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THE EARTH KING – Cycling Between Sun and Moon

THE EARTH KING - Cycling Between Sun and Moon

A very interesting and unusual album comes from this one man band from Belgium. The Earth King is the solo project of Piette, who is also behind the dark experimental industrial soundtrack band Dad Man’s Hill. Actually this album is a cooperation between his two bands and the complete name of the band for this release is Dead Man’s Hill vs. The Earth King. “Cycling Between Sun and Moon” is the first album under this name and it Read more…

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EISMOND – Behind the Moon We Are Looking into the Distance

EISMOND - Behind the Moon We Are Looking into the Distance

Eismond is one of the many projects of Alexander Wieser from Austria. He is also the mastermind behind Uruk-Hai, Hrossharsgrani, Elisabetha, Bonemachine, Hrefnesholt, Wach, Manwë, among others! Eismond began in 2010 as a one man band and the same year released the demo tape “Demo 1“. On September 2012 they released this demo tape on CD remastered with some bonus tracks under the title “Behind the Moon We Are Looking into the Distance” via Kristallblut Records. Read more…

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NETRA – Sørbyen

NETRA - Soerbyen

Netra is the personal project of Steven Le Moan from France. He started this band in 2003 and after 2 demos he raised the interest of the Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records. So, in the end of 2010 the debut album “Mélancolie Urbaine” was out, making quite an impression with its unusual blend of depressive black metal, jazz and trip-hop! Now, after 2 years in Norway, netra return with their second full-length album “Sørbyen“, a work Read more…

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EKOVE EFRITS – Conceptual Horizon

EKOVE EFRITS -Conceptual Horizon

Ekove Efrits has been a great discovery for me, since their beginning back in 2005. I have both their demos “Into the Funeral Witches” and “The Wraiths of Forgotten Forest” from 2006, where the band played raw melancholic black metal. It is actually the solo project of Saman N. aka Count De Efrit, who is composing and preforming everything in his albums. The fact that he is from Iran, a rather uncommon place for metal, raised Read more…

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HIMINBJORG – Chants d’hier, Chants de Guerre, Chants de la Terre

HIMINBJORG – Chants d'hier, Chants de Guerre, Chants de la Terre

It has been 5 years since we listened to something new from Himinbjorg, when they released the album “Europa”. After that, there was silence and almost no news from them. I actually thought the band split up, but then out of nowhere they return with a new full length from their own label European Tribes. I always liked this band from the French Alps, so I was eager to listen to their new work. Himinbjorg are usually described Read more…

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DRUZHINA – Kosmonoetika

DRUZHINA – Kosmonoetika

Druzhina is a new band that was created in the summer of 2006. They are from Russia, but one of their members comes from France, something that explains why there are some French titles and lyrics in their songs. In 2008 they released their debut album “Echoes of Distant Battles” with Sound Age Productions, the label that also released this new work. Their first work was a surprisingly good album of melodic black metal with many symphonic elements, Read more…

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NAUTHISURUZ – Visions

NAUTHISURUZ – Visions

Nauthisuruz is a very interesting band from Russia. Its two members Casurus and Sequoror founded it in 2006 and since then they have composed 7 albums! So far only two of them have been officially released: the fourth “Sanity Funeral” in CD-r by Rigorism Productions in 2007 and now Haarbn Productions released their fifth album “Visions”. Since it’s actually the first professionally printed album it’s most like a “debut” for the band.

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DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA – Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious

DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA – Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious

Diablo Swing Orchestra (D:S:O) is a very special band from Sweden that was formed in 2003, or according to a “legend” in 1501! This story is revealed in a DVD that comes with the limited version of the album and it is presented as a “real story”. According to the official DVD, there was an orchestra in 1501 in Sweden performing seductive and “divine” music, recruiting many followers and gathering large audience. Their reputation made the mason church accuse them Read more…

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