Rating: 7.8/10 Release: 29 June 2018 Label: Independent / Bandcamp Vermilia’s is one of those artists that, from its name alone gives away it is a solo effort. There are two types of solo albums: those that serve as a one way trip on the ego express and those that …Continue reading →
The Baltics have a lot of Folk Metal appeal, not only does it have incredible scenic beauty, but it is also very close historically and geographically to viking influence and it is one of those regions that, for the most part, maintained tradition in the face of Roman influence and later monastic crusaders. So it should come as no suprise that Romuvos from Lithuania can get tons of mileage by drawing from these aspects of Baltic heritage. In honour of their upcoming release, we contacted Velnias with some questions to find out more about their current project as well as their musical inspirations.
At long last, Faroese viking metallers Týr has decided to tour the US again. Touring with Orphaned Land and Aeternam among others, Tyr mentioned work on a new album was in progress with the tour announcement. When the band was playing in my local area I had the opportunity to sit down with frontman Heri Joensen to talk about touring, songwriting and the new album in the works.
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.
Rating: 6.4/10 Release: 25 2018 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 their ranks it …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.1/10 Release: 27 April 2018 Label: 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 …Continue reading →
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, and its …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 →
Rating: 8.2/10 Release: 26 January 2018 Label: 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 …Continue reading →