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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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PANYCHIDA – Grief for an Idol

PANYCHIDA - Grief for an Idol

Grief for an Idol” is the third full-length album of Czech pagan black metallers Panychida, from Plzeň. This great album is released 2 years after the EP “Woodland Journey” and 3 years after their second full-length album “Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow” from 2010. Panychida were born in 2004 and after their demo in 2006, they released their debut album “Paganized” via Folter Records in 2007. The same label released the second album Read more…

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NAKKIGA – Amerasu

NAKKIGA - Amerasu

Nakkiga is a quite old Spanish black metal from Amurrio in the province of Álava, of the Basque Country. They’ve been around since 1999, but it was only 2010 when they released their first full-length album “Belebeltzeta” via Nigra Mors. Before the debut album though, they had released 3 demos and 2 split albums. In 2012 they released the EP “R’lyeh” and a split 7″ with Omendark. On January 2013 Nakkiga released their second full-length album Read more…

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MOROK – Fiery Dances of Dying

MOROK - Fiery Dances of Dying

Morok is a pagan black metal band from Germany, formed back in 2004 by Tur and Berstuk, who are both of Russian ancestry. The band released a promo in 2007 and the demos “In the Forests of Slavia” in 2008 and “By a Maelstrom of Thawed Brooks” in 2009. After the last demo, they took a 3 year break searching for new band members. Finally they returned in 2012 to record their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Waldeinsamkeit (EP)

RAUHNACHT - Waldeinsamkeit

Austrian Alpine black metal band Rauhnåcht from Untersberg, the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller, will soon release its second full-length work “Urzeitgeist“. In the end of 2012 the band released a wonderful EP entitled “Waldeinsamkeit“, an album that was actually composed between 2003 and 2009, before the “official” creation of the band in 2010. In the end of 2010 Rauhnåcht released their debut album “Vorweltschweigen” and in 2012 the split EP “Zur Ew’gen Read more…

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WALDSCHRAT – Nostalgie.Resonanz

WALDSCHRAT - Nostalgie Resonanz

Austrian pagan black metallers Waldschrat have finally released their debut album. The band was formed in 2009 by Sarolf, Eventyr and T.R. and the same year they released their demo “Der Alte Pfad“. In 2010 though, they lost interest in this project and decided to pause it. Luckily enough, Sarolf and Eventyr resurrected Waldschrat in 2012 and the band participated in the Burzum-tribute “Forsvunnet Filosofem”. After several line-up additions and changes, they started working on their Read more…

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One year after their promising debut album “Seed“, Cascadian folk metallers Moss of Moonlight from Bellingham of Washington, return with their second work. Their new album is entitled “Winterwheel” and despite its long duration (over 41 minutes) the band prefers to consider it as EP. Like its predecessor, “Winterwheel” is released by Cascadian Alliance. This time the American duo Cavan and Jenn played everything on their own, without any external help of guest musicians Read more…

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Frigoris is a German pagan black metal band formed back in 2007 by Dominik Winter. After the demo “Morgenröte” in 2008 and several line-up changes, the band self-released its debut full-length album “Nach dem Krieg…” in 2010. The line-up changes never stopped for the band, but they didn’t give up. In the end of 2012 they signed a one-record deal with the Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records and the South Korean label Misanthropic Art Productions, in Read more…

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