The Real McKenzies – ‘Rats in The Burlap’ (2015)

the real mckenzies rats in the burlap

By: Grinning Beggar
Rating: 9,5/10
Release: 7-4-2015
Label: Fat Wreck Records

There are not many bands in the Celtic Punk genre that work as hard or have the staying power of The Real McKenzies. In the three years since releasing their album “Westwinds”, they have kept a very busy touring schedule.
In early 2014, I heard a new album was being written and I could not wait to hear it! Fast forward to March 2015 and The Real McKenzies’ 11th studio album Read More

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Interview with Wintersun

wintersun eline 1 intAbout Tons of Metal and a Lack of Oxygen
When the Paganfest tour came to Tilburg, we took the opportunity to talk to Jukka from Wintersun about what Wintersun had been up to the last months, their 70.000 tons of metal show and of course about Time 2, the album we are all so eagerly waiting for.

Hello Jukka, welcome to Tilburg, how has the Paganfest tour been so far?
“It has been absolutely great, it’s nice to play shows again after a while. 2 years ago we played here as well. We only did the extended shows back then. It’s nice to do the full tour now.”
I see you have a new drummer with you this tour?
“Yes, his name is Timo. Kai has joined Nightwish now and will be with them until at least late 2016, so this year’s concerts we’re going to do with Timo. We don’t know what is going to happen in the future. Kai is definitely not leaving the band, maybe he will be able to do some shows with us. It’s about time to read more

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Paganfest 2015

paganfest 2015

Paganfest Extended
013, Tilburg, The Netherlands (22-03-2015)
Photography: Paganfest Extended, Turbinehalle, Oberhausen, Germany

One of the places to be if you are into pagan, folk and viking metal is the annual festival Paganfest. After being cancelled last year, the Paganfest tour has returned to Tilburg with an XL tour, featuring some of the best bands the genre has to offer. As has become the custom, the venue 013 in Tilburg is the battlefield for these bands tonight. Despite the early time of the first band we move towards the venue to see the opening act for today, Frosttide! Read More

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Debut-album Nevermind Nessie


The Belgium Folkpunk band Nevermind Nessie has released a debut-album ‘Story Of A Long Lost Generation’ recently.
01. Party in Sin City
02. Off with Your Head
03. Best Day of the Year Read More

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New podcast by Jeff

You can listen to Part 1 of the March podcast now.

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Tharaphita – ‘Ülestõus’ (2014)

tharapitha ylestous

By: Jeff
Rating: 8,5/10
Release: 27-6-20104
Label: Vaarang Records

Estonia’s Tharaphita have been relatively quiet of late, but have returned in a big way with “Ülestõus”, their first release of any kind in seemingly 6 years or so. I would categorize them sound wise maybe to more Viking metal acts like Månegarm, Skjaldborg or King Of Asgard and maybe even a little of my recently reviewed Thormesis or old Satyricon…..with 5 members and no keyboards or traditional instrumentation, they definitely have a Pagan/Viking sound going on. Read More

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Coverart SIG:AR:TYR album

SigArTyr northen

SIG:AR:TYR‘s new album will be called ‘Northen’.
1. Helluland
2. Crownless
3. Runarmal Read More

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Fortid ’9′ Released today

fortid 9

Fortid will release a new full length album called 9 today through Schwarzdorn Production. Review
27 Vetten Äpärät – Sydäntalven Viha (Single)

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Vetten Äpärät – ‘Sydäntalven Viha’ (Single 2015)

vetten aparat sydantalven viha

By: Colin
Rating: 7/10
Release: 27-3-2015
Label: Inverse Records

A Finnish folkmetal band that had trouble completing their line-up for years. After 7 years of struggle they finally are able to release a first single called Midwinter anger, or in Finnish, Sydaentalven Viha. Read More

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Second track Open Access EP revealed

This is the second track Open Access revealed. Both songs will be on their upcoming EP ‘Over a mountain peak’.
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