I can tell you for certain that waiting for the latest Byrdi album was a very long process for us fans and well worth the wait. “Byrjing” has finally been released by the Norwegian project via Trollmusic after a 4 year hiatus and has once again tantalized the senses like few others can. Members Nash Rothanburg and Andreas Paulsen teamed up on answering questions for us regarding the new album, the layoff, the songwriting process and a few other items of note…check it out…..Continue reading →
Following the review of “North Star” we reached out to Frode Glesnes (Grimar) for an interview about the release. Their take on the music, the pandemic, and everything in between follows.Continue reading →
Today I have the big pleasure to interview the Finnish Folk Metal Pioneers Korpiklaani and first of all I would like to give congrats to your latest release Jylhä. How has this album so far been received by your fan-base?
“Thank you! After the long wait the album is finally released and feedback has been very positive. Though we already got some clue about people’s thoughts through the music videos, which we’ve been releasing since September. Still it’s more important for us to know what they think about the record as a whole than just one song from it. I know, we are pretty old-school with that kind of thinking, but albums have always been a one piece for us.”
Today I it is my pleasure to have an interview with the Mexican Melodic Death/Folk Metal Band Aztlan from Mexico City. First of all would you please be so kind and introduce your band to our readers?|
“We are Aztlan, we mix Mexican folk music with the powerful sound of metal.”
Photos by: Peter Hesseloe, ravenrocksite.dk
It is my honor today to have an interview with the Danish Folk Metal Newcomers “Vansind” out of Denmark. For all our readers, which are not that familiar with your band, could you please introduce yourself to our Folk-Metal.nl community?
“Gustav Solberg(Guitarist): It’s our pleasure! Vansind started in 2019 with members from bands like Svartsot, Mindmare and Eciton, to name a few. We are seven people in the band, including both a male and a female vocalist. Our music is inspired by the past of the Danes, mainly the viking age and it’s myths and legends.”
Austrailia’s Stormtide have return after a long hiatus with their sophomore album “A Throne Of Hollow Fire”. If you are looking for a brief description how about some face smashing epic melodic death/folk metal? Sounds good to me. We caught up with vocalist Reuben Stone regarding all things Stormtide including the new album, the lineup changes, the writing and recording process, the scene down under and a few other items of note… check it out…Continue reading →
One project that has been overlooked in my opinion is Germany’s Skjaldborg but in some regards it does make sense. The debut album (“Todgeweiht”) was released way back in 2014 and it has been quiet since then…. until now. “Krieg Liegt Mir Im Blut” was released in January and picks up where “Todgeweiht” left off with some new tangents while keeping to the original sound. Main member Virus answered some questions for us regarding the album, the writing process, the struggle to get the album completed and some other items of note….check it out….Continue reading →
2020 is closing out strong with a debut full length from Jotunheim about to be released. “Asgaard’s Nemeses Rise” will see a December 18th independent release and is a perfect frostbitten album to accompany the drop in temperature going into winter. Main member and founder Zolotoi (vocals, guitars,bass) took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about the upcoming album, the band history, the writing and recording process and a few other things of note… check it out..Continue reading →
It is a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to make today an interview with Zagan from the Folk/Viking Metal pioneers of Black Messiah.
Even that your latest release “Walls of Vanaheim“ already leads back three years ago, there is always some activity going on within Black Messiah. Already in the summer of 2019 you announced a re-release of your first full length release “Sceptre of Black Knowledge“ ( Black Metal Release) and you planned to play some exclusive “Old School Shows” with songs from your first two albums. Why you decided to do so? What was the feedback out of your fan base?Continue reading →
As grim as 2020 has been, one major bright spot has been the debut album from Baltimore Maryland USA’s Isenmor. “Shieldbrother” has swept in and become my debut of the year and with good reason…..the album is filled to the rim with epic folk metal with track after relentless track. We had a handful of the Isenbrood attack some questions we sent their way. Violinist Mark Williams, Bassist/Vocalist Mike Wilson, Guitarist/Vocalist Tim Regan, Violinist/Vocalist Nick Schneider and Guitarist Pete Lesko all contributed to questions regarding the album, the songwriting, the crowdfund campaign and a few other items of note… check it out…Continue reading →