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Folk Metal Band Vetten Äpärät – Debut Album Ready For Release

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The debut album from the Finnish Folk Metal band Vetten Äpärät is ready.

The album Syntyi Talven Kyynelistä (Born of Winter’s Tears) will be released through Inverse Records digitally and in Finland 1st of April. International release date for the physical copy will be 13th of May.

Two songs from the album can be heard through the band’s YouTube page or below:

Sydäntalven Viha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEk0nUm730s

Wind of Exhaustion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7qOscWBtA

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For more info on Vetten Äpärät:

https://www.facebook.com/vettenaparat/

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Source: Inverse Records

www.inverse.fi

MetalOdyssey

Long Live Vetten Äpärät.

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Vetten Äpärät – New Track Available From Finnish Folk Metal Band

Posted in folk metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Vetten Äpärät is a second generation Folk Metal band from Helsinki, Finland. Their debut album “Syntyi Talven Kyynelistä” will be released in early 2016.

A new track “Wind of Exhaustion” from the upcoming album is featured below or here: https://youtu.be/Ic7qOscWBtA

“Wind Of Exhaustion” was recorded at Suomenlinnan Studio and mastered at Finnvox Studios.

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For more info:

Facebook: Vetten Äpärät

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Source: Inverse Music Group

Website: www.inverse.fi

MetalOdyssey

Long Live Vetten Äpärät.

Long Live Metal.

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ENSIFERUM – “One Man Army” First Week Worldwide Album Chart Rankings

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Metal Blade Records:

A huge congrats to (Finland’s) Ensiferum on their successful debut of “One Man Army” worldwide! Listen & order at http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

The album debuted at #167 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #19 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart, #36 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart.

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In Canada, One Man Army placed at #69 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Music Chart and #126 on the Digital Music Charts.

On the Official Top 100 Charts in Europe, the record earned the coveted #1 slot in Finland, #15 Germany, #37 Austria and #24 Switzerland. Additionally, ENSIFERUM’s One Many Army has ranked among the top five entries in the iTunes Metal Charts in multiple territories.

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LONG LIVE ENSIFERUM.

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PROTOKULT – Playing At Metal Divas Fest In Toronto November 29th; New Album Out ‘No Beer In Heaven’

Posted in folk metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Divas Fest - Protokult - November 2014 - promo flyer

Beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT are proud to announce they will be performing at this year’s first ever Metal Divas Fest in Toronto, ON at the Bovine Sex Club on November 29th that includes Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge and Psycho Mad Sally. For tickets and info, please visit the following link here.

Protokult front woman Ekatertina Pyatkova comments:

“We are excited to take part in the launch of the first ever Metal Diva Fest in Toronto. It’s great to realize that today we have more and more women participating in metal, both in Canada and the rest of the world. For me the launch of this festival is not only a way to showcase current talented bands, but also a way to honour the legacy of women who have paved the path for us today. This is an amazing line-up, be sure to check it out! I know this festival will turn into a successful reoccurring event.”

The Eastern European transplants now residing in Toronto, ON released their sophomore album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ on August 8th with their single ‘Get Me A Beer!’ pleasing beer fans around the globe. This follow-up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’ has a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, the album captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of twelve entirely new compositions, and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. The band unites their diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for headbangers everywhere.

Upcoming Dates:

November 29th – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club w/ Metal Divas Fest w/ Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge, Psychos Mad Sally

December 6th – St. Catharines, ON – Mikado Lounge w/ Skull Fist, Last Scattering, Manacle

Lyric Video – Get Me A Beer!

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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)
12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

Get Me A Beer! – Music Video

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‘No Beer In Heaven’ Album Stream:

http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven

YouTube ‘No Beer In Heaven’ Album Stream:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o

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* For more info on PROTOKULT:

http://www.protokult.com

http://www.facebook.com/protokult

http://www.twitter.com/protokult

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PROTOKULT.

Stone.

NORTHERN OAK – Post ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Full Album Teaser

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With anticipation growing as the release date for the forthcoming South Yorkshire Progressive Folk Metallers Northern Oak album draws near, the band have today posted a full album teaser video. The video provides short snippets from each track as well as providing a little insight into each song. ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ will be released independently on 04th October 2014.

Watch The Video Here:

The band also recently announced a string of tour dates across England, see Northern Oak live at the following dates:

27th September – Wakefield, Snooty Fox

04th October – Sheffield, Corporation (‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Album Launch Show)

30th October – Sheffield, Corporation

31st October – Sheffield, Delaney’s

01st November – Doncaster, The Woolpack

07th November – Nottingham, The Old Salutation Inn

14th November – Leeds, The Fox & Newt

22nd November – Bridlington, Valkyrian Festival

Watch The ‘Nerthus’ Lyric Video Here:

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Pre-Order ‘Of Roots & Flesh Here: http://music.northernoak.co.uk/

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on NORTHERN OAK:

www.northernoak.co.uk

www.facebook.com/northern.oak

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NORTHERN OAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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Out Now! PROTOKULT Unleash New Album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ And ‘Get Me A Beer!’ Music Video

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Protokult - Get Me A Beer - promo band pic - 2014

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

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Gracing the stage with the likes of ARKONA, TURISAS, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD, Toronto, ON’s band of beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT return in 2014 with their new album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ – released on August 8th and available on bandcamp here to follow-up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’.

With a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s Metal onslaught, No Beer In Heaven, captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of twelve entirely new compositions and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. The band unites their diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with Heavy, Thrash and Black Metal for headbangers everywhere.

Vocalist Ekaterina Pyatkova comments:

“We are delighted to showcase our finest release brought to you by our lineup in peak form!! Three years in the making, No Beer In Heaven presents an assortment of ambient, prog-folk, heavy tunes that take you on a dark, drunken adventure! So grab a cold one and indulge!”

Bandcamp Album Stream And Purchase:

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) 
12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

YouTube Album Stream –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on PROTOKULT:

http://www.protokult.com

http://www.facebook.com/protokult

http://www.twitter.com/protokult

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PROTOKULT.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NORTHERN OAK – Unveil New Album Track Listing And Artwork

Posted in folk metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Northern Oak, the South Yorkshire Progressive Folk Metallers, unveil new album details, including the track listing and artwork, for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’.

Ranging from existential rage on ‘The Gallows Tree’, relentless doom and sorrow on ‘Taken’ to a desire to see the best of humanity in the title track, ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ rewards with a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violins and even melodeons as the band takes you on a musical journey through the nature of struggle.

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See the full track listing for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ below, which is set for release on 4th October 2014.

1) The Dark Of Midsummer

2) Marston Moor

3) Gaia

4) Nerthus

5) Isle Of Mists

6) Taken

7) Requiescant In Pace

8) The Gallows Tree

9) Bloom

10) Of Roots And Flesh

11) Only Our Names Will Remain

12) Outro

The album art, completed by Lithuanian born artist Augustinas Našlėnas, can be seen below.

Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh - promo cover pic - 2014

Northern Oak are renowned for their ability to weave vicious Black Metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies. Since the release of their 2010 album ‘Monuments’ the band has toured the length and breadth of the UK with their energetic live show, furthering their reputation and earning the band show time at prestigious festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air and Warhorns.

The recording of the new album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by the band. The incredible show of support from their loyal and ever-growing fan base allowed Northern Oak to record the album at Skyhammer Studios with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Conan).

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on NORTHERN OAK:

northernoak.co.uk

facebook.com/northern.oak

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LONG LIVE NORTHERN OAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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