Tuatha de Danann is one of those ‘well known unknown bands’, starting way back in history and still playing. Influenced and with an obviously great fascination for Skyclad the band is representing a small but strong piece of the folk-metal scene in Southern America. That must be reason enough to have a little chat with these guys and so we did. Bruno took the time to talk about his great band.
It looks like the pandemic is over its peak and we’re getting back to something more like our usual life. Many people have died, our hearts go out to all of the families who suffered. In the shadow of all this a lot has happened as well. Bands decided to call it a day, after all the struggles, venues which couldn’t handle the long time without events and had to close down. Festivalorganisations which suffered from financial issues and lots of spilled energy. But now the darkness fades little lights are gaining strength and the feed the hope we can leave Covid behind us. One of this little lights is coming from France and it’s growing and gaining strength. Actually it has absorbed so much energy it will soon burst out and a beautiful festival will be held again and we can hardly wait experience live bands and festival atmosphere again. We had a little chat with Nathaniel of Golden Stone Events about the sunset of the new festival age, with a little bit ironic name: Dark Medieval Fest.
A few weeks ago we reached out to Rådarna whose debut release The Fomorian Horde was received exceedingly well by our staff. It was chosen the Best Debut Album of 2021. Here follows an interview with the band about the rumors of butchering magical creatures surrounding the band and some relevant band history which our eager readers might also find interesting. We managed to isolate a creature known as Rikard Falk from the other bunch, so we could bring our questions to him in a clear way without being distracted by the noisy rest of the bunch. It almost feels wrong to speak about these creatures in this lovely way, but they seem to be quite pleased with this achievement.
It is nice to see that the global pandemic has at least given us some new projects forming, including a stellar debut from Russia’s Sieta. Soon to be released “Novgorod” will definitely get Sieta noticed and for good reason….lots of killer tracks and a solid production make for a worthy listen. Main man behind the project Aleksandr Mokin fielded some questions from us regarding the upcoming album, the name and history or it, writing and recording and a few other things of note… check it out…
Following the release of When a Good Man Goes to War by Vexillum, we reached out to the band for an interview about their album, its relation to their previous releases, and live touring.
Let’s begin with your new release, entitled “When a Good Man Goes to War” (no relation to the poem in Doctor Who, of course), for readers unfamiliar with the work could you please run us through the premise and themes.
It has been a long 7 years since Denmark’s Sylvatica was making waves with their debut album “Evil Seeds”… and sadly soon after, they disappeared from the scene. With 2021 moving forward, so has the band with a return in a big way with their follow up “Ashes And Snow”. While the album has a tangible connection to the debut, it also is a massive reintroduction of sorts to their sound. Vocalist and guitarist Jarden Schelsinger took some time to answer some questions for us regarding the album, the comeback, the influences and a few other items of note….check it out…..
Last Friday the world was hit by some Heritage Fishing Pirates. They threw their hirsingle ‘Sex Shark’ right in our faces, while were thinking they were dead by seven years. The story goes some famous folk-metal artists were collaborating with these pirates. So we asked their labe Despotz Records what made them decide to ask The Catch to join their roster. Their answer was: “We dont have Pirate Metal, let’s go on a pillage hunt.” This didn’t make us any wiser, so we skimmed the coast to find these bastards.
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.”