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Cnoc An Tursa

Formed: 2006
From: Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Best Metal Newcomers Of 2013 Explored, Part 1

Each year in our annual metal awards we take a look at the best “newcomers” – those bands that released debut full-lengths worth your time.

In addition to the standard slew of burgeoning metal bands getting their footing in 2013, there were several new projects created by established members of the scene that dropped some of the best albums of the year.

To help get you acquainted with the best new talent releasing albums you may have missed, we’ll be looking at each of the bands nominated for the “best newcomer” category by our staff. Today content manager xFiruath covers Witherscape (which ended up winning the category in our 2013 awards), Gloryhammer, and Cnoc an Tursa.

Witherscape

An instance of the champ coming out of retirement to show the young pups how things are done, Witherscape marks the return of European metal legend Dan Swano, who has spent the last several years behind the sound board instead of in front of the microphone.

Rather than going in the direction of his various ‘90s projects, this band is essentially a progressive death metal outing, with some strong classic metal leanings. “The Inheritance” was an album I greatly enjoyed on first listen, and have only come to appreciate even more over time, to the point it’s now among my most played metal on any given week.

To find out more about Witherscape, you can read our interview with Dan Swano, or check out my original review of the album right here.

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Cnoc An Tursa Streaming Track From Debut LP

Scottish folk/black metal band Cnoc An Tursa is streaming the new track "The Lion Of Scotland." The track appears on the band's debut LP "The Giants of Auld," which is due for release on February 25, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The album delves into the history of Scotland.

The track listing for "The Giants Of Auld" is as follows:

1. The Piper O'Dundee
2. The Lion of Scotland
3. Bannockburn
4. Hail Land of My Fathers
5. Ettrick Forest in November
6. The Spellbound Knight
7. In Shadowland
8. Winter - A Dirge
9. Culloden Moor
10. Bl?r na h-Eaglaise Brice

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