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Wardruna

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group founded by Einar Kvitrafn Selvik. In 2009, Wardruna enchanted their listeners with their mesmerizing debut album Gap Var Ginnunga, which also was the first part of a planned trilogy. In the ensuing years the group have spent a lot of time on adapting their music to a live format and establishing a live band. This resulting in a handful of very special concerts, perhaps most notably when they performed in front of the majestic 1100-year-old Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Norway.

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Posted: 28.03.2018 by D.T. Metal

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Et Moriemur

Breastfed off the gloomy atmosphere of Franz Kafka's Prague, the Czech existential doom metal horde ET MORIEMUR (EM) was founded in February 2008.

Featuring ex-members of DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY, SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY and members of PANYCHIDA and OBLOMOV, the band released an EP (Lacrimae Rerum, 2009, self-released) and its debut full-length album ("Cupio Dissolvi", 2011, Parat prod.).

The album received several positive reviews and EM ranked second in the 2011 edition of the "New Artist of the Year" Czech rock/metal publicists awards and played scores of gigs both in the Czech Republic and abroad, sharing the stage with such bands as MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, ESOTERIC, SATURNUS, WORSHIP, AHAB, ISOLE, OPHIS or MARCHÉ FUNEBRE and performing at prestigious festivals such as BRUTAL ASSAULT, GOTHOOM OPEN AIR (SK), DARKEN THE MOON (BE) and CZECH DEATH FEST.

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Posted: 28.03.2018 by nikarg

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Nekrogoblikon

Nekrogoblikon is a goblin metal band hailing from the grim metal locale of California, USA. The band started as a summer side project of Nicky and Tim, but became a full project. The band's debut album, recorded over summer and early fall of 2006, is Goblin Island. The album was released it by the band themselves, January 1st, 2007.

After a few lineup changes with core members Nicky and Tim remaining at the band's helm, the band released on July 19, 2011, its second full-length album, titled Stench, which was produced by Nekrogoblikon with Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios.

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Posted: 26.03.2018 by Bad English

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Sojourner

Sojourner is a folk-influenced atmospheric metal band from Dunedin, New Zealand including members from Malmö, Sweden and Bergamo, Italy.

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Posted: 26.03.2018 by Bad English

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Towards Atlantis Lights

Somewhere in the nowhere-land between the majestic remains of Ancient Rome and the emerald forests of Great Albion, the arcane forces of Towards Atlantis Lights have been silently crafting their dark art for many a starless aeon. Undeterred by the modern forces of consumerism and need for social media exhibitionism, four individuals have been patiently developing their sound, gaining inspiration from century-old traditions and forgotten lore. Ivan Zara's (Void of Silence) enchanting, sophisticated guitar lines, meet Kostas Panagiotou's (Pantheist) mystical keyboards, monastic chants and brutal exclamations, complemented by Riccardo Veronese's (Aphonic Threnody) inventive bass lines and Ivano Olivieri's pounding yet varied drums. The result of this collaboration is a number of unconventional, complex yet completely captivating tracks of arcane funeral doom metal, which resulted in our debut album 'Dust of Aeons'. Emerging from the shadows, we feel the moment has come to reach out the hand to like-minded dark souls with what we have on offer.

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Posted: 22.03.2018 by nikarg

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Uuntar

Epic and melodic pagan black metal - battle music for the fallen kings of the past! Primordial music in the classic Scandinavian riff-based tradition, recorded in a primitive way and written with a focus on bombastic and majestic melodies, completed with ancient historical lyrics and writings.

Uuntar (ancient Germanic for "winter") is a humble dedication to warriors and their traditions long gone - both melancholic as well as honourable. It is a nostalgic retrospect on old values and customs, in particular focusing around burial rites, dolmens and grave mounds in the north-east of the country.

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Posted: 18.03.2018 by Bad English

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Arkuum

Arkuum creates a deep atmosphere and a unique sound pattern. The distinctive sound of a massive guitar riff causes a depressing sentiment and fascinate the hearer. The emotional deepness of the instrumental accompaniment provides a catchy way of expression, supported by oppressive screams.

The solo project Arkuum was founded on 2013 by David. Arkuum orientates itself to Atmospheric- / Post Black Metal, thus it combines a lot of different stylistic influences like Blackgaze, Black Metal, Post Metal and Ambient. But it's mainly about music as an art without frontiers, which makes the genre label simply a representation on the surface. The musical arrangement does not predefine itself, it rather tries to break limits to impart Arkuum it's very own sound.

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Posted: 17.03.2018 by Bad English

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King Witch

Formed in early 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, a lead-heavy brew of old school Metal and the meatiest of 70's classic rock emerges in the form of King Witch.

Drawing comparisons ranging from Black Sabbath and Candlemass to Mastodon and High On Fire, the band's debut EP, "Shoulders of Giants" quickly earned them a fanbase and saw them touring the UK and Ireland as well as playing festivals in Europe such as the prestigious Sweden Rock Fest, Muskel Rock and the Malta Doom Festival.

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Posted: 15.03.2018 by Bad English

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Chabtan

CHABTAN, french metal band from Paris formed in 2011, draws its influences in deathcore and melodic death metal (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Betraying The Martyrs…) and offer a concept based on Mesoamerican mythologies.

The first album "The Kiss Of Coatlicue" represents the mixture of their different influences with the desire to make a modern French metal album. Their interest in Mesoamerican legends helped them to propose a cultural approach to the texts and a mystical atmosphere to their various artworks and soundscapes.

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Posted: 15.03.2018 by Bad English

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Howling Sycamore

Howling Sycamore is a project that started in June 2016 when Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath, Gospel of the Witches) was asked to write guitars for the extreme metal band of an acquaintance.
The drums parts for the project were already recorded. Tiso was used to writing songs starting from guitar ideas: having drums and set accents and structures to rely on revealed to be an inspiring challenge that got him to used a completely different point of view when writing his parts.
The material composed pleased both parties but it didn't really fit with the project it was intended for. Tiso felt that the songs could have grown into a much more ambitious project and he decided to use those guitars to start his own band.

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Posted: 10.03.2018 by Bad English

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Naxatras

Naxatras is a hard psychedelic rock band from Greece. They play a warm psychedelia full of fat grooves, dreamy melodies, heavy riffs and trippy guitar solos all with the vintage touch of the 70's.

They have been playing since 2012, developing their sound and finally recorded their first full-length album in a 100% analog way at Magnetic Fidelity (a studio in rural northern Greece) with Jesus Agnew, an engineer experienced in the field of analog and DIY recordings. Only analog equipment was used in the recording-mixing-mastering stages of the album. All the songs in the record were performed entirely live during just one day. In 2016 they released their second full length album "II" as well as an EP, once more fully analog and live.

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Posted: 08.03.2018 by Bad English

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Xenoblight

Xenoblight is a Danish extreme metal band from Silkeborg, characterized by an intense and blistering atmosphere while maintaining an apathetic and melancholic lyrical universe.

Although the band is a relatively new venture from the start of 2017, Xenoblight spent the year carefully crafting their first record while playing only a limited number of shows before entering SolnaSound Recording helmed by Simon Johansson (Wolf/Memory Garden) with Mike Wead (King Diamond/bibleblack) late 2017 to record their debut album "Procreation". By 2018, the band is ready to unleash their music to the world and play any stage capable of the jaw-breaking sound that is Xenoblight.

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Posted: 26.02.2018 by Bad English