German band Atrium Noctis are ready with the release of their new album, Aeterni. With a new line-up, formed around ever present member Hydra Gorgonia, the band have moved into a new, advanced artistic direction. Atrium Noctis plays music which has its roots in symphonic dark and black metal. Influences from classical music and elements from Pagan Metal, contribute to a pronounced, unique sound and a special type of sheen to the output. There is great darkness paired with a thick slice of heaviness emphasized within the new songs.
Melancholic, hymnic and sentimental passages are also a part of the music. Additionally, epic and colourful nuances enrich everything as a whole. Atrium Noctis love big sound pictures and have largely unburdened themselves from the genre limits of black metal which have allowed songs like Datura Noir and Die Nacht des Falken to be created. Multiple singers have been involved and guarantee a wide range of vocal diversity throughout the songs and highlighting the German lyrics.
Atrium Noctis have also dedicated themselves to a melodic sound and the band members bring their different musical backgrounds to the fore. There are open minded musicians who have played metal their entire lives, a female singer who is classically skilled, two studied musicians who are open for anything, all of which contribute to the deep black soul of the album. With Aeterni, the musicians of Cologne, successfully strive for a true authenticity and a return to the roots of the original formation.
Aeterni | Released September 9th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Atrium Noctis are:
Hydra Gorgonia – Keys
Hein – Screams
Sturm – Guitar
Thyratus – Guitar
Rhadamanthys – Guitar
Nemrod – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Finland's Noituma have released their new lyric video for "Revontulet", taken from their latest album "Ruoto".
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7L5IrLqWSw&feature=youtu.be
Formed in 2014 in Kokkola (Finland), the sextet Noituma have released their first album "Ruoto" in April 2017. They have influences from different folk / pagan metal bands (Moonsorrow, Falkenbach, Ensiferum, etc.)
After four years of waiting the Czech Pagan metal band Odraedir is set to release their first full length album, 'Legends of the Dark Times'. At the end of February they already presented their first single 'Path of the Wolf' which is dedicated to the story of Geralt of Rivia, the main character of the famous fantasy cycle The Witcher, written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkovski. The album consists of nine songs, intro and outro and will be officially released on the turn of April and May.
The musical composition offers a number of melodies as well as powerful guitar riffs which are supplemented by an array of musical instruments such as bagpipes, flutes, violin, etc., contributing to the complexity of the overall composition. For up-to date information follow the band’s official YouTube channel and Facebook profile via links listed below.
Hungarian epic pagan death metallers Heroic have announced the release of their sophomore album, "Barbár"!
Heroic, which were formed in 2011, presents 10 brand new songs, two of them sung in Hungarian. The lyrics are inspired by C. G. Jung and reflect the development of the collective barbaric mind of the humanity.
The band has already supported acts such as Amon Amarth, Primordial, Cattle Decapitation, Theatres And Vampires, Christ Agony, Theos, to name a few.
You can listen "Barbár" Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGaDk7arUraJGNmZaG7IoBg
Romania based Pagan Folk Black Metallers Ashaena present the second track from their newest full-length album, Calea, to get video treatment, Mos Urs! The video was produced by Bogdan Bilan, a close friend of the band, and is now available here: https://youtu.be/ZU29xtQz5TQ?list=PLuG35sX_XE5ZRxDjdK88aX1kHVeV3DmS7.
Stream / order Calea here:
Belarusian Pagan / Folk Metal band Kaira have released a new documentary of their exploits during 2016. It features great footage of the group onstage and some fun backstage clips from the making of recent official videos. Although the interviews are in Russian, the majority of the hour long piece concentrates on the visual side of things and is well worth watching to get a good look at Kaira’s unique approach and vision.
Belarusian Pagen / Folk Metal band Kaira have released a new documentary of their exploits during 2016. It features great footage of the group onstage and some fun backstage clips from the making of recent official videos. Although the interviews are in Russian, the majority of the hour long piece concentrates on the visual side of things and is well worth watching to get a good look at Kaira’s unique approach and vision.
Pagan/Folk metal band Vorgrum have teamed up with MetalRecusants.com to stream their new album Last Domain. The album is 10 tracks of epic metal for fans of Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow and Eluveitie. Last Domain will be released September 30th on Via Nocturna.
Stream the album here: http://metalrecusants.com/2016/09/26/stream-new-album-last-domain-from-paganfolk-act-vorgrum-exclusive/
Pre-order the CD here: http://store.vianocturna.com/vorgrum-last-domain-cd-p-1041.html
Entitled "From Carpathian Land", Ukraine's pagan metallers Paganland will release their new album on November 4th, 2016 via Svarga Music.
Paganland is deeply rooted in the endless woods of the Carpathians, their history and their cultural heritage – and such is the powerful Pagan Metal they create. Their third album “From Carpathian Land” is an exciting experience for fans of mid 90’s Pagan Metal with its heroic melodies and raw energy. Release contains a new version of their iconic track “Black Mountain” and would appeal to fans of old BORKNAGAR, SKYFORGER and MANEGARM.
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