If you are looking for an amazingly diverse, heavy, new folk metal album look no further than the debut from Poland’s Windmill. “Dance Of Fire And Freedom” is chock full of great tracks from beginning to end and will be a certain addition to my top albums for the year. Multi-instrumentalist Jan took charge of the question answering for us. He gave us some detailed responses regarding the album, the song writing, their influences, playing live and a few other things… check it out…
After an extensive layoff from recording, 2020 marks the triumphant return of Germany’s XIV Dark Centuries with their new album “Waldvolk” coming on February 28th via Einheit. The long hibernation of sorts has done them well with what I feel is their most powerful, complete and fulfilling able to date. Many of the band members (Guitarists Uwe and Tobalt, vocalist Michel and drummer Manu) were available to answer some questions for us regarding the new album, new label, the time off, playing live and a few other things o f note… check it out…..
There is no band out there that gets as down and dirty as Sweden’s Bergsvriden. Need proof? Check out their latest album “Skogens Trolska Fasa” for a little taste of the insanity and darkness they create about as good as anyone out there. Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Trollmania jumped on these questions for us regarding the new album, the history of the band, the writing process and a few other tidbits…. check it out……
After a brief hiatus,
South American Folk Metallers Cernunnos has returned with a new EP entitled The
Svmmoner. I got in touch with the band for an interview about the album and
the future and received a fairly quick reply.
2019 has been/was an incredible year in music and ended with the release of the album of the year for me in “Magnus” by the always epic Baldrs Draumar. My expectations were pretty high, and they absolutely delivered on every count… heavy, catchy, folky and another successful, fully realized concept album. This is no small feat already producing a massively successful concept album in “Aldgillissoan” from 2015. It also shouldn’t be lost that this album displaced the latest Borknagar and Saor albums from my top of the year list, so you know it is the real deal. Friesland’s favorite sons answered some questions for us regarding the album, the concept, the writing and a bunch of other items….. check it out…..
Elvarhøi’s debut full length ‘Dansen låter fra graven åter’ was chosen the as the ‘Best Debut-album’ by the team of Folk-metal.nl. Time to have a chat with these guys, about this album, the long period it took to get this album to see the light of day and more.
Congratulations with your album ‘Dansen låter fra graven åter’ which is Folk-metal.nl’s Debut Album of 2019! What are your feelings? Chris: “Hello Michel! First of all, an enormous thanks for the honor of being picked as your number 1! We cannot overstate how happy we are that our album receives such high praise after having worked so long to make it. It has been a true labour of passion, and the fact that it is able to touch other people and give something to listeners worldwide is extremely heartwarming to us. We were fully prepared to release it without anyone at all batting an eyelash, so this definitely means a lot to us.”
Hi everybody, it is my pleasure to meet you! Would you please be so kind and introduce yourself to our readers? “Hi, we are Nemoreus, a folk metal band from Vienna in Austria. We are 6 musicians combining heavy soundscapes with traditional folk instruments, such as violin, tin whistles and an Irish bouzouki. The current formation is active since 2018, but the roots of our band go back till 2012.” What does the name “Nemoreus“ stand for? Is there any meaning behind this name? How was the name finding process and why did you choose this name Fabian: “First of all the name finding process was really chaotic, since we needed to change our name twice until everyone was satisfied. Nemoreus is an old latin word, which roughly translates to “ belonging to the forest “.”
It has been a long hard road to get to this point for Wandering Oak. This US based act has finally unleashed their first full length “Passage Elemental” after a 4-year process since their debut EP “Advent” in 2015. If you think you will hear “traditional” folk metal, think again as there are more twists and turns on this album than an amusement park filled with roller coasters. Vocalist/guitarist Robert Pollard tackled some questions for us regarding the new album, the lineup, the writing, the tour and a few other items…. check it out…..
Sometimes you stumble on a hidden gem. Lately a band called Barad Guldur from Italy was brought to our attention. We took the opportunity to ask them a few questions at once, so we can get to know them a little better.
Hi, I think a lot of our readers don’t really know Barad Guldur. Can you tell us a bit how the band started? “Hi to all of you at Folk Metal.nl and thanks for this interview! Barad Guldur were born from the desire to merge metal, folk and epic music with tales, horror stories, paganism and Tolkien’s writings. Our band started a few years ago with some cover songs that were shared on YouTube with the aim of finding the right sound.