Arkona and Metsatoll will tour through North America together. This tour starts in August this year. Wind Rose has to pull out of the tour because of “the difficult immigration climate” in the USA. …Continue reading →
Arkona & Korpiklaani, House of Blues, Dallas USA; 21st November 2018 By: Jano After spending several minutes trying to claim my ticket at the box office, I was very excited to finally get to see Korpiklaani live. While it did turn out to be a relatively short night and in …Continue reading →
By: MichelRating: 8.0/10Release: 19 January 2018Label: Napalm Records Always exciting, a new Arkona Album. Ever since Masha joined in and the band changed their name to Arkona, the band has developed with each and every album. The evolution went from lots of black and pagan metal, to music with more …Continue reading →
Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 23-11-2014 It is sunday evening, seven o’clock. A large delegation from Folk-metal.nl travels to the Effenaar in Eindhoven, where a healthy dose of folk metal will blast through the speakers tonight. The Swiss band Eluveitie is being assisted by the Russian band Arkona and the Icelandic …Continue reading →
Congratulations on the release of ‘Yav’! Could you please elaborate on the album? Does it have a theme or concept?
‘YAV is a concept album. Concept not in the sense that each song relates to the previous one and the whole album is in the style of history, but that all the songs are about our world today and it describes my point of view on it. The album’s lyrics are made in philosophical manner and narrates about the world around us. The world how I see it. It also describes my feelings about some nowadays problems and opens the philosophy of my views about the future of our generation and empathy to the changes which have started.
25/26-4-2014Stadthalle Lichtenfels, Germany Ragnarök is a small festival that’s taking place in Lichtenfels. However, never let the size of things misguide you, because on this festival the best of pagan- folk- and black-metal come together. With bands like Arkona, Finntroll, Skálmöld en Manegarm, there were enough bands for the folk-metal …Continue reading →
By: Yvette Score: 9/10 Release: 25-4-2014 Label: Napalm Records It has been a while since Arkona has released a new studio album. In 2011 the band released ‘Slovo’, shortly followed by a pair of live cd’s called ‘A Decade of Glory’ in 2013. In 2014 it is finally time for …Continue reading →
Paganfest 2013 – Essen By: Gur The past years Paganfest was settling in Oberhausen, so I was surprised I had to go to Essen this time. These towns aren’t far apart, so it’s no problem. The Weststadthalle was the stage where it all was happening. A much smaller venue and …Continue reading →
Paganfest 2013 – Effenaar Eindhoven. By: Nick Photo’s: Awesome-pix.de (Saarbrücken) Paganfest doesn’t need an introduction anymore. For the 5th year in a row, a few pagan/folk/related bands are invited for an European tour and to provide the needs for an epic party. While this year the bands were more unknown …Continue reading →
By: MichelScore: 9,5/10Release: 1-3-2013Label: Napalm Records In 2012 Russian Pagan Folk-Metal band Arkona celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special concert at the P!PLE Concert Hall (Moscow). And this wasn’t a concert like we’re used to. No musical mastermind Masha had much greater plans for this concert. She invited a …Continue reading →