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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, but the album was built...
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 has been active since 2015,...
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 Tim Yatras (Germ, ex-Austere and...
FLOWING DOWNWARD is the new Avantgarde Music sublabel

FLOWING DOWNWARD is the new Avantgarde Music sublabel

We have some big news for all you fans throughout the world today: 2018 sees the birth of a new entity in the Avantgarde family, as starting today a new sublabel started operations, after an idea from Andrea, working already in the Avantgarde Music logistic staff since one year, and who will basically be the...
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 pure rage coming from the...
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 to describe T.T. and P.K.’s...
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 its sophomore album, Irrfärd (“roving”...
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 of slow-paced, contemplative songs somewhere...
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 scene is indeed at the...
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 ten years after Galgenfrist, on...
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 odd psychedelic hints sprout here...
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 is only debuting, but their...