Dutch pagan metal horde Heidevolk is on this year’s edition of the Paganfest America tour that is rumbling cities around North America. So if you are up to the challenge to see a good band that during the last 10 years has been spreading the pagan word around Europe, and now just crossed the Atlantic to raid America for the first time, you won’t be disappointed.
After watching Heidevolk perform in Paganfest America I must say, the realms of folk/pagan metal are unpredictable. I say this because after watching bands like Turisas, Ensiferum and Finntroll you might think all the rest bands will sound or look the same. Well not really, Heidevolk with their two vocalists Joris Boghtdrincker and Mark Splintervuyscht this band is one of the exceptions to the general conception about Folk/Pagan metal.
Their show at 910Live here in Tempe, AZ last Monday kicked all sorts of ass. They played material from their new album Batavi (Als De Dood Weer Naar Ons Lacht, Een nieuw begin) and from their previous albums (Nehalennia, Ostara, Saksenland, Beest Bij Nacht).
Indeed it was a great show, very different to the traditional folk/pagan metal band. The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Rowan (guitar) and Reamon (bass) of Heidevolk. We talked about their expectations of the American crowds, their latest album Batavi, and what is next for the band.