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Eluveitie to release new studio album “Ategnatos” on April 5th 2019

We all wade through archetypes. We all are archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind.

Eluveitie call it “Ategnatos”. And by using their longest gap between two Metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it.
 
“Ategnatos” will be release on April 5th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast.

Vasil Hadzimanov Band - Lines in Sand

Vasil Hadzimanov is back with his sophomore release around three years after his debut. This time the virtuoso Serbian keyboardist, composer and arranger is expanding his musical horizons by embellishing his ethnic, Balkan folk, prog rock and jazz/fusion music with atmospheric, R&B, funk, avant garde, psychedelia, trance and electronica elements here and there. Still, the musical experimentations along with the passionate and creative improvisations are here, cuz they are the very essence of this “kind of music”, in a way.
 

Eluveitie announces new studio album “Ategnatos” - due out in April 2019

We all wade through archetypes. We all are archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind.

Eluveitie call it “Ategnatos”. And by using their longest gap between two Metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it.
 
The new album “Ategnatos” will be release on April 5th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast.
 

Shadygrove release live video for “The Port of Lisbon”

Folk/acoustic band Shadygrove has just unleashed a live version of the song “The Port of Lisbon”, taken from their debut album “In the Heart of Scarlet Wood”.

The video was taken at “Bum Bum Festival” in Bergamo (IT), as opening act for Lacuna Coil.

Watch the live video below.

Featuring members from Elvenking, Evenoire, and Sound Storm, Italy's Shadygrove journey into our primordial and mythological past for inspiration. Like musical time travelers or aural archaeologists, they have trawled eras beyond most bands' inspiration to create music from the soul... for the soul!

Erja Lyytinen announces March 2019 UK Tour

European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen will return to the UK in March 2019.

The Finnish slide-guitarist is currently on a short tour of the UK and is pleased to return for a nationwide 12-date tour in 2019.

The tour will include shows in Brighton (March 18), Sheffield (March 21), Glasgow (March 23), London (March 26) and Birmingham (March 28).

Tickets for all dates are available here or from the Box Office (no booking fee): 01472 349 222 (Mon-Fr: 9am-5pm).

Wardruna present video for Old Norse poem “Voluspá”

Leading up to the release of Wardruna’s acoustic album “Skald”, Einar Selvik has teamed up with Finnish company Koski Syvari led by Tuukka Koski, plus a pack of wolves, creating a beautiful film to his skaldic rendition of the Old Norse poem “Voluspá” (Prophecy of the Seeress).

Filming took place in Finland where Einar spent intense days of training with the wolves and their caretakers, preparing for the shoot.

Watch the incredible video for “Voluspá” below.

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Korpiklaani releases lyric video for “Kuin Korpi Nukkuva”

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani released their brand-new studio album titled “Kulkija (“Wanderer”) on September 7th, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Just a few days before they embark on a North American headline tour with Arkona (all dates can be found below), the band has launched another lyric video - once again created by Jan Yrlund - for a song taken from their latest offering.

Check out the lyric video for “Kuin Korpi Nukkuva” below.

Eluveitie working on new studio album

Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie are currently working on the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2017 album, “Evocation II - Pantheon”.

The band have already ensconced themselves at Tommy Vetterli’s Newsound Studio in Switzerland to kick off the recording process.

A year ago, the band released the first single “Rebirth”, which gave fans an exclusive taster of what to expect from the forthcoming album. Now the band is back in the studio to record the whole album.

The band have released an official video statement from the studio. Watch it below.

Erja Lyytinen releases music video for new single “Another World”

To dovetail her upcoming UK tour that kicks off on Tuesday November 6th at London’s Borderline, European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen is pleased to announce the Friday 5th October release of her new single “Another World”.

Self-released on Erja’s own label, Tuohi Records, it’s the second single, following “Without You”, taken from her upcoming new studio album that will be released in early 2019.

Stream & download “Another World” here.

Orphaned Land announces April 2019 European Headlining Tour

In order to celebrate the success of their 8th studio album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, the biggest and most influential middle-eastern metal band, Orphaned Land, will be touring Europe again in April 2019!

Singer Kobi comments: “We're so thrilled and excited to go back on the road for the second leg of our latest album's tour. Prepare for one hell of a night!”...