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Below is our complete Porta Nigra 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.

Porta Nigra Reveals "Fin De Siècle" Details

Porta Nigra recently inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions to release an upcoming album titled “Fin De Siècle." The band was also covered in the heavily atmospheric edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column.

The band has now revealed the artwork for "Fin De Siècle," available below, and announced the release date is set for November 16th, 2012. More...

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Unearthing The Heavily Atmospheric Underground

Monday means it’s time to expand your metallic horizons again as we delve into the underground metal scene and dig up three bands you might not had a chance to check out yet, but which all deserve to be heard by a wider audience. This week we’re looking at heavily atmospheric groups that incorporate specific sonic elements to create an undeniable mood throughout the music. In this instance by “atmospheric” we’re not necessarily referring to ambient or even symphonic bands (although these acts do have some symphonic sounds), but rather to bands that have a clearly present atmosphere in addition to being extreme metal.

Porta Nigra

This out-of-nowhere band just signed on with Debemur Morti Productions to release an upcoming album titled “Fin De Siècle.” The vocalist’s weird, screechy screams almost would have qualified this act for our previous look at unearthing bands with bizarre vocals, and those screams are put to good use to foster a specific tone and mood.

The abrasive, off-the-wall screams mixed with the atmospheric clean singing and mid-paced guitar riffs draws all ears in, and basically forces attention as the music builds and becomes more frantic. The video for “Megalomanic,” available below, embodies the depressive black metal ideal, creating a sort of unhinged and demented sound, while vaguely giving the impression of being utterly alone in the middle of nowhere.


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Porta Nigra Signs With Debemur Morti Productions

Debemur Morti Productions is proud to announce Porta Nigra as the label's latest signing. To get acquainted with the band, check out the video clip for "Megalomaniac" in the player available below.

"Megalomaniac" will be featured on Porta Nigra's first full length album "Fin de Siècle," to be released by Debemur Morti Productions. A 7" EP featuring "Megalomaniac" plus an exclusive song, "Nero," is now available for pre-order at this location.

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