In these strange times we all long for nice concerts and festivals, to ease this hunger Skálmöld released a live album. There isn’t a lot we haven’t asked this guys over the past years, but to be sure they’re all OK we had a little chat with Baldur.
Rating: 9.2/10 Release: 9 October 2020 Label: Vertigo Berlin Spielleute is such a nice German word, in fact it says it all regarding to Saltatio Mortis. ‘Playing People’ would be some kind of English translation. Guys who don’t only make music, but where music runs through their vains. Not only …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10Release: 17 April 2020 Label: Deaf Shepherd Recordings Fiddler’s Green released the follow up for their ‘Acoustic Pub Crawl’ album. This one has the subtitle ‘Live in Hamburg’.To start with a no-brainer: Everything coming out of the hands of the German speed-folkers is off very good quality. In my …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 10 February 2020 Label: Independent Italian Renaissance Celtic Folk Rock band Corte di Lunas have released their album ‘Tales from the Brave Lands’. The sound has developed over the past three releases from instrumental medieval folk through a somewhat dreamy folk-rock sound. On their previous EP ‘The …Continue reading →
Elvarhøi’s debut full length ‘Dansen låter fra graven åter’ was chosen the as the ‘Best Debut-album’ by the team of Folk-metal.nl. Time to have a chat with these guys, about this album, the long period it took to get this album to see the light of day and more.
Congratulations with your album ‘Dansen låter fra graven åter’ which is Folk-metal.nl’s Debut Album of 2019! What are your feelings? Chris: “Hello Michel! First of all, an enormous thanks for the honor of being picked as your number 1! We cannot overstate how happy we are that our album receives such high praise after having worked so long to make it. It has been a true labour of passion, and the fact that it is able to touch other people and give something to listeners worldwide is extremely heartwarming to us. We were fully prepared to release it without anyone at all batting an eyelash, so this definitely means a lot to us.”
Sometimes you stumble on a hidden gem. Lately a band called Barad Guldur from Italy was brought to our attention. We took the opportunity to ask them a few questions at once, so we can get to know them a little better.
Hi, I think a lot of our readers don’t really know Barad Guldur. Can you tell us a bit how the band started? “Hi to all of you at Folk Metal.nl and thanks for this interview! Barad Guldur were born from the desire to merge metal, folk and epic music with tales, horror stories, paganism and Tolkien’s writings. Our band started a few years ago with some cover songs that were shared on YouTube with the aim of finding the right sound.
Wind Rose didn’t only release a new album this year, but there are things going on live as well. Time to chat with Claudio about a few things.
Dwarves in Time
Wind Rose started quite a few years back. How did you guys meet? “Hi everyone, Claudio here, guitarist of the band. Francesco and I were together in the same school of music in my small hometown in the province of Pisa. The school set up a Christmas concert and put us in the same band to play a couple of rock songs. The keyboardist Federico is my cousin, we started the band together and we included Francesco some months later. Cristiano started teaching bass at the same school of music, while Federico the drummer we got in touch with him when we were looking for a new drummer after the former one left the band.”
Rating: 8/10 Release: 10 November 2019 Label: Songs of Evil Débler released a new album, their third one already, called ‘Adictium’. What music can you expect, the answer is a bit the same as when you ask us why the the previous albums weren’t reviewed by Folk-metal.nl. The Spanish metallers …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.7/10 Release: 30 October 2019Label: Independent Is is worth mentioning in the Guiness Book of Records when you release your debut-album after 15 years? A now brainer this releasedate, because it’s Elvarhøi’s 15 anniversary. They released an EP in 2006 and besides that 2 singles and a demo, but …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10Release: 25 October 2019 Label: Rock State Records ‘En Tierra de Castillos’ is the new album of the Spanish Heavy / Folk Rock/Metallers of Ars Amandi.The history of the band goes way back to 1996, but of the line-up of those days only Dani on Vocals, bagpipes and whistles …Continue reading →