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NORHOD – The Blazing Lily

NORHOD - The Blazing Lily

Norhod is a new Italian symphonic metal band from Lucca, Tuscany. They were formed in 2009 as a 4-piece band and they soon started writing their first songs. After new members additions and several changes, the band finally completed its line-up in 2011, consisting of 7 musicians that remain the same till today. They finally self-released their debut EP “Arianrhod” in the beginning of 2012. The band signed then to WormHoleDeath, an Aural Music sub-label and on October Read more…

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AFTERGOD – The Honourable Way (Demo)

AFTERGOD - The Honourable Way

Italian folk metallers AfterGod from Rimini have just released their first work ever, the 4-song demo EP “The Honourable Way“. The band was formed in 2008 by Thomas (keyboards) and Stefano (guitars). The line-up was completed soon and they participated in several concerts, winning also the local musical contest “Bellaria Rock Festival”, something that boosted their self-confidence. In the end of 2009, Virginia joined AfterGod and the band redirected its sound, since the combination of female and male Read more…

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MYSTERIA MORTIS – Воды Тунд

MYSTERIA MORTIS - Waters of Tund

Mysteria Mortis is a new gem of the Slavic folk pagan metal scene, coming from the Far Eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Комсомольск-на-Амуре) near Japan and North-East China! The band was formed in 2009 by Annette Ignis, Danila “Finn” Kut’ko and Sviatoslav Postevoy. After line-up additions and changes the band participated in several gigs and they started recording their first album. Finally they signed a contract with the Russian label More Hate Productions, who released their debut full-length album “ Read more…

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SUNWALTER – SETI Evidence

SUNWALTER - SETI Evidence

Sunwalter is symphonic melodic metal band from Russia that was formed back in 2008, but I’ve never heard of them before. The only “release” they had these 5 years was the 2-track single “Space-Flight” in 2010. Finally in the end of February of 2013, they released their debut full-length album “SETI Evidence” via Russian label Grailight Productions.

As you can easily guess from the cover artwork and both album titles, the band’s concept is about space Read more…

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WILDERUN – Olden Tales & Deathly Trails

WILDERUN - Olden Tales & Deathly Trails

A new symphonic folk metal band rises from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Wilderun were formed in 2012, but the idea of the band was conceived back in 2008 by its singer, guitarist and composer Evan Anderson Berry. After some successful gigs with big names of the genre, the four-piece band recorded its debut album “Olden Tales & Deathly Trails“, which was self-released on September 21st, 2012.

Searching a little on the band members’ history, it seems that Wilderun is Read more…

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SEDUCE THE HEAVEN – Field of Dreams

SEDUCE THE HEAVEN - Field of Dreams

I’ll start this review by saying that this is probably one of the best debut albums I’ve heard the last years. Seduce The Heaven come from Greece and were formed back in 2009 by guitarist Alex Fouros (former Fragile Vastness) and “Field of Dreams” is their debut album. I was very anxious to hear this album, because their first video “Illusive Light” that was released early in 2012 left me with great expectations about the things Read more…

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI – Shadowheart

KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI – Shadowheart

Sometimes it’s easy to tell a band can make great things. I’ve happened to watch Kivimetsän Druidi since their demos and I was surprised by their quality and I was wondering what are they waiting for in order to release a full-length. So when I learned that they signed in Century Media, it was no surprise for me.

The band comes from Finland and it was formed in 2002 by the Koskinen brothers. Their very well produced demos contained songs Read more…

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CRIMFALL – As the Path Unfolds…

CRIMFALL – As the Path Unfolds

Crimfall is a newborn band from Finland that is ready to make (or actually already did) the great step. Even though they were formed just in 2007 and released only a 3-song demo cd-r, they managed to sign a deal with Napalm Records in order to release their debut full length “As the Path Unfolds…” in February 2009!

After listening to the cd it isn’t surprising that Napalm has great expectations from this band. Their music is symphonic, Read more…

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