Snøgg was formed, when after unsuccessfully trying to form a stable lineup, Matej Voglar (Guitars & Vocals) and Grega Cestnik (Drums) decided to stay as duo and took the names of Ulv and Mørke. In January 2014 they had their first performance, impressing the public with their jazzy approach to extreme metal. After another show in June, fellow black metallers Cvinger were impressed as well thus inviting Snøgg on an Eastern European tour in December 2014. Mørke unfortunately couldn't go on the tour, so Ulv decided to go on the tour the way he started the band alone.
The band gained new fans, especially in Serbia and Check Republic, resulting in a Demo Tour EP. In 2015 Snøgg had a few Slovenian shows and then started to prepare their debut self-titled EP which was released in January 2016. An early member, Žižek, joined the band again to record bass on EP under the name of Køzhl. The EP was successfully presented in June on Tour 666 in Slovenia, Serbia and Bulgaria, to great feedback from audiences. In late summer they already began recording drums and some guitars for their sophomore EP called 'Qivitoq' which will be released in November 2016 and presented on yet another Balkan tour next month.
The latest EP sees the band furthering their transgressive take on black metal, creating an unsettling and truly violent atmosphere. Utilizing raw black metal riffs laced with noise machines, ear-piercing screams and uncanny songwriting, this act does not aim to please. Rather, it aims to disturb and violate.
November 4th on CD and LP released by Debemur Morti Productions new, sixth album of our national black veterans - Arkona entitled "Lunaris". The band just released the video for the song "Earth" from that album:
"Lunaris" was registered in the Church Of Chaos Studio and Metal Sound Studio. Mixing and mastering were done in Left Hand Sounds. The album will be released in digipack CD, 12 "vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, in digital format and will be on the following pieces:
1- The road to salvation
3 Death and Rebirth
4 Not for me mercy
5 The Shining
Behind the cover corresponds with Qras Mentalporn.
A few days ago was a premiere of a new EP Dead Congregation "Sombre Doom" on CD thanks to Martyrdoom Productions. In the near future, the vinyl freaks are also looking forward to the version on your favorite media through Norma Evangelium Diaboli. If wahacie of buying it Martyrdoom Productions dispel your doubts publishing the entire EP for listening:
November 25th, effort Iron Bonehead Productions presents a fucking great-awaited debut of the Swiss Bolzerem entitled "Hero". Label released earlier song "I Am Third," and now it's time for a bit of "Spiritual Athleticism", which you will find on the website of the British Metal Hammer here.
Morbid Messiah, young death metal band from Mexico is the latest acquisition of Godz Ov War Productions. The first fruits of the cooperation will be announced probably in January 2017 when the label will release on cassette and digital their debut EP of the very eloquent title "In the Name of True Death Metal".
Kyterion is an Italian black metal band born in 2015. INFERNO I is the first part of a trilogy; the second and third act are already work in progress. The vocals are sung in XIIIth century Italian Vernacular; an element of authenticity for an all-Italian project. The trip starts from L'Etterno Dolore, which leads to the deepness of hell through the various circles, full of demons, evil creatures, and desperate souls. The journey culminates with the appalling encounter of the Lord of the Underworld: Lo 'mperador del Doloroso Regno.The nouns of the memebers of Kyterion are unknown, and so are their appearances. This is not surprising, considering some of them's past records...
Odium Records announces the end of the year, the Norwegian Beastcraft split with Black Altar, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The album will be released as a digi cd and about 2 months later gatefold Lp and limited to 50 pieces wooden box with CD, vinyl, 2 free t-shirt, patch, badge, posters and many rarities from the entire period of the existence of Black Altar. In the material Black Altar guest musicians participated Vader, Ondskapt, Acherontas and Beastcraft.
3. WINDS OV DECAY
4. PENTAGRAM SACRIFICE (Beastcraft cover)
6. IN THE HOUR OF THE THORNS (unreleased intro track from 2016)
7. DEATHCRAFT AND NECROMANCY (unreleased track recorded in 2007/2016)
8. BLACKWINGED MESSIAH (previously only released on 7 vinyl, recorded in 2007)
9. BURNT AT HIS ALTAR (unreleased live recording from 2016, taken from the Death is Complete tribute concert)
10. RESURRECTION THROUGH DESECRATION AND CHURCHFIRES (previously only released on 7 vinyl, recorded in 2006)
11. RECRUCIFIXION (unreleased mix from 2009, with re-recorded drums in 2016)
One of the oldest black metal bands, Root, operating continuously since 1987 with iconic vocalist Jiri 'Big Boss' Valter at the helm, finished recording the new album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion". The album will be released on November 25 effort Agonia Records. Of the album is available here.
In contrast to Bathory and Venom, music Czechs followed in a more sophisticated direction. Black metal in their performance is characterized by clean vocals, dark sound and epic approach. Together, they constitute the hallmarks ROOT for almost thirty years. The team owes its style largely unique singer, Big Boss'owi. Obenie music ROOT is defined as epic heavy / black metal, or as he calls himself the band, dark metal.
According to the announcement, the upcoming album will be different from its predecessor, "Heritage Of Satan", from 2011:
"As always in the history of Root, we tried to record something special. Our plates were never alike, every album was for on something new. So it will be in this case. Dark metal in good release, varied with some unexpected flavors. We recorded one fully acoustic song and one instrumental. in total, the disc will be ten compositions. "