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Latest Elgibbor News

Below is our complete Elgibbor 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.

Elgibbor Announces New Album

Polish black metal band Elgibbor, which contributed to our article on Christian "unblack" metal, has announced an upcoming new album titled "The Dungeons of Hell." This will be Elgibbor's 11th album and second release via Metal Pulse Productions. Elgibbor commented:

"This album is blistering holy black metal with elements of Ambient and Doom that will leave fans wanting more! This is a limited pressing of only 100 copies! Each CD will be numbered by hand!
Fans and collectors alike will want to snatch their copy before it's gone!"

Samples from the album can be heard at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Sea of Tears
2. Revelation
3. The Strength and Fortress
4. Abomination of Desolation
5. The Key
6. The Deepest darkness
7. The Empire of Babylon
8. The Morning Star
9. The Dungeons of Hell
10. Dethroned
11. The Liar

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Elgibbor Reveals New Album Details

Polish black metal act Elgibbor has teamed up with Metal Pulse to release the band's new album "The Imminent Invasion." The album will be limited to 100 copies through Metal Pulse, with ordering information available at this location. The track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.

Elgibbor was also one of the bands interviewed for Metalunderground.com's editorial on Christian "unblack" metal. You can check out the band's interview at this location.


1. Intro
2. The King of Terrors
3. The Imminent Invasion
4. My Shield
5. Upadly Aniol Bestia z piekla
6. Nowy Poczatek
7. The Ancient of Days Has Come
8. Azazel
9. Covered by Flesh and Spirit
10. Outro

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Elgibbor Announces New Album Details

Polish black metal band Elgibbor has announced the band is currently finishing a new album titled "The Imminent Invasion," which will be limited edition release with only 100 copies. The new album will be the follow-up to the 2010 full-length "Soterion Apollumi Hamartia." The release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available.

You can check out sample Elgibbor tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace page. Main man Fire of Elgibbor also recently took part in a string of interviews for Metalunderground.com dealing with the subject of Christian "unblack" metal. You can check out Fire's interview here.

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The Unblackening Of Metal

From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.

Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.

In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.

As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...

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Sullen Records Seeks Christian Black Metal Bands

SULLEN RECORDS is currently looking for Christian Black Metal artists that are interested in being on Volume 2 of their compilation series titled "Revelations." Volume 1 was recently released and included material from FIRE THRONE, ELGIBBOR, FROST LIKE ASHES, SORROWSTORM, and 13 others.


Interested parties should email jamesmattern@opengraverecords.com, and include a link to be able to check out their music.

VOLUME 1 is availble to order from DIVINE METAL DISTRO.

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Open Grave Posts 9 Albums For Free Download

Extreme metal label/distro Open Grave Records has announced its second ever "Free Download Weekend" this weekend from today, August 15 through August 17. You can download nine of the label's release for FREE (email address required for verification).

Here is the official list of titles available for free download:

Atrocity - Contaminated EP
Elgibbor - Stronger than Hell
Frost Like Ashes - Born to Pieces
Grind Minded - Domestic Violence
Kekal - The Habit of Fire
Primitive Graven Image - Traversing the Awesome Night + Bonus Demo
Sapremia - With Winter Comes Despair
Skitzo - Five Point Containment
Feast Eternal - With Fire

Open Grave Records will be accepting donations during the weekend, with all donations to be split evenly between all of the bands and the label.

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