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XIV DARK CENTURIES – Gizit Dar Faida

XIV DARK CENTURIES - Gizit Dar Faida

XIV Dark Centuries is another band performing Thuringian pagan metal. They were founded in 1998, the era where most bands of the genre began. After 2 demos this German band released its promising debut album “…den Ahnen zum Grusse…” on CCP Records. 2 years later the EP “Jul” was out again on CCP. Then they signed with Perverted Taste that released their second full-length “Skithingi” in 2006. After that, XIV Dark Centuries remained silent Read more…

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ALEXANDER PAUL BLAKE – Die Rückkehr ins Goldene Zeitalter

ALEXANDER PAUL BLAKE - Die Rueckehr

Die Rückkehr ins Goldene Zeitalter” is the debut album of the personal project of Alexander Paul Blake, who is also the mastermind of the German Gothic metal band Eden Weint Im Grab. Alexander decided to begin this project in 2012, driven by the urge to express his romantic ideas about black metal. He decided to give this project his full name, something quite unusual for black metal bands! Einheit Produktionen believed in him and released his debut in Read more…

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ILBELTZ / HANTERNOZ / ANCEISURAL ERITANCE – D’Anjou En Vasconie – La Très Grande Chasse D’Hellequin

ILBELTZ - HANTERNOZ - ANCEISURAL ERITANCE

An interesting 3-way split is released by the French label Antiq. “D’Anjou En Vasconie – La Très Grande Chasse D’Hellequin” includes only 3 songs, one of each band, but it lasts for over 41 minutes, since each song is very long. Ilbeltz come from Spain, while Hanternoz and Anceisural Eritance come from France. This album is based on an ancient story that takes place around Brittany. Each band has done its own interpretation about it.

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ÁRSTÍÐIR LÍFSINS – Vápna Lækjar Eldr

ARSTIDIR LIFSINS - Vapna Laekjar Eldr

Árstíðir Lífsins (Seasons of Life) is a relatively new band. They were formed in 2008 by Stefán, who is also in 2 other German pagan black metal bands Kerbenok and Eldborg. Stefán gathered 9 other members! Few of them are from Germany, while the rest of them are from Iceland and Norway. So actually Árstíðir Lífsins is a Nordic international band and its lyrical concept deals with Iceland’s history of the second half of the 10th century AD, based on Read more…

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ILDRA – Eðelland

ILDRA - Edelland

Few things are known about this pagan black metal band from England. They don’t have any official site and none of the band’s member(s) is mentioned in the booklet of the CD. Ildra were probably founded on 2004, when their first demo “Beorna Beaducraeft” was out. Next year they released their second demo “To Elreordgum Landum” and in 2007 their last demo “Þær Swefende Hæleð Licgað” was out. All 3 demos were cassettes and Read more…

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RAUHNÅCHT – Vorweltschweigen

RAUHNACHT - Vorweltschweigen

Rauhnåcht is a new Austrian pagan black metal band (there is also a German black metal band and another Austrian folk/funk/rock band with the same name). It is the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller, who is also in the bands Golden Dawn, Sternenstaub and Wallachia. The band was founded in 2010 and in the end of the same year released its debut album “Vorweltschweigen” via Sturmklang Records.

The band calls its style pure Alpine black metal and is Read more…

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SATVRNIA TELLVS – Elysivm

SATVRNIA TELLVS – Elysivm

Satvrnia Tellvs is an one-man-band from Italy and Naples in particular. Hostis began this project in 2009 releasing a 3-track promo EP. His music is underground black metal, with acoustic and ambient passages, deeply influence by the Greek-Roman history and mythology. In the end of 2011 Satvrnia Tellvs released its debut full-length album “Elysivm” with the Italian label Eternal Winter Records.

The first self-titled song begins with a nice acoustic intro, before the guitars and screaming vocals make Read more…

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DRUDKH – Eternal Turn of the Wheel

DRUDKH - Eternal Turn of the Wheel

Celebrating 10 years of existence, the Ukrainian pagan black metallers Drudkh return with their 9th already full-length album!! This over-productive group has already become a very big name in their genre and a new release is always raising our expectations. They have already signed in a major label like Season of Mist, who also released their last 2 albums. “Вічний Оберт Колеса” or “Eternal Turn of the Wheel” comes out 2 years after their previous album Read more…

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