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Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

I could not have asked for a better musical companion to the last couple of cold winter weeks and Norse Viking brigade Helheim’s 9th album has been spun on a near daily basis. There’s always plenty of depth about their work and everything is as.. Read More
Sons Of Balaur - Tenebris Deos (Season Of Mist)

Sons Of Balaur – Tenebris Deos (Season Of Mist)

Unless you are part of the pathetic human sheep herd, you will be aware of how this is real black metal, the one true cult that never dies. The musical face of the true believers who work to resurrect our lord, and that Balaur well.. Read More
Equilibrium – Armageddon (Nuclear Blast)

Equilibrium – Armageddon (Nuclear Blast)

With every release it astounds me even more how effortlessly Equilibrium straddle that gap between Pagan/Folk Metal and Melodic Death Metal whilst always staying so unique. Years ago it was a sizeable void between the two styles before Equilibrium bridged it from one side and.. Read More
Timor et Tremor – For Cold Shades (Trollzorn)

Timor et Tremor – For Cold Shades (Trollzorn)

This is the third album release from German black metal band Timor et Tremor. On a personal level, one of the interesting things I picked up on a was that one of the members is part of Burden of Grief, which had me chasing around.. Read More
Interview - Warhorns Festival

Interview – Warhorns Festival

The small but perfectly formed Warhorns festival has become a bit of a highlight over the last few years. Nestled deep in Viking country in Selby, North Yorkshire, a short stone’s throw from historic York/Jorvik, it has a warmth and enthusiasm rare these days and.. Read More
Brymir - Slayer of Gods (Ranka Kustannus)

Brymir – Slayer of Gods (Ranka Kustannus)

There have been 5 years since Brymir released their début album ‘Breathe Fire to the Sun’ and even the band felt this was too long. However this time has given the Finnish sextet plenty of opportunity to whet their sound further and allowing them to.. Read More
Panychida – Haereticalia: The Night Battles (Cursed Records)

Panychida – Haereticalia: The Night Battles (Cursed Records)

Welcome to the latest “memorial service” from Czech Republic brigands Panychida. I remember their last campaign well, 2013 release ‘Grief Of An Idol’ proved to be an enthralling journey of pagan metal complete with themes of ancient death rituals and out of body experiences running.. Read More
Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon (Iron Bonehead)

Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon (Iron Bonehead)

Back in the mists of time circa 1994 you may well remember Greek black metal act Kawir releasing a split vinyl with Jap nutters Sigh on our very own and newly reactivated Cacophonous Records label. Both bands have been working hard throughout the years although.. Read More
Himinbjorg – Wyrd (Osmose)

Himinbjorg – Wyrd (Osmose)

After various encounters with Himinbjorg in the past, most of them fleeting, the arrival of Wyrd was a good opportunity for me to get deep down into the French pagan black metal undergrowth, slap on the woad and ready my sword and magic mushrooms. Wyrd.. Read More
Heimdalls Wacht – Ut de Graute Olle Tied (Deel II) - Land der Nebel (Black Skull Records)

Heimdalls Wacht – Ut de Graute Olle Tied (Deel II) – Land der Nebel (Black Skull Records)

You have to admire a band that kicks off an album with a genre-defining epic that most other bands would have saved until the very last. The 13 minute pagan metal standard bearer – and add a couple of minutes to that if you include.. Read More
Celtachor – Nuada Of The Silver Arm (Trollzorn)

Celtachor – Nuada Of The Silver Arm (Trollzorn)

Celtachor have returned in fine form with their rough and raw brand of pagan metal and a mission to educate us all in a bit of Irish folklore. The good news upfront is that, this time round, the Irish whistle is spending more time in.. Read More
Ereb Altor – Nattramn (Cyclone Empire)

Ereb Altor – Nattramn (Cyclone Empire)

Time flies when you’re in two successful metal bands, and Mats and Ragnar have released 3 albums in 20 months! One was with their other band Isole, but already we are being offered another Viking Metal outing by Ereb Altor to follow on from 2013’s.. Read More