Skálmöld is getting more and more popular outside of Iceland. The band started in 2009, but already released 2 successful albums and album number 3, called “Með vættum”, is out now! Eline had the awesome opportunity to talk to Björgvin, Snæbjörn and Jón before their show in Eindhoven.
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 28 July 2014 Label: Mighty Music The Danish group Heidra released their debut EP ‘Sworn to Vengeance” in 2012. The folk metal band’s EP heralded a promising future for a full length album. “Awaiting Dawn” only needed the first few notes to convince me that it could …Continue reading →
Rating: 7/10 Release: 5 July 2014 Label: SAOL Abinchova is a folk metal band from Switzerland with 7 band members. Abinchova was founded in 2009, they released their first EP ‘Hörensagen’ then. In 2011 they released their first full length album ‘Versteckte Pfade’. Their third production was the EP ‘Handgeschrieben’ …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 27 June 2014 Label: Independent Eldertale is a folk metal band from Ukraine consisting of Kirya Shapovalenko (vocals, guitars), Eugene Belozertsev (guitars), Eugene Kozakov (bass), Josh O.Berg (keyboards) and Alexander Desyatnichenko (drums). Although they just released their first EP, the roots of Eldertale go way back. The …Continue reading →
Score: 8,5/10 Release: 6 June 2014 Label: Metal Blade Records The Swedish Folk/power metal band Falconer just released their 8th studio album this month. There has been some time between this album and their last one ‘Armod’, which was released in 2011. The whole album ‘Armod’ was recorded in Swedish …Continue reading →
Rating: 7,5/10 Release: 13 December 2013 Label: Independent Before I started working for folk-metal.nl, of course I was a huge fan of folk metal, but I never imagined myself listening to Mongolian folk metal. I used to be one of those people thinking that folk metal could only come from …Continue reading →
One of the most popular folk metal bands, Heidevolk from the Netherlands, stated that they had found a new singer at the end of 2013. On the 8th of February they performed for the first time with their new line up at the festival Wolfstijd in Bibelot in Dordrecht. Folk-metal.nl talked with Lars, Reamon and Rowan before their performance about the new singer, their new album and their popularity in foreign countries.
Skálmöld: “Metal and classical music are not that unrelated after all.”
The story about six men with a mission: to play in Iceland’s biggest concert hall supported by Iceland’s biggest orchestra en choirs. If you reckon that metal and classical music don’t go hand in hand, Skálmöld just proved you otherwise! What began with joking and dreaming about this, became reality. Skálmöld tells Folk-metal.nl their story behind the shows.
Turisas’ violinist Olli Vänskä took some time to talk to me during the busy Paganfest tour. It was a very nice conversation where he told me a little bit more about himself as a violinist and of course about what Turisas has in store for us this year.
Hi Olli, how are you and what have you been up to lately?
“This will sound cliché, but I do have a hangover! But it will be all right. The tour has been very nice so far. Tonight we will play, I think, the fourth show. Everything is getting a little bit more smoother now. It’s been a while since we were on stage, so that’s always a little bit scary.”