Winterhymn is a probably not very well known band among a lot of us. This American formation counts six members, and their first full-length is available for free streaming on their facebook. Reason enough to give it a try!
In short, the band creates a typical European sounding folk-metal. Continue reading
Label: Universal Records
To kick it right in, the new Subway to Sally is which you expect form this band. A very solid album, without strolling of their, own-made, path of German Medieval folk.
For the people who are not familiar with Subway to Sally, it’s a German six-piece, grounded long ago in 1990. With ‘Schwarz in Schwarz’ this band delivers their 11th album. Continue reading
We experience more and more there are band form other countries, less traditional folk-metalcountries, meaning all not Northern Europe countries, are give folk-metal a try. Nekrogoblikon is such a band, inhabiting California, USA. Something which began as a side-project, rapidly grew in a six-piece band. Like the bands name says, they like ‘Goblins’. Continue reading
Fimbulvet is a German four-men piece, making a kind of Pagan-blackmetal. The band is grounded in 2003 and ‘Frostbrand – nach flammen sehnsucht’ is their third full-length album.
The songs are sounding very fast and heavy, with strong alternations within the songs. Continue reading
Baroeg open Air
24 September 2011
Korpiklaani’s nieuwe violist
On a late summer day when the sun shows her best side it was time for Baroeg Open Air. A free festival which reached its 4th edition. In a nice big park, where you can comfortably lie down, fair prices and above all a varied line-up it promises to be a successful day! There’s even given some thought to folk-metalfans. Korpiklaani had the honour to finish this festival. You now before they begin to play: this is going to be a big party! Continue reading
Elf Fantasy Fair, Arcen
17 en 18 September 2011
Photography: Michael Oosterink
Year after year a successful fair in Haarzuilens, it’s already the third time Arcen also. A festival which is on my list for years, but there are always circumstances forcing me to alter my plans. I put on my kilt and cape and it’s time to leave. After some strange looks in the train, and getting annoyed by the public transport, we finally arrive in Venlo, to ask ourselves: ‘when is the shuttle bus coming’. After a while it arrives and we and all the other ‘weirdo’s’ get in. Continue reading
Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum 2011
19 September 2011
A special day for Folk-metal.nl, for the first time where doing two reviews at the same day. One reviewer is on the Elf Fantasy Fair today, and I’m attending the MPS, an event which is on my wish-list for year.
At last to the MPS, and I can tell you one thing already, next year I’m present again. And this is something that shouldn’t be hard. Continue reading
To be honest, I have to say, I’d never heard of this band, at the time I got this CD in my hands. Tersivel is an Argentinian band releasing their first full-length with ‘For one Pagan Brotherhood’. This band consist of three members, completed with a session-drummer. Continue reading
Sometimes record-companies send us something which we don’t know already. We got a record from Thorondir last week, we thought we knew almost all folk-metalbands, but we were proved wrong. Two years ago this German pagan-metalband released their debut ‘Düsterwald’, but they though it was time for more. Continue reading
Cruadalach may not be a very well known band, but their on stage a lot, so it’s not impossible to see them once. For now they think it’s time to release their album ‘Lead – not follow’. I haven’t had the opportunity to hear or see this band, so it will be nice to change this. Continue reading