Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. Congratulations on your 2022 latest release “Njord” My first experience with your music was back in 2017 when I found “Fan Fryslâns ferline” online streaming. Since then I have been following the band and the music and I find it a great honor to interview you. I must admit, there is very little about the band itself posted on the internet.
Rating: 8.0/10 Release: 19 November 2022 Label: Independent This Dutch band has a rather special journey. To be convinced of this, a quick look back at their discography is essential. The first two albums in 2011 and 2015 were released in an electric version with lyrics in English. Later they …Continue reading →
2019 has been/was an incredible year in music and ended with the release of the album of the year for me in “Magnus” by the always epic Baldrs Draumar. My expectations were pretty high, and they absolutely delivered on every count… heavy, catchy, folky and another successful, fully realized concept album. This is no small feat already producing a massively successful concept album in “Aldgillissoan” from 2015. It also shouldn’t be lost that this album displaced the latest Borknagar and Saor albums from my top of the year list, so you know it is the real deal. Friesland’s favorite sons answered some questions for us regarding the album, the concept, the writing and a bunch of other items….. check it out…..
Rating: 10/10 Release: 23 November 2019 Label: Independent While I think most of us here at the site may have already picked our album of the year, I was holding out for the latest from Frisland’s favorite sons in Baldrs Draumar before deciding. Boy, am I glad I did as …Continue reading →
One of my most anticipated album for 2017 was the acoustic album by Friesland’s favorite sons, Baldrs Draumar. After being in my top album list in 2015 with their last electric album “Aldgillissoan”, the boys decided to go unplugged for their next release and it doesn’t disappoint at all. “Fan Fryslâns Ferline” is all new material written specifically for this release (with one exception in “Hadagrims Fertriet” from the last album making it’s way on). I sent some questions over regarding the new album, the process of writing and recording as well as the big release party for it….check it out……
New Brand, Brand New Congrats on your epic new album “Fan Fryslâns Ferline”….what has been the reaction to it so far? “Reactions are beyond our imaginations. Everyone seems to like it very much. Reviews are also very positive!”
Date: 7 October 2017 Location: Iduna, Drachten, The Netherlands Photography: WietskE Photography 26 September 1345 The Battle of Warns, a day of great importance to the Frisian people. 7 October the day of the release of Baldrs Draumars new album, their first acoustic one ‘Fan Fryslâns Ferline’. Another memorable day …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Release: 7 October 2017 Label: Independent There were rumors for years, Baldrs Draumar was planning on an acoustic album. I know these Frisian guys from their folk-metal. I had the honor to watch them almost 8 years ago (hey, what’s 2 days in 8 years), I was immediately …Continue reading →
Into the Forest Festival 7-11-2015 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands The second edition of the Into The Forest festival in Dynamo Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After a successful first edition last year the festival (hosted by good friend and former folk-metal.nl colleague Nick Roovers) gets a sequel. This year the line-up has improved …Continue reading →
The Fryslâns Viking Horde that is Baldrs Draumar is making their triumphant return with their brand new album “Aldgillissoan” being released on April 18th. With a heavier sound than previous releases, Baldrs Draumar is poised to conquer with this new album. I was able to speak to the band regarding the new album, change in lineup as well as sound and the upcoming release show……
Rating: 9/10 Release: 18 April 2015 Label: Independent With so many amazing releases coming out this year, there seems to be too much music and not enough time for it all. My advice would be to stay awake a little longer and forego sleep, especially to check out the latest …Continue reading →