Rating: 6.0/10 Release: 25 June 2021 Label: Metalville Harpyie wasn’t a band to the taste of the team-members of Folk-metal.nl. I always drew the shortest straw and ended up doing the reviews. This changed in 2017 with their album ‘Anima’. From there the band started to make albums I really …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 18 June 2021 Label: Napalm Records Subway to Sally treats us on a special release. The band has it’s own little tour for many years in Christmas time, the ‘Eisheilige Nacht’ tour. Iceholy Night would be the most understandable translations for this. They play in several German …Continue reading →
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.
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 15 December 2020 Label: 7Hard Incantatem released their second album ‘Katharsis’. To promote this album they released a single ‘Hof der Wunder’ featuring nobody less than Eric Fish of the well know German Medieval Rockband Subway to Sally. This could be interesting.The band presents themselves as a …Continue reading →
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: 8.5/10 Release: 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 …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.”