blackened folk metal

Protokult to release new studio album “Transcending the Ruins” on October 1st 2020

Protokult have been defining folk/pagan metal since 2009 when they released their debut album “Ancestral Anthems”, since then they have created three additional uncompromising and relentless albums with their fifth “Transcending the Ruins” coming out on October 1st, 2020.

An introduction to this new offering comes with the single “Feed Your Demons”, which the band explains in their own words:

Skálmöld to release “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík” on September 25th 2020

Icelandic Viking Metal giants Skálmöld will release their second live album and the first one as solo band “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík”, on September 25th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

Three consecutive sold-out shows at the Gamla Bíó in their hometown Reykjavík were the adequate setting to celebrate the 10th anniversary together with their devotees. “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík” transports the mythical atmosphere directly into their fans’ homes

Ruadh to release new studio album “The Rock of the Clyde” on May 22nd 2020

Ruadh (which is pronounced “Roo-Ah” and translates to “red”) is an Atmospheric Black Metal solo-project from Glasgow, Scotland.

Drawing from the vast well of history, culture and mythology, musician and songwriter Tom Perrett set out to compose music purely to taste, creating an unmistakable atmosphere with the beating heart of old school Black Metal favourites of his, such as Windir, Bathory, Burzum and others, which should also appeal to fans of Saor, Winterfylleth, Panopticon and similar acts.

Sojourner to release new studio album “Premonitions” on May 8th 2020

An inflammation of harsh soundscapes exploding in a striking symbiosis of deep growls and clean female vocals: Sojourner’s new album, “Premonitions”, to be released on May 8th, 2020, via Napalm Records, rises like an upcoming vortex that leaves the violent, yet undeniably beautiful stylistic evolution of their sound in an exceptional fusion of folk and atmospheric black metal.

Eluveitie to release “Live at Masters of Rock” on November 1st 2019

Eluveitie are a phenomenon that has been flourishing across the world for more than 15 years. Starting out with their legendary debut album “Spirit” (2006) and the outstanding “Slania” (2008), up to their latest masterpiece “Ategnatos” (2019), the Swiss unit have developed a ground-breaking recipe

Cemican - In Ohtli Teoyohtica in Miquiztli

Metal has become not only fragmented, which might have helped it survive, but has also relegated it to relatively low overall chart places and such, but has in a way become a little unimaginative. Every now and again a really interesting band will come out and refresh the scene and shortly thereafter an army of clones, with sometimes not only the same MO, but in some extreme cases even font will come out to challenge the primacy of theirs. A story as old as time itself.