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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...
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 Carl Sagan, Synodic “hails Sagan...
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...