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Paragon Records Signs Darkestrah, Aetherius Obscuritas

Paragon Records has announced their latest two signings: Darkestrah and Aetherius Obscuritas.

Darkestrah have been playing their brand of innovative black metal since 1999, releasing three acclaimed albums, Sary Oy, Embrace of Memory, and Epos. While Darkestrah is now based in Germany, the band formed in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan.

Previous works have been described as a spiritual, almost pre-historic journey, using pagan themes in a very unique way, often paying homage to the bands Shaman roots. Great melodic parts were paired with traditional instruments like Kyl-kyjak, Komuz or Sygyt. Female Black Metal vocals and singing that created the atmosphere of the spiritual shamanic people.

Darkestrah's brand new album will be out in early 2008 through Paragon Recs.

Hungary's Aetherius Obscuritas plays fast and raging Black Metal inspired by the old masters Dissection, Ragnarok, and country mates Tormentor. Sole member Arkhorrl, regards his band as a salute to the Black Metal ancestors, and edifying the Hungarian Black Metal Scene. Aetherius Obscuritas, have previously released 3 full length albums and has established itself as one of the standouts of the thriving Hungarian Black Metal scene.

The fourth album Viziok will be available in early Autumn through Paragon.

Source: Plugin Music

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