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[ALBUM REVIEW] Irij – Cultura Cura

Band: Irij
Album: Cultura Cura
Release Date: 15.08.2016
Record Label: Self-released
Genre: Electronic folk rock

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In the world of folk music, there are some interesting and unique projects which are always a delight to listen to! Irij has been one of those ; formed by Meri Tadic, who has gained ‘fame’ as the former fiddle player of Eluveitie, the one-woman project has been going strong ever since its birth. After having released the first debut album “Same Zgode…” in 2014, Irij has gained a loyal fanbase that has been growing slowly but steadily.

After 2 years of ‘silence’, Irij is back with a brand new debut album called “Cultura Cura”, which is out on August 15th! I was so excited when I heard the news and my expectations were high for sure!  Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Irij – Cultura Cura”

[SINGLE REVIEW] Death Design – Drown With Me

Band: Death Design
Single : Drown With Me
Release Date: 04.08.2016
Record Label: Inverse Records
Genre: Death Metal

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Death Design is a metal band from Pori, Finland, formed in January 2016. The band’s music is a mixture of  various genres such as groove, progressive and melodic metal.
The band released their debut single just last week! Continue reading “[SINGLE REVIEW] Death Design – Drown With Me”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Wolves Den – Deus Vult

Band: Wolves Den
Album: Deus Vult
Release Date: 2015
Record Label: Self-released
Genre: Black Metal

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Wolves Den is a German black metal band. Formed in 2014, the band consists of 2 former Equilibrium band members, one of them being the former vocalist Helge Stang. Although the band is relatively young, they have been making themselves known in festivals and gigs throughout Germany; the band has become popular not only among the old Equilibrium fans but also among the fans of this genre!

The band has released their latest record “Deus Vult” (Latin word for “God wills it”) in 2015. I normally do not review records that have been released a while ago but after seeing the band in Dark Troll festival this year, I was quite impressed with them so I decided to make an exception! Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Wolves Den – Deus Vult”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mortal Peril – The Legacy of War

Band: Mortal Peril
Album: The Legacy of War
Release Date: 21.05.2016
Record Label: Self-released
Genre: Thrash metal

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Mortal Peril is a German thrash metal band. Formed in 2010, the band has been delivering some fine thrash metal! After releasing 1 EP and 1 debut album and some line-up changes, they have released their second album “The Legacy of War” recently! Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Mortal Peril – The Legacy of War”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Gorgon – Titanomachy

Band: Gorgon
Album: Titanomachy
Release Date: 21.05.2016
Record Label: Self-released
Genre: Symphonic/death metal

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Gorgon is a French epic/symphonic metal band. Formed in 2013, the band’s sound consists of powerful and epic melodies combined with cinematic orchestrations. Their debut album “Titanomachy” has been released recently! Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Gorgon – Titanomachy”

RIP Nick Menza

Such shocking news..

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has sadly passed away on the night of 21st of May. Although there’s no official announcement yet, witnesses who were at the OHM concert stated that it happened during the show and that he had collapsed and fell over… Continue reading “RIP Nick Menza”

WARDRUNA – “Runaljod, Ragnarok” To Be Released on October 2016!

The one-and-only nordic folk band WARDRUNA have finally given us update about the upcoming album “Runaljod,Ragnarok” ! According to the announcement on the band’s Facebook page, the album will be released on October 2016 via their own label By Norse Music.


Continue reading “WARDRUNA – “Runaljod, Ragnarok” To Be Released on October 2016!”

AGALLOCH Calls It Quits

The legendary American dark/progressive folk metallers Agalloch have unfortunately called it quits… Continue reading “AGALLOCH Calls It Quits”

RIP Aleah Stanbridge..

The world lost someone precious and talented… Such dark times for music industry…

Aleah was best known for her band Trees of Eternity but she also collaborated with bands like Swallow The Sun and Amorphis in some songs.. Her voice was truly unique and otherworldly… Although there is no official statement of the cause of her death, in the Metal Archives website, it’s stated that the cause is cancer.

Rest in peace Aleah. I read that she believed in the transformation of energies… Wherever you are, I hope you are at peace and happy.

You will live in our hearts with your pure and angelic voice…


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