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VITER – Springtime

VITER - Springtime

Viter is a new Ukrainian band, formed just in 2010, but they are very active! Their founding member Yulian Mytsyk (aka Viterzgir, ex-Kroda) is also making musical instruments from a poisonous plant called ‘hogweed’ that the band uses in its music. In 2010 Viter released the amazing EP “Dzherelo“, a folk oriented ambient / metal album and in 2011 the split “Diva Ruzha” with Kings & Beggars, having a more folk metal approach. In 2012 they Read more…

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DUKHI PREDKOV – Terra Ursorum

DUKHI PREDKOV – Terra Ursorum

Dukhi Predkov is a newcomer in the folk metal scene, coming from the endless source for this genre, Russia. The band was formed in 2005, but they never released anything until now. Their name (Духи Πредков in Russian) means Spirits of the Ancestors and they call their music pagancore. Recently they signed a deal with the Russian label Metalism Records that has just released their debut album “Terra Ursorum”.

The music of this sextet has many different influences. Read more…

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BUTTERFLY TEMPLE – Земля (Earth)

BUTTERFLY TEMPLE – Земля (Earth)

The pioneers of Russian pagan metal are back with a new album, 4 years after their previous full-length “Following the Sun” in 2006. Butterfly Temple were formed in 1995 and they have been one of the most memorable bands of their genre, since actually all Russian pagan groups are deeply influenced by them. After their first four albums that were all very different and innovative, their last two albums were a bit more “conservative” and typical, still of Read more…

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KALEVALA – Кукушкины Дети (The Cuckoo’s Children)

KALEVALA – The Cuckoo's Children

Kalevala is a new Russian band that was founded only in 2007. They have been very active though and they have already released their debut album “Кудель Белоснежного Льна” in 2008 as well as a split live DVD with Manegarm and Alkonost. They soon managed to become well known in the folk metal scene of their country and maybe it’s time for them to gain a larger audience. “Кукушкины Дети – The Cuckoo’s Children” is their Read more…

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