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PROTOKULT – Progressive Folk Metal Band Reveal Artwork and Track Listing From Upcoming Album “No Beer In Heaven” – Out On August 8th

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R: Jeremy Jackson aka Vodnik (Guitar) – Martin Drozd (Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer) – Mike Matveev (Drums), Dawid Slowiak (Bass), Ekaterina Pyatkova (Vocals, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Photo Credit: Erica Ivashina

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Toronto, Ontario’s fun-loving, beer drinking progressive folk metal band PROTOKULT are proud to share with fans artwork and the track listing for their upcoming album ‘No Beer In Heaven’, set for official release on August 8th, 2014, to follow-up 2011′s EP ‘Marzena’ and 2009′s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’.

“We are anxious and excited to finally unleash the first PROTOKULT full-length album with our current and talented lineup. Expect nothing short of pure, heathen prog-folk with a healthy traditional metal dosage in the mix. Our first single, ‘Get Me A Beer’ will be released early this July and expect the official video shortly thereafter! The video follows a story line which can be best described as “Spinal Tap meets folk-metal” and captures the band in an unpleasant, humorous yet all-too-realistic situation in which artists may find themselves in (we certainly have!)” – Martin Drozd

Years in the making and a few line up changes in the PROTOKULT camp, the Eastern European transplants have transformed progressive, folk and heavy metal influences into a twelve track adventurous trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. Mixing a duo vocal attack of melodic operatics, plus woodwinds from Ekaterina Pyatkova and high-spirited chanting growls from guitarist Martin Drozd, PROTOKULT showcase a diversified and powerful engagement that includes shredding with guitarist Vodnik, the pounding force of Mike Matveev on drums and the grooves of bassist Dawid Slowiak.

In additional news, PROTOKULT will be performing a Toronto CD release show on July 26th for hometown fans at Bovine Sex Club with support from locals Primalfrost, Tsargrad and Montreal’s Karkaos. (show details can found here)

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Track Listing: Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)

2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)

3. My Father’s Word (5:49)

4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)

5. Sol Intention (4:39)

6. Edge of Time (5:28)

7. Sanctuaries (2:04)

8. Desert Scourge (4:31)

9. Gorale (4:15)

10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)

11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)

(translation from Slovenian = Perun Has Shattered The Shackles)

12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

Hidden Tracks:

13. Brotokult (3:03)

14. We Smoke The Ganga (3:33)

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Upcoming Show Dates:

July 19 – The Apk – London, ON w/ Battlesoul, Primalfrost, Valhalla Rising

July 26 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON w/ Primalfrost, Karkaos, Tsargrad

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Although PROTOKULT is a Canadian-based group, the members come from various backgrounds (Polish, Irish, Russian, Czech) and the result is a marvelous mix of Canadian and international forces. The goal is to unite these cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for head-bangers everywhere.

With a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, whether they are reinventing the wheel or carrying down the torch high, PROTOKULT has an exhilarating and fresh sound for the 21st century.

From the studio to the stage, PROTOKULT puts on a live show that can be best described as engaging, energetic and in essence, a live ritual — ‘A must-see act’, according to the Emergenza festival.

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‘No Beer In Heaven’ was recorded at Spectre Sound Studios (Bloodshoteye feat. Randy of Lamb of God; and Woods of Ypres, one of the BWBK Top 30 Canadian albums) and will be released August 8, 2014.

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Critical Praise:

“They belong amongst the ranks of bands like Moonsorrow and Skyforger…Almost every song twists and turns through several folk metal transformations, without ever tapping into cheesy or overly tired clichés.” – Metal Observer (2010 review for Ancestral Anthems)

“Their songs pulse and writhe like a sinuous living thing.” – Exclaim (2012 review of Marzena)

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on PROTOKULT:

PROTOKULT – Sales Links: Bandcamp | iTunes

Protokult.com| Facebook | Twittter | Reverbnation | Soundcloud | Youtube | Last.FM

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LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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FALCONER – Recording For New Album “Black Moon Rising” Finished; Release Date Set For June 6th, Via Metal Blade Records

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Metal Blade Records:

FALCONER have finished recording their new album, “Black Moon Rising.” The record will be released on June 6th! Music and more info coming soon.

The band offered the following comment: “So now the mix and mastering is done for BLACK MOON RISING. After having a break from the studio and then returning my first impression was: “Was it that much double bass drums?” I’m sure this album will compete with NORTHWIND as being my favourite album though they are not alike. The last album entirely in Swedish was really rewarding to do but I must admit it’s always great to be back where you feel you belong! Well, enough with the self admiration for this time.”

Producer Andy LaRocque had the following to say: “This is how Falconer should sound!”

FALCONER’s previous album, “Armod” was released in 2011. Check out the brutal video for “Vid Rosornas Grav” below:

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FALCONER:

Mathias Blad – Vocals

Stefan Weinerhall – Guitar

Jimmy Hedlund – Guitar

Magnus Linhardt – Bass

Karsten Larsson – Drums

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* For more info on FALCONER:

Facebook: Falconer

Website: http://www.falconermusic.com/

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LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ARKONA – “YAV” Album Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ARKONA – New forthcoming album, “Yav”, from Moscow, Russia’s Slavic Pagan\Folk Metal band: ARKONA.

The artwork for the new ARKONA album “Yav” is made by Gyula Havancsákhttp://hjules.com/

Listen to ARKONA – From “Yav” – “Na strazhe novyh let” (Teaser), by clicking the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/napalmrecords/arkona-na-strazhe-novyh-let

Yav –  Track Listing: 

1. Zarozhdenie
2. Na strazhe novyh let
3. Serbia
4. Zov pustyh dereven’
5. Gorod snov
6. Ved’ma
7. Chado indigo
8. Jav’
9. V ob’jat’jah kramoly

Check out the available editions (i.a. vinyl and a deluxe boxset) here: http://shop.napalmrecords.com/arkona

Yav – Release Dates:

25.04.2014 GAS
28.04.2014 FR
30.04.2014 ESP/SWE/NOR
02.05.2014 FIN & BENELUX
05.05.2014 UK/Rest of Europe
06.05.2014 USA/CAN

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ARKONA:

Masha “Scream” – voice

Sergei “Lazar” – guitar

Ruslan “Kniaz” – bass

Vlad “Artist” – drums

Vladimir “Volk” – wind ethnic instruments

Live session member:
Anton Dobrovolskiy – keyboards, sampler, sound

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* ARKONA are from Moscow, Russia

* For more info on ARKONA:

Facebook: Arkona

Website: http://www.arkona-russia.com

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LONG LIVE ARKONA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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TURISAS “WE RIDE TOGETHER” EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 – INFO YOU NEED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the TURISAS Facebook page:

We’re proud to announce our label mates Starkill as the direct support for the upcoming 2014 European tour. Tickets & VIP meet & greet packages on sale now!

VIP meet & greet: https://turisas.myshopify.com/

More info at: http://www.turisas.com/site/turisas-announcing-starkill-special-guest-upcoming-european-tour

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TURISAS 2013 Is Available NOW! 

Turisas webstore: http://turisas.mamstore.co.uk/

CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/turisas2013cmd

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/turisas2013_itunes

Amazon.com: http://smarturl.it/turisas2013amazon

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* For more info on TURISAS:

Website: http://www.turisas.com

Facebook: Turisas

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/turisasofficial

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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CALADMOR – New Album “Of Stones And Stars” Is Out Now; Featuring Chrigel Glanzmann, Vocalist Of ELUVEITIE!

Posted in epic folk metal, folk metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“Of Stones And Stars” – Released On August 30th!

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Chrigel of ELUVEITIE quotes for “Of Stones And Stars”, the new full-length of CALADMOR:

“I’m really excited about the upcoming album of my Swiss friends CALADMOR! Not only because of the indisputable improvement compared to their debut, “Midwinter” but also because “Of Stones and Stars” is in my opinion, simply a very originally arranged Epic Folk Metal-Opus, with clean (mainly female) vocals, coming along with harsh vocals.

Sounding very simple so far, there is much more about “Of Stones and Stars”! For I think CALADMOR’s true strength lies within their skills in creating a sound with stunning diversity still preserving the typical CALADMOR-Style within all their songs. On “Of Stones and Stars” CALADMOR coquette with every imaginable genre.

There are for example, tracks in true Amon Amarth manner, fine melodies reminding of good old AMORPHIS ’, Tales From The Thousand Lakes’, songs in pure Epicness like those of MOONSORROW, as well as Songs in typical Central Europe Pagan Metal tradition of the band EQULIBRIUM & Co.; CALADMOR succeeds in bringing all those styles in without being self-denying or forgetting about the typical CALADMOR trademarks. Really an interesting album!”

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Tracklist – “Of Stones And Stars”:

1. Curse Of The Gods

2. The Raid

3. Of Stones And Stars

4. Dawn Of The Deceiver

5. Alvíssmál

6. Laudine’s Lament

7. Mimirs Born

8. A Nymph’s Lure

9. Heralds Of Doom

10. Taberna Trollis

11. Helios Sky

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“Of Stones and Stars” can get ordered at:

http://www.caladmor.ch/index.php/component/virtuemart/cd-s/cd-ofstonesandstars-1-detail?Itemid=0

CALADMOR Facts:

Their first album “Midwinter”, released in 2010 by the German label Twilight Zone Records, was already convincing the audience. With their second album “Of Stones And Stars”, the taken course will be continued.

On their brand new release, the band received great support by nobody else than Chrigel Glanzmann of ELUVEITIE (already the first album “Midwinter” was supported by ELUVEITIE’s bagpiper Päde Kistler) as well as virtuoso Joel Gilardini (The Land of the Snow, Lunatic Fringe und Mulo Muto).

CALADMOR is born from the band Pale which was founded in 2001.
The meaning of the name – “dark light” – is a significant paradox marking the music of CALADMOR:
Epic tunes creating epic wideness, thundering guitar riffs and stirring melodies meet the vocals of Babs and drummer Maede,
leading the listener on a philosophical path through the land of myths from exhilarating heights down to the edge of an abyss.

Not only towards linguistic concerns (lyrics in English, German, Middle High German and Old Norse) but also in matters of style, the music of CALADMOR shows great diversity and contrasts; thus giving breath to the distinctive and typical, Caladmorian Epic Folk Metal.”

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CALADMOR:

Nick Müller – Guitars

Maede Baumann – Clean Vocals & Growls, Drums, Synthies/Programming

Babs Brawand – Vocals

Mäcka Sauter – Bass

Mäsi Stettler – Guitars

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* For More Info On CALADMOR:

Facebook: Caladmor

http://www.caladmor.ch

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METAL BE THY NAME.

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Moss Of Moonlight – Announce New Album ‘Winterwheel’

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Formed in the summer of 2010 in the heart of Cascadia, Winterwheel is the second offering from Blackened Folk Metal duo Moss of Moonlight and will be released this summer solstice on June 21st, 2013.

Described as “a true rarity in the black metal genre” by Pure Gain Audio, ‘Winterwheel’ follows the highly acclaimed debut ‘Seed’, a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. ‘Winterwheel’ digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It’s an album of Anglo-Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, “it reaches far beyond ‘Seed’, into colder and darker territories.”

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Jenn Grunigen of the band recently discussed the upcoming album in more detail and touched on the actual writing process:

“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death. Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo-Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites–in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”

“The writing was natural, but is still a momentary step away from our Cascadian heart. Our first album, Seed, was created with the majestic, deep, damp forests of Cascadia in mind; a viscera that the music, of course, reflected. Winterwheel is rooted and broad in its own way, but is more grounded in our Pagan past. We extricated it from the typical tropes of folk metal; the usual woodwind riffs and such. Instead, this is an album of long, epic swells, swollen with meditative chants and percussion, cold chunky guitars with a tale to tell.”

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Winterwheel – Track Listing:

01) Gaet

02) Eole

03) Catte

04) Hraefne

Cavan Wagner of the band took the cover image himself though the artwork throughout the digipack’s booklet is photography by both band members, Cavan and Jenn. “The artwork represents a photographic microcosm of Cascadia’s seasons. The cover image itself is simply another form of the wheel: the rose hip, an insomniac bud of life across the still sleep of winter.”

More info: www.mossofmoonlight.com

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(Source: Future PR)

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Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 – Offers Promotional Opportunities To Bands And Labels

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news, viking metal with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The organizers of the HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST 4, which will take place on March 9, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN, are reaching out to bands and labels who are interested in having promotional items (CDs, flyers, posters, etc.) passed out at this year’s fest. Interested parties can get in touch with the promoters directly at contact@heathencrusadefest.com for details.

The 2013 installment of the fest will feature Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers BATTLESOUL (Canada) WINTERHYMN (U.S.), Norwegian Viking Gods EINHERJER (making their first appearance since 2001), VANIR (Denmark), ASHAENA (Romania), Trelleborg (RUSSIA), HAMMER HORDE (U.S.), VESPERIA (formerly BOLERO, Canada), and Minos (U.S.). The HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST is  the United State’s premier Viking/Folk/Pagan Metal Festival.

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This is the fourth installment of the HEATHEN CRUSADE FESTIVAL. Past years events have seen the likes of Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations!

Please get in touch at contact@heathencrusadefest.com for details on how to become a sponsor for the festival, as well as for booking information. For updates, make sure to follow HEATHEN CRUSADE on Facebook, Twitter, and at the fest’s official website.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on HEATHEN CRUSADE 4:

facebook: Heathen Crusade Metalfest

http://www.heathencrusadefest.com

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ADORNED BROOD – Reveal “Kuningaz” Track List; Album Releases November 23rd via Massacre Records

Posted in Black Metal, folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADORNED BROOD’s new album is going to be released on November 23, 2012 via Massacre Records!

“Kuningaz” was recorded at the Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany, with producer Kai Stahlenberg and will also be available as limited digipak. It will include a new recording of ADORNED BROOD’s old song “Totenmarsch” as bonus track.

The album’s track list looks like this:

01. Einkehr

02. Kuningaz

03. Call Of The Wild

04. Victory Or Valhall

05. Hugin

06. Men!

07. Kreuzeslast

08. Just A Fight

09. Munin

10. A War Poem

11. We Are Legion

12. Totenmarsch (Limited Edition Digipak Bonus Track)

“Victory Or Valhall” is the first single off the album. It’s already been released on October 26th and is available as a digital single only.

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Source:

For more info on ADORNED BROOD, click on the links below!

www.adornedbrood.de

www.facebook.com/Adorned.Brood

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE ADORNED BROOD.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Drummer Struck By Lightning And Leaves Band

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

With one laughing and one crying eye, KRAMPUS have announced that their drummer Carlo is no longer a part of the band effective immediately. He has, in fact, been struck by lightning and considers himself lucky to not have been killed. Thankfully Carlo survived, but he will not be able to play the drums for some time to come as he rehabilitates himself.

KRAMPUS comments, “Carlo is a great friend of ours, and we would like to thank him for the great effort and dedication he has had for the band. We wish him well and a full recovery, and all the best for his future endeavors.”

KRAMPUS will continue their music juggernaut and are already lining up a replacement for Carlo. The band offers one hint on their new drummer: “He’s a very talented musician, and you have most likely already heard of him with his current band!”

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“The best Folk Metal Newcomer there is, with a hell of a strong
album! Melodic, catchy, heavy, diverse!” - Merlin/ELUVEITIE

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The Making of Survival of the Fittest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZKPTnZKnw&feature=youtu.be

Music Video for “Kronos’ Heritage”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI3H4Moh_jE

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on KRAMPUS, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/krampusfolk

www.twitter.com/krampusfolk

www.youtube.com/krampusfolk

www.soundcloud.com/krampusfolk

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

LONG LIVE CARLO.

Stone.

ADORNED BROOD Post New Studio Video, Reveal First Single

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADORNED BROOD are going to release their new album in late November!

The band has now uploaded a new studio trailer.

The second trailer features vocalist Frost and a short excerpt of the band’s new song “Victory Or Valhall”.

The song will also be the first digital single off the upcoming album.

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You can watch the studio trailers here:

#1 Vocals Blutaxt http://youtu.be/Cmx5oqi6FQ4
#2 Vocals Frost http://youtu.be/fb4KWNFrKKc

“Victory Or Valhall” is going to be available digital only and will be released on October 26th.

“Kuningaz”, ADORNED BROOD’s new album, will be released on November 23, 2012 via Massacre Records.

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Source:

* For more info on ADORNED BROOD, click on the links below!

http://www.adornedbrood.de/

facebook: Adorned Brood

www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE ARORNED BROOD.

Stone.

ADORNED BROOD – Reveal “Kuningaz” Artwork And Release Date; First Studio Trailer Online Now

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news, viking metal with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADORNED BROOD are going to release their brand new album “Kuningaz” on November 23rd via Massacre Records!

The album was recorded at the Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany, with producer Kai Stahlenberg.

Mario Pontigo, Moritz “Mo” Stübing (All Will Know) and Florian “Blutaxt” Tamm (Black Unicorn) are featured as guest musicians on “Kuningaz”.

The first studio trailer is available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Cmx5oqi6FQ4

The cover artwork was created by Kris Verwimp, who already worked with bands such as Absu, Melechesh and Suidakra.

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ADORNED BROOD are playing a couple of gigs in the next months:

12.10.2012 DE Leipzig – Bandhaus Leipzig - www.facebook.com/events/446528675408099

19.10.2012 DE Oldenburg – Herbststurm Festival - www.facebook.com/events/102359206583551

20.10.2012 DE Münster – Baracke - www.facebook.com/events/280053332101079

26.10.2012 DE Oberhausen – Helvete - www.facebook.com/events/368247466576103

02.12.2012 BR Sao Paulo – Thorhammerfest - www.facebook.com/events/400307643362574

15.12.2012 DE Düsseldorf – Spektakulum - www.facebook.com/events/152968148160473

21.12.2012 DE Rüsselsheim – Das Rind - www.facebook.com/events/459208374092296

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(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on ADORNED BROOD, click on the links below!

http://www.adornedbrood.de/

https://www.facebook.com/Adorned.Brood

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE ADORNED BROOD.

Stone.

ADORNED BROOD – Finish Recordings, Reveal Album Details For ‘Kuningaz’

Posted in Black Metal, folk metal, Heavy Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADORNED BROOD have finished the recordings of their upcoming album!

“Kuningaz”, which is the Germanic term for king, is going to be available in late November and will also be available as limited digipak with an exclusive bonus track.

The album was recorded at the Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany, with producer Kai Stahlenberg.

Mario Pontigo, Moritz “Mo” Stübing (All Will Know) and Florian “Blutaxt” Tamm (Black Unicorn) are featured as guest musicians on “Kuningaz”.

Rumor has it, that fans will hear more acoustic instruments, more blast beats, complex riffing and various sound effects on the album.

You can watch the first studio trailer below!

Further visual impressions from the studio are available on the band’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Adorned.Brood

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Source:

For more info on ADORNED BROOD, click on the links below!

http://www.adornedbrood.de

http://www.youtube.com/AdornedBroodBand

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE ADORNED BROOD.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Stream New Song “Unspoken”

Posted in Extreme Metal, folk metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KRAMPUS continue to make waves leading up to the release of their debut album Survival of the Fittest with their latest stream of the song “Unspoken”.  Singer Filippo comments:

“‘Unspoken’ is about frustration. Frustration of being a young guy who lives in this global crisis period, with the will to do something, to be realized and to prove his worth, and that is instead entangled in a world that negates him this chance.

There’s no work, global economy is falling, corruption and injustice are everywhere, there’s not enough space for those who would just like to act and build. It’s not fair that fathers feels like losers even if they work hard because the cannot look after those whom they care.”

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“The best Folk Metal Newcomer there is, with a hell of a strong album! Melodic, catchy, heavy, diverse!” – Merlin/ELUVEITIE

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on KRAMPUS, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/krampusfolk

www.twitter.com/krampusfolk

www.youtube.com/krampusfolk

www.soundcloud.com/krampusfolk

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Debut First Official Music Video For ‘KRONOS’ HERITAGE’

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Their first full-length effort, Survival Of The Fittest, has been produced by KRAMPUS’ charismatic frontman Filippo Gianotti himself at Udine’s legendary Blackmirror Studios and is set for release in late August 2012. Shortly after the release, KRAMPUS will embark on their first extensive European tour, joining Wintersun and Korpiklaani on 2012’s edition of the hugely successful Heidenfest tour.

KRAMPUS’ Declaration:

Krampus, the winter demon, has survived the repression of the modern gods. Born from shame for the mankind decay, under the cold breeze in the shades of the Alps, we join him in his dealing out of the fallible human’s just deserts. Like roots breaking concrete, we shake minds dulled by the weakness of present society. We fight fearlessly for our beliefs, aiming to give back at least some of what has been taken from mother nature. We kindle the embers hidden inside each and every one of you, choked by the lies of nations: Embers of Honour, Pride, Traditions, and Freedom.

What frontman Filippo says about the song:

“Kronos’ heritage Is a question: what are we going to leave to our children if we destroy their world? Too many times we forget that the injuries of this planet will bleed over our children.
There’s an African proverb that says: “this world is not the heritage of our fathers, but a loan of our children.”

Fear the Krampus…

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Music Video for “Kronos’ Heritage”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI3H4Moh_jE

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Album trailer:

http://youtu.be/YPoKRFpBqxo?hd=1

Song “Kronos’ Heritage“:

http://soundcloud.com/noiseartrecords/krampus-kronos-heritage

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“The best Folk Metal Newcomer there is, with a hell of a strong album! Melodic, catchy, heavy, diverse!” – Merlin/ELUVEITIE

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on KRAMPUS, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/krampusfolk

www.twitter.com/krampusfolk

www.youtube.com/krampusfolk

www.soundcloud.com/krampusfolk

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Release Album Trailer, New Single and New Website

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Italian modern folk metal outfit KRAMPUS have just launched a brand new homepage (www.krampusfolk.com), released a brand new trailer for their upcoming album Survival of the Fittest, AND released their first single, “Kronos’ Heritage”.

The Udine, Italy based Modern Folk Metal band KRAMPUS can safely be regarded as the most promising and fast-rising star in their genre, all the while further expanding the boundaries of Folk Metal as we know it. With no less than 8 band members and an extensive use of traditional folk instruments, they invite to draw comparisons to the very elite of bands that devote themselves to bringing together old and new.

KRAMPUS are confirmed to play METALCAMP in August as well as the so-called HEIDENFEST tour throughout Europe in October/November alongside WINTERSUN, KORPIKLAANI, VARG and TROLLFEST.

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Album trailer:

http://youtu.be/YPoKRFpBqxo?hd=1

Song Kronos’ Heritage:

http://soundcloud.com/noiseartrecords/krampus-kronos-heritage

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KRAMPUS – TOUR DATES:

Aug 06MetalcampTolmin, Slovenia

Aug 19PovorockPovoletto, Italy

Oct 19TurbinenhalleOberhausen, Germany

Oct 20LKA LonghornStuttgart, Germany

Oct 21O13Tilburg, Netherlands

Oct 22Z7Pratteln, Switzerland

Oct 23Fri-sonFribourg, Switzerland

Oct 24EstragonBologna, Italy

Oct 25GasometerWien, Austria

Oct 26HellraiserLeipzig, Germany

Oct 27Kd VltavskaPrague, Czech Republic

Oct 28StudioKrakow, Poland

Oct 29MarkthalleHamburg, Germany

Oct 30PostbahnhofBerlin, Germany

Oct 31BackstageMunich, Germany

Nov 01GarageSaarbrücken, Germany

Nov 02Music HallGeiselwind, Germany

Nov 03HessenhallenGiessen, Germany

Nov 04TrixAntwerpen, Belgium

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on KRAMPUS, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/krampusfolk

www.twitter.com/krampusfolk

www.youtube.com/krampusfolk

www.soundcloud.com/krampusfolk

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

Stone.

WINDFAERER – New Track Stream Posted

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Garden State Blackened Metal troupe WINDFAERER are currently streamingA Glimpse of Light,” the second track off their new EP, Solar. The self-released follow-up to the band’s critically-acclaimed Tribus debut was recorded with Bobby Torres at Frightbox Recording in Clifton, New Jersey and offers up seven tracks of sadistic beauty laden with elements of Black and Melodic Death Metal while exuding a folkloric edge.

Check out A Glimpse of Light” at THIS LOCATION.

Literally meaning “one who travels with the wind,” as in a vessel at sea, WINDFAERER began as a means of self-expression for guitarist/bassist/vocalist Michael Gonçalves, inspired by his Hispanic/Iberian heritage and fueled by his passion for Extreme Music. With WINDFAERER, he focused his energies on creating a melodic, blasting and emotional entity and eventually recruited like-minded musicians in violinist Benjamin Karas and drummer JP Andrade.

Gonçalves notes: “This music is a vessel for my expression. WINFAERER is not to follow trends or be part of a scene of some sort; it is about independence and being true. Solar feels like a healthy progression for WINDFAERER‘s music,” he continues. “I’ve included more input from my bandmates in the writing process and we’re excited to show the world our brand of Metal with this EP. We are more energized than ever to keep creating.”

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on WINDFAERER, click on the link below!

http://www.windfaerer.com

http://www.facebook.com/windfaerer

LONG LIVE WINDFAERER.

Stone.

Out Now On AFM Records: BLACK MESSIAH, LYRIEL, STAHLMANN

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on March 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

One of the finest bands of the German Pagan Metal scene, BLACK MESSIAH, is back, and the new album from the warriors is out now in North America via AFM Records. Dubbed The Final Journey, the fifth full-length from the band is the second ‘Ruhr Vikings’ concept album following in the tradition of their 2009-released First War Of The World, and showcases BLACK MESSIAH playing more diverse and greater Epic Metal than ever. Heroic choruses collide with bitterly cold atmospheres, all layered with the Folk instrumentation in the customary BLACK MESSIAH Pagan Metal fashion.

For the powerful album opener “Windloni” — which showcases these amazing new stylistic upgrades to the BLACK MESSIAH sound perfectly — a video was filmed, evoking the legendary character in the tale to life. Take a visual voyage into the song AT THIS LOCATION.

The Final Journey Track Listing:

1. Windloni

2. Der Ring mit dem Kreuz

3. To Become A Man

4. Into The Unfanthomed Tower

5. Feld der Ehre 2012

6. Lindisfarne

7. Prologue – The Final Journey

8. Mother Hel

9. On Board

10. Sailing Into Eternity

Folk Metallers LYRIEL‘s fourth full-length album Leverage is out now in North America via AFM Records. As the album title may imply, the new compositions by the German act are more powerful than before – without going too far astray from the band´s trademarks and roots.

It was never easy to label LYRIEL´s music; their mix of Celtic Rock, Gothic Metal, Folk and Alternative influences has a unique touch to it. With Leverage they stay true to their tradition of reinventing themselves with each release. The album is varied, melodic and despite new influences and a bit tougher stance, typical LYRIEL. Singer Jessica Thierjung´s voice combined with the band’s use of violin and cello produce the band’s special atmosphere. With stronger guitar and drum work this time around, LYRIEL are relying less on the use of synth and letting the actual instruments take over.

Leverage Track Listing:

1. When It´s Coming To An End

2. Leverage

3. Parting

4. Voices In My Head

5. The Road Not Taken

6. White Lily

7. Aus der Tiefe

8. Wenn die Engel Fallen

9. Side By Side

10. Repentance

German Electro Rockers STAHLMANN have released their second album, Quecksilber, via AFM Records. Not only due to their unique appearance, STAHLMANN have become a hallmark of the German Rock scene, representing a new generation of hard, German music which began in the mid 90s with pioneers like Die Krupps and Oomph, a formula that was brought to perfection several years later by Rammstein.

To see the people as cold, steely machines that function in their daily lives and hide their emotions, is a perspective that scene pioneers Kraftwerk have been projected on our society. Founded in 2008, STAHLMANN pour this vision into their own personal artistic blast furnace, melding it into their bitter industrial sound, driving rhythms and catchy Gothic-intense melodies, yielding an alloy the ban can call their own craft. STAHLMANN worked with highly acclaimed Jose Alvarez Brill to construct Quecksilber, the producer well-known for his productions with Wolfsheim and Blutengel.

Quecksilber Track Listing:

1. Engel Der Dunkelheit

2. Spring Nicht

3. Tanzmaschine

4. Asche

5. Mein Leib

6. Am Grunde

7. Goetter

8. Schmerz

9. Diener

10. Tanzmaschine (Club Remix)

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on the bands above, click the links below:

http://www.black-messiah.de

http://lyriel.net

http://www.stahlmann.tv

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE BLACK MESSIAH, LYRIEL, STAHLMANN.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Added To MetalCamp 2012 Festival In Tolmin, Slovenia

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

METALCAMP 12 – Tolmin/Slovenia
August 5 – 10, 2012

Italian Melodic Folk Metallers KRAMPUS are continuing to make waves in the Metal world with the announcement of their addition to METALCAMP 2012 in Slovenia.

The most beautiful festival in whole of Europe presented by Noizeletter, laut.de, metalitalia.com, cmar-net.org, Stormbringer.at, Hard Rock, BLAST!

METALCAMP 2012 again got a very strong line-up, having KORN, MACHINE HEAD, AMON AMARTH, SABATON, HATEBREED and many more coming to Tolmin to offer the best possible “Headbangers Holidays“.

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So far, these terrific bands have been confirmed for 2012:

KORN
MACHINE HEAD
AMON AMARTH
SABATON
AT THE GATES
HATEBREED
PARADISE LOST
TESTAMENT
EDGUY
ELUVEITIE
KATAKLYSM
PAIN
FINNTROLL
SODOM
KORPIKLAANI
EPICA
NILE
SANCTUARY
GRAND MAGUS
NAPALM DEATH
DARK FUNERAL
TROLLFEST
STEELWING
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
HEATHEN
SEPTICFLESH
HEIDEVOLK
INCANTATION
CATTLE DECAPITATION
BEFORE THE DAWN
GORGUTS
MADBALL
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
NOCTIFERIA
VICIOUS RUMORS
HATESPHERE
WARBRINGER
NEXUS INFERIS
WISDOM
KRAMPUS
AVA INFERI
METALSTEEL
DUST BOLT
PURIFY

…Plus many more!

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info on MetalCamp 2012, click the links below:

www.metalcamp.com

www.facebook.com/MetalcampFestival

www.hardticket.eu

For more info on KRAMPUS, click the links below:

www.krampusfolk.com

www.myspace.com/krampusfolk

http://twitter.com/Krampusfolk

http://www.facebook.com/Krampusfolk

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

LONG LIVE METALCAMP.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Joins Heidenfest 2012

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

In the last couple of years, the Heidenfest turned out to be a unique and not-to-be-missed tour package when it comes to the biggest names in the field of heathen/viking metal and bands offering you the best in between war anthems and drinking horn frenzy! Which is why the 2012 line up looks like the wet dream of every heathen metal warrior again:

Headlining will be mighty genre legends WINTERSUN from Finland! It took mastermind Jari Mäenpää and his brethren exactly one album to write folk and melodic death metal history: “Wintersun” came out in 2004 and will be followed by a new milestone around the tour.

“We are very excited to announce that we are going to be headlining the 2012 Heidenfest Tour in October. There was some setbacks with the album during the winter (again), but as usual we have managed to ram through them. (Big thanks to our management for helping us through the tough times!). I´ve been mixing my ass off and things are going smooth and steady now and the album will be released late summer. Stay tuned for bigger updates about the album (or should we say “albums”, wink wink!)“ Jari and the Wintersun boys, cheers!

Fellow Finns KORPIKLAANI have an equally impressive fan base to boast and with albums such as “Ukon Wacka” (2011) they deliver the goods in a party-friendly “Pelimanni metal” way! Rising German force VARG on the other hand call their troops to war with some powerful pagan metal tunes while Norwegians TROLLFEST up the ante with a healthy dose of black humour – and supreme folky heaviness! TROLLFEST will be releasing their brand new album “Brumlebassen” on August 24 and VARG will unleash their new beast on October 19, right in time for the HEIDENFEST tour!

Opening act on this tour will be Italian modern folk metal outfit KRAMPUS, who won the Rock The Nation award 2011. KRAMPUS offer an eclectic array of folk sounds with the usage of bagpipes, flutes, whistles, violins, and the Irish Bouzouki partnered with the modern metal sounds of heavy guitars, aggressive vocals, and melodic keyboards.

In addition to creating a new breed of sound, KRAMPUS´ focus on their lyrical content while addressing themes such as issues with humanity and nature, and environmental awareness. They´ll be appearing on this years edition of METALCAMP festival in August and the same month they´ll be releasing their long-awaited debut album. Fear the Krampus!

This package already looks flawless – but there are some very special guests yet to be announced! So keep your eyes peeled and check www.heidenfest.eu regularly where you can also order your tickets!

HEIDENFEST 2012 – the ultimate party-program with several highlights, new albums, new music which will spice up your misty Autumn and mood! Cheers!

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HEIDENFEST – 2012:

Presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy, Noizeletter, Musix, X-tra-X, Metalnews.de, BLAST!

WINTERSUN
KORPIKLAANI
VARG
TROLLFEST
KRAMPUS

+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*

19.10.2012 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL – Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH – Pratteln, Z7
24.10.2012 IT – Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT – Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ – Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL – Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE – Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE – Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE – Gießen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE – Antwerp, Trix

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

For more info & tickets, click on the links below:

www.heidenfest.eu

www.hardticket.eu

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

Stone.

KRAMPUS – Releases Studio Diary #2

Posted in Extreme Metal, folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The fast rising Italian Melodic Folk Death Metal band KRAMPUS have been hard at work in the studio working on their first official release under Noise Art RecordsKRAMPUS released the highly acclaimed EP Kronos’ Heritage in 2011 which helped put them on the map. The new album is slated to be released in late 2012, and the band just released a new Studio Diary featuring the recording of guitars.

KRAMPUS guitarists Alessandro Galliera and Leonardo Rizzi also just inked an endorsement deal with Charvel Guitars.

KRAMPUS won the Rock the Nation 2011 Award which lead to them inking a deal with Noise Art Records.  The band has been recording at Black Mirror Studios in Udine, Italy.

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IN THE PRESS:

“This is a band that is playing some very real and extraordinary Metal. Krampus embellishes their songs with amazing balance, with their skillful musical respect towards both melody and extremity.”
Metal Odyssey

“…Krampus present their own exciting, thought-provoking take on folk metal.” – Highwire Daze

“Awe-inspiring in places and just damn enjoyable from beginning to end.” – Loucifer Speaks

“…Krampus are a very good melodic sounding folk/death/black metal band…” -A Different Shade of Black Metal Webzine

“Krampus debut EP, Shadows of Our Time, really caught my ear as something special.” – Metal-Rules

(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

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For more info on KRAMPUS, click on the links below:

www.krampusfolk.com

http://twitter.com/Krampusfolk

www.myspace.com/krampusfolk

http://www.facebook.com/Krampusfolk

LONG LIVE KRAMPUS.

Stone.

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