folk metal

European Metal Festival Alliance 2020 announce final line-up

With Bloodstock joining forces with twelve of the best independent European metal festivals to create a unique online event, there’s lots of planning underway.

Today, the full & final line up has been revealed for ‘festival weekend’ of 7th, 8th & 9th August and tickets are now on sale (priced at just €6.66) here

Dun Ringill to release new studio album “Library of Death” on July 31st 2020

Following their highly acclaimed debut album “Welcome”, Swedish heavy doom rock collective Dun Ringill (feat.members of The Order Of Israfel, Doomdogs & many more) have just announced the release of their sophomore album titled “Library of Death” on July 31st, 2020, via Argonauta Records!

Falconer to release new studio album “From a Dying Ember” on June 26th 2020

On June 26th, 2020, Sweden’s Falconer will release their new album, “From a Dying Ember”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the first single, “Desert Dreams”, below.

Click here to pre-order the album in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• ltd. digipak CD (incl. 3 bonus tracks - EU exclusive)
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

Ensiferum to release new studio album “Thalassic” on July 10th 2020

On July 10th, 2020, Ensiferum will release their new album, “Thalassic”, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “Rum, Women, Victory”, below. 

Pre-order “Thalassic”, here, in the following formats:

• Ltd. box set (incl. Digipak, bonus CD, flag, pendant)
• Ltd. box set (incl. Digipak, bonus CD, flag, pendant, drinking horn - EMP excl.)

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.

Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature.

Nightwish might have begun like a Stratovarius clone with female operatic vocals, to turn into a theatrical pop entity, when Annette Ozlon joined and with their third vocalist change, they’ve turned into a pretty symphonic, theatrical and pop beast, mainly because of the vocal prowess of one Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever, Revamp), who now towers over behind the mic.
 

Bloodstock clarifies 2020 event position and reveals further bands for August

In these unprecedented times and following the recent cancellation of Download & other May/June festivals, Bloodstock HQ wishes to reassure everyone that currently, Bloodstock 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 Years of Bloodstock.

Feuerschwanz announces covers album “Das elfte Gebot”

German medieval rock masters Feuerschwanz have announced that they will release a covers album titled “Die sieben Todsünden” in addition to the band’s upcoming album, “Das elfte Gebot”.

The album will include covers of German and other internationally acclaimed artists like Powerwolf, Sabaton, Rammstein and Ed Sheeran. See a full tracklist below.