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YMYRGAR – The Tale as Far

YMYRGAR - The Tale as Far

Ymyrgar is a new folk black metal band from Tunisia and the first one I know from this country. They were formed in 2011 by a group of friends who shared the same passion for metal. After a lot of research and several member changes, they managed to gather a complete line-up. They started working on their first songs and soon recorded their debut full-length album “The Tale as Far“, which was finally self-released on October 2014.      Read more…

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GRIMNER – Blodshymner

GRIMNER - Blodshymner

Two years after their debut full-length work, Viking folk metallers Grimner from Motala, Sweden are back with their new album, entitled “Blodshymner“. It all started in 2008, when 6 musicians from several parts of Sweden decided to join forces and begin their Viking journey. After the debut EP “A Call for Battle” in 2010 the band became active on gigs, gaining positive feedback. In 2012 they self-released the debut album “Färd“, something between full-length Read more…

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Aurora” is the debut album of Haeredium, a new folk metal band from Alsace of Eastern France. Formed in 2009, the band worked hard trying to combine folk music and traditional instruments with heavy metal, playing at the same time in many locals gigs. Gaining a lot in experience, they recorded and completely self-produced their first full-length album “Aurora“, which was released on October 4th 2014.         Read more…

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ABINCHOVA – Wegweiser

ABINCHOVA - Wegweiser

Wegweiser” is the second full-length album of the Lucerne-based folk metal band Abinchova. Even if the first seeds date back in 2005, this Swiss band was officially formed in 2009, the same year that released its first EP “Hörensagen”. In 2011 Abinchova self-released their debut full-length album “Versteckte Pfade”, taking things in a much more professional level. In 2012 the 7″ single “Handgeschrieben” was out, once again self-released. For this new album, Read more…

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MONGOL – Chosen by Tengri

MONGOL - Chosen by Tengri

Canadian folk metallers Mongol from Devon, Alberta are back with their second full-length album “Chosen by Tengri“. The band was formed in 2009 and despite their irrelevant origin, their music and concept is dedicated to the ancient nomadic empire of Mongolia! In 2012 they self-released their debut full-length album “The Altan Urug” leaving many promises for the future. Now, 2 years later, in July 2014, they return with a much more professional and multidimensional album!           Read more…

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Barbarian folk metal band GOD (The Barbarian Horde) from Iasi, Romania are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a brand new EP “Zal Mox“. Those who have followed this cult band since 1994, know that each new release is actually a musical redirection for them! They started as an extreme grind metal band and through the years they experimented with melodic, atmospheric, Gothic and avant-garde black metal, with doom and death metal, as well as with pagan and epic Read more…

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TROBAR – Charivari

TROBAR - Charivari

Folk progressive metal band Trobar from Québec has recently released its debut full-length album “Charivari”. Founded back in 2009 in Rimouski, Trobar released the promising 5-track EP “Vÿs” in 2011, developing a quite personal style. Now, 3 years later, they return with the exact same line-up and much more experience to present us a more complete work. Like the EP, “Charivari” is also self-released and it was out on the 15th of April 2014.            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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