It was nice to get a folk metal related release from Slovakia this year in the form of a new EP by Achsar. Formed in 2004, it has been 5 years since their debut album (“Septentrionalis”) and they have finally gotten back together with “In Battle I Was Born”… 5 tracks, 18 minutes of epicness and a great comeback of sorts for them. I was able to have vocalist Milan and guitarist Peter answer some questions regarding the new EP, the long layoff, playing live and a few other things…. check it out…..
Into some darker acoustic stuff? You should take a gander at what Forever Autumn is turning out. Their 3rd album out now on Bandcamp “Howls In The Forest At Dusk” is filled with it…. doomy apocalyptic folk that is. Vocalist and guitarist Autumn Ni Dubhghaill answered some out questions regarding the new album, the sound, the influences and a few other things of note. She also sent us some great accompanying pics by Bella Vendetta for the interview…. check it out
After they have delivered a fabulous album last year The Rumjacks will be touring through Europe a lot this year. Time to drown ourselves in the Celtic Punkscene with Johnny of The Rumjacks.
Hi, guys how are you doing? “Doing really well! Just starting off the European summer at the moment. Began the year with some UK shows and doing some acoustic songs…bit of down time, now gearing up for a busy 2019 from now on.”
Hall is an act that may surprise a lot of you in a good way. Hailing from New
Hampshire, they just released their 3rd album “In His Granite Realm”
via Naturmacht and despite their name, they are not a Tolkien related act but
more pagan in direction and style. Both Vulcan and Rognvaldr answered questions
for us regarding the album, the name, the scene in NH and a few other items of
note…check it out…..
After the EP ‘Liberté’ in 2013, and the albums ‘Nacht und Stürme werden Licht’ in 2014 and ‘Stolzes Wesen Mensch’ in 2015 we had to do without new releases of Munarheim for a while. But now they’re back with a beautiful new album ‘Willens & Frei’, delivered in German and international edition. The style of the band is a very exclusive one with distinctive vocals, harsh, sad, full of pain. There is a nice contrast of these vocals with the light flutes and whistles and there are these awesome choirs and orchestrations. Time to chat with singer Sebastian about all these things.
We recently received the new album of Aegonia. A mystical mix of Doom, Gothic, Melodic Metal and Folkore. The band is hailing from the beautiful country Bulgaria. A county I like to visit for the nature, folklore and food, but where the tourism is starting to spoil things along the black sea coast. The band likes to visit the the beautiful area of the Rhodopes and is inspired by nature and folklore. About time to have a chat wil Eli, the violin-player of Aegonia.
I’m sure we have a lot of Sojourner fans
here at the site (prob none bigger than me) so I was shocked and thrilled to
discover another full project by two of the Sojourners in guitarist Mike Lamb
and bassist Mike Wilson. Lysithea is not a side project but rather a
full-fledged evolving megalith of awesomeness with multiple albums and a new
one just released entitled “Star-Crossed” for label Rain Without End. While not
really folk metal per se, there is definitely some crossover appeal to acts on
the periphery. The guys both took shots at answering questions regarding the
project, the album, the style and a few other items of note….check it out…..
Be warned…….there is a band of trolls coming to tear your
head off with some amazing new music. Sweden’s Bergatagen have just issued
their debut album “Bärsärkatoner” and it will definitely screw you up. Filled
with classic troll black metal and some folky touches, it is definitely a contender
for debut of the year for me. Two of the trolls, Svartgrimme and Huggsint
answered some questions for us lowly humans regarding the name, the music and
the possibility of mangling the crowd if they ever played live…check it out…..
those of you that need your yearly fix of Tolkien inspired music, direct
yourself to Dwarrowdelf. This relatively new project has an EP and a full
length out with a 2nd full length on the way in March. “Of Dying
Lights” will be released in March and offer a different take on the whole TBM
experience while still remaining true to it’s roots. Main man Tom O’Dell
answered some questions for us regarding the music, the vocals, the guest
appearances and a few other things of note…check it out…