pagan metal

Einherjer to release new studio album “North Star” on February 26th 2021

Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer will release their eighth studio album, “North Star”, on February 26th, 2021, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres to pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.

On “North Star”, the band around singer / guitarist / bassist Frode Glesnes and drummer / keyboarder Gerhard Storesund adds more modern, mass-appealing facets while staying true to their roots.
 

Varmia signs with M-Theory Audio and announces new album “bal Lada”

The Polish pagan black metal group Varmia – who pay tribute to their Baltic roots by combining black metal sounds with traditional instruments such as the goat horn and the tagelharpa - has signed with M-Theory Audio. The band’s third album, “bal Lada”, will be released in Spring 2021.

An early taste of the spirits soon to be summoned can be seen in this video showcasing the making of the album below.
 

Korpiklaani to release new studio album “Jylhä” on February 5th 2021

Korpiklaani today announce their new studio album “Jylhä”, which will be released on February 5th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Jylhä” (which has no direct translation, but can be described as majestic and also wild or rugged in a strong, beautiful way) will be available as digital album, CD, black vinyl and grass green vinyl [limited to 300 pieces]. The pre-order will start soon.

Ensiferum

Hi Sami, it’s great to have you on Grande Rock. First of all, congrats on you new album “Thalassic” – it’s indeed one of the top metal releases of 2020!
 
S: Thank you very much!!!
 
 
What happened in the meantime between the new album and the previous one, “Two Paths”?
 

Primordial announces April 2021 European Headlining Tour

Primordial continue to promote their highly acclaimed latest studio album, “Exile Amongst the Ruins”, which was released worldwide, via Metal Blade Records, in 2018.

The band will therefore be embarking on a next, re-scheduled third leg of the “Heathen Crusade” across Europe in April and have furthermore confirmed various international festival appearances for 2021, also in celebration of Primordial’s 30th Anniversary since inception in 1991. Below are the dates announced so far.

Ensiferum - Thalassic

Almost three years after their previous release “Two Paths”, Ensiferum have hit the target with the addition of the new member Pekka Montin (synth, clean vocals) and a music return to “their roots”, but in a more melodic way.

Rumahoy to release new studio album “Time II: Party” on July 17th 2020

Rumahoy set sail with their new release “Time II: Party”, out on July 17th, 2020 via Napalm Records! Straight from the shores of Argentina, Captain Yarrface and his frivolous pirate crew fill their upcoming long-player with ten pirate metal hymns, party anthems and absolutely crazy, but equally legendary stories. Unswerving melodies combined with heavy riffs mark Captain Yarrface’s grand return from the wild sea!