Newsflash – Vanad Varjud get an aura in 2016!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Vanad Varjud - Dismal Grandeur in Nocturnal Aura - Album CoverTalk about a style that will stick to you like water in 40 Celsius below zero. A tune made for the bleaker moments in your #metal life – or for times, when you are not afraid. Best consumed in deep winter, when the wolves howl about the icy tundra of Estonia.

Vanad Varjud‘s newest concoction Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura is, whilst not very long, still a very sturdy stew of all things wild and darkly #metal. Their very strange and cold mix of Black Metal, combined with a large offering of depressive and doomish elements will impress that gloomy atmosphere upon your soul. You might want it or not.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Gothic Metal in The Eyes of Desolation!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Eyes of Desolation - Awake in Dead - Album CoverYou know, I am not sure what really stuck with me and got me to listen (much) longer than I usually do when doing selections for the review and news lists. It must be this darkly threatening mix of Gothic Metal with Progressive trends and elements thrown all over their tune. With enough dissonance to keep you on your toes and awake (well, no pun intended…). Add some crunchy #metal ice-cubes into this Mojito in front of you and ready is your desolate cocktail for the evening.

The Eyes of Desolation just unleashed their newest EP Awake in Dead signed to Symbol of Domination Production (EU) and Cavan Records (CR) onto the unsuspecting world this early 2016. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Goholor – Metal from the Abyss!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Golohor - In Saeculis Obscuris - Album CoverYou like your #metal right black, down and dirty? Right? Meet Goholor. They just released their first and very short EP this January 2016 named In Saeculis Obscuris and I can tell ya: It is intense. Refreshingly intense and not for the fainthearted, with an energy that will not let you out of its clutches until the last note is squeezed out in the open.

Made possible through joint action of Symbol of Domination Productions and Schattenkult Produktionen, the disc is perhaps a bit scratchy around the edges still and a tad repetitive, but getting there to the way such Black Metal concoctions with a Death Metal twist ought to be played.Got hooked? Raid this some more...