BLACKNESS “Vzglyad Za Gran (Looking over the brink)”
Debut album of band from Sahalin Island, Far East of Russia. The group was found in 2001.BLACKNESS’ music is organic mixture of black and death-metal. The musicians themselves call their music as melodic extreme metal. Difference of sound, melodies and Russian lyrics. The album is recommended for fans of GRAVEWORM, CRADLE OF FILTH and CHILDREN OF BODOM.
1. The Silent beast 2. Looking over the brink 3. The innocent blood 4. Weaking mind 5. Dance of the blind 6. The lake of forgiveness 7. Mindcreeper 8. Paranoia
The power-metal band from Yaroslavl’ AMALTEYA has just released debut album “The Book Of Dead Names” via MUSICA Production. The band plays power-metal in Russian for fans of ARIA, CATHARSIS and KIPELOV. Heavy, intense sound with strong vocal. Track-list:
1. Angels 2. Time is not be returned 3. Call of night roads 4. Way of life-long 5. Corridors of time 6. Flowers 7. The Book of dead names 8. Queen of night 9. Apocalypse
MP52 CEMETERIAL "Gardens of Impenetrable Darkness"
-sympho-black-metal; Debut album from band from Tomsk, Russia. Musicians from Siberia present melodic material in the style of black-metal with lots of keyboards. Eight tracks of this album force listener to dive in terrible darkness of gloomy subconscious. To fans of LIMBONIC ART and SIEBENBURGEN, Трек-лист:
1. Prologue 2. At the gates of Cemeterial 3. Bearing The Light 4. Flame Of Truth 5. Twilight Of The Rain 6. Last Sign Of The Night 7. The Cold Of Men's Heart 8. Forest Of Dreams (Epilogue)
Viking-pagan-metal band from Kemerovo, Siberia GJALLARHORN has just released their debut album "Folkvang". Melodic and epic black-metal for fans of music of modern golk-metal bands from Europe and Russia. If you like HOLY BLOOD, early ASHEN LIGHT or TURISAS, this band is for you.
1. Dogs Of War 2. If i was the rain 3. Kill My Flesh 4. He Lived Among Aces 5. Forest Is a Heart of Land 6. Flow of Mighty Life 7. Folkvang
The fourth album of Russian death-doom-metal project SEA OF DESPERATION "The Shards - Witness Theatre Part 2" was released on14th of October via MUSICA Production. SEA OF DESPERATION is one-man project by Lefthander (RAXA, TENOTCHITLAN) with strong influences from classic death-doom metal bands from mid of 90s with some touches from progressive-death-doom metal like OPETH.
New album of SoD is going on the history about house of ghosts. Every room of this house has its dark past with nightmares and pain. Lefthander has cathched atmosphere of Lars von Trier movies.
Cover-art from W.Smerdulak (THE GATHERING, MANIC DEPRESSION, MORTIFER).
FORGOTTEN TALES has just released their latest album "We Shall See The Light" in Russia through MUSICA Production. Majestic and powerful material with greatest female vocal from Sonia Pineault.
Last album of this Canadian band "All The Sinners" was also released via MUSICA in 2004 under license from Union Metal. Track-list:
1. We Shall See The Light 05:25 2. Guardian Angel 05:09 3. Keepers Of The Field 05:15 4. The Reaper 05:05 5. Diviner 06:22 6. The Calling 05:40 7. Howling At The Moon 05:20 8. Broken Wings 05:26 9. Angel Eyes 04:55
Debut CD of black-thrash-metal band GODHATER "Odium" will be released through MUSICA Production on 29th of August. Dark, angry and ancient 'thrashy' black-metal will be used by any fan of brutal heavy music. Track-list:
1. Intro 2. Last Dawn (Impale!) 3. Keeper of the Cup 4. Prince of Evil 5. Call ofthe Dead 6. Soaked in Darkness 7. Faith- Sin 8. Baptism of Blood 9. Beyond The Grave (Tsjuder cover) 10. Rime Ice
Third album of Moscow black-thrash-metal band DEMONS OF GUILLOTINE “Time Of Sickle” was released via MUSICA Production on May of 2011. The CD was again recorded in Navaho Hut (SINFUL, GROM, NECHIST’) by Arkadiy Navaho. The band introduced horror-metal with influences of ancient thrash-black-metal.
1. Time Of Sickle 2. Ride The Chainsaw 3. On Frigate Of The Dead 4. Demons Of Guillotine 5. Don’t See The Evil 6. 909 7. Reverend Jim 8. Black Flame Of Hate 9. Between The Mirror 10. Navi’s Nation 11. Viva, Balkans! 12. Red Beast 13. Copperwinged
Previous album of DEMONS OF GUILLOTINE “Beastiary” was released in 2004 by AMG.
Band from Siberia WELICORUSS have parted ways with Demid Polyanskiy (keayboards) and Alexander Golovin (bass). The group already found new musicians - Boris "Sens" Voskolovich and Alexey "Alex" Boldin.
"Boris has great potential. He is a future Janne Warman from CHILDREN OF BODOM" is said by WELICORUSS members. WELICORUSS are writing new material and everybody is working on new music. It is the first time for WELICORUSS.
Latest release by WELICORUSS "Apeiron EP" was released in 2009 via CD-Maximum.
Russian heavy-gothic-metal band SPLAV have just released their debut album "Supernova" via Metalism Records. SPLAV are new side-project of erotic-vampiric-sympho-black band BLACK COUNTESS' mastermind Ilya with young fimale singer Marie. "Heavy-gothic metal with crystal clear female vocal with memorable melodies known in music of BLACK COUNTESS", - said label in press-statement.
SPLAV collaborated with nu-model Aria Giovanni for cover-art of this CD. Ilya had worked with Aria already for latest CD of BLACK COUNTESS released in 2007's "Feetish". Track-list:
1. Go Forward! 2. Of Bygone Love 3. Virgin and Serpent 4. Peer into My window 5. Subconsciousness 6. Souls on Fire 7. Absent City 8. Supernova
MUSICA Production have just released debut album of SOLERRAIN "Fighting The Illusions". The CD was recorded at Phantom Lord Studio in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, mixed by Anssi Kippo at Astia Studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM) and mastered by Teemu Myyrylainen at SonicHouseTM. This band is already named as 'Russian CHILDREN OF BODOM' and they played material in a vein of classic albums of this band "Hatebreeder" and "Follow The Reaper". Track-list:
1. Fighting The Illusions 2. The Promise 3. Of Faith And Truth 4. Nothing Left To Loose 5. Your Hell 6. The Eternal Lies 7. The Rising Power 8. The Only Light 9. The Curse
Russian black-metal band SERPENS has just released their debut album “Nox Irae” (Night of Rage, Latin) via MUSICA Production. The group from Saint-Petersburg was formed in 1996. New album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Black Studio, Saint-Petersburg with engineer Denis Devichenskiy. Track-list:
1. V Vechnost (Into the Eternity) 04:57 2. Initsiatsiya Smertyu (Initiation by Death) 05:23 3. Namestnik Vselennoy (Deputy of Universe) 04:29 4. Nox Irae 05:13 5. Sumerki (Twilight) 04:21 6. Na Koster (To the Fire) 04:00 7. Proklinayuschiy (Damnator) 04:30 8. V Obraze Zmeya (In Image of Serpent) 06:54
Apokefale & Devoid Of Grace split-album online release
Apokefale & Devoid Of Grace split-album online release
"Where Devil Will Seem Saintly" is a joint release by APOKEFALE and DEVOID OF GRACE. 8 tracks by two of the brightest bands on the Russian extreme metal scene will stun even hardened listeners, let alone their unsuspecting neighbours.
APOKEFALE blow up all stereotypes with their original style called blackcore by many. Their music combines furious black/death and metalcore with depression of sludge, ambience of post-metal and experiments of progressive rock.
DEVOID OF GRACE play murderous death metal that blends old-school traditions with modern approach to sound. Staying true to their roots, the band enriches their music with a large dose of fresh ideas that will be loved by fans of Decapitated, Gojira, Chimaira.
You can download the split and order the CD on the official websites of the bands:
Musica.mustdie.ru has arranged an interview with Siberian black-metal band THEOSOPHY. The band has stated that they will not release debut longplay til' 2010. "We will record all new songs for our debut album", - said The Phantom, leader of the band. "Tracks from our recent split with BIZARREKULT will not appear on a new CD. We will record both fast and groove songs for this album, but don't afraid, there will be old school black-metal on this CD".