atmospheric folk metal

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.
 

Elvenking to release new studio album “Reader of the Ruins - Divination” on August 30th 2019

The wheel of fortune is turning again: The Italian Pagan Metal band Elvenking release their new single and video for “Silverseal”. This epic song with its catchy melody is from the forthcoming album “Reader of the Ruins - Divination”. The tenth masterpiece of Elvenking thrills with a fantastic concept around ancient powers and the secret of the runes.

Cemican to release new studio album “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” on August 23rd 2019

On the eve of their Sunday appearance at France’s largest annual metal festival, Hellfest, Mexico's Cemican have premiered a lyric video for a new song from their forthcoming third album (and M-Theory Audio debut), “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” (“the mystical path of the dead”).

Check out the lyric video for “La Que Baja De Las Estrellas” (“the one that comes down from the stars”) below.

Finsterforst to release new studio album “Zerfall” on August 2nd 2019

Their fifth studio album, “Zerfall”, sees Black Forest Metal act Finsterforst return to the serious and elegiac soundscapes of classics such as the critically acclaimed “Mach Dich Frei” (2015). The Germans’ emotional brand of post black metal gives vent to endless rage with pounding riffs and astonishing orchestral elements – and then flows into somber choirs.