Selvans sophomore album is a dark Italian opus

Selvans sophomore album is a dark Italian opus

Along with Downfall Of Nur, Progenie Terrestre Pura, Earth And Pillars and several others, Selvans are one of the most interesting bands that helped giving new life to black metal in Italy in the ‘10s. Since their debut EP Clangores Plenilunio, here at Avantgarde Music we’ve always been extremely proud...
Gravkväde looks for the raw essence of despair

Gravkväde looks for the raw essence of despair

It is likely that you have never heard of Gravkväde, a Swedish, newborn duo that has been around for just a couple of years. After a couple of demos entitled Grav|sorg and Grav|köld recently collected in the Köld|sorg compilation, Gravkväde make their official debut on Avantgarde Music with Grav|aska, Grave|ashes,...
Abstract Void is the missing link between synthwave and blackgaze

Abstract Void is the missing link between synthwave and blackgaze

You’ve probably grown accustomed to seeing synthwave artists billed at metal festivals, yet you had not heard of artists mixing the two genres in one, single music project. Until today. Abstract Void is a one-man band from planet Earth, nothing more is known about it, and Back To Reality is...
Twilight Fauna blends black metal and bluegrass from Appalachia

Twilight Fauna blends black metal and bluegrass from Appalachia

Twilight Fauna is the artistic persona of Paul Ravenwood, who in 2011 started publishing music inspired by the stories of Appalachia, his motherland. Straight out of Tennessee, in the first five years of activity as a one-man band Ravenwood released six full-length albums and a number of splits and eps....
Soon all will be Över

Soon all will be Över

Över was formed as a result of an immediate friendship between Þórir (Nyss) and 78424331 (Morto, Nihilisticon, Inhottavuus) at the end of the year 2017. 78424331 sent Þórir a private Facebook message asking for help to compose new songs that were initially destined to be part of a parallel project....
Barren Canyon got lost among oaks and taiga blooms

Barren Canyon got lost among oaks and taiga blooms

Barren Canyon is an obscure studio project based somewhere in the Canadian Shield, and is the primary concern of Thanat, in collaboration with Circle Of Salt mastermind Maikan. Both of them are multi-instrumentalist and like to consider their roles within the band as extremely fluid. As a consequence, Barren Canyon...
Synodic portrays the science of astronomy

Synodic portrays the science of astronomy

Synodic is a project focused on actual science of the cosmos. Founded in 2017 by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based multi-instrumentalist Myrdin Cerphas, in his own words this cosmic black metal band aims to be “a factual portrayal of the universe through the music”. Drawing inspiration from the late astronomer and science communicator...
Sadness will leave you in awe and contemplation

Sadness will leave you in awe and contemplation

The internet era gave birth to a number of bands releasing new material every other day, and many of those make forgettable music, focusing more on the buzz about the project than music itself. That is not the case of Sadness. A one-man band hailing from Illinois, Sadness is the...
Windfaerer are fond of their ancestral lore

Windfaerer are fond of their ancestral lore

Children and grandchildren of immigrants, whatever their origin, have always been fascinated by their ancestors’ lore. This is the case with Windfaerer, hailing from New Jersey but deeply rooted in the Iberian peninsula thanks to mastermind and founding member Michael Gonçalves. Alma, Windfaerer third studio album and debut on Avantgarde...
Mater Natura Excelsa: an atmospheric four-way split about nature

Mater Natura Excelsa: an atmospheric four-way split about nature

Prepare to plunge into the very essence of atmospheric black metal and its younger derivation, post-black metal, with a four-way concept split dealing with nature in all its might and poetic fascination. Four different bands, two one-man bands and two duos, depict their personal view of Mother Nature in two...
A.H.P. stands for Anti Human Plague and is back with an EP

A.H.P. stands for Anti Human Plague and is back with an EP

Years go by, yet Bergen still remains the cradle of misanthropic, old-school black metal sounds. A.H.P. is the project of multi-instrumentalist Gulnar, of Polish origin but currently residing in the ever-rainy Hordaland city. Forakt, Hat Og Død, Norwegian for “contempt, hate and death”, is the first release since A.H.P. debut,...
Void of Silence are ready to explore the Arctic

Void of Silence are ready to explore the Arctic

Eight years have passed, and many thought the Italian doom pioneers were gone for good. Void Of Silence though are back with a new, complex, solemn doom metal album, their fifth in a nineteen year-spanning career. The trio hailing from Rome has been on hiatus for the last eight years,...
Mesarthim are about to rebuild our Universe

Mesarthim are about to rebuild our Universe

As the Swinburne University of Technology claims: “The density parameter is the ratio of the average density of matter and energy in the Universe to the critical density (the density at which the Universe would stop expanding only after an infinite time).” Unsurprisingly, the symbol for such parameter is Ω,...
Progenie Terrestre Pura are exploring the stars again

Progenie Terrestre Pura are exploring the stars again

If you loved U.M.A., if you loved oltreLuna, brace yourself for the next space voyage finely crafted by Progenie Terrestre Pura. In starCross you will find once again the signature industrial/electronic/black metal sound which brought the Italian band under the spotlight, but inflected in a profoundly different way. qTp keep...
Unreqvited sophomore album will lure you to the sea

Unreqvited sophomore album will lure you to the sea

Unreqvited is an obscure one-man band hailing from the cold lands of Canada we are extremely pleased to welcome to the Avantgarde Music roster. Its sophomore album, Stars Wept To The Sea, is a huge step forward towards maturity, adding to the original depressive, post-black metal sound heard on debut...
Kosmogyr brings black metal across two continents

Kosmogyr brings black metal across two continents

Kosmogyr is a new, debuting name in the crowded black metal panorama. This international duo consists of American Ivan Belcic (vocals and drum programming) and Chinese Xander Cheng (guitars and bass). They met while the former lived in Shanghai, but never made music together until Belcic left for Czech Republic,...
Borgne 8th album is infinite hate. In brackets.

Borgne 8th album is infinite hate. In brackets.

Borgne path has never been straight. Founded in 1998, when it debuted with a demo, the project went off the radar for almost a decade, coming back at full throttle in 2007 with two albums released almost simultaneously. Another ten years after, we are proud to add the Swiss band,...
Sojourner sophomore album is about to be released!

Sojourner sophomore album is about to be released!

It was 2016 when Empires Of Ash hit the underground extreme world with its melodies and fresh take on atmospheric black metal. Two years later, Sojourner hit again with The Shadowed Road. The international combo is now a quintet, with the addition of Italian Riccardo Floridia (Atlas Pain) on drums,...
Lumnos incoming full-length will fly you to Saturn and beyond

Lumnos incoming full-length will fly you to Saturn and beyond

Here at Avantgarde we have always had a soft spot for blacksters dealing with the mysteries of the cosmos, so don’t be surprised if our newborn sublabel Flowing Downward does too. That is why, when me met Putrefactus’ work, we could not let it go unnoticed. Brazilian one-man band Lumnos...
Coldawn to release its cross-continent blackgaze debut

Coldawn to release its cross-continent blackgaze debut

Coldawn is one of the first two artists to join the roster of Flowing Downward, the new Avantgarde Music sublabel. Originally formed under a different name and across two continents in 2013 by founders Ausk and B. Their debut album recording line-up was completed by session performancs by Australian multi-instrumentalist...
Funeral Winds to release their fourth opus in twentyseven years

Funeral Winds to release their fourth opus in twentyseven years

Sinister Creed is Funeral Winds fourth album in twentyseven years. Despite not being a very prolific act, Hellchrist Xul’s creature is one of the first black metal bands ever to come out of the Netherlands underground. Even if released via Avantgarde Music, expect no avantgarde music here: Sinister Creed is...
Abigor tenth studio album praises the Devil once again

Abigor tenth studio album praises the Devil once again

Höllenzwang is the title of a book by the infamous alchemist Johann Faust, and is German for infernal compulsion. Since this January, it also stands for Abigor tenth studio album, and you already know it means furious, uncompromising, old-school black metal. Simple as it sounds. Many words could be used...
Ofdrykkja is back with a sophomore studio album

Ofdrykkja is back with a sophomore studio album

This December will bring snow, cold and… self-harm. Ofdrykkja, which means “excessive drinking” in old norse, is back and its depressive rock will show you once again what self-hatred and helplessness mean. Founded after Drabbad’s release from an institution and Pessimisten’s (formerly C9H13N) Apati disbandment, Ofdrykkja is about to release...
The Howling Void celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new album

The Howling Void celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new album

The Howling Void turns ten and will celebrate this landmark with the release of the sixth full-length album, The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn. San Antonio-based multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson continues his partnership with Avantgarde Music giving birth to the successor of 2016 The Triumph Of Ruin: a new handful...
Circle Of Salt debut Suffer The Cold out in December

Circle Of Salt debut Suffer The Cold out in December

Circle Of Salt debut is a genuine example of atmospheric black metal in its purest and most primitive form: long pieces, alternate picking, inhuman screams and a furious yet intimate mood permeating the whole album. Let his one-man band from Québec lead you through the snowy Canadian lands. The Cascadian...
Nortt "Endeligt" will be out ten years after "Galgenfrist"

Nortt “Endeligt” will be out ten years after “Galgenfrist”

For ten long years people living in the isle of Fyn thought they could live peacefully and serene. They have never been more wrong. Nortt is back, and his fourth full length Endeligt will shatter every single positive and hopeful thought. The first release since 2007 will be published exactly...
Hornwood Fell third album, 'My Body, My Time', out this autumn

Hornwood Fell third album, ‘My Body, My Time’, out this autumn

Evolution is a long and complex process, which requires several, if not many different phases. Hornwood Fell, from the woods of central Italy, now reach the third landmark in their career with My Body, My Time, and keep on changing. Sharp riffs are now mixed with more intricate patterns, the...
A Pale December 'The Shrine Of Primal Fire' debut out in early November

A Pale December ‘The Shrine Of Primal Fire’ debut out in early November

The grey mist surrounding Milan was the perfect setting for multi-instrumentalists Korpsvart and Ymir to start writing music, an atmospheric black metal devoted to the Pacific Northwest, yet mixed with blackgaze and a taste of depressive rock. The result of such effort is called A Pale December. The milanese band...
Battle Dagorath 'II - Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness' release

Battle Dagorath ‘II – Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness’ release

Battle Dagorath releases the promised and scheduled “part II” of their 2016 album ‘I: Dark Dragons of the Cosmos. The fifth full length album of Battle Dagorath has now arrived to invoke the haunted pathways. Harnessing the forces of Mystique Revelation, “II” is a journey through fields beyond these horizons,...
'Chapter I' Earth and Pillars

‘Chapter I’ Earth and Pillars

‘Chapter I’ comes in a natural wood box (24x17x4 cm  -or 9.6×6.7×1.6 inches) with band’s logo imprinted with fire and including the first two Earth & Pillars albums “Earth I” and “Pillars I” on two separate cassettes, plus one Din-A5 booklet with visual parts taken from both albums. Even though...
Cioran releases 'Bestiale Battito Divino'

Cioran releases ‘Bestiale Battito Divino’

Cioran, from the monicker who calls into question the homonymous Romanian philosopher, evoke the cumbersome burden of the tragic existence of existence. The new Divine Bestial Beast, released three years later by the EP in the cassette for the American Caligari Records, is a step further than the nihilistic wave...
Nyss 'Princesse Terre' makes a blasting debut...

Nyss ‘Princesse Terre’ makes a blasting debut…

“There’s always a point, a velocity. Little is the pleasure. It has the cold, the atmosphere. It fucks you on the snow.” In all honesty the quality and wicked beauty of this material was so clear to us  that we started talking with the bands months ahead they would finish...
Botanist announces new album and European Tour

Botanist announces new album and European Tour

“The Shape of He to Come” is the first of the “Collective” series, meaning that it diverges from the model of Botanist studio albums as the result of Otrebor doing everything, and instead recording more like a full band with distributed responsibilities. “The Shape” stands as a testimonial to the...
Battle  Dagorath complete recordings for "II - Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness"

Battle Dagorath complete recordings for “II – Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness”

The fifth full length album of Battle Dagorath has now arrived to invoke the haunted pathways. Harnessing the forces of Mystique Revelation, “II” is a journey through fields beyond these horizons, exploring realms of the deep dimensions. Through time Battle Dagorath have gradually evolved as an outlier creating distant ominous...
Progenie Terrestre Pura 'oltreLuna' new album

Progenie Terrestre Pura ‘oltreLuna’ new album

Dressed again in sci-fi / space aesthetic by renowned visual artist Alexander Preuss (www.abalakin.de), Progenie Terrestre Pura, or in short q[T]p, return after a few years hiatus with their second album ‘oltreLuna‘. Powered by consistant line-up changes and additions, Davide (q[T]p former member) arm all weapons of the spaceship in...
Dzö-nga 'The Sachem's Tales' release

Dzö-nga ‘The Sachem’s Tales’ release

Dzö-nga (zone-gah) is a black metal project formed in 2016 by multi-instrumentalist Cryvas. The band draws inspiration from world mythologies in creating genre-blending epics, imbuing a Cascadian black metal sound with classical music flair. Debut album Five Treasures of Snow explored the far reaches of ambient metal, with “simultaneously claustrophobic...
Dark Sanctuary revisit their own classics...

Dark Sanctuary revisit their own classics…

“Although Dark Sanctuary has always been a recognized major player in the atmospheric Dark scene in France and around the world, we have always been metal music fans. During our studio sessions, we sometimes took breaks, and to have a good time, add guitars, drums, rearrange the songs we were...
Vindkast 'Archaic Collapse' release

Vindkast ‘Archaic Collapse’ release

Atmospheric black metal forged in total darkness, exploring themes of cosmic notion, human failure, death and rebirth. Originally released as a limited edition of 100 cassettes coming in silk screen printed brad packs from urtodrecords.de, this glacial, ethereal album by Vindkast is now released on six panels digipack CD Written...
Wode "Servants of the Countercosmos"

Wode “Servants of the Countercosmos”

Manchester’ sensation WODE signed to Avantgarde Music for their second effort, after the successful same title debut album. Initially conceived as a mini album only, “Servants of the Countercosmos” was graced by an exceptional moment of inspiration of the band, thus spontaneously becoming a full length during writing and recording...
Aelter 'IV Love Eternal' cd release

Aelter ‘IV Love Eternal’ cd release

Yet known for a cinematically dreary dreamscape of doom-inspired darkness, on “Love Eternal” Aelter has fully embraced a shadow-cast landscape of gothic Western folk music and hypnotic darkwave country. Previously released on vinyl only in the US by Pesanta Urfolk, now we are proud to offer this album in digipack...
'Total Desecration of Existence' by Azelisassath

‘Total Desecration of Existence’ by Azelisassath

The evil mind yet behind obscure projects like Bekëth Nexëhmü, Urkaos, Mistyk, Trolldom and Gniphalan released another incredible black metal assault Something that will make happy both traditional fans of the genre and newcomers This is an aboslute high peak of the latest 10 years out now and available in...
Enisum - Seasons of Desolation OUT NOW in all formats

Enisum – Seasons of Desolation OUT NOW in all formats

Enisum bless their first album for Avantgarde Music with a spectacular and intense follow-up to the much-praised Arpitanian Lands album from 2015. Having spent most of the last two years playing live in Europe, the Italians’ popularity has scaled up incredibly. Enisum shared stages with Nocturnal Depression, Psychonaut 4, Primordial,...
Selvans releases special limited live album

Selvans releases special limited live album

While Selvans are full time working on the second full-length, Avantgarde Music is going to celebrate the closing of the first chapter of the band activity with a special release (for the meaning and the feature): the live album ‘Hirpi’. The album consists of four tracks covering the three Selvans...
Asofy 'Nessun Luogo' - new release out now

Asofy ‘Nessun Luogo’ – new release out now

“The area where I live is not a precise place, it has no horizons, neither me that I’m talking I’ve never had a particular attachment to it, conversely I felt far away, it has been a place just linking the living experience of people to the area, their memory, and...
Mesarthim new double EP out now

Mesarthim new double EP out now

They are titled ‘The Great Filter’ and ‘Type III’: that’s MESARTHIM latest digital releases, two one-track eps initially and as usual habit for the band, released on their bandcamp only, and now joint together in one release only. ‘The Great Filter / Type III’ is out now on digipack CD...
Manetheren 'The End' CD release

Manetheren ‘The End’ CD release

Manethren release a new album after “Time” (2013 Debemur Morti) and take an even deeper dive into the realm of atmospheric black metal ‘The End’ presents many layers of atmospheres and a better sound research than the previous entry, especially by using the although dominant guitar in alternative ways, creating...
Sojourner, A5 digi, Tshirt and vinyl

Sojourner, A5 digi, Tshirt and vinyl

After the unexpected success of their debut album, whose first press in digipack went sold out in a matter of days, we are now repressing it under a different format, an A5 digipack with expanded artoworks. The A5 is already in preorder since a few weeks in our stores and...
Angela Martyr 'The November Harvest' release

Angela Martyr ‘The November Harvest’ release

Angela Martyr ‘The November Harvest’ A5-sized digipack CD The new creature of Morgan Bellini (VANESSA VAN BASTEN). Grungy, mechanical, pessimistic metalgaze. For fans of Godflesh, Slowdive, Katatonia (early), Alice in Chains Releases November 25, 2016 Cover by Fred Einaudi Layout by Tryfar Mastering by James Plotkin Preorder Links at our...
Enisum signs to Avantgarde Music

Enisum signs to Avantgarde Music

Avantgarde Music welcomes Enisum in the house! ‘Seasons of Desolation’ will be recorded and mixed between December and the early days of 2017 and released on cd and vinyl a few months later, in April. After spending most of last year playing gigs in every corner of Italy and Europe,...
Recitations 'The First of the Listeners' cd/lp

Recitations ‘The First of the Listeners’ cd/lp

Recitations started work on what would become “the First of the Listeners” in late 2015, after ideas and thoughts had built up and been discussed between the members for quite some time.  The aim was to create unpretentious dark music in an experimental exploration of both unusual harmonies and patterns,...
Botanist / Oskoreien split CD

Botanist / Oskoreien split CD

A split CD named “EP 3 Green Metal” / “Deterministic Chaos” Digisleeve CD Release date tba (October 2016)  
Panzerfaust 'The Lucifer Principle' announcement

Panzerfaust ‘The Lucifer Principle’ announcement

Panzerfaust announce the release of ‘The Lucifer Principle’   After nearly 3 years of relative silence, Panzerfaust returns with their fourth invocation – a concept record – ‘The Lucifer Principle’ via Avantgarde Music. ‘THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE’ bridges the broader works of Howard Bloom’s novel of the same title; which “explores...
Battle Dagorath reveal Artworks

Battle Dagorath reveal Artworks

“I – Dark Dragons of the Cosmos” is the first of a two-albums concept release, with the second one to unleash its fury approx 6 months after ‘I’ We are extremely pleased about the artwork results for both digipack and double vinyl of ‘I’, to see the light of darkness...
Anicon sign to Avantgarde for 'Exeges'

Anicon sign to Avantgarde for ‘Exeges’

“Exegeses” is Anicon (New York City) debut album after an handful of eps and demos! The band comprises members from the raging outfits of Krallice, Trenchgrinder, Geryon.. to name a few of their past and present CVs. CD (6 panels digipack) preorder will start in mid June, for a release...
'Re Un' by Névoa

‘Re Un’ by Névoa

After one magic debut album in 2015 on Altare Productions, Avantgarde Music signed one of the most promising band from Portugal, Névoa. Compared to their debut, the band slowed down quite a bit their tempo, but their rage transformed from speed to a hopeless, bleak, post black/doom, with clear influences...
Sojourner 'Empires of Ash'

Sojourner ‘Empires of Ash’

As equally majestic as it is furious, Empires of Ash channels that epic spirit of black metal bands like Summoning, Saor, and even Emperor. What really sets Sojourner apart from their contemporaries for is how well they weave the folk instruments into their songs; a variety of flutes, piano, and...
'An Oath to the Void' by Astral Path

‘An Oath to the Void’ by Astral Path

Hypnotic, immersive atmospheric black metal that combines icy, haunting vocals with mesmerizing, fully realized synth/bass landscapes. A must for fanatics of atmospheric black metal with a space aesthetic and concept, but also for all those on a certain atmospheric folk edge. This duo in fact features Ana from Ulvesang, the...
'Yūgen' by Ashbringer!!

‘Yūgen’ by Ashbringer!!

Seeing an 18 year old perform and compose every instrument with clarity of thought and intentional songwriting chops beyond his years was impressive enough, but 2016 sees Nick Stanger as exuberant as ever; Yūgen outshines their debut  “Vacant” in every aspect. A gorgeous expedition through luscious soundscapes aided by an...
Drought 'Rudra Bhakti'

Drought ‘Rudra Bhakti’

“Fusing the deep, spiritual sounds of tribal, ritualistic ambient and chanting with the complex, cacophonous discord of modern unorthodox black metal, Drought’s two unlikely halves meld and transcend. Lengthy bouts of inward, meditative ambiance explode into uncompromising, overwhelming blackened extremism, breaking the trance and achieving a greater aggression in the...
Morgenrøde (O.S.T.) by Ole Petter Sørum

Morgenrøde (O.S.T.) by Ole Petter Sørum

This is the soundtrack to the Norwegian movie Morgenrøde, released on dvd and bluray on 2016/05/09 after collecting an impressive serie of important reviews and prizes at various Sci-Fi movie exhibitions and dedicated magazines. Music-side, the OST was composed and recorded by Ole Petter Sørum: when not imaginarily bound to the...
Mesarthim 'Pillars' CD/LP

Mesarthim ‘Pillars’ CD/LP

Their 2015 “Isolate” debut started quite many interests in the whole world on the MESARTHIM project, the album being praised at every latitude of the planet and being a huge success on the web. Now Mesarthim are back with a new 32 minutes long EP titled ‘Pillars’ and coming in...
Auriga 'VII - Dimensions of Asymmetry'

Auriga ‘VII – Dimensions of Asymmetry’

Auriga comes from ancient Foenicia region, the actual Lebanon Sure indeed a weird country where to play this kind of music! Auriga album reminds us a lot of Darkspace debut releases: fast-paced space blackmetal with radical and minimalistic sounds production, but yet very cold and and with chilling atmospheres! Order...
The Howling Void "The Triumph of Ruin"

The Howling Void “The Triumph of Ruin”

The Howling Void fifth full length album has been now released by Avantgarde Music in March as a 6 panels digipack! With “The Triumph of Ruin” Ryan managed to push THV even more into those desolation and epic fields yet anticipated in the minialbum “Runa”, reaching now an unique sound,...
'Jhanas​-​Nur' by Downfall of Nur

‘Jhanas​-​Nur’ by Downfall of Nur

This is Downfall of Nur 2013′s demo in its original rawness and wilderness: a primordial recording yet showing an hidden inspiration that would quickly bring them recording the “Umbras de Barbagia” masterpiece. Released in 200 copies only, in a boxed set with cards made after private paintings by Atnonio Sanna...
Krallice 'Hyperion' and 'Years Past Matter'

Krallice ‘Hyperion’ and ‘Years Past Matter’

“Years Past Matter” is Krallice  self-released 2012 album, now finally out also on a label and for the first time available in Europe! “Y.P.M.” is the album that focused the world on Krallice and an album that changed the way many people into black metal (meant as in its traditional...
Echoes of the Moon 'Entropy'

Echoes of the Moon ‘Entropy’

US post-blackmetal one man band “Entropy” is the follow up to the 2014 album “Esoteric” and features a more polished sound and explores similar philosophical themes. The first 4 tracks take the listener into very dark territory with brief moments of peace and beauty while the last 4 tracks take...
Plateau Sigma 'Rituals'

Plateau Sigma ‘Rituals’

“Rituals”, a vision by Plateau Sigma A recall and interpretation in “doom-metal/dark-wave” key of the rituality, the solemnity, the sensuality of the propitiatory rites of War, Death and Love in the ancient Greek-Roman cultures. A liaison with and towards the past we belong to and are a part of, still,...
Mesarthim 'isolate' release details

Mesarthim ‘isolate’ release details

We are happy to reveal that the digipack CD will include a bonus track called ‘Suffocate‘ This is a marvellous new composition written and recorded to bless the physical release of the album. With its 9’58″ in fact the track is surely not to be considered a filler but rather...
The Quest For A Morning Star... for the Heart, the Ears and the Eyes

The Quest For A Morning Star… for the Heart, the Ears and the Eyes

Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu recently released a collection of music entitled “The Quest For A Morning Star”, to raise funds for the victims of the recent tragedy at Club Collectiv, in Bucharest (30.10.2015) All proceeds raised from the paid digital downloads were donated to a foundation collecting funds for the...
Mesarthim 'Isolate' physical release

Mesarthim ‘Isolate’ physical release

We must admit: the most exciting of all the newest activities brought into our job by the internet winds of change is to lurk into the depths of Bandcamp (Soundcloud or Youtube also at times, but Bandcamp remains unbeatable) and discover new sub-galaxies of the music world. Bands you never...
Old Forest signs to Avantgarde for "Dagian"

Old Forest signs to Avantgarde for “Dagian”

Strange story the one of Brighton’s OLD FOREST: formed way back in time (1998) and releasing almost immediately the debut album “Into the old forest” on Mordgrimm Records (the second incarnation of Uk’s glorious Cacophonous Records), but then again taking a rather and unnatural long hiatus until 2007. An handful of eps...
Fifth to Infinity debut album

Fifth to Infinity debut album

Nader Jonas Resland (vocals and guitars), David Lindh (bass) and ex-Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, united under the dark forces of the monicker Fifth to Infinity are finally coming out to human visibility with the debut step “Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire”: a colossal blackened dark metal album that’s been talked about in...
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Selvans sophomore album is a dark Italian opus

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Gravkväde looks for the raw essence of despair

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Abstract Void is the missing link between synthwave and blackgaze

Abstract Void is the missing link between synthwave and blackgaze

You’ve probably grown accustomed to seeing synthwave artists billed at metal festivals, yet you had not heard of artists mixing the two genres in one, single music project. Until today. Abstract Void is a one-man band from planet Earth, nothing more is known about it, and Back To Reality is its sophomore album, following debut...
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Twilight Fauna blends black metal and bluegrass from Appalachia

Twilight Fauna is the artistic persona of Paul Ravenwood, who in 2011 started publishing music inspired by the stories of Appalachia, his motherland. Straight out of Tennessee, in the first five years of activity as a one-man band Ravenwood released six full-length albums and a number of splits and eps. In 2016, he joined forces...
Soon all will be Över

Soon all will be Över

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Synodic portrays the science of astronomy

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Sadness will leave you in awe and contemplation

Sadness will leave you in awe and contemplation

The internet era gave birth to a number of bands releasing new material every other day, and many of those make forgettable music, focusing more on the buzz about the project than music itself. That is not the case of Sadness. A one-man band hailing from Illinois, Sadness is the solo-project of Mexican-born Damián “Elisa”...
Windfaerer are fond of their ancestral lore

Windfaerer are fond of their ancestral lore

Children and grandchildren of immigrants, whatever their origin, have always been fascinated by their ancestors’ lore. This is the case with Windfaerer, hailing from New Jersey but deeply rooted in the Iberian peninsula thanks to mastermind and founding member Michael Gonçalves. Alma, Windfaerer third studio album and debut on Avantgarde Music, is the first to...
Mater Natura Excelsa: an atmospheric four-way split about nature

Mater Natura Excelsa: an atmospheric four-way split about nature

Prepare to plunge into the very essence of atmospheric black metal and its younger derivation, post-black metal, with a four-way concept split dealing with nature in all its might and poetic fascination. Four different bands, two one-man bands and two duos, depict their personal view of Mother Nature in two songs each. The result is...
A.H.P. stands for Anti Human Plague and is back with an EP

A.H.P. stands for Anti Human Plague and is back with an EP

Years go by, yet Bergen still remains the cradle of misanthropic, old-school black metal sounds. A.H.P. is the project of multi-instrumentalist Gulnar, of Polish origin but currently residing in the ever-rainy Hordaland city. Forakt, Hat Og Død, Norwegian for “contempt, hate and death”, is the first release since A.H.P. debut, self-titled album Anti Human Plague,...
Void of Silence are ready to explore the Arctic

Void of Silence are ready to explore the Arctic

Eight years have passed, and many thought the Italian doom pioneers were gone for good. Void Of Silence though are back with a new, complex, solemn doom metal album, their fifth in a nineteen year-spanning career. The trio hailing from Rome has been on hiatus for the last eight years, and is now about to...