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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...
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...
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...
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,...
Void of Silence are ready to explore the Arctic

Void of Silence are ready to explore the Arctic

Eight years have passed, and many thought the Italian doom pioneers were gone for good. Void Of Silence though are back with a new, complex, solemn doom metal album, their fifth in a nineteen year-spanning career. The trio hailing from Rome has been on hiatus for the last eight years, and is now about to...
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...
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...