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    In 2010, Noctiferia celebrated the 12th anniversary of presence and artistic creation. The release of Death Culture is the return of the oldest Slovenian extreme metal giant. Since 1994, from the beginning in the Ljubljana underground Noctiferia has been spreading its unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. In 1997 there weren’t many active bands in Slovenia or other parts of Balkan. Despite being bound to a southern European scene Noctiferia broke off that chain and followed their own path. The founding members, Igor Nardin (guitars) and Uroš Lipovec (bass), started recording demos and soon they recorded their debut album in 1997 – Baptism At Savica Fall. Their debut was reviewed 4/5 in the Kerrang magazine and the doors for the band opened. First, Noctiferia toured with many foreign artists that started performing in Balkan, with Baptism At Savica Fall they shared stages with Enslaved, Cannibal Corpse, Absu, Rotting Christ, Deicide, Dark Funeral and Marduk. In 2002, after their second studio album Per Aspera was released in Slovenia, they embarked on their first European Tours with Marduk/Kataklysm/Immolation. In 2003, Per Aspera was released worldwide by the Arctic. They changed their old school pagan black metal into very technical extreme death black metal and the reviews for Per Aspera were amazing. Gianni Poposki stepped in as main vocalist. The album and the single Fond Of Lies were charted at #1 for 8 weeks on Slovenian National TV. Noctiferia toured Europe with Malevolent Creation, Immolation and Aborted in 2003. They were the headliners (after Danzig) at the first edition of the Metalcamp festival 04, where they met Peter Tägtgren. So they recorded Slovenska Morbida in 2006 in the Swedish studio The Abyss with Peter Tägtgren. The album was full of different cultural influences and unknown sounds for metal. For this album, 2 videos were recorded, which got great airplay, Mara charted on the MTV Adria charts and many sold out shows over Southern Europe followed. The album was promoted with several tours- 2 UK tours with Hypocrisy, a couple of shows with Cradle of Filth and Pain, two appearances at the Metalcamp's main stage, a co-headlined metal stage at Wave Gothic Treffen, a headlined metal stage at the Exit festival, opened for In Flames. Slovenska Morbida was re-released by Danse Macabre in 2008 with 3 bonus tracks in German. The South-Eastern European tour with Samael and Keep of Kalessin in January 09 was the last under the mark of Slovenska Morbida. In cooperation with the Master of Metal, their debut Baptism At Savica Fall was released in 2007 and completely sold out. After that period the new drummer Mathias Gergeta stepping in the line-up and a new approach was needed. They turned back to the technical style of Per Aspera, mixed with the power of Slovenska Morbida. The recording of Death Culture started in 2008 when the band worked on the preproduction in Switzerland with Mass of Samael. In beginning of 2009 Noctiferia entered DB Recordings with the talented producer Dalibor Strniša. Once the material had been prepared, it was sent to The Abyss Studios and Tägtgren started working on it just as he did with Overkill, Dark Funeral and Immortal. He suggested sending it to the Black Lounge studio for the mastering, where Jonas Kjellgren delivered the final blow of Death Culture. This cooperation turned out as the best combination and its result- Death Culture speaks for itself. In first days of 2010 Noctiferia signed a worldwide deal with Listenable Records who will release Death Culture in March 2010. Igor Nardin: “We’re really excited to join forces with Listenable Records. We follow the label and its bands for quite some time and really respect their work and treatment. We feel that Death Culture fits in perfectly with the label’s catalogue and we share the same vision about music industry and band development.”

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