Nov 182018
 

Some gems and jewels are simply to good to be hidden! They are but marinating and aging under the surface to be revealed in their splendor exactly when they mean to. This is the case for The Weakening and their Masterpiece “Chains of Plato”! Created in 2012, to be released in late 2018 this album is pure quality of Swedish death metal, low-tuned, agressive, groovy and brutal. The five-piece gathered from bands like Divinefire, Crimson Moonlight, Exhale, Solution 45, Miseration and Renascent have really made something extraordinary. By joining forces they have created a mighty album that pierces into the depths of your soul. Let the percussional rythm, the fat stringssounds and the guttural growls shake your foundations, and let “Chains of Plato” loose!

The packaging on this release is a real beauty! CD comes in a digipak cover with a 8-page booklet containing lyrics and band photos. The album will be released on Dec. 1st. via Nordic Mission. Continue reading »

Nov 092018
 

Nordic Mission are proud to announce the release of Frosthardr‘s self-titled fullength album on December 1st this year. Recorded years ago, the band has never been buried, just put on ice to be brought back to life every now and then. Last time was in 2015 at the Elements of Rock Festival in Switzerland and our own NordicFest. Only a few pre-release copies of this album was handed out at EoR. But now, the real deal is finally here and we are so proud and happy to present it to you.

Frosthardr, with their most active period around 2003-2007, was formed by Jokull in the late 90’s to bring a harsh and ice cold sound into the black metal scene. A scene in Norway, quite familiar with things such as church burnings and murders, these guys was more into bringing light into the darkness, a little bit of hope but at the same time not being afraid of doing critical world observations!

Musically, this full-length is more than “just” black metal, with their thrash and doom influences. Larry Farkas of Vengeance Rising is even doing two guest appearances, which made these guys very happy! Epic metal blended with agressivity right in your face. Pompous, but not symphonic, chaotic but also melodic, raw but still well-done… Continue reading »

Nov 072018
 

It took a while, but Norwegian metallers Frosthardr have returned after more the 10 years with new music. Listen below to the brand new song ‘Devastation’ the song appears on the new album which will be released on Dec. 1st.

Since the founding of the band they have released: “Necrodisaster” (Demo, 2002), “Maktesløs” (EP, 2004), “Varg” (EP, 2007). Continue reading »

May 292018
 

Parakletos, the symphonic unblack metal band from the ancient nordic forests has been resurrected. They will be back with a new EP that will be released on June 30th. Pre-order it today!

“Se Guds Lamm” Single/EP – Symphonic Unblack Metal
Tracklist:

1. Se Guds Lamm (A.D. 2018), remake of the original song from “offerlammets makt”
(translated: “Behold the lamb of God”)
2. Människans Fall : Del 1 , a teaser from the upcoming 2nd album
(translated: “The fall of man – part 1”)
3. A Sovereign Fortress (Antestor Cover

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Feb 202018
 

Nordic Mission are proud to announce the distribution of this fantastic re-release! Norway’s metal scene in the early 90’s: During a time when other fellow countrymen and extreme metal fans were occupied with burning down churches and other criminal activities, even including murders, a small group of people with a totally different view of life’s destiny and purpose stood up. Even inspired by the musial aspect of their «brothers», the so-called black metal movement, these guys were ahead of their time. Hated by the scene and misunderstood by the church, Antestor rehearsed in the underground surrounded by traditional Norwegian landscape to create a unique and atmospheric sound. Call it black metal if you like. Or «sorrow metal» which is perhaps a better description to the musical as well as the lyrical feeling on “Kongsblod”. Recorded in 1997, and distributed as a promo to metal labels around the world which led to a “record deal” with a certain black metal label, that ended up changing lots of vital elements from the original package as it was intended by the group themselves.

But here it is 20 years after; Continue reading »