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Below is our complete Nechochwen 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.

Nechochwen Releases "OtO" On Vinyl

Bindrune Recordings will release Nechochwen's new six-song recording of ambient native American black metal "OtO" on vinyl LP format on July 31st . The rest is best left to the members of Nechochwen themselves:

The members of Nechochwen are proud to have our newest material released by Bindrune Recordings in the form of an LP titled "Oto". Where previous releases have been rooted in the historic and ancient past, "Oto" focuses on the guidance our ancestors bring to us in modern times. The album title could be called 'Ancestor' in English.


We consider this third Nechochwen album to be a "double EP" with Side A taking an organic, acoustic route and Side B shifting to an aggressive metal assault. The focus of this album is quite simple: ancestral wisdom and Native tradition is relevant and important in our overly complex and distracting present world. Never has man been so disconnected from the very soil he walks on. Just as there are two sides to this LP, there are two sides to all of us. One is at peace with our surroundings and the other attempts to conquer them. This album is a tribute to the balanced, ancestral self.


"Oto," in both conception and inception, is paradoxical in nature. It is the proverbial thread of the past thrust through the eye of the needle that is what we call the present day; a musical time machine that seamlessly shifts between two worlds that could be considered equally shrouded in obscurity. Visually, the title "O+O" invokes a sense of symmetry. Like a human face, it looks equal on both sides. But upon closer inspection, symmetry is but an illusion. Each side holds its own discerning features. Such is the case with this volume of Nechochwen. Two distinctly different notes of the same chord, embraced in a confluence of harmony.

You can stream "OtO" in its entirety over at Bandcamp or below in the player. More...

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Nechochwen Reveals New Album Artwork

West Virginia based folk metal band Nechochwen has issued the following update about revealing the cover artwork for their new album and streaming new songs online:

"Here it is, the new album cover. This should go off to the press THIS WEEK and pre-orders will be taken soon at this location. Check out the teaser I just posted with portions of three songs from Azimuths to the Otherworld. Expect an hour's worth of original Nechochwen material and a 16 page booklet with high quality artwork. Bindrune will also be offering some great Nechochwen merch soon to accompany the album."

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Nechochwen Streaming New Song Online

West Virginia based folk metal band Nechochwen is currently streaming a new song online. The track "Charnel House" can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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