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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,...
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, omega, the last letter of...
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 on experimenting in their EPs,...
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 Disquiet a huge load of...
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, where he currently resides. As...
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, which recently became a two-piece,...
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...