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Let us praise the Askrinn fans !

06/FEB/2015 - News - 7 comments

As a first post for 2015, and while I have been working hard on an adaptation/cover of a track composed by a famous metal one-man band (you have already heard about it if you have subscribed to my newsletter, actually), I decided it was time to bring the Askrinn fans (you!) more to the fore.

Indeed, as the first CD edition of my new album is almost sold out in only three months, I thought it was more than time to put you a little bit "in the light". So here is what I did.

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10 Black Metal Albums You Should Have Listened To In 2014

12/DEC/2014 - Black Metal Scene - 222 comments

Every year, it is a little bit of a ritual to do a Best of The Year albums list. I have to admit I usually enjoy these articles, as they are often a way to know what albums you missed, to remind you of things you wanted to give a listen to.

And more importantly, they are a great way to discover new bands and artists, aren't they ?

That's why instead of doing a pure Best of 2014 metal albums, I have chosen to select albums which I think you should check out. Maybe not the best ones - as it may somehow discard very quickly the newest bands if we take into account the production level - but the ones I believed to be the most interesting.

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24 Inspirational Black Metal Quotes

28/NOV/2014 - Black Metal Scene - 416 comments

Black Metal, this extreme music genre born in the 80s, happens to be filled with extreme personalities and is definitely fueled by an affirmed rejection of the modern world - or at least of some of its aspects. Therefore, numerous musicians are making strong statements, doomed to sometimes be misunderstood, as they try to justify their artistic approach or personal beliefs.

In this spirit, I have compiled 24 quotes from famous members of the scene which, I believe, depict quite precisely their inspiration sources as well as the various aspects of black metal.

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New Album Hjørleifsljóð Out Now ! (CD and Free Download)

14/NOV/2014 - News - 1 comment

Today, the 14th of November 2014, is a major day in the already two years old history of Askrinn.

Today, I am proud to announce the release of the first Askrinn full-length album, entitled Hjørleifsljóð, a pagan black metal opus filled with Old Norse lyrics and mediaeval content. It is now available as both a limited CD edition and as a free download (keep reading to know why).

I am highly excited to hear all of your feedbacks on those sounds, and I hope they will match the very positive reviews the album has received so far.

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Stream a New Track off the Upcoming Album Hjørleifsljóð

24/OCT/2014 - News - 2 comments

Time is running fast. Probably many of you are already aware of the big thing happening on November 14th. In exactly three weeks.

However, although you have probably already watched the video trailer I shared a bunch of days ago, I voluntarily gave you little black metal sounds to listen from the new album, Hjørleifsljóð.

But today I would like to have your point of view (if you have a minute).

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