March 28th 2014 the fourth album of Norwegians THUNDRA „Angstens Salt“ was released worldwide. Norway´s leading metal magazine SCREAM calls it the best album of the band´s entire career, awarding 5 out of 6 points. METAL-DISTRICT.DE comments: „Less clones, more THUNDRA. My wish for 2014.”!
THUNDRA were launched as a project by Harald (ex- Enslaved), Stein (ex-Einherjer) and Nils (Synth) in 1998. When Harald and Stein left their former bands THUNDRA recruited Rune (guitar), Steven (vocals) and Thor Erik (guitar and vocals) to complete the line-up. In 2000THUNDRA released “Blood Of Your Soul” on Spinefarm Records, “Worshipped By Chaos” early 2005 and „Ignored by Fear“ in 2009.
Also on March 28th 2014 MESUSA RECORDS released „Fatal Destroyer“, the second album of Bavarian Thrashers SCARED TO DEATH. The band resurrects the golden times of the genre since 2006, adequately celebrating dynamic melodic Thrash in a trio line-up.
TOTENTANZ MAGAZINE has this to say about SCRARED TO DEATH´s new album: “These guys are deeply rooted in 80ies Black Thrash, just as their compatriots Fatal Embrace or Witchburner. There is lots of stuff in the vein of Exodus/Slayer/Overkill with the occasional nod to Power Metal.” FFM-ROCK.DE states: „This is hard hitting Thrash as it is meant to be.“
Sweden´s NIVLHEL caused quite a stir with their free demo on (https://soundcloud.com/
Then there is an addition to the EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN roster: Epic whispers of the wind before the great roll of thunder. This would be quite an adequate description of the music of this four-piece from Thuringa / Germany. With lots of attack, sophisticated riffing and heroic melodies FIMBULVET irresistibly burst into the metal scene. After more than 10 years of existence today they present their very own interpretation of primordial Pagan Metal. Without any hesitation different elements of related Metal sub-genres are included with expertise always keeping the epic factor intact. FIMBULVET`s new opus „Frostbrand – Eines Bildnis Tracht“ will be available August 29th 2014 as a standard CD as well as a A5 Digipak version.
Spanish nature-inspired Black Metal band LUX DIVINA can proudly announce the conquest of German live stages: April 18th & 19th on the „Aufbruch zum Abgrund“ tour joining EIS & FÄULNIS and April 20th together with AHNENGRAB.
18.04.14 ZÜRICH (SWITZERLAND) + (EÏS, FÄULNIS, FANISK)
19.04.14 STUTTGART (GERMANY) KHAOS KULT FEST + (NOCTE OBDUCTA, EÏS, FÄULNIS, FYRNASK, THE VISION BLEAK, FARSOT, VYRE, ECOCIDE, UNRU)
20.04.14 COTTBUS (GERMANY) + AHNENGRAB
10.5.14 MADRID (SPAIN) + (BALMOG, GARTH ARUM, PRIMIGENIUM)
7.06.14 BARCELONA (SPAIN) + (PRIMIGENIUM, BALMOG)