Tag: Folk metal

Apr 01

Finntroll – Blodsvept (2013)

From the little country of Finland where it seems all great folk metal bands come from Finntroll has been hard at work.  It only took about 3 years but it’s finally here Finntroll’s 7th studio album “Blodsvept.”  Now for those of you long time troll fans out there this album is something quite interesting and different …

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Feb 15

Routa of Finntroll talks about Blodsvept with The Age Of Metal

It’s been 3 years since the Finnish trolls of Finntroll came out of their caves with a new album and kicked the world’s ass. In 2013, after a long hibernation they will release their evil again in the form of a new album titled: Blodsvept, or shrouded of blood that is the closest meaning for that …

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Dec 28

Miguel’s Top 15 Albums of 2012

  2012 indeed was a great year for metal music. Great bands returned to the spotlight, others put a great effort of make something creative and different. I had great difficulty making this list, it were many great records that were left out that I enjoyed over the course of this year, but i have …

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Nov 21

Christopher Bowes of Alestorm talked to The Age Of Metal

From across the sea through the clouded storms pirate metal band Alestorm along with Insomnium & Epica on November 17th at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix Arizona.  The show was packed, hot and sweaty.  Insomnium was very beautiful live and got the crowd going for the evening. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Oct 21

Wintersun – Time I (2012)

Awaited, delayed, the “Chinese Democracy” of metal, the “Holy Grail of folk metal” and whatever else you want to say about the new Wintersun album Time I, is totally invalid as the wait for it was worth it, and the band delivers a complete piece of musical greatness. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Oct 04

Gunnar H. Thomsen of TYR chats with The Age of Metal

You would think that the Faroe Islands are too small of a place for metal to brew. TYR, however, has been playing their Faroese brand of Viking metal since 1998. TYR is composed of Heri Joensen, Terji Skibenæs, Gunnar H. Thomsen, and Kári Streymoy. Their newest album on Napalm records The Lay of Thrym was …

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Oct 02

Sami Hinkka of Ensiferum speaks with the Age of Metal

Coming from Finland, Ensiferum has become one of the better known faces in Folk Metal. Their brand of mixing folk with Viking and Melodic Death Metal became a common staple in their sound. Ensiferum were started in 1995 by  Markus Toivonen, Sauli Savolainen and Kimmo Miettinen where Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun fame took over vocals. …

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Sep 27

Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow talked with The Age Of Metal

Finnish Pagan Metal band Moonsorrow has been around since the late 90’s and since then has produced some amazing music all sung in Finnish of course.  The band has been some what under ground but have definitely made a name for themselves with their incredible atmospheric music. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Sep 23

Korpiklaani, TYR, Moonsorrow & Metsatoll at Rocky Point Cantina. Tempe, AZ (09/15/12)

Since the early 1990’s, Korpiklaani has been writing, touring, and drinking themselves to their place as one of the biggest Folk Metal bands in existence. But as of late, they are bringing one of the best Folk lineups they could have chosen to tour the states with them. The alliance of Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, TYR, and …

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Aug 27

Ex Deo – CALIGVLA (2012)

“Let them hate me, so that they will but fear me.” Caligula It was the year 37 AD when Rome saw the rise to power of one of the most brutal and ruthless of all Roman emperors Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known as Caligula. His story is full of blood, murder, fear and …

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Aug 21

Ensiferum – Unsung Heroes (2012)

2012 marks the return of the “Sword Bearer” or Ensiferum as we know them, after being silent during the past three years the pagan/folk metal pioneers returns with another masterpiece. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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