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.”
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.”
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.”