Due to a number of infrastructural problems (mainly delays at pressing plant and shipping issues) the release of MUNRUTHEL's "CREEDamage" vinyl is shifted to the end of March 2014. All pre-orders are still valid.
Svarga Music, in cooperation with Possession Productions, is proud to announce that recent (5th) MUNRUTHEL's album "CREEDamage / ВЕРОломство" will be finally released on double-12"LP gatefold in February 2014! Limited to 500 copies, includes special for this release bonus track recorded in December 2013.
It should be mentioned that this is for a first time one can hear MUNRUTHEL's music on vinyl. Hopefully in the future all other albums of this great artist will be re-pressed in such a noble format.
Ukrainian independent record label Svarga Music proudly reports about signing the contract for exclusive rights to re-release the first four albums of KHORS – one of the most dynamically developing Ukrainian bands. Uncountable editions and re-releases of these albums have already given the cult status to this band. At present KHORS having the contract with Candlelight Records (Great Britain), also released the albums through Osmose Productions (France) being one of the metal scene’s pillars. Beginning of 2014 re-release of "Mysticism" album will be issued in elite 6-panel digipak format with bonus tracks and a new cover art. KHORS’ other albums are planned for re-releasing in 2014-2015.
Khorus, bassist and leader of the band says: "We are pleased with the agreement with Svarga Music for repressing of our first albums. I think this young, ambitious and, it’s the most important thing, Ukrainian label will breathe new life into our old songs and our cooperation will have positive results".
Interview with the Svarga Music owner one can read in the last issues of Bulgarian Pro-Rock Magazine. They decided to make a report on Ukrainian Pagan Black Metal scene, for what we are very grateful to the editorial team of this magazine.
PAGANLAND's debut album "Wind of Freedom" is out today at Svarga Music. Followers of the bands like ARKONA, HEIDEVOLK and VINTERSORG should definitely check this release out! Few press quotes to read:
Ukrainian pagan black metal of a fairly slick and accomplished sort. A stirring and atmospheric album, never too cheesy. - Zero Tolerance (UK)
PAGANLAND brings the melancholy and great atmosphere while continuing along the Slavic pagan metal like no one else seems to characterize. They cannot be mixed up with numerous other bands in this movement, because they managed to create a unique identity with their work. Really a must. - Rock Tribune (Belgium)
Surprise of the Month! Even more authentic to the areas of Western Ukraine and Carpathian mountains, Paganland is certainly worth of the attention of those into earlier works by Nokturnal Mortum and Drudkh (without an overt nationalistic message). - MetalReviews (USA)
Svarga Music announces March 4th, 2013 as the international release date for PAGANLAND's "Wind of Freedom". The band's debut album, "Wind of Freedom" is the Ukrainians' first new release in nearly five years, following a split-CD with Tini Zabutyh Predkiv in 2008. A celebration of pagan pride and a show of metal might, Wind of Freedom carries the listener on a windswept journey like no other - verily, to a mystical Pagan Land.
PAGANLAND is a group of persons holding the same views, who respect and love their native land, their nation, their language, and who are convinced that the Ukraine is the cradle of all Slavonic people with improbably interesting history forgotten and distorted for the last ten centuries. Band's members try to express their love of the native land, the nature in their lyrics and music, as well as draw attention of their listeners to the fact that not only money and lies rule the world in the period of the Epoch of Pisces. Human beings can - and must - stand up for the truth, and the truth of life has been established long ago by our ancestors. All meaning of PAGANLAND's creative activity is tribute to their land, their ancient culture, their history.
Title track from this album is available now for streaming and download: