pagan metal

Bornholm signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2000, Budapest’s Bornholm has been an unstoppable force in the black and pagan metal scene. Touring with household names like Ex Deo, Varg, Arkona and many more, the Hungarian four-piece powerhouse has made a name for themselves with spectacular live shows and four tremendous studio albums.

Now, Bornholm are ready to take their career to another level with leading Austrian metal label Napalm Records as a strong partner by their side!
 

Havamal to release new studio album “The Shadow Chapter” on May 21st 2021

Swedish Viking Metal warriors Havamal are back in the game with their second opus “The Shadow Chapter”, coming out on May 21st, 2021, via Art Gates Records worldwide. After unleashing one of the wild debuts in the Viking/Folk Metal scene in 2019, the band returns with their most ambitious record to date.

Korpiklaani announces live Q&A on February 5th 2021

Korpiklaani and Nuclear Blast Records regret to inform fans that due to a Covid-19 related shutdown of a manufacturer involved in the pressing of the “Jylhä” vinyl editions, the release of all vinyl has to be pushed back to March 12th, 2021. The CD and digital album will still be released on February 5th, 2021, as planned.

We will keep you updated on this situation and will fulfill existing and incoming pre-orders as soon as possible.

Korpiklaani - Jylhä

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani are back with their 11th studio release, “Jylhä”, via Nuclear Blast Records.
 
“Jylhä”, which roughly translates to “majestic” or “wild and rugged in a beautiful way”, is a pretty strong outing for being 11 albums deep as a band. It has all of the elements that Korpiklaani has become known for over the years. Upbeat songs, great usage of incorporating folk instruments, such as violins into their sound, and the raspy vocals of frontman Jonne Järvelä.
 

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.