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Some of you have asked about a bandlogo patch in the past, and I'm glad to say we finally have it available now.

It's a 12cmx5cm white embroidery on black background patch, and as of today they are available through our Bandcamp as well as the Napalm Records webshop:

Napalm Records shop:

As for our Bandcamp shop, we're starting these off with a special offer: if you buy the Emergence & Transience CDs together, I'm including one of these patches in your package for free. It won't show up in your shopping cart, but don't worry - I handle the orders there personally and I won't forget.

Thank you all!


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For those of you who've missed out on the previous run: good news, the new batch of EMERGENCE CD's has arrived!

These are exclusively available through our Bandcamp page right HERE:

If you have any questions, requests or simply would like to send us a message, please don't hesitate to do so. You can include a message with an order, or use the "Contact Shylmagoghnar" button on the Bandcamp page. We're always more than pleased to hear from you personally!

Our new album TRANSIENCE is now fully available on our Youtube channel.
Thank you all very much for making this possible - we hope you enjoy!

PS: people from certain areas of the world may receive a "video is not available" message. We are currently looking into resolving that, apologies for the inconvenience

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Dear everyone,

The moment has come: our new album TRANSIENCE is released! Words cannot describe how glad we are to finally be reaching this day again. We have poured our hearts and minds into this album and we hope the result is a journey that will draw you in deeply – both into our fantasy world and also your own. Let us all for a moment consider how unique it is to experience life in all its imperfection and celebrate our mortality!


We hope you will enjoy the album from your outlet or streaming service of choice! thank you all VERY much once again for making this possible! May the music bring you closer to your transience...

And I you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can do so HERE:

We are proud to share with you our first official music video, featuring the new track AS ALL MUST COME TO PASS!

You can watch it HERE:


The video concept and animation were created by Minghao Xu (Void Visuals) - whom you already know from his work on our cover arts - and 3D animations were done by Arman Saberi. It is a tale of a struggle as old as life itself...

Enjoy the video and the music! And if you want to read the lyrics, enable the subtitles.

For anyone who still wants a vinyl or CD copy of Emergence: they are close to sold out in both our Bandcamp and the Napalm Records shop, so do not wait too long!

Napalm shop: (Vinyl only)
Our Bandcamp: (CD & Vinyl)

Many thanks to all of you for the fantastic support in word and deed over the years! You have truly made an impact on our lives

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Our second album TRANSIENCE is releasing on the 29th of June 2018. What better way to introduce it than with the opening track, which is also the title track for the album?

Our journey begins with an artist in search of meaning and perfection, finding himself struggling with his mortal boundaries as he embarks on an arduous quest. Follow us beyond a lost dream to where epiphany and insanity go hand in hand.



Dear everyone,


It is with immense pleasure that we are finally able to say: we have a release date for our upcoming album TRANSIENCE!

It is set to release on the 29TH OF JUNE this year and it will be available on CD, Vinyl and of course Digital as well.


We are opening up the pre-orders for Vinyl and CD worldwide this week, together with our label Napalm Records, so you can reserve a copy at:

Our personal Bandcamp (limited supply):

The Napalm Records online store:


Pre-orders for Digital will follow soon as well.


Thank you all so much again for making this project possible for us. We hope you are going to love the result!


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It took a while, but the Emergence vinyl is finally becoming a reality!

We will be releasing a limited edition 2-LP (black vinyl) Gatefold of 400 pieces together with Napalm Records on the 20th OF OCTOBER this year.
It will be available through the Napalm Records Online Store and our Bandcamp page:

OUR BANDCAMP (limited supply):

Pre-orders have already started so dont wait too long!

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We are excited and proud to announce that we have signed a worldwide album deal with NAPALM RECORDS!

SHYLMAGOGHNAR on the signing with Napalm Records:
\"We are excited to announce we will be working together with Napalm Records! We feel they are a respectable label with an integrity and enthusiasm we very much connect with. As such, they are a natural match to the style and ideology behind Shylmagoghnar, and we are very much looking forward to our collaboration!\"

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench states:
„We are super excited to finally announce the world-wide signing of Dutch Progressive/Melodic Death Metal Band SHYLMAGOGHNAR! The debut album release of “Emergence” in 2014 can be considered one of the most brilliant albums in the last 10 years and already received close to 1 million views on YouTube! It makes me very happy to say that “Emergence” will be released on vinyl along with a new sophomore recording! Welcome to the Napalm family!”

In 2014 SHYLMAGOGHNAR released their first record Emergence. The whole album can be streamed via YouTube in full length here: 

Now, as the band joined forces with Napalm Records, the first album Emergence will be released for the very first time on vinyl via Napalm Records!

SHYLMAGOGHNAR already started the recordings for the second full-length album entitled Transience. Both releases are scheduled for later in 2017. Stay tuned!

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Dear listeners,


Since we are receiving more and more messages about it, we want to let you know we are looking into an opportunity to offer our debut album \'Emergence\' on VINYL!


However, it requires quite the investment on our part and we first need to know if there is enough enthusiasm for this plan. So if you are interested, please let us know by posting on our Facebook page, or sending us a message/pm on YT, Bandcamp or pretty much any other place you can find us!

And of course please share this news with your friends, we cannot do this without you!


Kindest regards from Shylmagoghnar


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We are excited to let you know that the recordings for our second full-length album, Transience, have started! There is still lots to be done and no estimations of when it will be finished, but we will be giving it our all.


For more news updates and pictures of the production, please follow us on Facebook!

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The official full TABS and MIDI of the opening song "I Am the Abyss" are now available!

Grab them for free HERE!

 The tab is written in Guitar Pro 5 without RSE, so disable RSE if things sounds weird.

PDF versions of the guitar and bass are also included, in case you prefer those. If you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Feel free to use or share this tab/MIDI in any way you want, as long as you give us credit and it's for non-profit purposes. For other purposes, please don't hesitate to send us a private message or e-mail.


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Today we celebrate the anniversary of our debut to the metal world!
As we've said before, we have been very satisfied with how things went... and we don't plan to stop any time soon.

 So far we have mainly been giving updates and news surrounding Emergence, but we don't just want to dwell on the past forever. Now that a year has passed, we think it is time to also let you in on our activities and plans surrounding future works every now and then, starting here.


Here is what has been happening so far:

-We have decided to keep working as an independent 2-man studio band for now. This setup has been working well for us and we are looking forward to continue our path this way.

-Writing of songs for the next album (and possibly thereafter) has not stopped since the release of our debut. While we prefer not to share work before we feel it reflects our intended quality, pieces of the puzzle are definitely gathering! It's only a matter of time before they start falling into place.

-While the Emergence album was mainly themed by apocalysm and the admiration of nature, it currently looks like the underlying theme of the next album will be the transience of life. Therefore, in line with the previous album, its working title is “Transience”.

-The song “Journey Through the Fog”, of which an old bare-bones demo can be found on Youtube, will most likely be on this album. It is of course subject to heavy change. For example, it is planned to have vocals, and it should become less repetitive.

-We think it might be interesting to show you some snippets/pictures of how we're doing things in our little studio and around it in the future.


That's it for now. Thank you all for your support, we are looking forward to bringing you more in the future! \m/

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Towards the end of last year we were approached by the Uruguayan RISE! METAL E-Zine for a rather in-depth interview. We gladly agreed to this opportunity and the result is now available. The interview is particularly aimed at our South American friends and it is in Spanish, but of course we don't want to exclude the rest of you so we'll be including the original English transcript too.

Spanish main page:
English text download:

Additionally, Gonzalo Deubelbeis has written a (Spanish) review to the album. Thank you very much again for your comprehensive coverage Gonzalo!

Many thanks to the people at RISE! METAL for having us – it was a pleasure working with you!

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And so the year draws to an end. A year which has been surprising and inspiring to us to say the least.
We hope you have gotten something good out of it as well and we wish you all a great 2015.

Thank you for a very memorable year!

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T-Shirts are here! Or maybe you prefer a sweater?

We are excited to inform you we are now selling Shylmagoghnar clothing and other merchandise through Spreadshirt in Europe and America.

EU-based shop:
US-based shop:

Spreadshirt is a supply-on-demand service which prints a product as soon as it's ordered. This is very practical for both you and us, as it allows us to offer designs on a much greater range of products and sizes (and at a better price point) than would otherwise be possible for a small independent band like ours. Base prices of items are calculated by Spreadshirt and we receive a commission for every order.

So take your pick and we hope you enjoy!

ATTENTION: Please read the return policy and reference the size chart carefully before ordering! Products are manufactured and delivered directly by Spreadshirt to you; we are only responsible for the designs.

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Dear listeners,

After long years of wrenching our hearts and souls, the day of our Emergence has finally arrived!

We hereby present our debut album 'Shylmagoghnar – Emergence' to you, in full. Set the video to full screen, lean back and let yourself be drawn into our vision; A vision of an ominous world on the verge of breaking... but there may yet be a dim light pulsating at the end of it all.

If you like our work, please support us by buying our music! This project stems from pure passion and is fully realized and funded by ourselves. By supporting us, you are enabling us to bring you more music in the future.

Our music is available as physical CD on Bandcamp:
and also as digital download on:
and many other digital and streaming platforms. Please note that some digital distributors may take a few days to update their store with new releases.

Once again, we wish to thank all of you who have supported us during this process; you know who you are.

If you have any questions or you simply wish to talk to us, send us an email or private message on Facebook!


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Dear listeners,

The official release date for 'Emergence' is set at 28th of February this year. 500 physical copies will be available through Bandcamp. The album will also be available digitally on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and many other platforms.

To celebrate this occasion we would like to share with you a full song from the album. Enjoy 'Eternal Forest'!

For questions or pre-ordering, please send us a private message on Facebook.