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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

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Stone.

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Website: http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE FALCONER.

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 METAL.

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TURISAS – “Piece by Piece” (Official Lyric Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news, viking metal with tags , , , , , , , on October 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TURISAS – The fourth studio album from TURISAS, 2013, has recently been released worldwide via Century Media Records. Receiving mixed album reviews from critics is nothing new to TURISAS as of late, with 2013 being no exception. With that said, the loyal and worldwide fan base for TURISAS are both rabid and real.

I personally am digging the overall musical accomplishment that 2013 is, to my Metal scarred and (somewhat) aging ears. Viking Metal, Battle Metal, Folk Metal and Metal unite!

To an American like myself, TURISAS is an exemplary example of what International Metal is all about. I’ll throw in the legendary SABATON too, for good Metal measure. Metal was never supposed to sound exactly the same, across the wide spectrum of Metal bands and genres. Bands evolve, unless you’re Metallica and put out crap like Lulu. Metal, without question… evolves.

Our Metal warriors from Hämeenlinna, Finland sound epic, titanic and triumphant in their new, official lyric video: Piece By Piece. Take a LOUD listen for yourself below! Whoa!

TURISAS PIECE BY PIECE (Official Lyric Video) Is:

STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

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TURISAS:

Mathias Nygård – vocals

Jussi Wickström – guitar

Jaakko Jakku – drums

Jesper Anastasiadis – bass

Olli Vänskä – violin

Robert Engstrand – keyboards

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You can purchase TURISAS 2013 by clicking on these links:

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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TURISAS WILL BE ON TOUR IN THE UK THIS MONTH! CHECK OUT THE DATES & VENUES ABOVE! 

FOR MORE TOUR INFO, VISIT: http://www.turisas.com

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* For More Info On TURISAS:

Facebook: Turisas

http://www.turisas.com

http://www.twitter.com/turisasofficial

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METAL BE THY NAME.

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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

Source:

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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.”

Moss Of Moonlight - Winterwheel - promo cover pic

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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LONG LIVE MOSS OF MOONLIGHT.

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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

Heathen Crusade 4 - 2013 - large logo!

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.

Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 - promo concert flyer

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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LONG LIVE HEATHEN CRUSADE 4

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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