Tag Archives: Svart Records

Metal Review: Vainaja: Kadotetut (2014)

Vainaja: Kadotetut

Finland’s Vainaja (Finnish for Deceased) has released their debut full-length release, “Kadotetut,” via Svart Records and it is a good one. Finland has been known to be a mecca of good music for some time now, but more recently, they are home to quite a few doom metal bands. We can now add Vainaja to

Metal Review: Kuolemanlaakso: Musta Aurinko Nousee (2013)

Kuolemanlaakso Musta Aurinko Nousee

Finnish death/doom metal newcomers Kuolemanlaakso (translated to “Death Valley”) burst onto the scene last year with the release of “Uljas Uusi Maailma” and for good reason. After a homeland tour and a performance at the 2013 Tuska Open Air Festival, Kuolemanlaakso laid down some tracks, some of which were used for the “Musta Aurinko Nousee”

Metal Review: Exitus | Statutum Est Hominibus Mori

Exitus was an early doom metal band from Finland that released one official demo sold to friends and through underground metal zines back in the day before disbanding. After disbanding, one member started the psychedelic space-rock band Dark Sun (with one other Exitus member joining him later on). They were very inspirational to a few

Metal Review: Brutus | Behind the Mountains (2013)

Scandinavian quintet Brutus is back with their sophomore effort, and first release with Svart Records, “Behind the Mountains.” The album is self-described as a “beer-dripping blues rock” sound and they are not too far off the mark with that description. It will be getting a June 14, 2013 release date, so keep your eyes out

Metal Review: Deathchain: Ritual Death Metal (2013)

Finnish extreme metal act Deathchain is hitting us with their sixth full-length release, “Ritual Death Metal,” on April 5, 2013 through Svart Records. As per the norm with Deathchain, the use of the word “death” or “dead” has been included in the title. It has been three years since the release of “Death Gods,” and

In-Graved Announces European Tour Dates

Victor Griffin’s In-Graved, the new band led by former Pentagram and Place of Skulls guitarist Victor Griffin, will embark on a UK and European tour this April as well as an appearance at the Days of the Doom Festival in Milwaukee, WI this summer. In-Graved Tour Dates: April 18 – Osnabrück, Germany – Bastard Club

Metal Review: Kuolemanlaakso – Uljas Uusi Maailma (2012)

With a November 23 release date, the debut album from Finnish band Kuolemanlaakso will hit the shelves via Svart Records. Kuolemanlaakso is a band featuring members of Chaosweaver, Swallow the Sun and Barren Earth, so you know that the music will be heavy. Until listening to the release though, I had no idea how good