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DARKENHÖLD – Castellum

DARKENHOLD - Castellum

Two years after their previous work, French medieval black metallers Darkenhöld are back with their 3rd full-length album “Castellum“, released on September 15th 2014 via Those Opposed Records. Since its beginning the band has carved its personal style of epic melodic black metal, influenced by caverns, citadels, castles and medieval themes, something that you can easily guess just by looking at their cover artworks. After 2 split albums, Darkenhöld released their debut full-length “A Passage to the Read more…

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CEREVISIA – Trails of a Walker

CEREVISIA - Trails of a Walker

Cerevisia is a new epic pagan metal band from Marseille, France that recently released its debut full-length album “Trails of a Walker“. Formed in late 2010, the band changed its line-up and music style many times, until the beginning of 2012, when things became more “stable”. After various gigs, Cerevisia started working on their first album in 2013 and finally released it on May 2nd 2014 via Send the Wood Music.         Read more…

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ISHTAR – From the Gates (EP)

ISHTAR - From the Gates

Ishtar is a new French black death metal band from Paris that has recently released its first work, the 6-track EP “From the Gates“. The group, that names Dark Fortress as its basic influence, was formed in 2010 by Helheim (vocals) and Rokdhan (guitars). The 6-piece line-up (including 2 singers) was complete in 2012 and with this formation they recorded their debut EP. Later, the second vocalist left them and Ishtar continue now as a 5-piece band. ” Read more…

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VALUATIR – Exobnos

VALUATIR - Exobnos

French folk black metallers Valuatir from Pictavia return with their second full-length album, entitled “Exobnos“. The band was formed in 1997 as Inis Gwenva, releasing the demos “Call Of Revenge” in 2003, “IInd Invasion” in 2005 and a compilation of the two demos entitled ”Inis Gwenva” in 2006. After the loss of their guitarist Iluhain (R.I.P.) in 2005, they decided to end Inis Gwenva and since 2006 they continued under the name Read more…

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DRENAÏ – A Rising Thunder (Demo)

DRENAI - A Rising Thunder

Drenaï is a new French folk metal band from Rouen, Normandy. They were formed in 2011 by a group of friends sharing the same passion for role playing games and folk metal. They draw their inspiration, as well as their name, from the books of the British heroic fantasy author David Andrew Gemmell (1948 – 2006). The band has slowly expanded its line-up, growing eventually up to seven members. The time to record their first songs has come and finally Read more…

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FIR BOLG – Towards Ancestral Lands

FIR BOLG - Towards Ancestral Lands

French pagan black metal band Fir Bolg from Nice, the solo project of Dagoth, has recently released its first album. The band was formed in 2006 in order to express its founder vision of Celtic black metal. In 2008 he self-released his first 4-song demo “Paganism” in 500 copies. The demo gained the attention of the German label Schwarzdorn Productions, who released a re-mastered version of the EP in 2010, this time limited to 1000 copies. Next year Read more…

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ALERION – VIII Sanctvaires

ALERION - VIII Sanctvaires

Alerion is a French black metal band from Lorraine, with very little info about them, since there are not any official pages about them at all. They were formed in 2008 and apart from the 2-track demo tape “Loreina” in 2010, nothing else was released by them. Finally they signed to Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions and their debut full-length album “VIII Sanctvaires” was out on March 2013.

The band is deeply inspired by their homeland’s Read more…

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Extreme onirique metal band Mutilanova have recently released their new album. This French band from Grenoble was formed back in 2002 and 3 years later their demo was out. In 2008 they self-released their first official album “Fragments“, a very interesting mix of melodic black metal with symphonic elements that left many promises for the future. 5 years later the band returns with its second album “Nera Lux“, which was released by Le Crépuscule du Soir Read more…

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