Ithilien to release new studio album “Shaping the Soul” on February 17th 2017

Ithilien Shaping the Soul cover
Wormholedeath Records are proud to announce that they have signed a licensing deal with Ithilien (FolkCore Metal from Belgium) for the worldwide release of their new album “Shaping the Soul”.

“Shaping the Soul” will be released worldwide on February 17th, 2017.

The band stated:
“Our goal with this album is to share our experience of grief with the listener, as we believe that it is through loss and pain that our soul is being shaped. This process of grief then becomes a journey through a series of strong emotional stages such as denial, anger, bargaining and depression before the acceptance of reality”.

Check out the lyric video for “Edelweiss”, below.

01. Blindfolded
02. Lies After Lies
03. Shaping The Soul
04. Walk Away
05. If Only
06. Emma
07. Edelweiss
08. Hopeless
09. The Dive
10. The Bear Dance

Digital release date: 17th February 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A: 17th March 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Physical release date: 17th February 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan (Wormholedeath Japan /Tower Records Japan): TBA

Ithilien is a Belgian metal band defining itself as FolkCore to underline the combination of traditional Belgian (Folk) music, played with Flemish bagpipes, a hurdy gurdy, whistles and a bouzouki; and a modern metal genre (Death Metal, MetalCore) influenced by bands such as Parkway Drive, Architects, All Shall Perish, and many more. Ever since a stable and ideal line-up was formed in 2012, Ithilien has been working hard on its music, live performances and its image in general, making it a concept more than just another folk metal band.

Main Accomplishments of Ithilien:
• Winner of best Belgian composer & performer contest Concours-Circuit (2013).
• Release of the album “From Ashes to the Frozenland” with the Danish Label Mighty Music EU, UK & US Distribution with Target Group (2013).
• Touring with Eluveitie (CH) in Japan (2014)
• Touring with Eluveitie (CH) and Skalmold (IS) in Europe (2015)
• Performed more than a hundred gigs across Europe in the last 4 years