Rating: 8.3/10 Release: 28 August 2009 Label: Trollzorn Records Don’t forget Svartby just because the project was closed the last year! I sadly discovered the true core of their music in the summer of 2022, when it was too late and they were already split. After this sad news, I …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.9/10 Release: 10 October 2019 Label: SoundAge Productions Grappling with mixed feelings, I was completely uncertain how to review this album, frugally listening to it maybe once every 2 weeks. Certainly, the premise of reviewing a release amplifies the potential criticisms compared to recreational listening. Nonetheless, let’s get right …Continue reading →
The end of 2015 saw the latest bog creation from Svartby come to life in the form of “Swamp, My Neighbour”, their 4th full length album. The favorite sons of St. Petersburg, Russia have once again solidified their spot in the swamps as kings of murktastic folk metal. Main purveyors of the muck Lindwurm (guitar) and Giftsvamp (keyboards) answered some questions for us regarding the new album, their first music video, singing in Swedish and a few other things, check it out….
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 30 November 2015 Label: Sound Age Productions When you think of Finntroll or swamp metal in general, Svartby is in the conversation automatically. As muck ridden and mold infested as they come, they have just released their newest bog-tastic album with “Swamp, My Neighbour”-their 4th full length. …Continue reading →
Photography by: Toni B. Gunner – www.mondkringel-photography.de It has become some sort of tradition, the last weekend of June is, as every year, reserved for the best festival of the summer. Somewhere in a small town just passed Hamburg. As every year this small festival forms the missing link between …Continue reading →
By: Sebastiaan Rating: 10/10 Release: 24 December 2013 Label: Independent From the cold city of St. Petersburg hails the band Svartby. With their 2 song EP Karl’s Egg Farm they bring us their newest bits of music. Two songs doesn’t sound like enough music and for this band it is …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 17 February 2012 Label: Trollzorn Records Are the fans of troll metal and strange metal all here? Well, listen because this is something for you guys. The new release of Svartby, ‘Elemental tales’ entitled is, to say the least, happy. This Russians know how to throw a …Continue reading →