Hi, it is nice to meet you. I am here with Blodiga Skald, an Italian Ork-Folk Metal band out of Rome with a Swedish name, lyrics in English and Russian language. A real nice combination. Can you please introduce yourself to our readers. “Hi Juergen, nice to meet you! The band was founded 4 years ago, the Swedish name sounded cool to us and that’s why we choose it! About the lyrics, our singer (Axuruk) speaks Russian fluently, so it was easy for us to associate the Russian language to the orcish! The orcish concept and musical style, that is closer to death metal with orchestral and folk elements (thanks to the violin of Yindi and the keyboards of Tuyla), came out after the first rehearsals and, after one year, we left our first album “Ruhn”. We have been very satisfied with the result and we toured half of Europe to promote it. We have then spent the next two years between gigs and writing “The Undrunken Curse”, a very different album, but a 100% Blodiga one!”
I recently said in my review that you have never heard anything like the debut album from Juha Jyrkäs. The author and musician issued ”Sydämeni Kuusipuulle” last year and the album has a very unique style and instrumentation going on in the use of the kantele as the primary folk and riff instrument. I threw some questions his way regarding his music, the kantele, playing live and a few other items of note……check it out…..
If you need an epic symphonic album to get you thru these dark days “Siberian Heathen Horde” from Welicoruss should be your go to listen. The latest album from the transplanted project from Russia to the Czech Republic is their 3rd full length and their first on their new label El Puerto. It also features many new and exciting twists and turns while retaining sounds more familiar to their existing fan base. Vocalist and composer Alexey Boganov took some time out of his busy schedule to field some questions for us regarding the new album, the artwork, the label and a few other questions… check it out…
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 “.”