Report: Ragnarök Festival 2018

There are certain festivals that you keep returning to. For the Metal-Exposure crew and friends, one of those festivals is the pagan/black metal festival Ragnarök in Lichtenfels, counting almost ten (or over) years of attendance. The line-up this year was interesting with Thyrfing, Batuskha, Enslaved and Fejd, among the many, and the atmosphere is always […]

Auri – Auri

Auri started in 2010 as a project formed by Nightwish’ mastermind Tuomas Holopainen, his wife Johanna Kurkela and Nightwish member Troy Donockley. Now in 2018 they released their long awaited first album. It’s very clear that the album is nothing like any Nightwish album and has more similarities with Music Inspired By The Life And […]

Ihsahn – Àmr

Even though I’ve sincerely enjoyed Ihsahn‘s side projects like Peccatum and Hardingrock, I never had a thirst for the solo work of Norway’s favorite black metal musician. It always seemed too, peculiar. The realisation that my taste buds have evolved to liking this particular brand of extreme progressive metal came after hearing the first single […]

Ildra – Eðelland

It’s been a while since I ventured into the dark, cluttered depths of my inbox, in search of new music to hear and review. Among all the music gathering dust, my eye recently fell upon the English black/pagan metal band Ildra (it’s not really known if the band is active anymore), who released its first […]

Necrophobic – Mark Of The Necrogram

Necrophobic isn’t exactly an unknown name in the extreme metal scene. They’ve been around since the end of the 80s, and successfully amassed a large crowd of devoted fans. On a more personal note, I haven’t always followed Necrophobic’s releases not because they weren’t good enough, but because at a certain point it was hard […]