Blodiga Skald – ‘Ruhn’ (2017)

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By: Jeff
Rating: 8/10
Release: 26 June 2017
Label: Sound Age Productions

There is no way if you heard this for the first time that you would know where these guys and gals are from, but I bet you would guess eastern Europe or Russia. Not too far off but Italy is where they originate from with their brand of semi-swampy folk metal. This 6 pieces from Rome have issued a previous EP (the tongue twister “Tefaccioseccomerda” from 2015) and based on that were scooped up by the mighty Soundage to release their debut album “Ruhn”. Continue reading

First song new album Ensiferum

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Ensiferum launches first single, ‘For Those About to Fight for Metal’, online.
On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ‘Two Paths’, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. To hear the first single, ‘For Those About to Fight for Metal’, please visit: – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats: Continue reading

Ragnard Rock CANCELLED

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Sadness filled our Folk-metalhearts when we heard the news, the 2017 edition of Ragnard Rock is cancelled.
For a statement of the organisation click here.

Tengger Cavalry – ‘Die on my Ride (2017)

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By: Miche;
Rating: 6.5/10
Release: 2 June 2017
Label: M-Theory Audio

The Tengger Cavalry star has risen fast over the past year, after numerous releases over the past years (with an average of more than one full length each year), they are in for some expansion. I like the band a lot, with their Mongolian folk, they added another chapter to the Folk-metal history, together with Nine Treasures. Continue reading