasts for almost 62 minutes (31 Read more…

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