An all-female metal coven named Blackthorn was formed on All Hallows Eve and that certainly left a powerful mark on each aspect of the band’s activity.
Some drops and essentials of Symphonic, Black and Gothic metal, an ethereal soprano, violent extreme vocals, thunderous rhythm section, sinister guitar riffs, mystic sounds of a violin and occult lyrics – here are the ingredients of a magic potion of Blackthorn, able to enchant almost everyone.
The metal witches first entered the studio in 2006 to record three songs for the demo “The Prologue of Eschaton” . A few years later, they recorded their debut album Gossamer Witchcraft, which was released in 2009 through Ravenheart Records. It’s Russian version, entitled “Araneum”, was released the same year through Musica Production.
Thanks to the soul-stirring music, preternatural magnetic energy and uncommon line-up, the band was quickly on the top symphonic metal circuit in their homeland and over the years have conducted many rituals in Russia and abroad in such countries as Ukraine, Belarus and Estonia. Highlights include playing on the main stage at Metal Crowd Festival together with Catamenia and Battlelore, performances at Metal Heads Mission Festival and Iron Maiden Festival 2008 & 2011, support shows for Vesania, Christ Agony, HATE and Frantic Amber.
This winter Blackthorn proudly announce their new album «Codex Archaos», filled with dark atmosphere of alchemical chambers and having more aggressive and creepy sound than before. «Codex Archaos» is set to be released in December 2011 via MSR Productions.
- Aina – Soprano/Scream
- Elvira – Guitars/Growl
- Greta – Bass, Varaska
- Drums, Less – Violin