Paganland‘s From Carpathian Land brings you the atmosphere of carpathian winter, forests and mountains. The lyrics are provided in Ukrainian language and tells about the nature of the Carpatians. The album is strongly reccomended to fans of 90’s pagan/black metal with it’s raw sound and furious guitar riffs and drums. The album was recorded in autumn of 2015. The release also consists of Gods of Golden Circle 1999 demo tape with it’s great atmosphere and great bass player skills.
PAGANLAND was founded in 1997 by Ruen and Bilozor in Lviv – one of the most beautiful Ukrainian cities, whose developed traditions incorporated the European cultural spirit of the last millennium, and every stone breathes with centuries-old history of decline and revival, wars and temporary rest.
The natural mysticism hidden in the Carpathians’ greatness, the dense woods and pure mountain sources could not but affect musicians with Pagan outlook, therefore their debut demo “Gods of Golden Circle” (1999) and the demo “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” (2008) one way or another had been nearly related to Pagan Metal.
The line-up’s changes, routine of rehearsals, hardships of concert activity caused the group’s breakup in 2005, but three years later the group revived and in 2011 recorded the first full-length album “Wind Of Freedom”, having resumed their concert activity. This album was released in 2013 by Svarga Music. One year later band records a second album called “Fatherland” which is dedicated to all Patriots of Ukraine fighting against Russian aggression
PAGANLAND is a group of persons holding the same views, who respect and love their native land, their nation, their language and who are convinced that the Ukraine is the cradle of all Slavonic people with improbably interesting history forgotten and distorted for the last ten centuries. Megaliths and petroglyphs of Kamennaya Mogila (the Stone Grave), the sanctuary-observatory of Khortytsia, the ancient observatory of Mavrinsky Maidan, the mysterious zone of Suppert… The runes of “Veles’ Book” and runic manuscripts from the library of Anna Yaroslavna (Queen of France and Princess of Ukraine.
Japan’s Hidden Marly Productions sets October 15th as release date for Ukraine’s PAGANLAND From Carpathian Land exclusive re-issue on Digipak CD format with completely new artwork and special bonus – Gods of Golden Circle 1999 demo! From Carpathian Land was originally released in 2016 by Svarga Music on CD format.