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DAWN OF A DARK AGE – The Six Elements, Vol.4 Air


Dawn of a Dark Age is a very interesting band that has managed to release 4 quality albums in a very short period of time. It is the personal project of the multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli from Italy, who has been active like composer, saxophonist and clarinetist in the classical, jazz and avant-garde scene for over 15 years. In 2010 he formed the Pink Floyd anti-tribute prog jazz metal group R-Evolution Band. In 2014 he decided to share his personal eclectic Read more…

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AUÐN – Auðn

AUDN - Audn

Auðn is a new atmospheric black metal band from Hafnarfjörður of Iceland, a country with many interesting releases lately. The band was formed in 2010 and released its eponymous debut full-length album “Auðn” in the end of November 2014, via the US labels Black Plague Records and Metallic Media. It was the first official release of the band, without any demos before it, thus “Auðn” was my only contact with their music.     Read more…

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CARN DÛM – Carn Dûm

CARN DUM - Carn Dum

Carn Dûm is a new epic black metal band from Germany formed in August 2012. After 2 demos in 2013 and 2014, the band released the split album “Auf Vergessenen Pfaden…” with the Swiss epic Tolkien folk black metallers Black Jade in 2014. Recently they signed to the German underground label Dominance of Darkness Records and released their debut full-length album “Carn Dûm” on June 6th, 2015.          Read more…

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IAMÍ – Luz e Sombra

IAMI - Luz e Sombra

Iamí is a new band from Maringá of Brazil combining black metal with dungeon synth music. It is the personal project of Iamí, whose name means “night” in the ancient indigenous Tupi language. The band’s first release was the demo single “Crença Profana” that was out on July 2013. Finally on October 2014 Iamí self-released its debut full-length album, entitled “Luz e Sombra“, which translates to “Light and Shadow” in Brazilian – Portuguese.             Read more…

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ENISUM – Samoht Nara

ENISUM - Samoht Nara

Enisum is an Italian atmospheric black metal band from Susa Valley (Val di Susa), the longest valley of Italian Alps, near Turin. They took their name from a local mountain, since Enisum is the anagram Musinè mountain, spelled backwards. The band was formed in 2006 by Lys as his personal project and self-released several demos, without any proper distribution. Finally in 2014 they signed to Dusktone label and in October 2014 their first professional full-length album entitled “Samoht Nara Read more…

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ASKRINN – Hjørleifsljóð

ASKRINN - Hjorleifsljod

French pagan black metal band Askrinn has recently released its amazing debut full-length album entitled “Hjørleifsljóð“. Askrinn (“The Ashtree” in Old Norse) is the personal project of Valenten, formed around 2011. His music is clearly influenced by Nordic pagan black metal, with the intention to evoke ancient Runic esotericism and forgotten Nordic lore. After the single “Fé Vældr Frænda Róge” in 2013, Askrinn worked on their debut album, which was finally self-released on November 14th, 2014.        Read more…

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DARKENHÖLD – Castellum

DARKENHOLD - Castellum

Two years after their previous work, French medieval black metallers Darkenhöld are back with their 3rd full-length album “Castellum“, released on September 15th 2014 via Those Opposed Records. Since its beginning the band has carved its personal style of epic melodic black metal, influenced by caverns, citadels, castles and medieval themes, something that you can easily guess just by looking at their cover artworks. After 2 split albums, Darkenhöld released their debut full-length “A Passage to the Read more…

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TARTARUS – Of Grimness and Atrocity (EP)

TARTARUS - Of Grimness and Atrocity

Tartarus is a new black metal band from Dubai of United Arab Emirates, a country with a very limited number of metal bands. They were formed in 2013 by Ravenson and Nauman, both of Syrian origin and soon two more members completed their line-up. In ancient Greek mythology Tartarus (Τάρταρα) is a deity of the underworld, or a place of the underworld where souls were judged and the wicked ones were tormented, as well as the place where the legendary Read more…

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