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NÚMENOR – Colossal Darkness

NUMENOR - Colossal Darkness

Finally, after many delays, the debut full-length album of this Serbian epic symphonic blackened metal band is out. Luckily it was worth the wait! Númenor were formed in 2009 by Despot Marko Miranović after the split-up of his previous band Esgaroth. Despot is also founder and editor in chief of Metal Sound webzine, TV & Radio Show. Since their creation, Númenor have released 3 EPs, 3 singles and 2 split albums! Their debut album “Colossal Darkness” was complete Read more…

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FFERYLLT – Прорицание

FFERYLLT - Proritsanie

Fferyllt is a Russian symphonic folk metal band from Krasnodor. The first traces of the band can be found back in 2003, when Dmitry Eliseev (keyboards) wanted to start a new pagan folk related musical project. The band completed its line-up in 2007, when they also released the demo “A Celtic Tale“. They suffered several line-up changes before releasing their debut full-length album “Dance of the Druids” via Stygian Crypt Productions in 2009. Even more line-up Read more…

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FOLKEARTH – Valhalla Ascendant

FOLKEARTH - Valhalla Ascendant

Back in 2004, several musicians from different countries around the world had a very interesting idea to begin a new epic folk pagan metal project, where everyone will contribute. The project got the name Folkearth and its debut album “A Nordic Poem” was released in 2004. Since then, countless musicians have participated to this project, but there is also a basic “permanent” line-up. Folkearth have been over-productive and for example in 2008 they released 3 albums! “Valhalla Read more…

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SHAMBLESS – Menra Eneidalen

SHAMBLESS – Menra Eneidalen

Shambless is a quite unknown, yet quite old band from Bulgaria. It’s basically the personal project of Arvelss Elfaros, who composes everything and plays almost all instruments, except for the guitars. The band begun back in 1997, with a very different sound from its current style. The first album “Omnipotentia” in 2003 was atmospheric medieval death doom metal, released by Discord Records. After that the band changed a lot, following a more “elfish” style. Elfaros claims he is Read more…

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FFERYLLT – Dance of Druids

FFERYLLT – Dance of Druids

Fferyllt is a very interesting new band from Russia, with a very strange to pronounce or even write name. Even though the band begun in 2003, it is 2007 when Fferyllt became a full band. Except for a demo “A Celtic Tale” in 2006, the band hadn’t released anything else until now, where they offer us their debut “Dance of Druids”, released by Stygian Crypt.

Diarmaid (Dmitry Eliseev) is the founder of the band and also Read more…

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FOLKEARTH – Fatherland

FOLKEARTH – Fatherland

Another release by this “international” band, which has been very active lately! After “Fathers of Victory” and the acoustic “Songs of Yore” earlier in 2008 it’s time for their third release “Fatherland” in the same year. This is their sixth full-length album in their characteristic sound, released once again by the Russian label Stygian Crypt.

This time it has 11 musicians from 7 different countries, including Hellas (Luresia, Marios Koutsoukos, Polydeykis and Hildr Valkyrie), who put for a while their Read more…

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