By: JeremiahRating: 8.5/10Release: 30 June 2017Label: Trollzorn The Walls of Vanaheim are German Power/Viking metallers Black Messiah’s seventh full length album. Taking the form of full on concept album The Walls of Vanaheim uses an audiobook approach to telling the story of The Aesir/Vanir War and is a continuation of …Continue reading →
The 24th edition of the biggest metal-festival in the world and of course we are joining in this year as well. Tuesday we travel towards the Mekka of Metal to stay one week in the holy lands of Wacken Open Air.
And once more, it’s going to be a good year with big names and a lot of folk-metal.
While the official start of Wacken was on Thursday, each year the party already starts on Wednesday with 3 or more folk-metalbands which will take care of the pre-party. Fejd, with their quirky mix of traditional folk and metal-elements, played as the first band, and immediately created a great atmosphere. While the bass was put way to hard in the mix, luckily the traditional instruments could be heard quite fine. With a setlist to dream about, with an ideal mix between old and new songs, and with Offerök and Yggdrasil, this band was a really fine start of the day!
Score: 8/10 (Colin)
By: Nick en Colin This year Folk-metal.nl traveled back to the ‘well known’ Brande-Hörnerkirchen for one of the nicest festivals of the year. Hörnerfest is a small festival in northern Germany, with just 2000 visitors. The festival is mainly about all styles of folk and folk-metal, so perfect for us! …Continue reading →
Ever since the start of Black Messiah there has been a lot of hassle about the line-up. We’ve seen a number of changes throughout the years. Nevertheless Zagan and his band will deliver their fifth album this year. It’s called ‘The Final Journey’. Folk-metal.nl couldn’t get really excited about it. So we questioned Zagan about his opinion, inspiration and the Dutch fans. Could you explain to our readers where ‘The Final Journey’ is all about?
By: ColinScore: 6/10Release: 24 February 2012 Black Messiah, a German band, which I often listen to. I was really looking forward to this new ‘The final journey’. ‘Windloni’ is the beginning of this CD. The first one and a half minute is the intro. Then ‘Windloni’ really opens up. A …Continue reading →
Location: Turbinehalle, Oberhausen (DE) 1 November 2008 By: Michel A great (folk) metal festival in an old factory in Oberhausen, fast and easily accessible from the Netherlands, only an hour across the border at Arnhem. A fantastic filled stage these days, which makes a trip across the border very worthwhile. …Continue reading →