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FROSTTIDE – Recording Their 3rd Album, Studio Diary Online

Finnish metallers Frosttide have exciting news for the fans! Continue reading “FROSTTIDE – Recording Their 3rd Album, Studio Diary Online”

Best of 2016

It’s that time of the year again!

This year has been full with ups and downs on a personal level but also in the music world.. So many great albums have been released but we also lost many legends not only in the music world but also in the entertainment business in general… So I am sure this year will be unforgettable for many of us.

As a music journalist, this year has been full with interviews, live reports and awesome concerts as well as album releases for me. Some albums did not really captivate me as much whereas some albums still make me shiver! It was quite hard to choose my favorite top 10 records but I somehow managed to narrow it down to Top 10. So here it comes! (psst, there is also a surprise at the end :D) Continue reading “Best of 2016”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Huldre – Tusmørke

Band: Huldre
Album: Tusmørke
Release Date: 03.11.2016
Record Label: Gateway Music
Genre: Nordic/folk/pagan metal


Huldre is a folk/pagan metal band from Denmark. Formed in 2010, their music can be described as the elegant fusion of Nordic folk music and metal. After having released their debut album “Intet Menneskebarn” in 2012, the band played in some venues and gained a dedicated fanbase.  They have recently released “Tusmørke”.  Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Huldre – Tusmørke”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Myrkgrav – Takk og farvel; tida er blitt ei annen

Project: Myrkgrav
Album: Takk og farvel; tida er blitt ei annen
Release Date: 26.10.2016 (Streaming)
Record Label: Pest Productions (Physical format to be released soon)
Genre: Folk metal


Myrkgrav is a one-man folk metal project founded in 2003 by Lars Jensen in Norway. The aim of this project has been to blend the traditional side of Norwegian folk music (with the use of traditional instruments) and the extreme/harsher side of metal. The fans have been waiting for a debut album for a while; the recent release of this project has been “Vonde Auer” which has been released as a single on 2014… 2 years after this release, Myrkgrav is (kind-of) back with an interesting full-length record. At the same time, a chapter is closed in this project as this release can be considered as a farewell from Mr.Jensen. So here is “Takk og farvel; tida er blitt ei annen”, which means “Thank you and farewell; times have changed”).  Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Myrkgrav – Takk og farvel; tida er blitt ei annen”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mallevs Maleficarvm – Homo Homini Lupus

Band: Mallevs Malleficarvm
Album: Homo Homini Lupus
Release Date: 2016
Record Label: TBA
Genre: Melodic Black Metal


Mallevs Maleficarvm is a melodic black metal band/project. Hailing from Germany, this project was formed by Marius Berendsen in 2012, who is also the drummer of the German black metal band, Thyrgrim. The project has recently released the debut album called “Homo Homini Lupus”. The record features guest musicians; some known names include Robse from Equilibrum (yes…the funny guy of the band!), the former Bethlehem vocalist Alexander Schmied and Vorna vocalist, Vesa Salovaara. Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Mallevs Maleficarvm – Homo Homini Lupus”

FROSTTIDE Parts Ways with Joni Snoro and Lauri Myllylä

The Finnish epic/folk metallers Frosttide have some big changes coming up… The band has just stated that they have parted ways with the vocalist/guitarist Joni Snoro and bassist  Lauri Myllylä. Here is the full statement: Continue reading “FROSTTIDE Parts Ways with Joni Snoro and Lauri Myllylä”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Svoid – Storming Voices of Inner Devotion

Band: Svoid
Album: Storming Voices of Inner Devotion
Release Date: April 2016
Record Label: Sun & Moon Records
Genre: Anti-Cosmic Metal


Svoid is a Hungarian band. Formed in 2009, they were formed with the aim to define a link between All or Nothing, which represents the formless end. Hence, their genre can be generally described as anti-cosmic metal and features elements from different genres, but their style has been associated with black metal.  Continue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] Svoid – Storming Voices of Inner Devotion”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Irij – Cultura Cura

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


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


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”

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