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Ukrainian masters of Epic Heathen Metal Art NOKTURNAL MORTUM are back with “Verity”, their first full-length record since much-acclaimed “The Voice of Steel”, which was released back in December of 2009. The lack of full-length record during all these years does not mean the absence of activity. In 2011 the double live CD “Kolovorot” was released through Oriana Music (the vinyl edition was provided later by Osmose Productions) and in 2016 band presented 5CD retrospective compilation “22 Years Among the Sheep” (which also included tribute to NOKTURNAL MORTUM from bands all across the world) and split album “The Spirit Never Dies” with old-time peers from GRAVELAND on CD and vinyl (these releases were handled by Heritage Recordings). Besides that numerous live appearances took place (as well as line-up changes), but all this time the listeners were expecting the new full-length record, the name of which, “Verity”, was declared in 2010, not so long ago after the world had heard “The Voice of Steel”.
“Verity” took a long time and a lot of efforts to be composed and recorded, but this is truly a timeless work of metal art, worthy all expectations, all ups and downs, all the struggles which preceded it. There are no two similar albums in catalog of the band, and “Verity” is no exception. More dark and introspective, than its glorious predecessor from 2009, “Verity” leads the listener deep into the realms of ancient pre-pagan cults, where the one could obtain the simple and grim truths of existence in solitude and straight dialogue with nature and forces that came from far beyond the human world. At the same time the basis for NOKTURNAL MORTUM music here is the one that cemented the whole legacy of the band in one frame: noble Epic Heathen Metal Art with roar of guitars and rumble of drums supported magnificent keyboard and traditional instruments arrangements. These elements create unique and unmistakable sound of the band, always bringing forth the strong and deep feelings.
Another trademark of NOKTURNAL MORTUM is making every song on the record the monument of its own, which is the natural rule of following “no filler” principle and also the band’s very own answer to tendency of countless releases sounding like a same one song.
Our special gratitude goes to Greg Chandler (mixing and mastering at Priory Recording Studios) for incredible sound, Kristian Wåhlin for mesmerizing cover art and our designer Sir Gorgoroth for great layout, our studio engineer Nikita Shkuropat and all guest musicians who helped us: Alafern, Ivan “Burz” Kozakevych (Sectorial), W. Angel, Selvans Haruspex, Nadiya Melnyk, Mikhailo Kuzhba, Victoria Kravets.

Varggoth – guitars, vocals, keyboards
Jurgis – guitars, backing vocals
Rutnar – bass
Bairoth – drums
Hyozt – keyboards

Track listing:
01. Зустріну тебе в імлі старій (intro)/ I’ll Meet You in Ancient Darkness (intro)
02. Мольфа/ Molfa
03. З чортом за пазухою/ With Chort in My Bosom
04. Смерековий дід/ Spruce Elder
05. Пісня хуги/ Song of the Snowstorm
06. Вовчі ягоди/ Wolfish Berries
07. У човні з дурнями/ In the Boat with Fools
08. Дика вира/ Wild Weregild
09. Ліра/ Lira (KOMU VNYZ cover)
10. Чорний мед/ Black Honey
11. Ніч богів/ Night of the Gods
12. Куди пливуть вінки рікою? (outro)/ Where Do the Wreaths Float Down the River? (outro)

“Verity” CD is released through Oriana Music/Musical Hall, while vinyl version of the album is handled by Heritage Recordings. As it was in 2010, when band disclosed the title “Verity”, right now NOKTURNAL MORTUM decided to name the next full-length , yet to be written and recorded album “Оберіг”, which means a very special Slavic term, that can be translated like “The Talisman” or “The Amulet” and means protecting charm, giving the magical strength and protection to its bearer. However, most likely a few smaller records will be released before.
Expect “Verity” soon and check official audio of “Wolfish Berries” !


July 14th of 2017, headlining the first day of Taras Bulba Fest in Dubno, Ukraine.


We’re glad to inform you that recently we finally received the painting, that is going to be "Verity" cover art. It is absolutely spectacular and definitely worth the wait. We shall reveal the name of the artist who is responsible for that on album release day, and now we work on layout and design of digibook and LP editions. Be ready to hear "Verity" soon!

Also, according to our traditions, we would like to let you know what will follow next. The future NOKTURNAL MORTUM full-length will be titled "Оберіг" (very special Slavic term which can be translated as "The Amulet", "The Talisman" or "Protecting Charm"), however we have a plans to present you a few smaller releases before its materialization. Thanks to everyone who supports NM throughout the years and stay tuned!


Today is the day! NOKTURNAL MORTUM "Goat Horns" re-issue is out on Oriana Music! Remastered sound, original pictures, rare band photos, 16 pages booklet!

Collector box "Goat Horns":

"Goat Horns" digibook

"Goat Horns" t-shirt (full-colour design):

"Goat Horns" t-shirt (black/whire design):

"Goat Horns" longsleeve:

"Goat Horns" hoodie:

"Goat Horns" bundle 1:
"Goat Horns" t-shirt (colour design)

"Goat Horns" bundle 2:
"Goat Horns" digibook
"Goat Horns" t-shirt (black/white design)

"Goat Horns" bundle:
"Goat Horns" digibook
"Goat Horns" longsleeve


Great news from Heritage Recordings. The vinyl version of "The Spirit Never Dies" split with mighty GRAVELAND is available in different formats: as regular black LP, white/blue marble vinyl, bronze/black marble vinyl and in special wooden boxes (red for bronze/black marble vinyl and blue for white/blue marble vinyl). All the wooden boxes and first 50 regular LP's of any color contain posters signed by Varggoth and Darken.
Order your copy here:


Our forthcoming album “Verity” will contain “Lira”, a cover version of song by one of the oldest and worthiest Ukrainian rock bands KOMU VNYZ.
We had no plans to reveal it before the whole track list, but recently we knew that Sergiy Stepanenko, KOMU VNYZ bass player, needs urgent kidney transplantation after five years of hemodialysis.
You can listen to our version of “Lira” on Bandcamp right now, and if you buy the track, the money will be transferred to Sergiy to help him to pay for expensive surgery.

Original “Lira” from KOMU VNYZ:

Also everyone interested in help can transfer money at one of Sergiy’s bank accounts.

USD card:
5168 7572 8383 8169
5168 7572 8383 8169
IBAN: UA543052990005168757243133529

Euro card:
5168 7572 8383 8060
5168 7572 8383 8060
Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main Germany
400 8867004 01
IBAN: UA903052990004149497804779603

Hryvnia card:
5167 9856 9043 7405


This winter. "Verity", new full-length.


Vinyl (and not only vinyl) news from Heritage Recordings (with test-presses on the photograph):

For Autumnal Equinox...our next releases!

In progress (out soon):

— NOKTURNAL MORTUM / GRAVELAND "The Spirit Never Dies" 12" LP (gatefold, three colours of vinyl, wooden box ed.)
— NOKTURNAL MORTUM "Orathania / Kolyada" 7" EP (gatefold, two colours of vinyl, special packaging)
— NORTH "Thorns On The Black Rose" 12" LP (gatefold, black vinyl, poster)
— NORTH "From The Dark Past" 12" LP (gatefold, black vinyl, poster)
— GRAVELAND "Faithful To the Pagan Roots For 1050 Years" digibook CD (wooden box ed. + t-shirt and zipper)

Winter 2016/2017:

— NOKTURNAL MORTUM "Mirovozzrenie" 12" double LP (gatefold, two colours of vinyl, wooden box ed.)
— GRAVELAND "Faithful To the Pagan Roots For 1050 Years" 12" double LP (gatefold, two colours of vinyl, poster flag, special packaging)
— NOKTURNAL MORTUM "The Voice of Steel" 12" triple LP (gatefold, two colours of vinyl, poster flag, wooden box ed.)
— NOKTURNAL MORTUM "tba" NEW mCD / 12" LP (digibook CD /
gatefold, two colours of vinyl, special packaging)
— GRAVELAND "Immortal Pride" 12" LP (gatefold, two colours of vinyl, renewed artwork, t-shirt, special packaging)
— LORD WIND "Forgotten Songs" 12" LP (gatefold, black vinyl, special packaging)
— ABUSIVENESS "Bramy Nawii" 12" LP (gatefold, black vinyl, poster)
+ more...


December 18th of 2016!

The fifth edition of the legendary Asgardsrei festival is coming to Kiev this winter! Top Black Metal divisions from France, Ukraine and Russia are uniting forces to unleash the Wild Hunt.

NOKTURNAL MORTUM – Titans of the Ukrainian Black Metal present a great program, performing the old hymns along with the new songs from the upcoming album “Verity”

PESTE NOIRE – Black Metal Kommando of the French brawlers under the leadership of Famine – «l’enfant terrible» of the dark scene, will play their first overseas concert after years of reclusion.

M8L8TH – Militant Black Metal Stormtroopers get ready a whole clip of fresh ammunition for “The Wild Hunt”.

SVARGA from Kiev will present new material at the concert, in the same spirit of aggressive heathen Black Metal.

+ “special guests”, whose names will be revealed later.


NOKTURNAL MORTUM fans in Belarus, attention!

Unfortunately we are forced to cancel our appearance at “Kupalskae Kola” fest, because organizer of the event expressed us his anxiety due to negative reaction to our possible show which came from few activists linked to local authorities. We just see no sense in attempting to play gig, which most likely will be cancelled anyway, like they often do it today in some post-Soviet countries.

We express total respect to our Belarussian fans and hope that once we shall be able to play for you without any obstacles.

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