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ODR – Il Ponte del Diavolo (EP)

ODR - Il Ponte del Diavolo

Folk black death metallers Odr from Turin, Italy have finally released their debut work. This new band was formed in 2012, taking their name from the Norse mythological god Óðr. They began as a 3-piece band and eventually expanded their line-up to 5 members. Soon they started recording the 5-track EP “Il Ponte del Diavolo“, which was initially available as demo in August 2013 via their official YouTube channel. The band gained the interest of the new Irish Read more…

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GOTLAND – Gloria et Morte

GOTLAND - Gloria et Morte

Italian epic pagan black metal band Gotland from Torino, has just released its debut full-length album. The band was formed in 2007 and one year later they released their first EP “Gotland“. In 2010 they self released their second EP, entitled “Behind the Horizon“. Since their beginning, Gotland have undergone numerous line-up changes, something that has affected their sound. Finally, on February 15th 2014, they self-released their ambitious first full-length album “Gloria et Morte“.               Read more…

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PRIMALFROST – Prosperous Visions

PRIMALFROST - Prosperous Visions

Canadian epic metal band Primalfrost from Toronto has just released its debut full-length album “Prosperous Visions“. Primalfrost was born in early 2012 as the personal project of Dean Paul Arnold, who composes and plays everything in the band. In September 2012 the band self-released the debut 5-track EP “Chapters of Time“, a 30-minutes long EP. Primalfrost signed to the Canadian label Maple Metal Records, who finally released the first full-length album of the band in early Read more…

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DEMAIN, WENDIGO – Projections

DEMAIN, WENDIGO - Projections

Demain, Wendigo is a new project from Canada, formed in 2013 by David Verret aka Bardunor (Hiverna, Monarque, Csejthe, Crèpuscule) and Vincent Marceau. This mainly acoustic project was forged with the intention to create epic folk music speaking about local myths and legends. On January 27th, 2014 the band self-released its debut full-length album “Projections“, both digitally and in physical CD via Bardunor’s own label Oaken Forge.                      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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AL-NAMROOD – Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

AL-NAMROOD - Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

Saudi Arabian folk black metallers Al-Namrood are back with their 4th full-length album “Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq“, 2 years after their previous work “Kitab Al Awthan“. The band was formed in the beginning of 2008 and has been very active since then, releasing 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs up to 2013, all by the Canadian label Shaytan Productions. Al-Namrood’s new album is released in the dawn of 2014, once again by Shaytan, while this is Read more…

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