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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...
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...
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...