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Waylander – Announce European Tour In Support Of New Album “Kindred Spirits”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, news, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Northern Irish Pagan Metal outfit Waylander have announced European dates in support of their latest record Kindred Spirits. The tour will take the band to places old and new.

Tour Dates:

24/02/13 – Cerninnos Paganfest – La Machine du Moulin Rouge – Paris, France

06/03/13 – Seachtain Na Gaeilge – Kellys – Galway, Ireland

17/04/13 – Fonobar Club – Warsaw, Poland

18/04/13 – Rock Out Club – Zielona Góra, Poland

19/04/13 – Blackland – Berlin, Germany

20/04/14 – Fenris Club – Klein-Pöchlarn, Austria

21/04/13 – Blue Hell Club – Budapest, Hungary


“We hope this year will be a year of firsts for the band and we are off and running in that regard already!” comments the band vocalist ArdChieftain O’Hagan. “We are more than pleased to return to Paris for Cernunnos Paganfest. For an indoor event, it captures the Pagan atmosphere more than any other Festival in terms of decor, entertainment and general vibe. If our reception is as rapturous as last time we will be equally as delighted.”

“It’s been a decade since we last visited the west of Ireland and we jumped at the chance of playing in Galway as part of the Seactain na Gaeilge [Irish language week] celebrations.”

Commenting on the bands turn to new lands ArdChieftain adds, “There is no better feeling than playing new places, making new friends and sampling new cultures, so finally visiting Poland, Austria and Hungary is something we are very excited about, and are equally as pleased to be returning to Berlin, where we get the chance this time to play a full length set.

We would have been pleased with just one Polish gig but to have two is a huge bonus. We get to, not only visit Warsaw, but also Zielona Góra and we are really looking forward to experiencing the notoriously crazy Polish Metal audiences.

After having several aborted attempts to play in Austria over the years, we finally get the chance with a show in Klein-Pöchlarn. We hope our Austrian fans enjoy our performance.

None of us has visited Hungary before, so to be able to play in such a beautiful and historic city as Budapest has got our collective pulse racing. We have heard nothing but praise for the Pagan/Folk Metal scene in Hungary so it will be amazing to experience it for ourselves.”

Waylander - Kindred Spirits - promo cover pic!

‘Kindred Spirits’ was released on July 16th and August 14th in North America 2012 via Listenable Records and has gained worldwide acclaim. Dubbed “A proper fucking metal album!” by Metal Hammer and “A beautiful, inspirational and often stunning album” by Sonic Abuse.

Listen To  ‘Twin Fires Of Beltíne’ below!


(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

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 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 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.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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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:

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


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

12.10.2012 DE Leipzig – Bandhaus Leipzig –

19.10.2012 DE Oldenburg – Herbststurm Festival –

20.10.2012 DE Münster – Baracke –

26.10.2012 DE Oberhausen – Helvete –

02.12.2012 BR Sao Paulo – Thorhammerfest –

15.12.2012 DE Düsseldorf – Spektakulum –

21.12.2012 DE Rüsselsheim – Das Rind –


(Source: Massacre Records)

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ADORNED BROOD – German Pagan Metal Pioneers Sign To Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, pagan metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Massacre Records:

We’re proud to announce the signing of German Pagan Metal pioneers ADORNED BROOD!

When they started in 1993, ADORNED BROOD were just a few young metalheads who loved Metal and who wanted to create their own unique sound by combining elements of Extreme Metal on the one hand and Folk elements, like flutes, on the other.
Meanwhile, the band can look back on seven full-length albums, such as “Asgard”, “Heldentat”, “Noor” and their latest album “Hammerfeste”.

ADORNED BROOD faced several line-up changes, but they always stayed true to themselves.

Besides playing at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze and lots of other festivals, the band played countless gigs, some of them as support for bands such as Subway To Sally, TYR, Alestorm, Turisas or Korpiklaani.

Vocalist and bassist Frost, drummer Mischa, guitarists Thorsten and Jan, keyboardist Niklas and flutist Anne are currently working on new material for their 8th album, which is scheduled to be released in fall 2012.

The band stated:

“We are looking forward to work with such an established label like Massacre Records, which has faith in us and supports us. It’s an honor to be signed to the same label that Eisregen, Legion of the Damned and Wolfchant are signed to!”

ADORNED BROOD as well as their label mates CORONATUS are going to play at Germany’s famous gothic festival WGT (Wave Gotik Treffen) in a couple of days!

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(Source: Massacre Records)

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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)


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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