Abysmal Growls Of Despair are a very young yet extremely productive solo-project from Aimeric ‘Hangsvart’ Lerat, hailing from the south of France.
Karmiciel Wszy is a Polish artist / sound composer that recently released a handful of material on labels such as BDTA, Cvlminis, Lighten Up Sounds or Jasień, as well as an album via the impressive Frozen Light label from the Russian Federation. The latter is called Torre Bert, which is actually the name of a non-official tracking station somewhere in Italy.
To celebrate their fifteenth year of existence, Quercus present us their third full length album, two years after Sfumato. This Czech act, with members from Umbrtka (vocalist Ondřej ‘Lord Morbivod’ Klášterka and multi-instrumentalist Lukáš Kudrna, with newly recruited keyboardist Marek ‘Markko’ Pišl), recorded this lengthy five-tracker over a period of almost one year.
Peruvian act Psicorragia were formed in 1994 at a time when the South American (Death) Metal scene was enormously influential, inspirational, and interesting. After some changes in the line-up and a search for a direction to go, the band released a first demo, Otoño, in 1998. In 2001, the band was able to record a first full length album, La Pasión de lo Mortal, which was released via American Line Productions. An EP did follow in 2005 but then things went silent for quite a while.
Aurum Solis is a new outfit by Siberian born Sergey ‘Thanataur’ Andrievskikh, part of e.g. Tahatoc or Eisflammen, and the guy behind projects such as Without Dreams, HexenHammer’s Flame (the review for Ad Fines Nivis Aeternae, by the way, was published on this site’s upload of February 14th 2016 by undersigned) or Психоз 4.48.
There are some things in our world which must rest eternally. But sometimes, in the deepest caves of the earth, where no light shines, there is a sound that echoes under the stones and wakes our nightmares… Still feeling comfortable?
Moscow-based Ephemeral Ocean are quite a young band, formed in 2013. In April 2014 the band self-released a demonstrational MCD / EP, Honour In The Mask, and after some line-up changes, they did enter the studio again to record their debut full length. The result, by the way, was mixed and mastered at the famous Priority Recording Studio by nobody else but Esoteric’s Greg Chandler (!).
First some Ivanpedia: ‘Heimskringla’ is based on mythological sagas from the thirteenth century, written by Norwegian ‘skald’ Snorre Sturluson, and dealing with the glorious kingdoms from Norway and Sweden during the ninth up to the twelfth century. But since this label is not an encyclopaedia, etc…
Old Man Of The Desert are an outfit by the very young Russian guy (actually he hails from the capital city Moscow) Alex ‘S.A.’. He started this project in 2013 when he was sixteen years of age, but in mean time there were quite some demonstrational recordings, as well as two split-contributions. He records everything himself in his home studio, by the way.
Russia’s Halter can be considered some kind of continuation from defunct Neophron, though stylistically there are quite some differences in between both bands. Halter formed in 2009, and in 2013 there was a first full length, Omnipresence Of The Rat Race, which actually was their debut for MFL.