Formed in the summer of 2010 in the heart of Cascadia, “Winterwheel” is the second offering from blackened folk metal duo Moss of Moonlight and will be released this summer solstice on June 21st, 2013.
Described as “a true rarity in the black metal genre” by Pure Gain Audio, “Winterwheel” follows the highly acclaimed debut “Seed”, a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia.
The trolls of Nordic folklore are believed to be dirty creatures of enormous strength and appetite. Their grotesque physique grants them a comic element, although the humour tends to be on the grim side as these nocturne beings hunger for human flesh. Unsurprisingly, this has earned them a rather bad reputation. All things considered, FINNTROLL are the perfect embodiment of all aforementioned sentiments - although one might want to replace the hunger for human meat with an unquenchable thirst for booze.
Finland’s ENSIFERUM have spent the past 18 years honing the steel of their folk-infused battle metal auditory attack. Their albums are further bolstered by a live show that has become one of the most entertaining in all of metal. Proof of ENSIFERUM’s status as one of the most vital bands in modern metal was made apparent through their headlining slot on this year’s Paganfest USA tour. To further spread the band’s music to a worldwide audience, ENSIFERUM has forged a deal with Metal Blade Records! The band inked the deal with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel during the Paganfest USA tour, and all parties are enthusiastic about new music and new possibilities.
Hailing from Gefle (Gävle), the eldest town in Norrland, EREB ALTOR are the newest members of the Cyclone Empire hordes. As EREB ALTOR are a already a well known force in the metallic underground scene, most metalheads should already be aware of their breathtaking hymns full of power and might somewhere between Viking, Doom and Black Metal always in praise of Swedish godfather Thomas Börje Forsberg (better known as Quorthon) and his musical heritage. After already three fantastic albums the three warriors Mats, Ragnar and Tord are now laying final hands on their fourth masterpiece "Fire Meets Ice"… be pepared for a release in the coming months!!!
Blackmore’s Night is releasing their brand new album, “Dancer and the Moon”, on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe on Frontiers Records. “Dancer and the Moon” will be released in 2 editions, as a CD and a digipak deluxe edition with a bonus DVD that includes music videos of “Dancer and the Moon” and of a “The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)”, plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night.
A little delay before setting off, some inevitable traffic - Saturday nights in Athens are a nightmare at times - nonexistent street names on building walls and a poor street layout in general (one wrong turn and you end up exactly where you don’t want to go) and to my regret… I missed Wisdom.
Ready or not… here they come! Finntroll are back and ready to unleash the title track of their brand new blood-soaked opus, "Blodsvept".
The trolls have come forth and exclaimed unto us: "“Blodsvept” is the track that sets the tone for this new abomination of an album. This song is perfect for driving - Driving for your life, that is, while being chased by a gang of trolls, in a catapult, on a motorway! Pull out your sun-spectacles from your glove compartment and honk if you love blood and guts"!
Wardruna are excited to announce that the new album “Runaljod – Yggdrasil” will be released by Indie Recordings March 15th in Norway, March 25th in Europe and April 2nd in North America. Today they reveal the cover art and track list on the upcoming album.
“The cover artwork and design is like on the previous album masterly done by Øivind who handles most visual art for Wardruna” – Kvitrafn
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I wasn’t aware of this band till I received the promo for their newest work entitled “Har Nevo”. I didn’t know what to expect so as the first moments from “Avraham” started playing, I thought that this was going to be something interesting to revel in.