GIVEAWAY: Win a Vocal Lesson, Music, and Merch From Sylvaine – New Album Out “Nova” Now

We have been showing a lot of love to Season of Mist artist Sylvaine, who released her new album, Nova, on March 4th 2022! She just kicked off a tour supporting Amorphis in North America, and you can check out the dates below. To celebrate one of the most important artists of 2022, we are collaborating on a new giveaway with her and her label for your chance to win one of three awesome prizes! Prizes including a vocal lesson from Sylvaine, a guitar pick, a CD, and print on demand merch are up for grabs! Enter to win on our Instagram at the link below. The giveaway is only open to US residents (sorry), and it ends May 2nd, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Full rules and prize value below

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sylvaine – Nova


Sylvaine is the pseudonym of Norway’s Kathrine Shepard, a classically trained composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Since 2014 Shepard has been releasing albums as Sylvaine, of which Nova (Season of Mist) will be the fourth (not counting a 2020 split with Unreqvited).

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PODCAST: Episode 152: Duncan Evans Interviews Sylvaine About “Nova” and More!

Ghost Cult’s Duncan Evans interviews artist Sylvaine about her upcoming new album Nova due out on March 4th, 2022 via Season of Mist. The two artists delved into her career, new album, and much more. Interview by Duncan Evans ( Audio editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography ( Theme music by Salted Wounds (

Polar – Nova

Polar have been a staple part of the Metalcore underground scene, touring with the best that the genres have to offer, like Stray From The Path. “We want this to be the next big step up” claimed guitarist, Fabian Lomas. “Nova is basically going to elevate us.” With a newly claimed maturity and direction to their sound and the expectations set by the band, Nova (Arising Empire) is set to be the big-hitting Metalcore album of the year.Continue reading