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Slovakian black metal update: Nevaloth, Karpathia & Korium

Four new additions of black metal / pagan metal from Slovakia. Karpathia - Urheimat: Volanie Havranov (CD) The only album by KARPATHIA. The band split in 2013. Pagan black metal. Members are now active in bands such as CONCUBIA NOCTE, AEON WINDS and NECROHERESY. Nevaloth - The Antagonist (Digipak CD) The final album by NEVALOTH who split last year. Nevaloth - La Diabolica Commedia (CD) Their debut album. Korium - Spoor of the Wolf (Retrospective Collection 2003-2013) (2CD) A collection of demo, split and rare material spanning the first decade.

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SIGRBLOT - Foundation text and UtU Interview 2004 - Blodsband (Blood Religion Manifest)

It has only taken about a decade but we finally have some more copies of the great SIGRBLOT album Blodsband (Blood Religion Manifest)!! This was quite an early arrival to the distro in 2003 and a massive favourite here. Copies came directly from NF, here is their original description for the release: Efter sex års tystnad presenterar Nordiska förlaget äntligen Sigrblots debutalbum. Tolv domedagskväden, dränkta i det mörker som råder i vår omvärld. Krigiskt raseri varvat med fosterländsk folkmusik sammanfogas till ett kontrollerat kaos. En unik form av extrem metall som kanaliserar rå ilska och sorgsen vanmakt. Det är den sargade nordiska folksjälens klagosång som ljuder, med vansinniga stämmor... The band announced it on 6 December 2003: After half a...

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An Eternal Curse of the Pagan Godz storm cover and NYHC Judge

Their connection is likely no more than reading the same book with nature photography but a band sharing the same cover design as ARKONA's An Eternal Curse of the Pagan Godz was New York punk band JUDGE on their EP There Will Be Quiet... (1990). There's no specific credit for the original photo, only JUDGE give a credit, "courtesy of Swissy".Beyond that... nothing in common, just a piece of trivia for this great demo. ARKONA performing Skrajna nienawisc egoistycznej egzystencji live in 2014.An earlier version of this song can be heard on the ...Eternal Godz... demo as From the Depth of Hell-Fire into the Infinited War.

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Aleksandr Matochkin - Russian Folk Songs and Folk Tales Preserved and Retold

We recently imported Aleksandr Matochkin's CD Traditional Woeful Folksongs of Russian Kin. Most of the songs on this album were originally sung without instruments, but here Aleksandr is accompanied by his accordion. Not a common combination but it works perfectly, adding tempo and melody. An intimate performance of almost instantly memorable songs. The CD artwork comes from photographs taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky in early 20th century Tsarist Russia (pre 1917). They are original colour photographs, not colourised later! The cover photograph is "Girl with strawberries" (1909) (LOC), the back cover is "Peasant girls" (1909) (LOC). The booklet front page is a different "Girl with strawberries" (1909) (LOC).See the complete Library of Congress (LOC) collection here. Outside of his own recordings,...

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