atmospheric folk metal

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.

Protokult announces album release show on November 15th 2020 at The Rockpile in Toronto

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” recently released on October 1st, 2020.

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:

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.