folk metal

Nightwish reschedule 2020 European Headlining Tour to May 2021

Finnish sextet Nightwish recently released their ninth studio album “Human. :II: Nature.” - it conquered the charts worldwide, including landing a #1 in their home country of Finland as well as Germany, and #2 in Canada, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.

Today, the band announce that they’ve had to postpone their European tour that was originally scheduled for November and December 2020, until May 2021.

Amahiru to release self-titled debut album on November 27th 2020

Amahiru arose from Frédéric Leclercq’s and Saki’s friendship. Having gotten to know each other in 2015 when Mary’s Blood opened for Dragonforce in Hong Kong, they immediately hit it off, both personally and musically.

After exchanging many ideas over the years, Frédéric finally travelled to Japan in March 2019 to finalise what soon became their debut album. Combining traditional metal with melodic and oriental-infused elements, Amahiru’s self-titled debut will be released on November 27th, 2020, via earMusic.

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:

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

Falconer - From a Dying Ember

Well, Falconer begun as a successor to Viking band Mythotin. Multi-instrumentalist Stefan Weinerhall took along drummer Karsten Larsson from his former band and decided to try and do something similar, but with clean vocals, so lo and behold Falconer were born.