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Blackthorn is an all-female symphonic metal band that was founded in 2004 by the lead vocalist Aina. The band combines gothic and mainly black metal with classical elements. The band entered the studio in 2005 to record 3 songs for their first demo, “The Prologue of Eschaton”. Mixed and master by Israeli band Arafel, the demo’s self-released in January 2007.

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Country: Russia
History: 2004 – Present
Status: Active
Style: Symphonic Black Metal

Biography:
Blackthorn is an all-female symphonic metal band that was founded in 2004 by the lead vocalist Aina. The band combines gothic and mainly black metal with classical elements, and entered the studio in 2005 to record 3 songs for their first demo, “The Prologue of Eschaton”. Mixed and master by Israeli band Arafel, the demo’s self-released in January 2007. The second track of the demo was included in the Metal World Compilation Vol.3 CD, released in Venezuela.

Shortly after releasing “The Prologue of Eschaton” Blackthorn returned to the studio to record 10 songs for their first full-length album “Gossamer Witchcraft” and its twin-brother a Russian language version of “Gossamer Witchcraft” called “Araneum”. Both albums were mixed and mastered in KIV records Studio,Moscow, in the beginning of 2009.

2009 saw Blackthorn sign a contract with English label Ravenheart Records and released “Gossamer Witchcraft” through them. “Araneum” was released in December 2009 through Moscow label Musica Production. On Februry 4, 2010, Blackthorn announced they signed another contract, this time with a digital UK label Hunter’s Moon. It released a special digital version of the “Gossamer Witchcraft” that includes 2 tracks sung in Russian. The album’s been available on iTunes since 2/1/10.

The band have played approximately 80 gigs in Russian Federation,Ukraine and Estonia, sharing stages with Cryptopsy, Sadist, Grave, Naumachia, Vedonist, Kivimetsan Druidi,HATE and Vesania. Blackthorn have previously appeared at the international metal festival Metal Heads Mission X.

The band released their second album, “Codex Archaos” at the end of 2011.

Lineup:
Aina – soprano/scream, lyrics
Elvira – guitars, growl, keys, music
Greta – bass
Varaska – drums
Less – violin

Former members:
Verbena – bass
Freya – keyboards
Max – drums
Lydia – guitars
Olga – keyboards

Discography:
2007, “The Prologue of Eschaton” (Demo)
2009, “Gossamer Witchcraft” (LP)
2009, “Araneum” (LP)
2011, “Codex Archaos” (LP) – Read review

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16 comments

  1. Excelente!!!

  2. Lobo De Soledad

    Amazing band \m/

  3. Hi lady ssssssssss, i like you re music,is so goodddddddddddddd.
    I wish you all great succes,greetings from The Netherlands.

  4. really fucking great band btw i love the drummer

  5. i only can say the band is exellent.. you know this is true gothic-metal..

  6. Love the music. Can’t think of a lovelier voice, or one better for this type of music. Not going to pick a favorite lady as I would be pleased to know you all. I hope to see you live one day.

  7. volim vas! sexy ladies and sexy voices

  8. save The Ladies!
    great voice, harmonics sounds,good lirycsxD
    i hope for BT in Brasil some day.
    look me,what you see?
    there is a religion to me?D

  9. WOW!! I really love your music, Gothic and black Metal Yeah lml!! I really Love all of You..
    Only beautiful Girls..
    Greetings from El Salvador, Central America.
    Att. LEAFAR

  10. deathmetal66670

    this band is so fucking awesome aina-elvira-greta-varaska and less 5 girl most beautiful in the world . blackthorn \m/

  11. The vocals are…questionable.

  12. Ahem ahem! Don’t they have a Twitter a/c. ???

  13. Muy buen grupo de musica y muy buenas voces

  14. when you coming to the US for a tour

  15. Like to see you live at the FMVF, Female,Metal,Voices,Festival in wiert Belgium

  16. Una terrible banda, sacaron dos discos de estudio, uno mejor que el otro, son grossas estas rusas…. si fueran alemanas, finesas, noruegas, holandesas, etc, seguramente tendrian mayor reconocimiento dentro del Metal… ahh, que buena que estan LESS Y AINA TORNHEIM, como le entraria a las dos… Jajajaja

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