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Sadhaka is a new Cascadian black metal band from Olympia, Washington of U.S.A. They were formed in 2012 as a side project of Fauna (ritual ambient black metal) and Vradiazei (dark folk) members. In December of 2012 the band released a self-recorded demo, the 15-minutes digital track “Ancient Ones“, gaining the attention of the Chinese label Pest Productions. They signed a deal with them and in April 2013 they released the debut full-length album “Terma“.    Read more…

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BASTION – Время Борьбы

BASTION - The Time to Fight

Slavic pagan folk metallers Бастион (Bastion) from Krasnoznamensk of Russia are back with an impressive new album. Formed back in 2002, they released several demos and suffered various line-up changes, before they finally record and release their debut full-length album “Рассвет Сварога” in 2011. In the end of 2013, Bastion return with their second full-length album, entitled “Время Борьбы” released via the Russian label Der Schwarze Tod.                Read more…

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THE LAND OF THE SNOW – Belonging to Nowhere (EP)

THE LAND OF THE SNOW - Belonging to Nowhere

The Land of the Snow is a new one-man-band from Zürich, Switzerland. It is the personal project of the experimental guitarist Joel Gilardini, who started them in 2010 under the name The Gila Monster. After a short break and inner search, Joel returned in 2011 renaming his project into The Land of the Snow. In April 2012 he released the 4-track digital EP “The Land of the Snow” and he also started collaborating with the Italian visual artist Read more…

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AMIENSUS – Restoration

AMIENSUS - Restoration

Amiensus is a new atmospheric progressive black metal bad from Minnesota USA. They were founded in 2010 by members of various other bands (The Last, Minos, Dread Veil) taking their name from the Amiens Cathedral located in France! The same year they released the EP “The Last EP“, covering mostly songs written by members of The Last. The band’s debut full-length album “Restoration” was initially released digitally on Bandcamp, later on tape limited to 30 copies, Read more…

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TROLLWAR – Earthdawn Groves

TROLLWAR - Earthdawn Groves

Trollwar is a new Canadian folk metal band from Alma, Québec. The band was formed in March 2011 and few months later they released their first EP “Bloodshed Forges“. Thanks to the good feedback they got for this EP, the band appeared at many local gigs, surprising the underground Québecoise scene, especially with the use of accordion. After several line-up changes they started working on their debut full-length album “Earthdawn Groves” that was finally self-released on Read more…

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VALLENDUSK – Black Clouds Gathering

VALLENDUSK - Black Clouds Gathering

Black Clouds Gathering” is the first full-length album of the Indonesian atmospheric black metal band Vallendusk from Jakarta. The band was formed in 2011 and they soon released the 3-track EP “Vallendusk” via the Chinese label Pest Production. The EP got great feedback, thanks to the band’s mature, melodic and well produced sound. One year later, in the spring of 2013, Vallendusk returned with their debut full-length album “Black Clouds Gathering“, released by the Read more…

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NINE TREASURES – Nine Treasures

NINE TREASURES - Nine Treasures

Chinese folk metallers Nine Treasures from Hulunbuir of Inner Mongolia have recently released their self-titled new work. This new band was formed in the end of 2010 with the ambition to present a unique version of folk metal, influenced by their local music tradition and culture. Two years later, in 2012, their debut album “十丈铜嘴 – Arvan Ald Guulin Hunshoor” was out via Mort Productions, making a great first impression, at least to those who listened to it! Read more…

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ADAVÄNT – A Light Cut Through the Void

ADAVANT - A Light Cut Through the Void

Adavänt is an epic folk metal band from Chandler, Arizona of USA that was formed in the end of 2007. After 2 demo EPs, this six-piece group self-released its impressive debut album “Tale Untold” in 2011. Their line-up has remained stable since then and they have gained a lot of experience and fame through the numerous live shows in their local scene. Finally, in the end of 2013 Adavänt return with their second full-length album entitled “A Read more…

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