Paragon Records has announced its latest two signings: DARKESTRAH and AETHERIUS OBSCURITAS.

DARKESTRAH has been playing its 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. More information, clips, and photos on can be found on the band's web site.

Hungary's AETHERIUS OBSCURITAS plays fast and raging black metal inspired by the old masters DISSECTION, RAGNAROK and countrymates TORMENTOR. Sole member Arkhorrl regards his band as a salute to the black metal ancestors, and edifying the Hungarian black metal scene. AETHERIUS OBSCURITAS previously released three full-length albums and has established itself as one of the standouts of the thriving Hungarian black metal scene. The group's fourth album, "Viziok", will be available in early autumn through Paragon. More information, soundclips, photos can be found on the AETHERIUS OBSCURITAS web site.


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