Yonder Realm, Battlesoul, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Norsewind, Sekengard, Windfaerer, Isenmor, Winter’s Wake and Animist will all perform at Pocono Folk Metal Fest.
The place to be on 1st August 2015 is: zaterdag 1 augustus om 16:00 in EDT Sherman Living Room 522 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 USA
Tickets are on sale now: https://www.facebook.com/events/720246878086033/
Árstíðir Lífsins between Odin and Monks
Árstíðir Lífsins have recently released one of the most incredible and awe inspiring albums that I have ever heard with “Aldafǫðr ok munka dróttinn” (“Óðinn and the God of the Monks”) an 81 minute masterpiece in metal history. Combining elements of Old Norse literature/stories, ambient/folk/modern instrumentation and numerous vocal styles, Árstíðir Lífsins have created an overwhelming tribute to the past and folklore of the countries of the north. Stefán was able to answer some questions regarding the band, the album and their philosophy…… Read whole interview
On a rainy weekend in February, Folk-metal.nl travels to France for the annual Parisian festival Cernunnos Paganfest. The 8th edition of the festival, that also happens to be a medieval fair, is held in the venue ‘La Machine du Moulin Rouge’. Read More
The title, concept and artwork of TENGGER CAVALRY’s Blood Sacrifice Shaman reflects the philosophy and atmospheres of ancient Mongolian shamanism. Shamanism is the earliest religion in human history, which exalts nature, the grassland, forest and animals. A shaman was someone with the wisdom to understand natures forces and could communicate with the gods of the wild. Blood sacrifice is one of the most primal forms of sacrifice, with the offering an animal’s blood to the sky father to show veneration. Read More
Some of you already know that for the last few years, SKYFORGER has been busy working on a new album. Today they can finally reveal some details, including cover art, track list and release date. We titled it “Senprūsija” or “Old Prussia” in English, and it will be released on the 6th of April. Scroll down for more info in English.
World Fusion Folk-metalband Sekengard is working on a debut EP, which is scheduled for release april/may 2015.
This EP will to cater to the tastes of all types of metal heads (and not metal heads) from folk, to thrash, to death, to black, to symphonic metal. The music on this CD will also span across different countries from China, to Finland, and even to the fantasy world of Middle Earth.
The album can be pre-ordered at: http://sekengard.bigcartel.com/product/self-titled-ep-pre-order Track list Read More
Label: Prophecy Records
After a long 4 years since the release “Sól” and almost 2 years since the split Arstidir Lifsins, Helrunar have finally emerged from the darkness with a new full length entitled “Niederkunfft”. To say that Helrunar is prolific would be a huge understatement…a couple of splits and now 4 full length albums under their belts is a gigantic achievement….particularly when everything they have released has delivered the goods. With this latest release, they continue in the Helrunar tradition of black/pagan metal that is always quality from beginning to end. Read More