Lou Quinse, the Francoprovencal singing folk-metalband form the north of Italy decided a while a go to rework their first demo. They remastered the songs and added a new one “Lo Pal” the occitan extreme version of the antifascist Catalan anthem by Luis Llach “L’estaca”.
This ‘re-issue’ starts with flutes in the a nice folk-classic song. The typical French folk is obvious, but it’s all done with a fierce metal taste. The medieval folk-songs remind of Saltatio Mortis a bit, but then with a different coating. Where SaMo gives it all a medieval rock taste. Lou Quinse spices it with real metal. lees verder
As the Summoning boxset, limited to 1000 copies, was sold out pretty fast and won`t be repressed, Napalm Records is planning an ultimate earbook edition with different cover artwork, a 24 pages booklet, the CD with the bonus tracks, and a special 7 inch vinyl with acoustic versions of the songs “Old Mornings Dawn” and “Caradhras”.
In the end of this year “Nightshade Forests” and “Oath Bound” will be released on vinyl. lees verder
Dämmerfarben had a 7″ Split on Vinyl with Blaze of Sorrow scheduled for april. But due to some commication problems the album is delayed for quite a while. An exact date of release isn’t known yet.
It will contain 2 exclusive tracks, written for this release.
The album can be pre-ordered at http://lecrepusculedusoir.yolasite.com/distribution.php
Borknagar, Boney M and Blodsvept
Finally headlining their own tour again, I got the chance to talk with Mathias (Vreth) from Finntroll about lots of stuff. About Boney M, Grant and Forsyth, why humans are a plague to the planet and of course the new album Blodsvept.
After I Congratulated him with the new album, which is a masterpiece, I ask him how it is been received in the world?
Thank you. It’s funny actually because everybody has been talking so much good about it but for some reason it doesn’t show in the sales. It sold a little bit, you know we thought it would sell more than last album because that’s usually the way it goes but actually it sold quite less this time and on charts position it was also good but not the highest like last time. But still everybody that has been reviewing it or talking about it is like oh it is the best album you have done so far. Read More
CELTICA has found a new female piper! Jane Espie, the Phantom Piper, former band member of Saor Patrol, joined the band in record breaking time and has already played her first live performance with them
Founding member Gwendolen of Celtica isn’t able to play in the band anymore, she keeps her reasons private, but this is a big loss for the band. That’s for sure.
An Theos may be a relatively young band, but this can’t be heard when you listen to their single. Chemarea străbunilor is the name of this début of this Romanian band.
Making music with 8 people can become a great mess if you don’t know what you’re doing, but it’s obvious these folk know what they’re doing. The intro of Chemarea străbunilor is breathtaking and has this typical Romanian style but not of the typical folk-dance kind we usually hear. lees verder