atmospheric folk

Ainur signs with Rockshots Records and announces new album “War of the Jewels”

It’s been 17 years since Ainur thought to transform Tolkien’s masterpiece “The Silmarillion” into music. Each member of the band was lost in his own musical themes inspired by Tolkienian mythology. As if hypnotized, they outrageously composed themes for the main characters and started to imagine this huge concept work to which they still work on today.

Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou to release new EP “The Helm of Sorrow” on January 15th 2021

On the heels of their full length collaboration, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle (appearing courtesy of Sargent House) are releasing a companion EP, “The Helm of Sorrow”, which includes additional songs from the sessions from the collaborative project.

Today they’ve shared its single “Hollywood” along with a short video for “Elysian Fields” by Thou’s Mitch Wells. Check them both out below.
 

Nytt Land signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Nordic folk and Ambient project Nytt Land from Russia has signed an official worldwide contract with Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records!

The band’s style has been compared to Wardruna with added traditional throat singing and handmade traditional instruments such as the kravik-lyra and the tagelharpa. The band is inspired by the sounds of Siberian nature, and records have included live field-recordings of raven calls and forest sounds.

Thou to release collaborative album with Emma Ruth Rundle “May Our Chambers Be Full” on October 30th 2020

Today, Thou have announced their collaborative album with Emma Ruth Rundle (appearing courtesy of Sargent House), “May Our Chambers Be Full”, which sees its release on October 30th, 2020, via Sacred Bones.

Its monolithic lead single, “Ancestral Recall” exemplifies the spirit of the collaboration. “It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process”.

Tomberlin to release new EP “Projections” on October 16th 2020

Tomberlin, the Los Angeles via Louisville, KY artist, has announced a new EP titled “Projections” with a Busy Philipps-directed video for its lead single “Wasted”.

The EP, which was co-produced by Alex G (Alex Giannascoli) and band-mate Sam Acchione, continues the arc of her critically acclaimed 2018 debut, “At Weddings”.

King Buzzo to release new studio album “Gift of Sacrifice” on May 15th 2020

King Buzzo, the iconic Melvins’ singer and guitar player, returns with his second solo album, “Gift of Sacrifice”, on May 15th, 2020, via Ipecac Recordings.

The nine-song release finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn.

The collection’s first single, “Science in Modern America” can be heard now, below.

Marko Hietala - Pyre of the Black Heart

Tarot and Nightwish member Marko Heitala is an excellent musician, who has probably gotten a fairly good deal, by joining his fellow countrymen, as he’s able to write and tour with one of the more successful rock bands in recent times, while at the same time have an avenue to release his “side projects”, which would otherwise be lost to relative obscurity.