atmospheric folk metal

Ruadh to release new studio album “The Rock of the Clyde” on May 22nd 2020

Ruadh (which is pronounced “Roo-Ah” and translates to “red”) is an Atmospheric Black Metal solo-project from Glasgow, Scotland.

Drawing from the vast well of history, culture and mythology, musician and songwriter Tom Perrett set out to compose music purely to taste, creating an unmistakable atmosphere with the beating heart of old school Black Metal favourites of his, such as Windir, Bathory, Burzum and others, which should also appeal to fans of Saor, Winterfylleth, Panopticon and similar acts.

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! 

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.
 

Aherusia - Nostos ~ An Answer (?)

I was never, much of a fan of Aherusia’s first couple of albums, considering them to be a neat, if not a little more artistic, version of Rotting Christ, a band I was never too big on, with the exception of a couple of albums, due to their poor English enunciation. This however totally changed around, when the former released their third album, “Prometheus”, an ambitious concept album, which decides to modernize and give its own interpretation to the Promethean myth.

Obsequiae to release new studio album “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings” on November 22nd 2019

20 Buck Spin presents the third full-length album by beloved Minnesota-based castle metal act Obsequiae, announcing “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings” for November release. Alongside its artwork and details, the LP’s first two songs “L’autrier M’en Aloie” and “Ceres in Emerald Streams” have been posted.
 

Cemican - In Ohtli Teoyohtica in Miquiztli

Metal has become not only fragmented, which might have helped it survive, but has also relegated it to relatively low overall chart places and such, but has in a way become a little unimaginative. Every now and again a really interesting band will come out and refresh the scene and shortly thereafter an army of clones, with sometimes not only the same MO, but in some extreme cases even font will come out to challenge the primacy of theirs. A story as old as time itself.