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Zgard

From: Ukraine
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Below is our complete Zgard 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.

Zgard Streaming "Totem" Title Track

Today the Ukrainian one man-institution Zgard premieres the new track "Totem" online. The track hails from Zgard's forthcoming fifth album, also titled "Totem" and set for international release via Svarga Music on November 27, 2015. Check it out below or over at Invisible Oranges here.

Dipped into a conspirative and penumbral atmosphere showing a foggy and fiery scenery of rituals, the listener is taken on a journey that's fast-moving and opaque. The interplay of speeding drums, torrential vocals, and acoustic elements such as light flute, plucked guitar, and airy voice interludes promise an alternating bath of emotions. If you like to be drawn and drowned by such a folkish mood, Zgard will make your day. The "Totem" track listing is as follows:

1. Dismal Visions (intro)
2. Land of Legends
3. Descendants of the Thunder
4. Totem
5. Sorrow
6. Forgive Us Nature
7. Dark Lord of the Carpathians
8. The North More...

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Zgard Reveals New Album Details

The Ukrainian one man-institution Zgard now reveals a fifth album, titled "Totem," which is dedicated to the Veles, the old Slavonic god of sorcerers.

Dipped into a conspirative and penumbral atmosphere showing a foggy and fiery scenery of rituals, the listener is taken on a journey that's fast-moving and opaque. The "Totem" track listing is as follows:

1. Dismal Visions (intro)
2. Land of Legends
3. Descendants of the Thunder
4. Totem
5. Sorrow
6. Forgive Us Nature
7. Dark Lord of the Carpathians
8. The North More...

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Zgard Streaming Full New Album

Pagan black metal outfit Zgard today streams the entirety of new album, "Contemplation," which can be heard below thanks to Zero Tolerance.

Released yesterday by Svarga Music, "Contemplation" is available in a regular jewel-case CD version and a digipack version limited to 100 copies. The track listing is:

1. Highlands
2. Through the Forest
3. Incarnation Memory
4. Wedge of Cranes
5. Silence
6. Contemplation
7. Underworld Bells More...

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Zgard Posts Album Teaser

Pagan black metal outfit Zgard today premieres a teaser video for the band's forthcoming fourth album, "Contemplation," set for international release on June 23rd through Svarga Music. The label comments:

"For the past four years, one-man Ukrainian band Zgard has been patiently developing an intensely personal vision of pagan-oriented black metal. Now, with the release of Contemplation, Zgard mastermind Yaromisl has perfected his craft, showing a rawer yet no-less-grandiose side that vividly illustrates the Carpathian mysticism at the heart of that craft.

"Compared to its celebrated predecessors, 2012's Reclusion and 2013's Astral Glow, Zgard here go for an atmosphere that's less cosmic and more organic, stirring both bloodlust and majesty within the listener as Yaromisl guides each of the seven tracks along an epic path. As always, the native folk touches are at the forefront but never threaten to overwhelm. As a title, then, Contemplation is more than fitting."

1. Highlands
2. Through the Forest
3. Incarnation Memory
4. Wedge of Cranes
5. Silence
6. Contemplation
7. Underworld Bells More...

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Zgard Posts New Song "Underworld Bells"

Pagan black metal outfit Zgard today premieres the new track "Underworld Bells," which can be heard below, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.

The song is the closing track to Zgard's forthcoming "Contemplation," set for international release on June 23rd through Svarga Music. The album will be released in a regular jewel-case CD version and a digipack version limited to 100 copies. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"For the past four years, one-man Ukrainian band Zgard has been patiently developing an intensely personal vision of pagan-oriented black metal. Now, with the release of fourth album Contemplation, Zgard mastermind Yaromisl has perfected his craft, showing a rawer yet no-less-grandiose side that vividly illustrates the Carpathian mysticism at the heart of that craft. Compared to its celebrated predecessors, 2012's Reclusion and 2013's Astral Glow, Zgardhere go for an atmosphere that's less cosmic and more organic, stirring both bloodlust and majesty within the listener as Yaromisl guides each of the seven tracks along an epic path. As always, the native folk touches are at the forefront but never threaten to overwhelm. As a title, then, Contemplation is more than fitting."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Highlands
2. Through the Forest
3. Incarnation Memory
4. Wedge of Cranes
5. Silence
6. Contemplation
7. Underworld Bells More...

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Zgard Announces Album Release

Svarga Music has set June 23rd as the international release date for Zgard's "Contemplation" album, which will be released in a regular jewel-case CD version and a digipack version limited to 100 copies. The label also comments:

"For the past four years, one-man Ukrainian band Zgard has been patiently developing an intensely personal vision of pagan-oriented black metal. Now, with the release of fourth album Contemplation, Zgard mastermind Yaromisl has perfected his craft, showing a rawer yet no-less-grandiose side that vividly illustrates the Carpathian mysticism at the heart of that craft.

"Compared to its celebrated predecessors, 2012's Reclusion and 2013's Astral Glow, ZGard here go for an atmosphere that's less cosmic and more organic, stirring both bloodlust and majesty within the listener as Yaromisl guides each of the seven tracks along an epic path. As always, the native folk touches are at the forefront but never threaten to overwhelm. As a title, then, Contemplation is more than fitting."

The track listing is:

1. Highlands
2. Through the Forest
3. Incarnation Memory
4. Wedge of Cranes
5. Silence
6. Contemplation
7. Underworld Bells

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Zgard Streaming Entire Recent Album

Ukranian black/folk metal band Zgard recently released a couple of albums back to back, "Spirit of Carpathian Sunset" and "Reclusion." Below is the entire eight-song release "Reclusion," which you may stream in its entirety. A couple of weeks earlier, Zgard unleashed "Spirit of Carpathian Sunset." Below is an upload of one of the songs from it, "Spirit of Carpathian Mountains." Three other tracks are streaming from it over on the same YouTube page. Zgard is the independent project of guitarist Yaromysl, or pagan/folk metal band Goverla.


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