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Barbarian folk metal band GOD (The Barbarian Horde) from Iasi, Romania are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a brand new EP “Zal Mox“. Those who have followed this cult band since 1994, know that each new release is actually a musical redirection for them! They started as an extreme grind metal band and through the years they experimented with melodic, atmospheric, Gothic and avant-garde black metal, with doom and death metal, as well as with pagan and epic Read more…

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ZGARD / PROHOD – Ascension: Paramatman

ZGARD - PROHOD - Ascension Paramatman

Ascension: Paramatman” is a very interesting split release between two amazing atmospheric folk black metal bands, Zgard from Ukraine and Prohod from Romania. It’s not only the bands who cooperated for this release, but also two different labels, Purity-Through-Fire from Germany and Fimbulvinter Productions from Brazil! I liked both bands very much, so I was very excited to see what they have to offer in this split album. “Ascension: Paramatman” lasts for almost 62 minutes (31 Read more…

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BUCOVINA – Sub Stele

BUCOVINA - Sub Stele

Epic pagan folk metallers Bucovina from Iasi, Romania are back with their second album. Formed back in 2000, Bucovina released their debut full-length album “Ceasul Aducerii-Aminte” in 2006. After 4 years, they released the 24-minute EP “Duh“, published by the band and Tara de Sus. On April of 2013 the single “Day Follows Day, Night Follows Night” was out and on October of the same year the band finally self released its second full-length Read more…

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PROHOD – Hotarul Imbrelor

PROHOD - Hotarul Imbrelor

The recently formed atmospheric folk black metal band Prohod from Sibiu of Transylvania has just released its first work, the debut full-length album “Hotarul Imbrelor“. It was released via Totemic Forest Productions on May 27th 2013. There is no official biography for this Romanian band, but it seems they were formed around 2012, having 4 full-members and 2 session guitarists in their ranks.

Prohod is not an easy band to describe and categorize. They have a raw underground Read more…

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Bucovina is a very interesting band from Iasi, north-eastern Romania. They were formed in 2000 and took them 6 years to release their debut album “Ceasul Aducerii-aminte” via Lupii Daciei Records. Their music back then was a mixture of black metal with traditional Romanian folk elements. The album had a great atmospheric and the band seemed to have something different to offer, but the result was somehow raw and unbalanced in my opinion.

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SYN ZE SASE TRI – Sub Semnul Lupului

SYN ZE SASE TRI - Sub Semnul Lupului

Romanian symphonic black metal band Syn Ze Șase Tri (translation: I’m with Triple Six) was formed in 2007. They have in their ranks ex Negură Bunget member Corb, who now plays all guitars, traditional instruments, bouzouki and does vocals in his new band. They signed with Italian label Aural Music and in 2011 they released their promising debut “Între Două Lumi”. On May 14th 2012 they will release their second album again with Aural Music.

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MARTOLEA – Noaptea Dihăniilor

MARTOLEA – Noaptea Dihaniilor

Marțolea is the personal band of Alin Drimuş from Romania, who has also played Pan pipes and frula for Negură Bunget’s live gigs and contributed with pipe parts to “OM” album. He started this band in 2008 and after his amazing EP “Gâlmele Întunericului” in 2009, he composed his first full-length album “Noaptea Dihăniilor”, which was available for download in his site from 2010. Luckily in August 2011 it was released as a digipak Read more…

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ASHAENA – Cei Născuţi Din Pământ

ASHAENA – Cei Născuţi Din Pământ

Ashaena is a new band from Bârlad of Romania. They begun in 2006 as the personal project of Cosmin Hultanu, but eventually they got a full line-up with 6 members. They describe their music as Moldavian pagan metal and actually that’s what they play: pagan metal with folk and black elements honoring their ancestors’ traditions and culture. They also state they are far away from the NS ideology.

Cei Născuţi Din Pământ” (“The Ones Born from the Read more…

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