Black Lion is pleased to welcome TWO new acts to the label.

Swedish, Melodic Death metallers, THIS ENDING and Armenian, Pagan/Folk, Black Metallers, ILDARUNI have both joined the Swedish extreme metal label.

THIS ENDING was formed in 2005 from the ashes of A CANOROUS QUINTET, who split in 1998 after releasing two full-length albums (Silence Of The World Beyond and The Only Pure Hate) and one EP (As Tears).

In 2005 the time was right to do something together again and thus THIS ENDING was formed. The reason for the name change was the band wanted to be able to write music freely without expectations on how the music ”should” sound.

During 2005 the band recorded a demo, ”Let The World Burn.” This demo paved the way for releasing their first two albums (Inside The Machine, Dead Harvest – both on Metal Blade Records). A few years passed and during this time long time bass player Jesper Löfgren left the band.

Despite this, in 2012 the EP, “Systematic worship” was recorded and an old friend, Linus Pettersson, replaced Jesper on bass, However nothing good comes without something bad – long time band member and guitar player, Leo Pignon decided to leave.

Not letting that slow them down, a lot of hard work was put in and the band entered the studio in 2015 to record their third album ”Garden of Death,” released through Apostasy records.

“Garden of Death” got great reviews and This Ending felt the need for a new second guitar player to be able to promote the album. Peter Nagy was contacted and he had no hesitations in joining the band. Several shows and a European tour to promote the album was undertaken in 2017, but drummer Fredrik Andersson decided to leave the band.

This left This Ending in a situation that had to be resolved quickly. Luckily, they already had a solution within the band. Guitarist Peter Nagy is a skilled musician and has played drums for many years. Peter was quick to accept the challenge and This Ending is excited for you to hear the result when they enter the studio in October 2020.

Ildaruni came to existence in 2016, emerging as a raging force from the depths of the Armenian underground metal scene. Solidifying a permanent line-up, the band was fully focused on more live performances and started recording the first demo, ”Towards Subterranean Realms” which came to light in July 2018 and met significant acclaim.

Musically, Ildaruni represents a blend of relentless, intense Black Metal and ancient folk melodies, forgotten from times immemorial. The lyrical themes explore the height of the Urartian domain, through the cognitive machinations of a bygone age and the esoteric apprehension of ancient pagan occultism. The ominous flame now burns stronger and the band is set to unleash its long-waited cryptic incantations.

Band’s comment:

“We are very excited to announce our new collaboration with Swedish Black Lion Records for the release of our forthcoming album. A new chapter has begun for Ildaruni. We are looking forward to seeing the darkest seeds of our manifestation realized! More information is yet to be revealed!”