This is the second freebie for this week (you can grab the first one by clicking here.
This demo is technically available as a “name your price” download… so, if you do want to send some money to the band – you can! The demo can be downloaded by clicking here or by using that yummy lil widget below:
Taking up their swords and shield they march into the darkness to face the unknown. Bound by death and honour they make their final stand…
Ethereal Forest came into existance in the summer of 2003, Azrael who was playing in UK Black Metal band Heathen Deity decided he wanted to try something different. Upon speaking to Sathan, also of Heathen Deity and Pantheon I, the band was born.
Combining their ideas together they managed to create a sound they were both content with. Drawing their influences from bands such as Storm, Isengard, Viking/Celtic/folk and raw Black Metal, as well as their interest in history and mythical stories.
Sathan decided to change his name to his familiy name, Theobald.
Writing and recording of the first demo was completed at Mirkwood studios, England in one day. During the winter months of 2006 the demo was finished, simply titled “Ethereal Forest”.
The demo lead to interest from underground labels and Ethereal Forest signed a deal with German label Darker Than Black Records in the summer of 2008.
The band are currently writing material for the debut album…
AZRAEL – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Chants
THEOBALD – Drums, Percussion, Chants, Poetry
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In case you’re not familiar with the concept of “Freebie of the Week”, here’s a brief explanation… Each week I go on a little hunt through the vast wastelands of the Internet in search of FREE and LEGAL downloads. So, all of the downloads featured here will be obtainable through trustworthy means… and they’ll be guilt-free. For example, I will only ever feature music available from official band websites, profiles (such as MySpace, Reverbnation or Facebook) and Last.fm (or equivalent).
I had planned to put a few freebies online last week, but – for one reason or another – I didn’t get around to it. So, I’m hoping this goes some way to make up for it… there are, afterall, 27 tracks here available for you to download. Many thanks to all of the bands involved and thanks to Mirkwood Productions!
You can download this tribute to Burzum by clicking here or by using the widget below…
Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have released a new video for the title track from their last album “Collectors of the King”.
The video is produced by William Brovold, directed by Stefan E Pedersen and the cinematography is by Lasse Roed. Drummer and RAGNAROK founder Jontho had this to say about the video:
“It’s the first official video we’ve done for the band, and for a band that’s been around as long as we have, you could say it’s been a long time in coming. It’s a very dark piece in every sense of the word and perfectly conveys the atmosphere and subject matter of the track itself. We’re very pleased with the result, and now we’ve got a taste for it, it certainly won’t be the last video we make and you can rest assured that the new album will provide plenty of material for the next one.”
The “Collectors of the King” video can be seen below:
Formed in 1994 by drummer Jontho and then-bassist Jerv, RAGNAROK’s current lineup includes Jontho on drums, Hans Fyrst on vocals, DezeptiCunt on Bass and Bolverk on guitars. The band recently inked a deal with Agonia Records and entered the Endarker Studios in Sweden on the 24th June to record what will be their seventh full-length album. At the production helm is studio owner and MARDUK bassist Devo. So far all the drum and guitar tracks have been recorded for the as yet untitled album which is due for release later this year.
The band’s next live appearance will be in August at this year’s Party San Open Air Festival in Schlotheim, Germany.
You can have a listen to a selection of the band’s stuff by using the SoundCloud widget below:
I’ve been meaning to point you in the direction of this little slice of awesomeness for quite some time, but I’ve only just got around to doing it. Still, it’s better late than never!
DjAnubis (he’s a moderator on our Metal Tavern forum) has a radio station called Hordes of Chaos and he is now joining forces with Metal Tavern to become our official station. Nice, eh?
The station plays Metal 24/7 and Dj Anubis has a live show on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm EST. More details on this can be found here. Check out the pretty pictures below to listen in…
You can also request for tracks to be played. To do this follow the simple steps below:
- You can request a song or songs here in this thread on Metal Tavern.
- You can hit DjAnubis up on my twitter at @TheRealNoobs
- Leave a request on the Hordes of Chaos facebook page