folk metal

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.

Feuerschwanz release live video for new single “Metfest” and announces new album “Das elfte Gebot”

German medieval rock masters Feuerschwanz have released the official live video for “Metfest”, the first single off the band’s upcoming album, “Das elfte Gebot”.

“Metfest” is that anthem that makes any party a real one! Super catchy medieval, yet rocky melodies, frenetic singalongs and an ode to friendship! A song to grab your best bud and a barrel of mead to and crank it up! 

Nightwish announce “World Land Trust” partnership and reveal official video for new single “Ad Astra”

Recently, Finnish sextet Nightwish release announced their ninth record “Human. :II: Nature.”, that will be released on April 10th, 2020, and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

Alestorm to release new studio album “Curse of the Crystal Coconut” on May 29th 2020

No matter if you are ready or not, you filthy landlubbers – Alestorm returns in an uncensored, satirical, and glorious manner! Two years after their latest album, “No Grave but the Sea”, the pirate metal drinking crew will return to the nightmares of all decent sea marauders out there with their brand new conquest, “Curse of the Crystal Coconut”, to be released on May 29th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

Týr announces April 2020 North American Headlining Tour

The Faroe Islands’ very own Týr will return to North America this April with three of Europe’s finest folk exports in tow. The Valor & Folklore Tour features headliners Týr with Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Metsatöll performing over twenty shows in cities across the US and Canada.

This is a rare chance for fans to catch this fine collection of folk all in one venue!

Aether Realm to release new studio album “Redneck Vikings from Hell” on May 1st 2020

Aether Realm takes the next step! After signing with Napalm Records in 2018, the four-piece from North Carolina is ready to unleash their newest multi-faceted full-length, “Redneck Vikings from Hell”, to be released on May 1st, 2020!

The new album will take you on a stupefying rollercoaster ride of death metal, thrash and even neo-classical shred. With their new album, the band improves upon their already distinctive sound that’s been astonishing fans since day one!
 

Nightwish release music video for first single “Noise”

When Finnish sextet Nightwish announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing.

The band’s new and ninth record “Human. :II: Nature.” will be released on April 10th, 2020, and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

Today, the band releases the first single and video clip for the song “Noise”.

Nightwish to release new studio album “Human. :II: Nature.” on April 10th 2020

When Finnish sextet Nightwish announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. 

Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. 

Nightwish have completed the recordings for their 9th studio album and are proud to announce the title, artwork and tracklisting.