Among the Folk Metal bands working on new material this year is Waylander. The Northern Ireland based folk metallers announced the release of a new album a few months back. I contacted Waylander’s Ard Chieftain O’Hagan to ask about him some questions about the new release and the current state of Folk Metal.
By: Jano Rating: 6.4/10 Release: 25 2018 watch Label: Napalm Records Midnattsol is an interesting band; though I had always thought of them as a symphonic metal band. Advertised as playing a blend of Symphonic and Folk Metal, since they are a supergroup and have had a new vocalist join …Continue reading →
By: JanoRating: 9.1/10Release: 27 April 2018Label: Trollzorn Cruachan is a band that has been around since the founding years of folk metal. They themselves arguably defined the genre of Celtic Metal. Nine Years of Blood is a concept album about the eponymous war of independence released for the 25th anniversary …Continue reading →
By: Jano Rating: 7.1/10 Release: 16 March 2018 Label: Independent / Bandcamp Listening to this album had me once again regret not taking German in high school. Zwischenwelten translates to, “between worlds”, in German, and this is honestly what the album feels like, with its mournful atmospheric outros, symphonic intros, …Continue reading →
Wilds of Ireland Dublin based blackened folk metallers Celtachor will be releasing a new album called Fiannaoícht this April. Celtachor has been actively promoting the album by releasing content ranging from a single track to a music video. I gathered my questions I had for Celtachor, and some time later …Continue reading →
By: JanoRating: 8.2/10Release: 26 January 2018Label: Napalm Records Many readers will no doubt recognize the name Alestorm, one of the most unique metal bands to gain prominence in the last few years. To those unfamiliar with the band, it is almost singlehandedly responsible for establishing the genre of Pirate Metal …Continue reading →