Tag: Pagan Metal

Dec 30

Øystein G. Brun of Borknagar discussed their new album Winter Thrice

With 20 years of existence and 10 studio albums under their belt, Borknagar keeps showing why they belong to the hall of heroes of Norwegian metal. Continuing with the tradition of mixing black and folk metal they will be delivering a fresh album titled Winter Thrice that not  only reflects the progression of the band, but …

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Oct 06

Rowan Roodbaert of Heidevolk on touring North America

Dutch pagan metal band Heidevolk just wrapped their second North American tour supporting Russian pagans Arkona, While the tour was successful as the band got a pretty good response from the crowds, there were some interesting things happening to them; like getting a flat tire 10 miles outside Las Vegas, or their bus catching fire 20 …

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Sep 14

Leaves Eyes – King Of Kings (2015)

Leaves Eyes keeps refining their sound and delivering not only heavy melodies, but lyrically and visually they reinforce the image of what symphonic folk metal should sound and look like, a lot of classical arrangements, heavy riffs, storytelling lyrics that bring historical events back to life that extend our enlightenment about the norse culture. Use Facebook …

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Aug 13

Liv Kristine of Leaves Eyes discussed the new album King Of Kings.

Leaves Eyes has become a reckoning force within the symphonic/folk metal genre, and this year they are releasing their 6th studio album titled King Of Kings. The concept of the album is based on the story of ‘Harald Fairhair’ the first king of Norway, and the different sagas that tell the story of how he consolidated …

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Jun 02

Ensiferum and Korpiklaani visit the Baltimore Soundstage with very special guest TrollfesT

A few short days ago Ensiferum and Korpiklaani visited the Baltimore Soundstage with very special guest TrollfesT on May 27, 2015. Well I definitely am going to admit that is Baltimore was a good place to be a metalhead the last week of May. The city was host to Maryland Deathfest, but Finnish folkmasters Korpiklaani …

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Apr 21

Johnny Hedlund of Unleashed discussed the ideas behind Dawn Of The Nine

Swedish death metal conjurers, Unleashed, returned to the spotlight with a new album tilted, Dawn Of The Nine. Unleashed has been one of the few long time standing death metal bands that had kept their sound and songwriting history constant, while others had turned into a pure folk/pagan metal. This Swedish quartet had keep developing …

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Feb 20

Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum discussed with us the new album One Man Army

Ensiferum is one of the pioneers on folk/pagan metal, a genre of metal that had become a quite big all over the world, after almost three years, these Finnish metal warriors are coming back with a whole new album titled One Man Army. an album that will take you back to their early days, and that …

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Jan 05

Alan Averill of Primordial discussed Where Greater Men Have Fallen and the difficulties of touring America.

Primordial released last year their eight studio album titled Where Greater Men Have Fallen, an album that continues the tradition of pure and unadulterated metal that has made them one of the heaviest bands out there. Where Greater Men Have Fallen lyrically doesn’t have a single core theme as their previous album Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand did, …

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Sep 11

Týr – Valkyrja (2013)

Everyone can agree that Týr has a very original one of a kind sound.  Hard to categorize but over all amazing from its melodies and powerful vocals.    Known for their amazing concept albums the bands latest release Valkyrja takes you on an incredible viking journey.  Stemming hundreds of years ago the story behind the songs are …

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Sep 02

Turisas – Turisas 2013

There are many folk metal bands out there but only a few stand out to me.  When I think of black & red paint, the sound of majestic music that can transcend you into an epic journey I can only think of Turisas. Turisas 2013 is the name of their 4th up coming album.  Now if you’ve followed …

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Jul 16

Månegarm – Legions Of The North (2013)

After I listened Månegarm‘s new album Legions Of The North it is my belief that this band along with Amon Amarth and TYR should be included on the soundtrack of the series Vikings. The sensation of being on a Viking quest flows naturally on this album; the melodies, the lyrics, the intensity and level of rage made …

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