sábado, outubro 18

Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells (2006)



Cover painting by Vasily Grigorevich Perov "Last Journey", 1865, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

The intro and folk music are taken from the film "Mamaj".

On some of their albums Drudkh uses the lyrics of Taras Shevchenko and other Ukrainian poets.

Drudkh means "wood" in Romanized Sanskrit.

Drudkh doesn't support any extreme ideology and declares itself as a non-political band.


Type:Full-length
Release date:March 23rd, 2006
Label:Supernal Music

Country of origin:Ukraine
Location:Kharkiv
Status:Active
Formed in:2002
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Nature, Ukrainian History, Folklore and Poetry
Current label:Season of Mist
Myspace

Line-up:
Roman Saenko - Guitars, Bass
Thurios - Vocals, Keyboards
Amorth - Drums, Keyboards

Tracks:
1. Навь (Nav') 02:25
2. Борозни Богів (Furrows of Gods) 08:57
3. Коли Пломінь Перетворюється на Попіл (When the Flame Turns to Ashes)     10:37
4. Самітність (Solitude)  12:24
5. Вічність (Eternity) 10:38
6. Українська Повстанська Армія (Ukrainian Insurgent Army)
- Show Dark lyrics
Total Playing : 50:03


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quinta-feira, outubro 9

Weakling - Dead as Dreams (2000)


Recorded at Louder Studios in December 1998.

The band's name was taken from the Swans song of the same name from their album Filth.

After "Dead as Dreams" was recorded, a lot of tales sprung up about the possible ways it could be distributed, e.g. only a few copies of the album were buried in the ground and maps were given to fans who wanted to find them. According to John Gossard, this was a joke between the band members, which later was spread by their label.


Type:Full-length
Release date:2000
Label:tUMULt

Country of origin:United States
Location:San Francisco, California
Status:Split-up
Formed in:1997
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:War
Years active:1997-1999
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Tracks:
1.Cut Their Grain and Place Fire Therein 10:28
2.Dead as Dreams 20:39
3.This Entire Fucking Battlefield 14:47
4.No One Can Be Called as a Man While He'll Die 13:09
5.Desasters in the Sun 17:06
Total time: 01:16:09


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domingo, setembro 21

Arkha Sva - Skotomata (ep, 2010)



Arkha Sva is part of AAAA collective (Avsolutized..., Ahpdegma).

They are also featured on the 8th part of "Morbid Tunes of the Black Angels" compilation tape series (The Way of Force, 2007) with new version of "Thy Baptism" taken from 1st full-length album "Gloria Satanae".


Type:EP
Release date:December 31st, 2010
Label:Noirinfini Rex

Country of origin:Japan
Location:N/A
Status:Active
Formed in:1996
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism
Current label:Those Opposed Records
Years active:1996-2010, 2013-present
Homepage

Line-up:
Ur Èmdr Oervn - All instruments vocals

Tracks:
1. Adarai Paihaitah Mahorelah 06:22
2. Nostikr Felça Dupém 04:52
Total playing time: 11:14


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segunda-feira, agosto 18

Belphegor - Conjuring The Dead (2014)



ALBUM SPECIAL ZOOBIE RITUAL OPEN AIR 2014

Produced, tracked, and mixed by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
Recorded in four recording sessions between May 29th 2012 - April 15th 2014.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Guitar demos pre-recorded by Jakob Klingsbigl at Mischmaschine Studio, February - May 2012.
Female "succubus" vocals recorded by Matthias Reindl at Parkdeck Studios.
Additional vocals recorded by Norwin Palme at Stretch Audio.

"Pactum in Aeturnum" closes with a 2:05 long epilogue played with organic instruments, including human and animal bones.

Helmuth Vocals, Guitars, Arrangements, Songwriting (tracks 1-10), Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 7-10)
Serpenth Bass, Songwriting (tracks 1, 3 & 7).


Type:Full-length
Release date:August 8th, 2014
Label:Nuclear Blast

Country of origin:Austria
Location:Salzburg, Salzburg
Status:Active
Formed in:1992
Genre:Death/Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism, Blasphemy, Sadomasochism, Perversion
Years active: 1991-1992 (as Betrayer), 1992-present
Myspce 
Homepage

Line-up:
Helmuth - Vocals, Guitars, Arrangements, Songwriting
Serpenth - Bass, Songwriting

Tracks:
01. Gasmask Terror
02. Conjuring the Dead
03. In Death
04. Rex Tremendae Majestatis
05. Black Winged Torment
06. The Eyes
07. Legions of Destruction
08. Flesh, Bones and Blood
09. Lucifer, Take Her!
10. Pactum in Aeternum
Total playing time: 36:39


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quinta-feira, agosto 7

Besatt - Tempus Apocalypsis (2012)


ALBUM SPECIAL ZOOMBIE RITUAL OPEN AIR 2014

Besatt is the Swedish/Norwegian word for "possessed".

Participated with an exclusive song "Tam" on Witching Hour Productions compilation CD SILESIAN BLACK ATTACK - "Krew Ziemi Czarnej", released on 27.11.2012

6 pannel digipack with 12 page booklet. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio, October 2011. Sentence and chorus in "Seven Great Plagues" by Bart. Sentence in "Queen Babylon" by Aklu. Trumpets and battle sounds in "War Gathering" by Taras.


Type:Full-length
Release date:July 6th, 2012
Label:Witching Hour Productions

Country of origin:Poland
Location:Bytom
Status:Active
Formed in:1991
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism, Occultism, Anti-Christianity
Current label:Witching Hour Productions
Years active:1991-present
Homepage
Myspace 

Line-up:
Beldaroh - Vocals, Bass
Devastate - Drums
Deadlight - Guitars

Tracks:
01. Seals Of Hate 03:53
02. Trumpets Of Desecration 04:16
03. Fallen 03:52
04. There... 05:14
05. War Gathering 04:31
06. Seven Great Plagues 04:02
07. Queen Babylon 03:15
08. The Prophecy 04:05
09. The Final Battle 04:38


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domingo, agosto 3

Doomsday Ceremony - Apocaliptic Celebration (2005)


ALBUM SPECIAL ZOOBIE OPEN AIR 2014

At the first demo they play doom/heavy metal.

Moloch and Ciriato are brothers.

Ciriato ex-Caifaz, ex-Amen Corner, ex-Camos

Shaitan Alocer, Amen Corner, ex-Evilwar


Type:Full-length
Release date:2005
Label:Independent

Country of origin:Brazil
Location:Curitiba, Paraná
Status:Active
Formed in:2000
Genre:Symphonic Doom Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Occultism
Current label:Brazilian Attack Records
Years active:2000-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Ciriato - Guitars
Moloch - Vocals
Emerson Niederauer - Bass
Thor - Drums
Poyoka - Guitars

Tracks:
1.Lunatic Serenade 03:41
2.Vampire Saga 05:00
3.It’s the Scarecrow War 04:13
4.Hell’s Fire Temple 04:31
5.Flame to Fredom 06:12
6.Brave Cannons 04:58
7.The Last Warning 05:09
8.Prophetic Lux Dynasty 05:12
9.Storm of Revelations 05:49
Total time: 44:45


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terça-feira, julho 29

Empty Grace - Subterranean Soul's (2009)


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Type:Full-length
Release date:April 7th, 2009
Label:Independent

Country of origin:Brazil
Location:Teresina, Piauí
Status:ActiveFormed in:2001
Genre:Death/Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Obscurity, Human Feelings, Mocking Religion
Current label:Unsigned/independent
Years active:2001-present
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Line-up:
Marcus Borralho - Bass, Vocals
Hugo Maleficarum - Drums
Nanno Tajra - Guitars

Tracks:
1. Rotten Reflections  03:18  
2. Faith's Owners  03:38  
3. Distorted Visions of God  04:01  
4. Sacrifice the Holy Man  04:46  
5. Bloody Battles in Great Field  04:49  
6. Surrounded by Suffering  04:27  
7. Rising in Blood  03:21  
8. Perpetual Blasphemy  04:23  
9. Subterranean Soul's March  02:58  
10. Concerning the Humanity  04:35  
11. Blasphemous Creations  03:40  
Total time: 43:56


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quarta-feira, julho 23

Ragnarok - Malediction (2012)


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The word Ragnarok ("Doom of the Gods"), also refered to as Götterdämmerung, means "Twilight of the Gods".


Type:Full-length
Release date:October 30th, 2012
Label:Agonia Records

Country of origin:Norway
Location:Sarpsborg
Status:ActiveFormed in:1994
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Paganism, Vikings, Anti-Christianity, Satanism
Years active:1994-present
Myspace
Homepage

Line-up:
Jontho - Drums, Vocals (backing)
DezeptiCunt - Bass, Vocals (backing)
HansFyrste - Vocals
Bolverk - Guitars

Tracks:
1. Blood of Saints  05:00
2. Demon in My View  04:03
3. Necromantic Summoning Ritual  04:10
4. Divide et Impera  04:17
5. (Dolce et Decorum est) Pro Patria Mori  04:10
6. Dystocratic  04:50
7. Iron Cross – Posthumous  04:49
8. The Elevenfold Seal  04:53  
9. Fade into Obscurity  05:15
10. Sword of Damocles  03:27
Total time: 44:54


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quarta-feira, julho 16

Imperium Dekadenz - Procella Vadens (2010)


Imperium Dekadenz was founded during late summer 2004 by Vespasian and Horaz.

The band was featured on the In Autumnal Fog 2009 sampler with the song "An Autumn Serenade", freely downloadable on the Autumnal Fog website.

Their third album with the Latin title "Procella Vadens" meaning "The Wanderer of the storm", was released by Season of Mist in April 2010.

The name of the band was inspired by the movie "Caligula" (1979), which was regarded as a scandal due to its extreme violent and pornographic scenes. Imperium Dekadenz' lyrics reflect genre typical topics like death, mourning, hatred and despair.


Type:Full-length
Release date:January 18th, 2010
Label:Season of Mist

Country of origin:Germany
Location:Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg
Status:Active
Formed in:2004
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Death, Sorrow, Hatred, Despair, Mourning, Nature, Fallen Empires
Current label:Season of Mist
Years active:2004-present
Contact: id-mail@online.de
Myspace
Homepage

Line-up:
Vespasian - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Horaz - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards

Tracks:
1. Die Hoffnung stirbt...
2. Lacrimae Mundi
3. A Million Moons
4. Ego Universalis
5. À la nuit tombante
6. An Autumn Serenade
7. Ocean, Mountain's Mirror
8. The Descent into Hades
9. Procella Vadens
10. ...wenn der Sturm beginnt
Total time: 57:16


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segunda-feira, junho 16

Enthroned - Sovereigns (2014)


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Released in digipack CD, black vinyl and two limited and hand numbered editions: bone-white winyl with green splatter (100 copies) and special box CD (333 copies) including the new album released in exclusive jewelcase format, embroidered patch (8cmx10cm), flag (42cmx59.4cm) and a lighter with band's logo.

Formerly located in Namur, Namur/Ghent, East Flanders, but the band relocated to Brussels in 2011.


Type:Full-length
Release date:April 15th, 2014
Label:Agonia RecordsFormat:CD

Genre(s): Black Metal
Lyrical theme(s): Satanism, Occultism
Origin: Belgium (Namur, Namur/Ghent, East Flanders)
Location:Brussels
Formed band: 1993
Homepage
Myspace

Line-up:
Nornagest - Guitars (lead), Vocals (lead, backing) 
Neraath - Guitars (lead) 
Phorgath - Bass 
Menthor - Drums 
ZarZax - Guitars (rhythm)

Tracks:
1. Anteloquium 01:24
2. Sine Qua Non 06:02
3. Of Feathers and Flames 04:42
4. Lamp of Invisible Lights 06:19
5. Of Shrines and Sovereigns 04:17
6. The Edge of Agony 03:36
7. Divine Coagulation 04:26
8. Baal al-Maut 05:10
9. Nerxiarxin Mahathallah 04:27
Total time: 40:23

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quarta-feira, junho 4

Tumulus - Wodureid (ep, 1998)



Tumulus is a burial mound made of earth and stone

Also released in 2002 as 10" mLP by Niedersachsen Klan, limited to 540 hand-numbered copies, comes with a bonus cover track: "Das Streitroß" originally "The Stallion" by Bathory. Tracklist:
 1. Wodans Jagd
 2. Sunnwend
 3. Der grimmig Tod (Folksong)
 4. Das Streitroß (Original: "The Stallion" by Quorthon / Bathory)
 5. Die Raben kehren heim (Outro)

Re-released by No Colours Records with the "Hymns and Dirges" demo.


Type:EP
Release date:1998
Format:Unknown

Country of origin:Germany
Location:Thuringia
Status:Split-up
Formed in:1992
Genre:Pagan Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Germanic Paganism
Years active:1992-?

Line-up:
Grendel - Guitars, bass, hurdy gurdy, piano 
Draugr - Vocals 
Annett - Vocals (female) 
Nidhöggr - Drums 

Tranks:
1. Wodans Jagd
2. Der Grimmig Tod
3. Sunnwend
4. Die Raben Kehren Heim
Total time: 15:58


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quarta-feira, maio 28

Tribes of Caïn – Supra Absurdum (2004)



Tribes of Caïn gather in 1999 to unleash a unique, intense symbiosis of Black, Death and Thrash Metal. The band’s name stands for a deep fascination with unconventional and unorthodox paths.

But also Tribes of Caïn keep up with the times. The core stays consistent, the artistic conclusion prospers. In the year 2013, their musical form can be declared as an atmospheric interpretation of raw black metal.

Tribes of Caïn turn back to the roots. In both musical and personnel matters.

The return of the primal members Inti Sanchez and Sven Gryspeerdt revives the very core of the band. As lively as ever, the band is currently recording a selection of unreleased songs, which impress with their brute simplicity.


Type:Full-length
Release date:June 2004
Label:Self-released/independente

Country of origin:Switzerland
Location:Zurich, ZurichStatus:Active
Formed in:1999
Genre:Melodic Black/Death Metal
Lyrical themes:Nature, Humanity, Personal Thoughts, Suffering
Current label:Unsigned/independent
Years active:1999-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Sven Gryspeerdt - Vocals 
Reto Hofstetter - Guitars 
Chrigi Sennhauser - Guitars 
Inti Sanchez - Drums 

Tracks:
01. Intro
02. Decorated With Flowers
03. Step Forth
04. A Perilous Path
05. Tears Of Caïn
06. Dignity
07. Soliloquy
08. Supra Absurdum
09. Outro


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sexta-feira, maio 16

Fight - United and Strong (1994)


Unholy Sirkis (North, ex-Grom, ex-My Infinite Kingdom)


Type:Demo
Release date:1994
Label:Self-released/independente

Country of origin:Poland
Location:Toruń
Status:Split-up
Formed in:1994
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Hatred, Paganism, War
Years active:1994-?

Line-up:
Unholy Sirkis - All instruments, Vocals

Tracks:
1. Our Fight  03:52   
2. Days of Victory  04:22   
3. My Fatherland  03:36   
4. Freezing Moon (Mayhem Cover) 04:43
Total time: 16:33


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quarta-feira, maio 7

Thyrane - Black Harmony (1997)



The band was first formed under the name Thornmoon, but renamed to Thyrane soon after. They started out as a symphonic black metal group and later evolved into a blackened industrial metal group on the "Hypnotic" album. "Travesty of Heavenly Essence" marked Thyrane's return to their symphonic black metal origins with industrial touches.

Symphonic Black Metal (early), Blackened Industrial Metal (later)

From left to right: Daemon, HM, KrisTonic, Blastmor.

Originally released as a demotape, later re-released on CD by Woodcut Records.


Type:Demo
Release date:June 19th, 1997
Label:Woodcut Records

Country of origin:Finland
Location:KemiStatus:Split-up
Formed in:1994Genre:Symphonic Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Anti-Christianity, Satanism, Misanthropy
Years active:1994-2006
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Line-up:
Blastmor  Vocals, Drums 
Daemon  Guitars 
Avather  Guitars 
R. Grönholm  Bass

Tracks:
1. Black Harmony 07:54
2. Sacrifires 08:15 
3. Enthroned By Antichrist 11:08  
4. Satanic Ages Overture 07:53  
Total time:35:10


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sexta-feira, maio 2

Unhuman Disease - Into Satan's Kingdom (2009)



Type:Full-length
Release date:December 1st, 2009
Label:Astrum Tempestas

Country of origin:United States
Location:Stilwell, Oklahoma
Status:ActiveFormed in:2001
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Devil Worship, Darkness
Years active:2001-present
Homepage

Line-up:
Nocturnus Dominus - All instruments, Vocals (Antichristian Kommando, Black Devotion, Goat Terrorism, Rituals of a Blasphemer, Wudeliguhi, Forbidden Eye, ex-Thornspawn)   

Tracks:
1. Entering Satan’s Kingdom 01:07
2. Diabolic Devotion 07:58
3. Calling Of Satan 06:16
4. Demonic Unholy Night 05:11
5. Guided By Satan 04:38
6. Howls Of Sorrow 04:25
7. Into Satan’s Kingdom 06:20
8. Worship 04:01
9. Spreading The Disease 05:27
Total playing time 45:23


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quarta-feira, abril 23

Algor - Úder pohanského hnevu (2003)


The title means "The Strike Of Pagan Wrath"

This band participated in the Master's Hammer Tribute CD album released in 2007, covering the song "Kazdy z nas".

2013 sons of philosophy & religious concepts of M.Eliade or R.Otto.


Type:Full-length
Release date:2003
Label:Eclipse Productions

Country of origin:Slovakia
Location:Nove Mesto nad Vahom
Status:ActiveFormed in:1998
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Paganism, nature
Years active:1998-present
Homepage

Line-up:
Miroslav "Slavfist" - Drums 
Aldaron - Vocals, Guitars, Bass 

Tracks:
1. Vzplanutie slovanskej nenavisti 01:44
2. Pohansky boj 03:58
3. Vladca zimnej krajiny 05:49
4. Cas odplaty 04:09
5. Vyzva k pomste 05:10
6. Slovanska krv 04:38
7. V objati lesnej rise 03:43
8. Prichod bielej kralovny 05:49
9. Moc ducha pohanskeho 06:23
10. Tajomstvo jaskyne 05:21
Total time: 46:44


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sábado, abril 19

Cry Of Silence - Wandering Through Pagan Times (2009)


500 copies. Available in CD version / A5 CD / LP 12'' Vinyl.

"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust"

Majestic nature resurrected with eternal power to carry on, but never forgetting and never forgiving, never forgetting and never forgiving...

 ...and the raven cries misery upon those who are not worth living


Type:Full-length
Release date:July 2009
Label:Zyklon-B Productions

Country of origin:Greece
Location:Olympia, West Greece
Status:Active
Formed in:2006
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Anti-Humanity, Depression, Pain
Years active:2006-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Granath - All instruments, Vocals, Lyrics 
Tatiana - Vocals (additional), Lyrics 

Tracks:
1. Intro 03:21
2. Nocturnal Silence Creeps 08:54 
3. Tears of Mother 09:00 
4. Cry of the Raven 06:16 
5. Last Tears of the Wolf 08:04 
6. Forgotten Land 09:23 
7. Strength over Weakness 04:29 
8. Outro 01:57 
Total time 51:24


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domingo, abril 13

Slavogorje - Zimsko Krzno (2009)


"Slavogorje" is a Croatian word meaning "Hills of Slavs" or "Hills of Glory".


Type:Full-length
Release date:August 15th, 2009
Label:Self-released/independent

Country of origin:Croatia
Location:Sisak/Slavonski Brod
Status:Active
Formed in:2005
Genre:Neofolk/Pagan Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Slavic History, Nature, Traditions, Beliefs
Years active:2005-2009, 2014-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Isar - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Percussion, Programming, Drum Beats, Rattles, Bells 
Rugiewit - Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Whistle, Sopilka, Jew's Harp, Troblja, Pan Flute, Bells, Rattles, Wood Sticks 

Tracks:
1. Invokacija 01:35
2. Aleja hrastova 04:42 
3. Indo-Europski Kôd 06:29
4. Misao 01:15
5. Zimsko krzno 07:51 
6. Pogled prema nebu 01:19
7. Dok svijet snije 04:26
8. ...od Liburna i Ilira 05:13 
9. Studen 07:27 
Total time: 40:17


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sábado, março 29

Hiidenhauta - Noitia on Minun Sukuni (2014)


The band was founded in early 2012 by Fornjotur and Riena. Ihtirieckos, Gastjäle, Marras and Rostiof joined the band in the summer of 2012.

Hiidenhauta's lyrics are written in old Finnish "kalevalametre."


Type:Full-length
Release date:March 14th, 2014
Label:Inverse Records

Country of origin:Finland
Location:Satakunta
Status:ActiveFormed in:2012
Genre:Melodic Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Baltic-Finnish Mythology, Folklore, Anti-Christianity, Darkness, History, Nature
Years active:2012-present
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Line-up:
Ihtirieckos - Bass 
Rostiof - Drums 
Marras - Guitars 
Gastjäle - Keyboards, Flute 
Fornjotur - Vocals 
Riena - Vocals (female) 

Tracks:
1. Tuhkasta 05:03
2. Raato 04:38
3. Tuo on tuuli nuolen tuoja 02:56 
4. Hiiden virsi 06:03
5. Sumussa soutava 05:08
6. Ruumisvedet 05:04
7. Kaartuvat 09:23
8. Sula pohjaan luut levolle 02:19 
Total time: 40:34


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terça-feira, março 25

Summoning - Oath Bound (2006)



Summoning's first song with programmed drums (recorded in the Spring of 1995) was featured exclusively on the 1995 Napalm Records compilation CD "With Us or Against Us".

Michael Gregor and Mike Gröger (Raventhrone, Hollenthon) are not the same person!

Summoning was part of the Austrian Black Metal Syndicate, along with Pervertum, Trifixion, Pazuzu, Golden Dawn and Abigor.


Type:Full-length
Release date:March 31st, 2006
Label:Napalm Records

Country of origin:Austria
Location:ViennaStatus:Active
Formed in:1993
Genre:Epic/Atmospheric Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Occult (early), Fantasy (Tolkien, Moorcock), Medieval, Nature
Current label:Napalm RecordsYears active:1993-present
Homepage

Line-up:
Protector - Vocals (tracks 2, 4, 8), Guitars, Keyboards, Drum programming 
Silenius - Vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 7), Keyboards, Bass 

Tracks:
1. Bauglir  02:58   
2. Across the Streaming Tide  10:20 
3. Mirdautas Vras  08:13   
4. Might and Glory  08:26  
5. Beleriand  09:27  
6. Northward  08:39  
7. Menegroth  08:12    
8. Land of the Dead  12:50
Total time: 01:09:05 


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sexta-feira, março 7

Demonaz - March Of The Norse (2011)


Recorded in Grieghallen Studios and in Conclave & Earshot Studios
 Mastered at Strype Audio
 A&R: Jaap Wlagemaker

Demonaz also writes music for video-games, among other: Naval War - Arctic Circle and Uhr-Warlord.

He played guitars(lead) and lyrics  good time was Pure Holocaust, continued after writing the letters of the Immortal.


Type:Full-length
Release date:April 1st, 2011
Label:Nuclear Blast

Country of origin:Norway
Location:Oslo
Status:Active
Formed in:2007
Genre:Viking/Black Metal
Lyrical themes:North, Battles, Mountains, Legends, Snow
Current label:Nuclear Blast
Years active:2007-present
Size: 92,81mb
Myspace

Line-up:
Armagedda - Drums (Immortal) 
Ice Dale - Guitars, Bass   (Enslaved, I, Malignant Eternal) 
Demonaz - Vocals (Immortal, I, Amputation, Old Funeral) 

Tracks:
1. Northern Hymn
2. All Blackened Sky
3. March of the Norse
4. A Song of the Sword
5. Where Gods Once Rode
6. Under the Great Fires
7. Over the Mountains
8. Ode to Battle
9. Legends of Fire and Ice
10. Dying Sun (Bonus Track)
Total time: 35:28


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terça-feira, fevereiro 25

Teurgia - With True Faith (2008)


Type:Full-length
Release date:April 22nd, 2008
Label:Hungaryan Records

Country of origin:Hungary
Location:Nagykanizsa
Status:Active
Formed in:2003
Genre:Melodic Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Pagan and ancient dark themes
Years active:2003-present
Myspace

Line-up:
János Molnár - Bass 
Ádám Somogyi - Vocals, Guitars 
Zoltán Pintér - Drums 
Szilárd Mosdósi - Guitars 

Tracks:
1. The Arrival  03:15   
2. In the Gate of Battles  04:28
3. Decay  04:02
4. Hold Your Hammer  02:54
5. Mors Tua Ero  05:26
6. Pagan Vision  04:09   
7. Hearth of North  02:41   
8. With True Faith  05:50
9. Among Graves  05:34
10. The Passing  02:38   
11. Dunkelheit (Burzum cover)  06:35   
Total time> 47:32


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quarta-feira, fevereiro 19

Ljå - Vedderbaug (compilation, 2008)


Originally called Knøfflihei. The "Vedderbaug" demo (and potentially "Rehearsal Demo") was first released under this moniker. Ljå is Norwegian for "Scythe".


Type:Compilation
Release date:2008
Label:Aftermath Music

Country of origin:Norway
Location:Stavanger
Status:Active
Formed in:2002
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:War, Evil, Sadness, Darkness
Years active:1992-2002 (as Knøfflihei), 2002-present
Myspace
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Line-up:
Neievrut - Bass (2002), Vocals  
Rebnord - Guitars  
Pärsson - Bass, Vocals (backing)  
Kjød - Drums

Tracks:
1. Skamslaadte Engler  08:08   
2. Vind  03:03   
3. Guds Klamme Haand  05:28   
4. De Med Pigger  04:06   
5. Blodtaar  01:25   
6. Udenomskjaersk Faen  04:44   
7. Lanternens Grusomme Fravaer  00:13   
8. Victorinox  03:01   
9. Vigsla Jord  04:41   
10. Atter en Doed  06:18   
11. Helvetskrig  04:31   
12. Vedderbaug  05:56   
Total time: 51:34  


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terça-feira, fevereiro 11

Arkhon Infaustus - Perdition Insanabilis (2004)



The word Satan is written in Hebrew on the I of Infaustus in the band's logo.

Toxic H. and Azk.6 left the band in early 2009 after their gigs in Greece.

666 Torturer (Goatlord Corp., Hell Militia, ex-Epic, ex-Love Lies Bleeding) also plays in Neo Inferno 262.


Type:Full-length
Release date:September 7th, 2004
Label:Osmose Productions

Country of origin:France
Location:Paris, Île-de-France
Status:On hold
Formed in:1997
Genre:Black/Death Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism, Perversion, Obscenity, Drugs
Years active:1997-?
Myspace

Line-up:
666 Torturer - Bass, Vocals
DK Deviant - Vocals, Guitars
Toxik H. - Guitars
Azk.6 - Drums

Tracks:
1. Genesis of Loss 01:17    
2. M33 Constellation 05:47    
3. Abortion of the Kathavatthu 05:15    
4. Six Seals Salvation 05:51    
5. Saturn Motion Theology 05:15    
6. Oratio Descendere 05:06    
7. Profanis Codex LXVI 05:00    
8. Whirlwind Journey 05:42    
9. Absurd Omega Revelation 02:19    
Total time: 41:32    


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quinta-feira, fevereiro 6

Nogroth - Troll Berserker (demo, 2008)


Started out as a pure black metal band, but after the departure of founder Weeman shifted to a more folk oriented style.

The band was founded by Raoul and Weeman.


Type:Demo
Release date:2008
Label:Self-released/independent

Country of origin:Germany
Location:Kulmbach, Bavaria
Status:Active
Formed in:N/A
Genre:Folk/Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Trolls, Drinking, Nature
Current label:Unsigned/independent
Myspace

Line-up:
Johannes Zankl - Drums
Manuel Rack - Guitars   
Lukas Jockisch  - Keyboards   
Raoul Straczowski - Vocals, Bass

Tracks
1. Intro 01:46
2. Todeswind 03:41 
3. Troll-Berserker 04:31
4. Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai mênu! 05:48
5. Kulmbacher Bier 03:25


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terça-feira, janeiro 28

Malleus Maleficarum - Heic Noenum Pax (demo, 1999)


Malleus Maleficarum is Latin for "Hammer of the Witches," and is the name of a witch treatise written in 1486.


Type:Demo
Release date:1999
Label:Self-released/independent

Country of origin:France
Location:La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes
Status:Active
Formed in:1997
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Darkness, Night, War, Nihilism, Depression
Current label now:Aura Mystique Productions
Years active:1997-present
Myspace
Homepage


Line-up:
Ahriman - Bass, Vocals (1997-present)
Nicolas - Drums (1997-present)
Tamas - Guitars, Vocals (1997-present)

Tracks:
1. Ira 01:39
2. Ba'al Ha-Schatân 04:28
3. Portrait of a Blood Drinker 03:06
4. Orders From Hell 02:59
5. The Azazel's Legacy 03:41
6. Heic Noenum Pax - Part 1 00:55
7. Heic Noenum Pax - Part 2 03:30
8. Seasons in the Abyss (Slayer Cover) 05:49 
Total time: 26:07


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segunda-feira, janeiro 20

Sacrifício Sumério & Wolfsherz - Uivos do Sul (split, 2011)


Type:Split
Release date:May 1st, 2011
Label:Self-released/independent

Sacrifício Sumério:
Country of origin:Brazil
Location:Curitiba, Paraná
Status:Active
Formed in:2002
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Anti-Christianity, NS
Years active:2002-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Lord Drakkon - Vocals in the all


Wolfsherz:
Country of origin:Brazil
Location:Itajaí, Santa Catarina (early) / Arapiraca, Alagoas (now)
Status:Active
Formed in:2010
Genre:Pagan/Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Paganism, Wotanism, NS, Battles, Anti-Christianity
Years active:2010-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Loki - All Instruments, Vocals

Tracks:
Sacrifício Sumério
1. Intro 00:29    
2. Holocausto 01:50    
3. S.U.L. 02:25
Wolfsherz
4. Antigos Anciões das Florestas 03:00    
5. Vitória do Sangue 04:02    
Total time: 11:46


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sexta-feira, janeiro 10

Vociferian - Universal Hate Decades Ultimatum (ep, 2005)


MCD, first 500 copies come with a logo-sticker.

Lord Genocide - See also: Alienante Damnation, Macabra, ex-Archaic, ex-Conjüratör, ex-Crux Dissimulata, ex-Goatholocaust, ex-Lüger, ex-Widomar, ex-Deathcode of the Abyss.


Type:EP
Release date:June 27th, 2005
Label:Infernus Rex

Country of origin:France
Location:Soudron, Champagne-Ardenne
Status:Active
Formed in:1999
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Anti-judeo-christianity, Evil, Darkness, Death
Years active:1999-?, 2013-present

Line-up:
Lord Genocide - All instruments, Vocals

Tracks:
1. May The Holocaust Appease Thy God 04:36    
2. Angelskeletons Cathedrals 02:58    
3. Nuclearfrost Strike Part II     03:46    
4. Esse Dyaboli Et Infecta Et Inficiencia Annimas 04:49    
5. Universal Hate Decades Ultimatum 16:39    
Total time: 32:48


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sábado, janeiro 4

Vampyric Blood - Ordo Dracul (2012)


Type:Full-length
Release date:July 12th, 2012
Label:Dark Adversary Productions

Country of origin:Finland
Location:Lappeenranta
Status:Active
Formed in:2011
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Vampirism, Satanism

Line-up:
Lord of Shadows - Everything 

Tracks:
01. Ordo Dracul (introduction) 01:52
02. Black Sorcery of Wallachia 04:12
03. Gloom of the Eternal Night 03:36
04. Satanic Wraith of the Night 03:47
05. Vulgar Desires of Immortality 04:50
06. The Sanguinary Scent at Dusk 06:08
07. Devotion & Despair 05:14
Total playing time: 29:39


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quarta-feira, janeiro 1

segunda-feira, dezembro 23

Ensiferum - From Afar (2009)


Ensiferum means "Sword Bearer". 'Ensis' is a third declension noun meaning Sword, and 'Ferum' is from an irregular verb meaning "to carry" (like "ferry"). Markus Toivonen found the word in a Latin dictionary when the band were starting out and decided it was an ideal name.

Ensiferum were founded as a three-piece by Markus Toivonen, Sauli Savolainen and Kimmo Miettinen. They began mostly as a cover band before persuading Jari Mäenpää to join as vocalist and second guitarist a year later.

Frontman Jari Mäenpää quit in 2004 after creating his own project, Wintersun. Studio time for Wintersun recordings clashed with an Ensiferum tour, so Mäenpää quit Ensiferum. Petri Lindroos of Norther was brought in, inititally to cover for live dates, and eventually agreed to join permanently. At this point the band's vocal duties were split as Lindroos performed only the harsh singing while Markus Toivonen and Sami Hinkka took over the clean vocals. Toivonen is now the only founding member left in the band.

Markus Toivonen never played in Scent of Flesh - there are two different persons with the same name.

Petri Lindroos was forced to miss a few tour dates in November 2008 due to illness. Former bassist Jukka-Pekka Miettinen filled in as guitarist while Sami Hinkka took up harsh vocal duties.


Type:Full-length
Release date:September 9th, 2009
Label:Spinefarm Records

Country of origin:Finland
Location:Helsinki
Status:Active
Formed in:1995
Genre:Viking/Folk Metal
Lyrical themes:Legends, Fantasy, Battles, Sorrow, Heathen Themes
Years active:1995-present
Myspace
Homepage

Line-up:
Petri Lindroos - Vocals (harsh), Guitars
Markus Toivonen - Guitars, Vocals (clean, backing)
Sami Hinkka - Bass, Vocals (clean, backing)
Emmi Silvennoinen - Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Janne Parviainen - Drums

Tracks:
01. By The Dividing Stream
02. From Afar
03. Twilight Tavern
04. Heathen Throne
05. Elusive Reaches
06. Stone Cold Metal
07. Smoking Ruins
08. Tumman Virran Taa
09. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II)
10. Vandraren (Nordman cover)


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quarta-feira, dezembro 4

Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon (1993)


Beherit is Syriac for Satan.

They also released the demo "Down There..." under the name The Lord Diabolus, because of the previous problem with Turbo Music.

Both H418ov21.C and Electric Doom Synthesis are not metal albums, but rather synthetic ambient "dark ritual music", which NHV released by himself while attempting to put together a full band again in 1994 thru 1996.

Around the same time Beherit started to release ambient albums, NHV had semi-lost his interest in playing metal and started working again as a techno DJ under the name Gamma-G and he even released one compilation CD entitled "(G)raveyard 2001 - The Ultimate Hardrave Massacre".

Despite their relative popularity now, Beherit were generally hated by the black metal community in the early nineties, in fact there was a Scandinavian band made in response to them called "Fuck Beherit" (who released 2 rehearsal tapes in 1992) A bootleg CD-R of these recordings is floating around the web entitled Fuck Beherit: "Total Beherit".

Drawing Down the Moon is a clasic! Beherit is a Beherit!

"The dream descends to the region of moon
To the land, the sphere of eternal sin
A half light, dark the realm of Nanna
The realm of spirits and the father of the gods
Oh, shine of moon, of the astral gods
It ravishes, it calls us to sin...

Lord Nanna, of the race of Anu
Lord Nanna, called sin
Lord Nanna, o hero of the gods
Lord Nanna, the gate of sin...

Ave Satan, Ave Lucifer, Ave Satan, Alla Xul
Ave Satan, Ave Lucifer, Ave Satan, Gigim Xul

...Sleep"


Type:Full-length
Release date:November 13th, 1993
Label:Spinefarm Records

Country of origin:Finland
Location:Rovaniemi (early), Helsinki (now)
Status:Active
Formed in:1990
Genre:Black Metal (1990-1993, 2007-), Dark Ambient (1994-1996)
Lyrical themes:Satanism, Blasphemy, Occult, Darkness, Mysticism
Years active:1988-1989 (as Horny Malformity), 1989-1990 (as Pseudochrist), 1990-1991, 1991 (as The Lord Diabolus), 1991-1996, 2007-present 
Homepage
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Line-up:
Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance - Guitars, Vocals, Music, Lyrics
Black Jesus - Bass
Necroperversor    - Drums

Tracks-up:
 1. Intro (Tireheb)
2. Salomon's Gate
3. Nocturnal Evil
4. Sadomatic Rites
5. Black Arts
6. The Gate of Nanna
7. Nuclear Girl
8. Unholy Pagan Fire
9. Down There...
10. Summerlands
11. Werewolf Semen and Blood
12. Thou Angel of the Gods
13. Lord of Shadows and Goldenwood
Total time: 39:28


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segunda-feira, novembro 25

Ocultan - Profanation (2005)


The band started in 1994, when Count Imperium - at this time the vocalist and the bass player - got together with the guitarist Cerberus.

After 2 years of searching, in 1996, they found a drummer: Lord Fausto. In June of 1996 was released the first musical register of the band "Eternus Malus". Six months later the band releases its first Demo-Tape "Regnus Ad Exus". Few weeks later, Cerberus decides to leave the band and Count Imperium assumes the Guitars.

Lady of Blood and Count Imperium are married.

Pazuzu Records was actually Lady of Blood's and Count Imperium's label. The first album of Ocultan to be released by the new label Pazuzu Records founded by Lady of Blood. The "Profanation" album was released with two different covers.On the left, 1st cover (limited to 1666 copies) and on the right, 2nd cover (Jesus Christ in his cross with the face of a pig).Sinister Sounds reissued the CD in 2006 with both covers shown.

Fuck Off The King Of Jews!!!!


Type:Full-length
Release date:February 2nd, 2005
Label:Pazuzu Record

Country of origin:Brazil
Location:São Paulo, São Paulo
Status:Active
Formed in:1994
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Quimbanda, Anti-Christianity, Death, Darkness
Years active:1994-present
Homepage
Myspace

Line-up:
Count Imperium     Drums
Lady of Blood - Guitars (lead)
Dom Junior - Bass
Daimoth - Guitars (rhythm), Vocals

Tracks:
1. Profanation 02:29    
2. Burning the Pearl Gates 04:45    
3. Ejaculating in the Nazarene's Face 03:18    
4. Fuck Off, the King of Jews 05:10    
5. Necrophilia with the Nazarene's Bitches 04:45      
6. Ritual and Pleasure to the Bastard 04:31      
7. Sodomizing the Whore, the Virgin Mary 05:36      
8. Blasphemy 01:43    
Total time  32:17


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terça-feira, novembro 12

Otargos - Fuck God-Disease Process (2009)


Dissecting, slicing and recombining the musical DNA of extreme Metal, OTARGOS  achieves exactly the right balance between industrial coldness and powerful fierce metal attacks.

Founded in 2001, in France, and fast gaining in live experience, OTARGOS started following the course of traditional Black Metal.Not content to walk on trodden paths, the band explored new musical and lyrical horizons on their albums "Ten-Eyed Nemesis" (2005) & "Kinetic Zero" (2007), which plunge destructive sonic outbursts into the total chaos of matter, time and space.

OTARGOS bases its philosophy on cosmology and a dark antitheistic vision of humanity and future.

"Fuck God-Disease Process" (2009) and "No God – No Satan" (2010) albums evoke a quantum leap on every level from songwriting via originality to sound. OTARGOS will make you stare into the pitch black abyss of cosmic finitude with a sardonic smile...

Actually a "live" band OTARGOS performed a lot of shows and tours since the beginning. Several tours in France, Europe (with Watain & Destroyer666, Dark Funeral, Svart Crown...) and south America (Brazil).

Now, Joining forces with LISTENABLE RECORDS, 2013 is the year of the 5th album titled « APEX TERROR »More heavy & death metal... more modern and powerful, Simply the best OTARGOS album ever. Upcoming with fresh visual aethetism and thematics, OTARGOS enters a new era of dark extreme metal....


Type:Full-length
Release date:January 15th, 2009
Label:Rupture Music

Country of origin:France
Location:Bordeaux, Aquitaine
Status:Active
Formed in:2001
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Quantum Physics, Anti-religion
Years active:2001-present
Myspace
Homepage
Facebook

Line-up:
XXX - Bass
Dagoth - Vocals, Guitars
Thyr - Drums
Astaroth - Guitars

Tracks:
1.Dawn Of The Ethereal Monolith
2.La Genèse de Dieu
3.The Wall Of Galaxies
4.N-Universe
5.Pour Toi Une Renaissance
6.Four Facets Of The Tetragramaton Sinestre
7.Nullabsolut
8.Erased
9.Entropy Omega


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sexta-feira, novembro 8

Demonic Christ - Punishment for Ignorance (1995)


Demonic Christ had announced Proscriptor (Absu) and Sabathan (Enthroned), as well as members of Thornspawn as new session members, but these never actually played in the band, finally being replaced by members of Teratism.

If we remember Dana Duffey from Mythic (how could we forget her), maybe we could have some dim ideas about what could we expect from Demonic Christ which is also her project. But we can realize that it's someting different this time.

They are a Black Metal band, and maybe for most of the fans of the genre it could sound strange (or better to say, lame) to see an american Black band, but it also proves that this genre becomed notorious and popular quite fast. And when the underground scene started to exhausting from new things, this direction could show up like some kind of revolutionary new way. And must agree that Dana Duffey and her crew chosed a not so usual way in the USA with this. There Black Metal haven't earned much success for some reason.

To describe their music, it's based on the classic Black Metal bands of the Norwegian scene, the sounding, the style, even the noisy, low quality sounding is just the same. The difference could be that we can find here female cawing vocals, and sometimes deep growling too, which are reminding to their earier season. It could be funny that they also taked the image and appearence style of the Norwegian bands, and I think the medeival viking style and rune writings are a little bit too absurd from an american band, but the music is good afterall. I like all of their short discography.


Type:Full-length
Release date:1995
Label:Morbid Granny

Country of origin:United States
Location:Charlotte, North Carolina (early), Ohio (now)
Status:Active
Formed in:1992
Genre:Black/Death Metal (1993-1999), Black Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:Gnostic Satanism / Occultism
Years active:1992-present
Myspace
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Line-up:
Dana Duffey - Guitars, Vocals
Duane Brown - Drums
Jon Vesano - Guitars, Vocals
Eric Saunders - Logo Design

Tracks:
1. Mendacious Messiah 05:06
2. We Have Risen 03:20
3. Concubine of the Gods 06:24
4. Slaughter The Sheeple 04:07
5. I Am Lord 04:57
6. Veins of Frost 07:57
7. Eve's Descent (Outro) 01:55
Total time: 33:46


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quarta-feira, outubro 30

Diabolical Masquerade - Ravendusk in My Heart (1996)


The band split up in September 2004. There have been rumors that the project would be revived, but Blakkheim has not done so yet.

An official liscensed Picture disc LP was pressed on the 'Vinyl Collectors' label, limited to 500 copies. Many were signed by Blackheim in silver marker. Captured on tape at Unisound Studios during September 1995. Produced by Dan Swanö and Diabolical Masquerade. Mixed and engineered by Dan Swanö. Mastered at Cutting Room by Peter in de Betou. Album cover "Demoncatch" by Mala. Additional photos by Mala and Tati S. Diabolical Masquerade logo by Blackheim. All music, lyrics and concepts written between 1993-95.

Re-released by Peaceville Records in 2007 as a digipak.


Type:Full-length
Release date:December 1996
Label:Adipocere Records

Country of origin:Sweden
Location:Stockholm
Status:Split-up
Formed in:1993
Genre:Avant-garde Atmospheric Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Darkness, Death, Witchcraft, Demons, Horror
Years active:1993-2004
Myspace
Homepage

Line-up:
Blackheim (Bloodbath, ex-Bewitched) - Everything

Tracks:
1 The Castle Of Blackheim 7:14
2 Blackheims Quest To Bring Back The Stolen Autumn 6:17
3 Beyond The Spiritual Moon 0:56
4 The Sphere In Blackheim's Shrine 3:32
5 Under The Banner Of The Sentinel 3:14
6 Blackheims Forest Kept The Seasons Forever 6:09
7 The Darkblue Seajourneys Of The Sentinel 5:02
8 Blackheims Hunt For Nocturnal Grace 7:46
9 Ravendusk In My Heart 2:05


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quarta-feira, outubro 23

Lord Vampyr - De Vampyrica Philosophia (2005)



Tracks 6 and 7 include quotes from Oscar Wilde. All music by Lord Vampyr, Count Morgoth and Alexiel, except track 8, which is by Lord Vampyr and Stefano Morabito.

Formed in 2004 as a solo project of Alessandro Nunziati, but later became a fulltime band. In December 2008, the whole band (except L.V.) was changed to new members. The whole Lord Vampyr lineup also functioned as Shadowsreign until September 2008.


Type:Full-length
Release date:February 6th, 2005
Label:Officina Rock

Country of origin:Italy
Location:Rome, Lazio
Status:Active
Formed in:2004
Genre:Symphonic Black Metal (early), Industrial/Gothic Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:Vampires, Blood, Tales, Occultism, Legends
Years active:2004-present
Contact: lvampyr@hotmail.com
Myspace
Homepage

Lin-up:
Lord Vampyr - Vocals, Drum programming, Lyrics
Count Morgoth - Guitars, Keyboards
Alexiel - Keyboards
Nighthorn - Bass

Tracks:
1. De Vampyrica Philosophia (Intro)
2. Carmilla...Whispers From The Grave
3. A Sad Litany Of Vampires
4. Nocturnal Vampires's Orgy
5. Blood Lovers
6. Morgana
7. The Ophelia's Ghost
8. Die Herrschaft Des Bluts
9. ...Now...Sleep


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segunda-feira, outubro 14

Negator - Old Black (2004)


Old Black was recorded in 2004 in the EiKey-Studio by NEGATOR. Mixed and produced by Eike Freese. 

Under that very banner this Black Metal-Machine – the Negator – was once forged in the year of 2003. Mastermind Trolfbert (Guitar) was eagerly focusing on putting his vision of extrememe Black

Metal into action. He found Nachtgarm (Vocals), Tramheim (Battery) and Berthelm (Bass) as proper comrade-in-arms.

As the music of the debut OLD BLACK (2004) did speak volumes, it did not take long until the album was properly released one year after Negator‘s founding. Press and fans alike pretty much showed similar praise of the debut’s spirit, which made OLD BLACK turn into a success story pretty much.


Type:Full-length
Release date:2004
Label:Remedy Records

Country of origin:Germany
Location:Hamburg
Status:Active
Formed in:2003
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Death, Chaos, Annihilation
Years active:2003-present
E-mail: nachtgarm@negator666.de
Myspace
Homepage


Line-up:
Nachtgarm - Vocals
Berthelm - Bass
Tramheim - Drums
Trolfbert - Guitars

Tracks:
1.Science Of Nihil 05:03
2.Free Bird 03:42
3.Der Infanterist 04:38
4.Interludium 00:58
5.Katharsis 05:57
6.Vernunft 1.0 03:24
7.In The Unholy Halls Of Eternal Frost 03:19
8.Renegation 11:10


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sexta-feira, outubro 11

Gorgoroth - Destroyer, or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer (1998)


Taken from The Complete Tolkien Companion by J.E.A. Tyler:
"Gorgoroth 'Dreadful Horror' (The Sindarin or Grey-elven tongue) - A word in the Grey-elven tongue, used for two different locations, distinct in time and space.... the second instance is the name of the 'Haunted Plains' of Mordor; the great plateau which occupied the north-western area of that country, a desolate, arid land, pocked with craters and fuming pits and riven with many deep crevasses. In the centre of the plain rose the smouldering cone of the volcano Orodruin."

Diverse members of the band were involved in different crimes. Kjettar was convicted of church arson in the early 90's. Gaahl, in 2004 went to court on charges of "performing torture lasting for several hours" on a 41 year old man after beating him senselessly for hours. He was sentenced to four months in jail and pay $30,000 to the victim.

On January 4th, 2006, Infernus was taken to court on charges of kidnapping, participation in gang rape and illegal weapon possession. With exception of admitting some minor violations of Norwegian fire arm regulations he has declared himself not guilty. In May 2005, Infernus and a friend were sentenced to three years in prison for rape. Both of them appealed the verdict. Infernus won the appeal and was found not guilty in the rape case. He was however convicted of "gross negligent rape" (i.e. he should have known that the woman had been raped by his friend before he himself had sex with the woman - who had at this point surrendered mentally).

During October 2007, Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King ov Hell decided to kick founding member Infernus out of the band. A legal battle over the rights of the name and logo between Infernus and Gaahl / King then ensued. Gaahl and King carried on touring without Infernus for around 18 months after copyrighting the band's name and logo (before 'firing' him), while Infernus put together a new line-up.

Oslo City District Court delivered a verdict on March 10th 2009 on the main question in the Gorgoroth trademark case, which took place at the end of January 2009, deciding that King ov Hell's trademark registration #243365 of the band name was not valid and shall therefore be deleted.

The court states that King ov Hell and Gaahl excluded themselves from the band Gorgoroth when they tried to fire Infernus in October 2007. The court further states that Infernus cannot be excluded from Gorgoroth, unless he himself decides to quit. The remaining issues concerning financial matters and such are yet to be decided upon.

While many musicians have come and gone, Infernus has always stayed in the band, though the last two albums before the split were almost entirely composed by King. King has said that he "never really left" Gorgoroth despite his brief official absence between 2006 and 2007, which according to Infernus happened due to King's "difficulties combining playing in a clear-cut Satanic metal band as Gorgoroth with the fact that he is full-time employed as a primary school teacher."

The band participated in the Darkthrone tribute Darkthrone Holy Darkthrone, released by Moonfog Productions in 1998, covering the song "Slottet I Det Fjerne". Later, in 2001, Gorgoroth also participated in the Mayhem tribute Originators Of The Northern Darkness, released by Avantgarde Music, covering the song "Life Eternal".

The online broadcast network vbs.tv made a documentary about Norwegian black metal, but they focused primarily on Gorgoroth and Gaahl. Frank Watkins began using the stage name "Bøddel" in 2009. Bøddel is Norwegian for "Executioner," which was the band Obituary's original moniker. Tormentor and Tomas Asklund do not currently tour with Gorgoroth and are considered "studio members."

Gorgoroth is a Fucking Craizy, is a True Norway Black Metal... The rest is Trash....


Type:Full-length
Release date:May 18th, 1998
Label:Nuclear Blast

Country of origin:Norway
Location:Bergen
Status:Active
Formed in:1992
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism, Anti-Christianity, War, Darkness
Years active:1992-present
Myspace
Homepage

Line-up:
Infernus - Guitars (tracks 2,3,4,5,6,7), Bass (1,3,5,6), Drums (5,6), Effects (6), Vocals (6, 8)
Frost     Drums (track 3)
T-Reaper - Vocals (track 3)
Ares - Bass (tracks 2,4,7)
Pest - Vocals (tracks 2,4,5,7)
Vrolok - Drums (tracks 2, 4, 7)
Gaahl - Vocals (track 1)
Tormentor - Guitars (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,7,8), Effects (6), All instruments (8)

Tracks:
1. Destroyer     03:49    
2. Open the Gates     05:29    
3. The Devil, the Sinner and His Journey     02:36    
4. Om kristen og jødisk tru     04:47    
5. På slagmark langt mot nord     05:08    
6. Blodoffer     03:19    
7. The Virginborn     08:15    
8. Slottet i det fjerne (Darkthrone cover)     03:41    
Total time: 37:04


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quinta-feira, outubro 3

A Transylvanian Funeral - The Outsider (2008)


Sleepwalker is the owner of Third Eye Audio Recording Studio and Forbidden Records.

The band participated in the sampler "The Legion of TchorT – Compilation #5" by The Legion of TchorT Webzine playing the song "Hammer of the Witch".


Type:Full-length
Release date:July 21st, 2010
Label:Forbidden Records

Country of origin:United States
Location:Tucson, Arizona
Status:Active
Formed in:2008
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Occult, Anti-Religion
Years active:2008-present
Contact: forbiddenrecords@gmail.com
Myspace

Line-up:
Sleepwalker - Bass, Drums, Guitars, Vocals

Tracks:
1. Syzygy 02:47    
2. Winter's Worm 05:33    
3. Worship a Dead Fucking Goat 04:36    
4. Premonitions 05:09    
5. Dismembered by Spirits 07:54    
6. A Ghoul Rising from the Grave 08:07    
7. Creation of my Phylactery 02:40    
8. Going Blind 04:02    
9. When Sky and Ocean are One 04:51    
10.To Die in the Dark 06:17    
11. Bilocation in the Garden of Forking Paths 08:21    
12. The Outsider 06:28    
Total time: 01:06:45


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sexta-feira, setembro 27

Benighted in Sodom - Anti-depressive (2012)


Split up temporarily in 2012, reformed and relocated to Portland, Oregon.


Type:Full-length
Release date:2012
Label:Self-released/independent

Country of origin:United States
Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida (early), Portland, Oregon (now)
Status:Active
Formed in:2004
Genre:Depressive Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Negative Existentialism
Years active:2004-2012, 2012-present
Myspace

Line-up:
Matron Thorn     All instruments, Vocals

Tracks:
1. I'll Never Get Out of Here 01:44    
2. A Heart Is Forever 07:06    
3. Melancholy Infatuation Withdrawal 07:22    
4. This Affliction 05:15    
5. Divine Flesh Simulation 08:24    
6. The Archetype of Stellar Death 08:52    
7. Chamber of Lucid Dreams 10:25    
8. Anti-depressive 03:34    
9. Chemically Happy 05:36    
Total time: 58:18    


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segunda-feira, setembro 23

Dissection - ReinkaΩs (2006)


The album title is stylised as "REINKAΩS", with a Greek uppercase omega.

Jon Nödtveidt (aged 31) shot and killed himself on August 13th, 2006. Swedish police found him in his apartment inside a circle of lit candles. It is believed that he killed himself because he felt he had achieved all that he could/was meant to in this life. According to some who actually knew him this was probably planned ever since he got out of jail.

The band first disbanded due to Jon Nödtveidt's accomplice to murder conviction. He was serving time in prison since 1997 until early 2004 and then reactivated the band.

Jon Nödtveidt Suicide by gunshot. Early reports indicated that he was found with an open copy of the Satanic Bible, but these were later dismissed by Dissection's guitarist Set Teitan. According to him, "it's not any atheist, humanist and ego-worshiping 'Satanic Bible' by Anton LaVey that Jon had in front of him, but a Satanic Grimoire. He despised LaVey and 'The Church of Satan'."

The said "Satanic Grimoire" is reputed to be the Liber Azerate, one of the publishings of the Misanthropic Luciferian Order, from which Nödtveidt apparently was influenced, his last album Reinkaos's lyrics being co-written by the very same man who wrote the Liber Azerate.

Suicide this Jon is a Aug 13th, 2006, release album date this a April 30th, 2006.



Type:Full-length
Release date:April 30th, 2006
Label:Black Horizon

Country of origin:Sweden
Location:Strömstad (early), Stockholm (later)
Status:Split-up
Formed in:1989
Genre:Black Death Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Lyrical themes:Death, Occultism, Chaos, Anti-Cosmic Satanism
Years active:1989-1998, 2004-2006
Homepage
Myspace

Line-up:
Jon Nödtveidt (R.I.P. 2006) - Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting
Tomas Asklund - Drums
Set Teitan - Guitars, Vocals (backing)

Tracks:
1. Nexion 218 01:32    
2. Beyond the Horizon 05:20      
3. Starless Aeon 03:59    
4. Black Dragon 04:48    
5. Dark Mother Divine 05:44    
6. Xeper-I-Set 03:08    
7. Chaosophia 00:41    
8. God of Forbidden Light 03:42      
9. Reinkaos     04:43 (instrumental)
10.Internal Fire 03:20      
11. Maha Kali  06:04      
Total time: 43:01


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terça-feira, setembro 17

Almófar - The Dark Woods... (Melencolia...) (ep, 2012)


...Temps ne peut pas effacer l'agonie qui est déclenché en moi, la vie est teint en noir et le ciel, brune comme la nuit devient gris plein de tristesse et de désespoir dans l'oubli, combien pourrait vous voulez de la vie, il suffit de prendre des boissons inexpérience absolue amer et sans rendez-vous blancs routes glacées et charcuterie de la peau saignements notre être, la douleur s'empare de l'âme et regarder fixement dans l'espace, rappelez-vous ce que vous étiez ....

The project consists of one member who goes under the name of Unsilent. He describes his music as “Epic Dark Medieval Ambient”.


Type: Ep
Release date: 2012
Label: Unsigned/independent

Country of origin: Argentina
Location: Buenos Aires
Genre: Epic Dark Medieval Ambient
Lyrical themes: Woods, Melancholia, Psychology.
Status: Active
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Myspace
Blog

Line-up:
Unsilent. (All instruments)

Tracks:
01 - The Dark Woods...
02 - Melencolia...


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segunda-feira, setembro 9

Slaughter Messiah - Deathlike Invasion (demo tape, 2013)


Tape limited to 350 hand numbered copies
Recorded between May and June 2011 at Karma Black Productions Studio.

Undergroud band for vocals line-up a Lord Sabathan (Horacle, ex-Enthroned, ex-Dying Corpse, ex-Dawn of Crucifixion, ex-Morbid Death).

Type:Demo
Release date:2012
Label:Sabbath's Fire Records

Country of origin:Belgium
Location:Ath/Flobecq, Hainaut
Status:Active
Formed in:2008
Genre:Black/Death/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism, War, Blasphemy.
Current label:Unsigned/independent
Years active:2008-present
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Line-up:
Elliot "Sodomaniak" Spencer - Drums
Rod "Iron Bitch Desecrator" - Guitars
Lord Sabathan - Vocals, Bass

Tracks:
1. Slaughter Messiah 03:46    
2. N.W.O.B.H.M. (New Wave of Belgian Heavy Metal) 04:16    
3. Visual Aggression 03:24    
4. Dead Shall Rise (Terrorizer cover) 02:40    
Total time: 14:06


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terça-feira, setembro 3

Osculum Obscenum - Body Hurting Art (2003)


Carnifex Flagellum Cristus and Adamantos Flagellum Cristus are brothers. Carnifex vocals (Antichrist Hooligans, ex-Caibalion); Adamantos (ex-Caibalion, ex-Infernal War 666).

Body Hurting Art is a best album of black metal for me opinion. Its album is a single carrer for Osculum Obscenum band. Highlights songs for a Jesus Gay, Hail the Lesbians, Orgasmaniac... For all album is a fucking shit!!!


Type: Full-length
Release date: February 2003
Label: Sonic Death

Country of origin: Brazil
Location: São José, Santa Catarina
Status: Active
Year of creation: 1993
Genre:Black Metal/Grindcore
Lyrical themes: Satanism, Sex, Sadomasochistic, LaVey
Myspace

Line-up:
Carnifex Flagellum Cristus - Vocals
Cain's Pawn - Guitars
Adamantos Flagellum Cristus - Drums

Tracks:
1.Intro
2.Prince Albert
3.Enraptured by War
4.Jesus Gay
5.Hail the Lesbians
6.Szandor (into my heart and my vein)
7.Caligula Imperium
8.Bleeding like Abel
9.Orgasmaniac
10.U.N.G.O.D.
11.The Praise (Oh Satanas)
12.Shibary
Time total: 30:14


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