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Below is our complete Eschatos 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.


Unearthing The Latvian Metal Underground

As we’ve shown throughout the years in our never ending quest to the Unearth the Metal Underground, high quality metal bands can come from the most surprising of locations. Europe is known as a hotbed of extreme metal, both originating several styles and still innovating others, and even those tiny, out of the way countries have something appropriately metallic to offer.

Today we’ll take a look at three unknown acts from the Latvian metal scene. Working largely without label support and independently releasing demos, EPs, and albums, which in an earlier era would have been hindrance, now these underground stalwarts have a chance to be heard by a much wider audience thanks to various social networking sites and music platforms like Bandcamp.


Featuring members of Ocularis Infernum, this absolute gem of the Latvian scene takes the black metal sound you think you know and takes it on a twisting journey. While it keeps up the menacing and horrifying vibe black metal is known for, it’s all injected with a surprising amount of melodic hooks. The band’s debut album “Hierophanies” is out now (reviewed here) and can be streamed in full via the player below.


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Eschatos Streaming "Hierophanies" Album

Latvian black metal band Eschatos released the "Hierophanies" album earlier this year, and now the full release is available for streaming online. Although formed only in 2012, the band unifies members form Latvian black metal teams Ocularis Infernum, Grondh, and Velna Krusti.

Get your daily dose of blackened mayhem in the widget below, or head over to Bandcamp here and name your own price for a digital copy. The track listing is:

1. Into Coherent Void 02:54
2. One That Divides The Time 06:35
3. Crusaders of Sodom 10:49
4. Hierophanies 01:38
5. Erset La Tari 09:09 More...

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