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ASA-NOIR – Fall of the Idols

ASA-NOIR - Fall of the Idols

Finnish symphonic epic dark metallers Asa-Noir from the town of Hämeenlinna have recently released their debut album “Fall of the Idols“. The band was originally formed 10 years ago, in 2004, inspired by Norwegian black metal. As more members joined them, new musical influences were added and slowly Asa-Noir’s sound changed, evolving into something more personal. The band self-released its first work, the 5-track EP “Reforming Heathen Origins” in 2011, and in the end of 2013 Read more…

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DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – The Lunatic Chapters of Heavenly Creatures

DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - The Lunatic Chapters of Heavenly Creatures

South Korean symphonic black metallers Dark Mirror ov Tragedy are back with their new full-length album “The Lunatic Chapters of Heavenly Creatures“. This Seoul based band was formed in 2003 and two years later managed to release its first work “Dark Mirror ov Tragedy“. In 2009 the masterpiece “The Pregnant of Despair” was out, an album that I totally adored. Next year the EP “Under a Withered Branch” was released, including covers Read more…

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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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DISMAL – Giostra di Vapore

DISMAL - Giostra di Vapore

Dismal – the Waltz of Mind is an Italian Gothic experimental alternative band that will release its new masterpiece “Giostra di Vapore” on December 9th, 2013 via DreamCell 11 Entertainment, an Aural Music sub-label. Dismal were formed back in 1995 and this is their 4th full-length album so far. In its first steps, the band had a Gothic metal approach with extreme metal elements, but gradually the metal elements were removed. And while in my opinion most bands Read more…

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German extreme metallers Todtgelichter are back with their fourth full-length album “Apnoe“, three years after the amazing “Angst“. Todtgelichter were formed in 2002 and they released their debut album “Was Bleibt…“  in 2005 via Folter Records, playing avant-garde emotional black metal with quite extreme vocals. Their second album “Schemen“, was released again by Folter in 2007, revealing a more progressive approach in the music, retaining though most of their extreme elements. The Read more…

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FEN – Dustwalker

FEN - Dustwalker

London based UK atmospheric black metallers Fen have just released their 3rd full-length album “Dustwalker“. The band was formed in 2006 and soon enough signed to Northern Silence Productions to release the EP “Ancient Sorrow” in 2007. After that, they gained the interest of Aural Music / Code666, who released their first two full-length albums “The Malediction Fields” in 2009 and “Epoch” in 2011. On 21st of January 2013 the time for Read more…

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Melodic black metallers Saille from Belgium are back with their new work. The band was formed by Dries (keyboards, ex-Mortifer) in 2008 and his initial thoughts were about a studio project. Gradually Saille got a full line-up and they decided to become active on stage too. Their debut album “Irreversible Decay” was released in 2011 via Aural Music / Code666, making quite an impression. On January 18th 2013 the band reveals its second opus, entitled “Ritu“, Read more…

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ETERNAL DEFORMITY – The Beauty of Chaos

ETERNAL DEFORMITY - The Beauty of Chaos

Eternal Deformity come from Poland and this is their 5th album. Their music can be described as avant-garde black metal with progressive metal elements. If you listen to their music it is clear that they have influences from bands like Arcturus, Edge of Sanity and Opeth (the progressive elements). Although they are around from 1994 this is my first touch with them and I must say that I am impressed.

The album consists of 8 songs that combine everything. You Read more…

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