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Siebenburgen

Formed: 1994
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Siebenburgen News

Below is our complete Siebenburgen 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.

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Unearthing More Symphonic/Melodic Metal Bands

Amidst all the pig squeals and face shredding tech-death, there’s plenty of music to be found in the metal world that borrows from (or even relies on entirely!) a symphonic sound. These acts aren’t afraid to show off their melodic side, creating unique songs that blend heavy guitars and even screams with more traditional stringed instruments and keyboards.

If power metal isn’t your thing but you still want music with more melody than the standard death metal troupe, check out this week’s crop of bands as we unearth more of the metal underground.

Paganland

This Ukraine-based group has existed off and on since the ‘90s, but it wasn’t until last week that it finally dropped a debut full-length album titled “Wind of Freedom” via Svarga Music. If the name didn’t tip you off, the lyrics and themes of the music are based heavily on pagan traditions and are dedicated to the history and folklore of the band’s homeland.

Although Paganland describes itself as a “pagan black metal” band, this is much more on the symphonic and folk side than the black metal side of things, and fans of Tyr will be right at home with much of the new disc. Get a sampling of what the band has to offer through the title track available below, or hear more over at Facebook.

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Siebenburgen Post Three Songs From New Album

Swedish black metallers Siebenbürgen have uploaded audio samples of three songs from their new album, entitled "Revelation VI". You can check out the tracks 'Grimheim', 'The Soulless' and 'In Sanctum' on the band's MySpace page at this location. "Revelation VI" is scheduled for release on May 30 via Massacre Records. The album was recorded at Studio 301 in Stockholm and Sonic Train in Varberg.

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Siebenburgen Working On New Material

Swedish melodic black metallers SIEBENBÜRGEN have reformed and are currently working on material for a new album, tentatively due next year. Vocalist Marcus Ehlin has issued the following statement on the matter:

"Greetings fellow metalheads and all other dark creatures that follow our path!

"I'm glad to inform you all that SIEBENBÜRGEN has risen from the grave and are back with full force, with a new upcoming album in 2008.

"Mr. Bryngelsson [guitarist Richard Bryngelsson] and me have resurrected the band, though in a different shape and a different form, but still under the same black flag that SIEBENBÜRGEN proudly hails under. New members follows our course: Dennis Ekdahl on drums and Johnnie Gunther on keyboard. We are still trying out for lead guitar.

"Richard Bryngelsson is, of course, still handling the guitar and I the vocals, but this time I have mantled the bass as well.

"The music is in the same vein as before: dark and atmospheric metal.

"A new start, a new beginning and a new chapter in the glorious history of SIEBENBÜRGEN.

"We hope to see you all on tour soon!"

SIEBENBÜRGEN split up in February 2006, explaining at the time that "after 12 years, we sadly don't have the energy and inspiration to take the band any further and it would be wrong to us and to our fans to continue without the passion that SIEBENBÜRGEN deserve."

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Siebenburgen Split Up

Swedish melodic black metallers SIEBENBÜRGEN have split up. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"I am hereby sad to inform you all that SIEBENBÜRGEN is no more.

"On the 1st of February 2006 we had a band meeting and came to the conclusion that we have to bury SIEBENBÜRGEN. After 12 years, we sadly don't have the energy and inspiration to take the band any further and it would be wrong to us and to our fans to continue without the passion that SIEBENBÜRGEN deserve.

"During these years, we have struggled and bled to keep SIEBENBÜRGEN alive and well, we have published five albums that we are very proud of we got to see the world and we met a lot of great people in the process, and our fans fucking rule! But now it is over and we will lay SIEBENBÜRGEN to rest. It has been a great experience that we would not trade for anything in the world.

"We would like to thank Ed and Karen of No Cross Management, Sabine at IDB booking, Eva and the staff at Napalm Records and all the bands we have toured with during the years, and last but not least, all of our devoted fans that believed in us and kept us going through all this time.

"Thanks for everything and may the gods of metal be with you!"

SIEBENBÜRGEN's fifth album, "Darker Designs & Images", was released last year via Napalm Records.

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