Recently Grai signed a deal with Vic records enabling them to spread their latest album worldwide. This wasn’t only a good opportunity for Folk-metal.nl to do a review on this album, but also a very good reason to interview this interesting band from Russia. Grai is a six-piece band form …Continue reading →
Viter is one of the bands which surprised me a lot this year. It’s not folk-metal like we used to, I have to say, I find it difficult to describe what they do. But it sure sounds nice and it’s very refreshing. So, I was glad I could manage to have a nice interview with Sviatoslav Adept, guitarist, backing vocalist and player of folk instruments with Viter.
During Heidenfest, we had the chance to talk to vocalist Vreth of Finntroll. He proved to be in a good and chatty mood, immediately after we met he started to talk about how nice it was to be back in Holland. Since it wouldd probably be snowing back home in Finland, he was glad he could enjoy the (relatively) nice weather in Holland. When we finally found a quiet spot where we could sit, we had of course a lot to talk about! You can read everything, from the previous album to the upcoming album, from social media to performing.
Dalriada isn’t that well known outside the borders of their home country Hungary. However, they’ve been playing for many years, and they just released the album ‘Napistan Hava’. After following the band for many years, I had a lot of questions to ask them, and this was the perfect opportunity to get the answer to all these questions. I spoke with Riekmann – Tad – Dadeusz, drummer of the band.
Korpiklaani, the band which is always busy. When they’re not on the road, they’re working on an album, releasing one almost every year. This year they could be found on stage, this time with the Heidenfest-tour. Bassplayer Jarkko spared some time (though it seemed like he didn’t really enjoyed it), to speak with us. While Jarkko clearly isn’t a generous speaker, we still managed to have an interesting conversation.
With their new album ‘Era’ released we at Folk-metal thought it’s time for a nice chat with Aydan of Elvenking. Elvenking has released quite a number of albums, but it’s not a band which produces an album every year. We wonder if they find it difficult to write enough new …Continue reading →
Nornagesta has it’s roots in the Kennemer, what I like since folk-metal from my region of the Netherlands is quite rare. Although they exist already for a few years, we haven’t heard much of them. Time to change that and have an interview. I received a very enthusiastic response and we were spontaneously invited to a barbecue. Below you can read the interview with Joas, Ron, David en Jenny.
When we did the request for an interview, the answer was that Enslaved probably doesn’t belong on our website since it’s not folk-metal. But together with Bathory you are seen as one of the founders of the Viking metal. Then why don’t you belong on the website?
Oh well that’s a big generalization. It’s just more for the magazine reader than for us. I would say that what we have in common with Bathory is the use of Norse mythology or the folk element is more in the philosophy and the lyrics and not so much in the music. While today the folk scene is, you don’t need to have a relation to what’s going on behind it. It’s not about culture and history, nowadays it’s about the music, the humpa the party thing. If people want to know about that they normally get disappointed when they get enslaved.