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XERIÓN – Cantares das Loitas Esquecidas

XERIÓN – Cantares das Loitas Esquecidas

It’s been now 10 years since the beginning of this band. Back in 2001, Nocturno decided to create a one-man band with the name Xerión, inspired by the Celtic mythology of his homeland, Galicia (northwestern Spain). With the passing of years many new members joined or left Xerión and the band released several demos and split albums. In 2007 they released their first full length “Nocturnal Misantropia” after signing to their new label Schwarzdorn Production. In the second Read more…

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DIAMOND EYED PRINCESS – Korlgueläal

DIAMOND EYED PRINCESS – Korlgueläal

Some of you may remember the band with this unusual name from their debut album “Pagan Rite” back in 2001. Actually it was the first and only album of this French band that was formed in 1997. Back then they offered us a very good release of underground folk black metal with a very medieval touch. They used a lot of traditional instruments and they had many instrumental folk parts. Nine years later they finally release their new Read more…

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NÀTTSÒL – Stemning

NÀTTSÒL – Stemning

Nàttsòl were formed in 2006 by Erlend Antonsen, with the intention to play melodic pagan black metal. He begun composing the songs and soon the Norwegian band got a full line-up that started the recording of their debut album. All instruments and vocals have been recorded until the spring of 2008. The band signed with Lupus Lounge (a sub-label of Prophecy) to release their debut, something that happened 2 years later in 2010. Just before the release of “Stemning Read more…

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METALMESSAGE – V

METAL MESSAGE - V

I can’t say that I am a big fan of compilations. Most of them contain one or two decent songs and the rest are crap. They also are too general, without focusing on a specific genre, but mainly promoting a label’s material. But MetalMessage is a totally different case and that’s the main reason I review it. Markus Eck, who is also behind the webzine MetalMessage, has done a respectful work gathering 13 songs from bands all over the world Read more…

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TARABAS – Das Neue Land

TARABAS – Das Neue Land

The second album of this German pagan black / death metal band is out. Tarabas were formed in 2004 and in 2007 they released their debut album “Aus Alter Zeit” with the German label Trollzorn. Three years later they return with a new full-length album “Das Neue Land” again by Trollzorn, offering their fans 75 minutes of music!

Tarabas is a band that plays typical melodic pagan metal, with an epic black / death metal approach Read more…

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OCTOBER FALLS – A Collapse of Faith

OCTOBER FALLS – A Collapse of Faith

October Falls is a very interesting Finnish band, formed in 2001. They began as the personal project of M. Lehto, who still composes all music, but now some new members are added in the group. In the beginning the band played acoustic nature music, very similar to Empyrium, but later they added pagan black metal elements in their music and influences from Katatonia, Opeth and Agalloch. The band released 3 EPs and 2 full-length albums so far, 3 of them Read more…

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ELFFOR – Frostbitten Pain

ELFFOR – Frostbitten Pain

Elffor is the personal project of Eöl and it begun back on 1995. It was 1998 when Elffor released their first album “Into the Dark Forest…”. After that, three more albums followed, “Son of the Shades” in 2002, “From the Throne of Hate” in 2004 and “The Unblessed Woods” in 2006, all of them self-released by Eöl. After their 4th album, the German label Northern Silence decided to re-release their first albums Read more…

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SLAVLAND – Lechita

SLAVLAND – Lechita

Slavland is the personal band of Belzagor (Lugburz, Swarost, Moonrise) from Poland. He formed them in 2001 and since then he has released 7 full-length albums! “Lechita” is his last work and it is released like most of his latest albums by the Polish label Eastside Records.

Slavland’s music has always been pagan folk black metal. They definitely belong in the underground scene, since they have a very raw sound. Of course through the years their sound evolved Read more…

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