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Aurvandil

From: France
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Below is our complete Aurvandil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Aurvandil Streaming New Track

French isolationist metal outfit Aurvandil - recently covered in or look at underground black metal - today premieres the new track "The Harvest of Betrayal," which can be heard below thanks to Invisible Oranges.

This epic 13-minute track hails from the "Thrones" album (reviewed here), due to be released by Eisenwald on April 21st in Europe and May 6th in North America. The track listing is as follows:

1. For Whom Burnest Thou
2. The Harvest of Betrayal
3. Summon the Storms
4. Ingen Lindring More...

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Unearthing More Of The Black Metal Underground

The metal phenomenon has exploded across the world in recent years, and with the advent of services like YouTube and Bandcamp there's far more music out there than any metal fan could ever hope to hear. That's why each Monday we take a look at three lesser known bands in the metalverse that you should be paying attention to.

We've covered underground black metal extensively in the past, digging up bands that specifically go for a heavily symphonic sound, black metal groups that experiment with non-traditional ideas, and even the highly misanthropic acts.

There's still quite a few underground black metal outfits that deserve a wider audience though, and today we'll cover three that each put a slightly different spin on the style.

Aurvandil

Taking a classic kvlt black metal sound, French band Aurvandil drags it out with 9 – 20 minute tracks that lull you in and perform their hypnotic black magic. Aurvandil focuses on a one-two combo, using acoustic and atmospheric segments that explode into fast paced black metal.

While the long song lengths and repetition won't work for everyone, these massive tracks are a journey worth taking if you want black metal to be lo-fi and exude a feeling of years gone past. Following the 2011 album “Yearning,” Aurvandil's latest slab of aural drudgery “Thrones” will see a digital release at the end of April.

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Aurvandil To Release New Album

Eisenwald has set April 21st as the international release date (May 6th in North America) for Aurvandil's "Thrones" album. The label also comments:

"All yearning embittered, the flesh is shed, the Journey ends: Aurvandil returns with Thrones carved in stone and snow, distilling the essence of soaring, northern purity throughout four hymns of Iron and Ice, four funereal storms summoned: glacial black metal.

"Aurvandil was incepted in 2006 as a spontaneous, scornful, hatred-driven catharsis. Following hesitant first steps, Ferd commenced a quest for hyperboreal purity, concluding with Yearning, thus shedding all flesh and past wanderings. Now the yonder beckons, a final journey towards the Northern blaze - a horizon of ashes and frost. Thrones was carved in stone and snow, distilling the essence of soaring, northern purity."

The track listing is as follows:

1. For Whom Burnest Thou
2. The Harvest of Betrayal
3. Summon the Storms
4. Ingen Lindring

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Aurvandil Streaming Song From New Album

French black metal act Aurvandil is currently streaming a song online from the band's new album "Yearning." You can check out the song "End of an Age" through Gun Shy Assassin by heading over to this location.

"Yearning" is available now, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Yearning - Prelude
2. End of an age
3. Reign of ice I
4. A guide to northern scape
5. Walking - Interlude
6. I summon scorn
7. Reign of ice II
8. Gylfi's journey
9. Reaching - Finale

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