Voland were a symphonic black metal band from Bergamo, Italy. They owe their name to the way Satan is called in Michail Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita".
The band, with their EP "Voland", pay homage to the charm of a land they feel very close to: Russia. We developed a project which mixes the typical symphonic black sounds with the harmonies of the Russian tradition and culture. The EP, despite its shortness, has the structure of a concept album.
The three songs are about key episodes of Russian history, ordered from the most recent to the most ancient:
1. The siege of Leningrad, when the population, despite famine, cold and illness resisted 900 days against the nazi attack.
2. The most celebrated "Russian Campaign" of 1812, when Napoleon's empire began to crumble.
3. The battle of Lake Peipus, when in 1242 Prince Aleksandr Nevskij defeated, after an epic battle, the Teutonic Order, ending in such a way all crusade military campaigns on the Russian territory.
These three events are tragic and epic at the same time. Three true stories. The band couldn't find better material to work on.
Absolutely promising and deserving stuff. A MUST cult for fans of DRAUGR and epic folcloristic feelings.
released February 22, 2016
Published by Masked Dead Records on limited edition (25 copies) in mini cd format. Originally published only in digital format, this version is a remaster with bonus track "Ataman".