alternative folk

The Native Howl release new music video for “Harvester of Constant Sorrow”

The Native Howl have released a new video for the song “Harvester of Constant Sorrow”. The band has also announced tour dates this summer that begin today in Burlington, VT at Higher Ground (dates below).

The idea for the song came from vocalist, guitarist, Alex Holycross who stated:

Motanka release mystic video for first single “Verba”

Ukrainian Wacken Metal Battle 2018 winners Motanka release a stunning and dramatic 7 minute official video for their first single “Verba” (Ukrainian for “willow tree”) from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The video underlines the strong connection of the Mystic Metal four-piece to mystical nature and ancient traditions.

Motanka to release self-titled debut album on June 7th 2019

Ukrainian Wacken Metal Battle 2018 winners Motanka will release their self-titled debut album, “Motanka”, on June 7th, 2019, via Napalm Records.

Influenced by traditional Ukrainian folk music, metal tunes and modern electronica, the band creates a very unique mix that the band refers to as “Mystic Metal”.

Motanka managed to capture the trance-like magic of their live shows on their debut, which leaves each and every stereotype behind and hypnotizes with heavy ethno soundscapes.

Suldusk to release debut album “Lunar Falls” on April 12th 2019

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Suldusk - a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield - weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock

Suldusk is set to release her debut full-length album, entitled “Lunar Falls”, on April 12th, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp.
 

Crown Of Autumn releases music video for first single “Cyclopean”

The Italian Dark Metal veterans Crown Of Autumn are now premiering the very first track taken from their upcoming album “Byzantine Horizons”.

The official videoclip for “Cyclopean” was filmed in the wonderful location of Palazzo Gonzaga Guerrieri in Volta Mantovana (MN), Italy, by Mattia Stancioiu and Nelb Rodrigues and edited by Emanuele Rastelli.

Watch the music video for “Cyclopean” below.

Andrew Golding to release debut solo album “Dragon Welding” on March 15th 2019

Andrew Golding, founding member of C86 pioneers The Wolfhounds, has announced his debut solo album under the moniker (a.k.a. anagram) “Dragon Welding”.

Ahead of this mid-March via A Turntable Friend Records, he presents the lead track “The Builders”. Listen to the new track below.

Motanka signs with Napalm Records

Traditional Ukrainian Mystic Metal masterminds Motanka have joined forces with Napalm Records! Their unique sound, blending modern electro, metal and ethnic motives, leads the listener back to ancient times. Adding traditional Ukrainian instruments like dulcimer and ocarina to a classic metal band outlet underlines their traditional trademarks.

Motanka is the name of the traditional doll that ancient Ukrainians used as an overseer for their protection and for the communication with their ancestors.