Alcahest are a new outfit from French soil, a mysterious duo consisting of the (human?) beings M (who wrote and performed all instrumental contributions) and J (lyrics and voices, and arrangements). The duo finished a first mini-album in Spring 2021, with Drakkar Productions taking care of this four-track EP.
Just before they did split up, Brazil’s Mork (named after the Swedish word for ‘dark’) did release their second full length album, more than three years after debut album Extemption. That second album, called Awake, was released by Brazilian Black Metal label Sulphur Records, and co-released by Eternal Hatred Records (also hailing from this South-American country).
Earlier this year, Infernal Inquisition did celebrate its tenth anniversary. However, throughout a decade of existence, this Brazilian act did not record that much material at all. Earlier this year, there was an EP and a split (with those sweeties from Uraeus), but before they hadn’t but two ‘real’ releases and some contributions on samplers. Their sole full length was Sob O Obsesso Ocaso Lunar, and it was released in 2015.
Luvart is the name of a Brazilian act, but to be honest, I had not heard of them before. They sort of started playing ‘for real’ at the very end of last decade. But apparently they had been around for a short while during the first half of the nineties too, yet without a successful career, maybe with exception in their local scene.
Spell Forest is quite an ‘old’ band, nowadays terrorizing our globe for more than two decades. They were formed in 1995 in São Paolo, Brazil, with members included from other notorious acts such as Mythological Cold Towers, Vobiscum Inferi, Crux Caelifera, Cruor Cultum and other aural greatness.