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Saor charted the forgotten paths of Scotland

Saor charted the forgotten paths of Scotland

Saor is back. If you have had the slightest interest into that area of black metal where folk blends in in recent years, there is simply no chance that you missed one of its first three albums. Roots, Aura and Guardians have simply been some of the best releases in the genre, and that is...
Drawn Into Descent do not make music for a higher purpose

Drawn Into Descent do not make music for a higher purpose

Belgian quartet Drawn Into Descent came out with a notable debut in 2015, and we are pleased to welcome them to Avantgarde Music with their sophomore album. True to their roots, the Belgians keep delving into the murky waters between atmospheric black metal, blackgaze and even post-rock. Drawn Into Descent craft five songs for over...
Behold the Fall of Phobos

Behold the Fall of Phobos

Phobonoid is the one-man project of Lord Phobos, multi-instrumentalist originally from the Dolomites, in north-eastern Italy. Born in 2012, Phobonoid released an EP and a full-length studio album before entering the Avantgarde Music roster. Now the time has come for this cosmic, industrial black metal project to embark on a new journey through the stars....
Enisum follows moths to the light

Enisum follows moths to the light

Back from the woods of Piedmont is Enisum, once again delivering their lore-infused atmospheric black metal. The fourth album since the shift from one-man project to full band, Moth’s Illusion can no longer be defined a surprise in the lively Italian extreme underground: release after release the band taking its name from Mount Musinè built...
Súl Ad Astral write music to process the constant changes of life

Súl Ad Astral write music to process the constant changes of life

Súl Ad Astral is an international duo divided between New Zealand and the United States: originally founded in 2011 by multi-instrumentalist Stephen Fortune, the project was soon completed by American vocalist and lyricist Michael Rumple, who joined in 2012. With a debut album released in 2012 and a sophomore opus in 2014, the duo landed...
Lumnos goes back to ancient Egypt

Lumnos goes back to ancient Egypt

Putrefactus is back again. After less than ten months (during which he published a whole digital tribute album), Lumnos is ready to deliver a new full-length studio album. The Heliosphere Singularity is a further step in Lumnos quest for the stars, the tenth in just three years. The Brazilian one-man band here embarks on a...
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 of the duo from Abruzzo,...
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, their first full lenght album....
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...
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. In 2016, he joined forces...
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. Before accepting, Þórir wanted to...
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 music is a free flow...