Rating: 4/10 Release: 17 August 2022 Eight years have passed since the release of their debut album “Vocaloid Zanmai”. The band, which has also released many original songs, has decided to release “Vocaloid Zamai 2” in its 8th anniversary year! The new album could be called the “Vocaloid Greatest Hits”, …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 3 June 2022 Label: Napalm Records Wow, I never expected Battlelore to come back with an album. I was already very excited when they decided to pick up the band again after so many years. But must admit I was a bit disappointed by the ‘new’ release …Continue reading →
15th July 2022 The first day of “Zwarte Cross” a three-day festival is the eastern part of the Netherlands. At a normal festival this wouldn’t be worth mentioning but at the Zwarte Cross this is an essential part of the event. Despite the drought this festival is drenched with the typical dry humor of this part of the country.
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 18 March 2022 Label: Art Gates Records We had to wait a little while for this new Aktarum album. Their previous album ‘Ragnatroll’ dates back to 2018. Once again Aktarum released an album with ‘Troll’ in the title, but they go way beyond this. They managed to …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 10 June 2022 Label: Napalm Records Schandmaul adds another one to their impressive list of releases this week. Despite the fact they’re not the heaviest band in the scene, they are unmistakenly one of the big leaders in the German Medieval/Folk Rock/Metal scene. The Munich-based outfit has …Continue reading →
When Bloodywood released their first album ‘Rakshak’ a little while ago, we were struck by the originality of it. The blend of Indian folk with metal is a great find. The band is filling a rather unique niche with this. Haven’t you heard it? Well you should, just to make up your mind about this. Listen to it now and while you can read what Raoul had to tell about the band.
Paddy and the Rats started way back in 2008, but they kept on paving a way over the sea with their music. This path lead to Napalm Records and some point. Now the band hits the shores once again, this time with their sixth album ‘From Wasteland To Wonderland, time to have a chat with these Hungarian outlaws. We stumbled upon Joey in the harbor and got him to talk.
Rating: 8/10 Release: 1 April 2022 Label: Independent Dirty Shirt is back with a new album ‘Get You Dose Now!’ When you see the coverart it’s obvious this is not the usual stuff. Where lots of the bands featured on Folk-metal.nl tend towards the more nostalgic aspects of folk-music. No, …Continue reading →
Dutch metalband Vanaheim released their first full length album ‘Een Verloren Verhaal’. As the title shows they made a switch to Dutch for their lyrics. Overall this album is a huge step forward and they pulled it off without losing their identity. And there are more nice things with Vanaheim… The guys are all very involved and they all took the time to answer our questions.
Tuatha de Danann is one of those ‘well known unknown bands’, starting way back in history and still playing. Influenced and with an obviously great fascination for Skyclad the band is representing a small but strong piece of the folk-metal scene in Southern America. That must be reason enough to have a little chat with these guys and so we did. Bruno took the time to talk about his great band.