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Italian Dark Metallers SELVANS have confirmed that they have finished recording their second full-length studio album which will be titled “Faunalia”.

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Haruspex, the mastermind behind SELVANS,  had this to say about the album:

“Ladies and gentlemen,

I’m glad to inform you that the recording sessions of our second album “Faunalia” have finally ended!

‘Faunalia’ is the result of three years of hard work on our creature. We have improved some aspects of our sound and we have had the pleasure to collaborate with some italian Artists we strongly respect whose names will be revelead in due time…

This work represent an evolution of our sound and visual concept with a dark romantic approach to the typical italian sounds, giving new impetus to Selvans identity.

There are only a few steps left, then the album will be ready to be released via Avantgarde Music by the end of 2018.  But… let us tell the most impatient of you that we are going to play some new stuff
during the upcoming ‘Hirpi European Tour’.

The Haruspex”

Routing for the headlning tour, which takes its title “Hirpi” from  SELVANS’ 2017 live album,  is as follows:

10 May: Titty Twister, Parma (IT)
11 May:  Concilia Nocturna, Aarburg (CH)
12 May:  Farářova Sluj, Mladá Boleslav (CZ)
13 May:  Rudeboy, Bielsko-Biała (PL)
15 May:  Tartaros, Banská Bystrica (SK)
16 May:  Dongó, Győr (HU)
17 May:  Melodka, Brno (CZ)
18 May:  S8 Underground, Budapest (HU)
19 May:  Weberknecht, Wien (AT)

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SELVANS was formed by frontman Haruspex after the demise of Italy’s legendary DRAUGR.  With SELVANS, Haruspex’s idea was to  breathe new life into  the rich and varied customs, mysticism and folklore that were left behind by the plethora of ethnic  inhabitants that populated Italy throughout the ages.  Combined with  SELVANS’ music and lyrics, Haruspex’s use of  aesthetics has created a band which,  visually, and, very importantly,  emotively, brings back to life those long-lost eras.   And this is something that is not limited to SELVANS’ studio output, but is vividly re-created on stage, as fans will be able to see for themselves on the upcoming tour.

Live footage filmed during the recording of “Faunalia”,  as well as studio the studio photos you can see below can be found on the band’s Facebook page at,

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More information about SELVANS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at or on their website at

A special video,  which was made as a tribute to the band’s late drummer Jonny,  for the track “Lupercale” from “Clangores Plenilunio”,  can be seen below and at

A video of SELVANS live at Menuo Juodaragis can be seen below and at

Band Contact:
Booking:  Nighttime Production /
Avantgarde Music
Vendetta Records