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MUNRUTHEL – ВЕРОломство (CREEDamage)

MUNRUTHEL - CREEDamage

Vladislav “Munruthel” Redkin is one of Nokturnal Mortum’s founders, being in the band since 1991, when they were named Suppuration. He started composing music even earlier though, and in 1995 he released the demo “The Ancients’ Wisdom” with electronic compositions from 1988 to 1993 under the name Silentium. Later his personal project took his name, Munruthel and in 1997 released the debut album “Явь, Навь и Правь“, followed by “Ориянские Сказанья (Oriana Tales)” in Read more…

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ZGARD – Spirit of Carpathian Sunset

ZGARD - Spirit of Carpathian Sunset

Spirit of Carpathian Sunset – Дух Карпатських Сутінків” is typically the debut album of Ukrainian folk pagan black metallers Zgard. This two-men’s band was formed in 2010 and inside January 2012 they released 2 full-length albums. The second one “Reclusion” was released as a solo album of Yaromysl (also in Goverla), while in this one Gutsul (also in Goverla) participated on wind instruments, vargan and percussion. All music and lyrics were again written by Yaromysl.

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HETMAN – Вітер з Γаєм Ρозмовляє

HETMAN - Вітер з Γаєм Ρозмовляє

Гетьман (Hetman) is the personal project of Cerberus from Kherson, Ukraine. He is also vocalist and bassist on black death metal band Demonium. He started Гетьман on 2006, when he actually composed the debut album “Вітер з Γаєм Ρозмовляє“. He never released the album back then and for the next 3 years the band was on hiatus. On 2010 he decided to resurrect the band and luckily the Russian label Sublimity Records (Metalism Records sub-label) showed interest in Read more…

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DRAGOBRATH – WhisperHerbs

DRAGOBRATH - WhisperHerbs

Dragobrath was one of the many bands (Kroda, Capitollium, Leadhaze, among others) where Yulian Mytsyk (aka Viterzgir) participated, before he fully devotes himself to Viter. Actually Dragobrath was one of his solo-projects, since he only used some guest musicians in their albums, mostly in the vocals. This band was formed in 2004 and took its name from a mountain area in the Carpathians. Yulian used the nickname Synevir for Dragobrath and he released 3 full-length albums before “WhisperHerbsRead more…

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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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LUCIFUGUM – Od Omut Serpenti

LUCIFUGUM - Od Omut Serpenti

Formed back in 1995 by Khlyst, Lucifugum has always been a very active band in the underground Ukrainian black metal scene. At the first years of its existence, the band experimented with its sound in order to find its personal stigma. The departure of Faunus in 2001 and the death of Bal-a-Myth in 2002 (both in the band with Khlyst since the beginning), marked the beginning of Lucifugum’s second phase. After two albums with Khlyst as a sole member, the Read more…

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ZGARD – Reclusion

ZGARD - Reclusion

Zgard is a new one-man-band from Ukraine formed just in 2010. Its only member is Yaromysl, who is also in the pagan folk metal band Goverla. Zgard released 2 full-length albums in 2012, both in January. The first album entitled “Spirit of Carpathian Sunset – Дух Карпатських Сутінків” is released by the German label Darker Than Black Records and the band plays pagan folk black metal, with the help of another Goverla member in the flutes, Gutsul. Two Read more…

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DRUDKH – Eternal Turn of the Wheel

DRUDKH - Eternal Turn of the Wheel

Celebrating 10 years of existence, the Ukrainian pagan black metallers Drudkh return with their 9th already full-length album!! This over-productive group has already become a very big name in their genre and a new release is always raising our expectations. They have already signed in a major label like Season of Mist, who also released their last 2 albums. “Вічний Оберт Колеса” or “Eternal Turn of the Wheel” comes out 2 years after their previous album Read more…

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