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SKOGSHALLEN – Ölrunir’s Saga

SKOGSHALLEN - Olrunir's Saga

American Viking folk black metal band Skogshallen from California has recently released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2005 (with a different name) as the solo project of Vidfrey and remains a one-man-band with several guest musicians since then. In 2011 Skogshallen released the demo album “Northern Lights” and 3 years later, on May 1st 2014, the time for the debut album has come. “Ölrunir’s Saga” is a self-released album, while its physical 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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ZERGEYTH – Pajot Kezäs Kodoilas

ZERGEYTH - Pajot Kezas Kodoilas

Zergeyth is a rather unknown Russian one-man band from Saint Petersburg that has recently released its first work. There is not much info available about them, except that they are the solo project of Sergey Nikiforov, who is also a member of the Aggro-industrial band Repus Tuto Matos. The first sign of life for Zergeyth was the participation in the tribute album “Triumph und Wille — A Tribute to Burzum” in 2006 with the cover on “Tomhet 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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ENVIKTAS – Enviktas (EP)

ENVIKTAS - Enviktas

A new amazing folk metal band arises from Newcastle, New South Wales of Australia. Formed in 2010 with the ambition to combine traditional world folk music with extreme metal, they soon earned a good reputation in the local scene, thanks to their theatrical and energetic live performances. Finally, after a lot of hard work, the band managed to record its first work, the EP “Enviktas” that was self-released in March of 2014.

Enviktas really impressed me with the Read more…

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ARKUDA – Под Покровом Веков

ARKUDA - Pod Pokrovom Vekov

Аркуда (Arkuda) is a Russian folk pagan metal band from Irkutsk, formed back in 2007. Their name comes from the Greek word for bear (αρκούδα). The band started its live performances in the end of 2008, when also its first demo was recorded. They signed a deal with the Russian label More Hate Productions and in 2013 they recorded their debut full-length album “Под Покровом Веков“, which was finally released in January of 2014.                  Read more…

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FESKARN – Östra Aros

FESKARN - Ostra Aros

One year and a few months after the release of its debut album, Swedish Viking folk black metal band Feskarn from Uppsala is back with its second work, entitled “Östra Aros“. Feskarn is the personal project of Niklas Larsson, who formed this metal band in 2010 after his experiments with electronic stuff. He signed to the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede and in the end of 2012 he released the debut album “Raise Your Swords“. On the Read more…

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FENRIS – Across the Darkened Skies

FENRIS - Across the Darkened Skies

Fenris is a new melodic folk black death metal band from Texas, USA that has just released its first work. The band was formed in 2013, motivated by the desire to combine elements of pagan folk music with epic heavy “extreme” metal and bring their music “to all the land and seven seas“. Pretty soon, without any demo, Fenris recorded their debut full-length “Across the Darkened Skies“, which was self released on March 5th, 2014. It Read more…

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