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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.

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

Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO

Source: Inverse Music Group

Website: www.inverse.fi

MetalOdyssey

Long Live Vetten Äpärät.

Long Live Metal.

Stone.

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.

BLASTFEST – Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup!

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

Blastfest - Bergen - Norway - Feb 2015 - promo festival flyer

Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work. Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish Folk Metal upstarts Finntroll, Melodic Black Metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and after having already announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others and with more yet to come, it’s fair to say that Blastfest is already offering one of the finest Extreme Metal line-ups of 2015.

FINNTROLL

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In their spare time we at Blastfest like to pursue our native Norwegian interest of troll hunting. This led us deep into the woods of Finland, where we picked up quite the collection of healthy specimens. In February 2015 we’ll present them to you, on stage, under the moniker of Finntroll. Yes, the Finns are indeed booked and ready to wreak havoc with their extreme Folk Metal!

PRIMORDIAL

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We witnessed them laying Beyond The Gates Festival in ruins, and we have seen them do amazing performances earlier, so we figured we’d invite them back to Bergen once again. Yupp, we’ve gotten hold of the mighty and epic Primordial for you! They will surely spirit the earth aflame with yet another of their absolutely brilliant performances.

MOONSORROW

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Yet another Finnish act!? Don’t mind if we do! They have never been to Bergen before, and we know they have quite a following over here as well, so we invited Moonsorrow to introduce their brand of Pagan/Folk- Black Metal. We have no idea what all those album titles translate to, but we know that the band are poised and ready to deliver you with the goods. Keep your Minttu bottle close and your spirits high!

MORGOTH

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Yes, we do indeed feel sorry for the Death Metal fanatic. Thus, we are continuing our line of classic Death Metal bands for the lineup, to ease whatever emotional distress the aforementioned group might struggle with. We have managed to get hold of the classic German band Morgoth. This will be their very first appearance on stage in Bergen!

CRIB45

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There’s no complete lineup without the inclusion of some up-and-coming acts. Since we have already been picking up Finnish acts en masse, we thought that we could very well add yet another one to Blastfest 2015. Crib45 is a Sludge Metal/Post-Hardcore act with a great promise of making an impact in the Metal scene. We are proud to welcome them as part of the Blastfest 2015 edition.

TORTORUM

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According to themselves, these guys are set on totally annihilating Blastfest 2015. They promise an utterly dark and psychotic delivery of the brilliant material that constitutes their hitherto two album releases. We are talking about Tortorum, the crazy bunch comprised of members hailing from such acclaimed acts as Aeternus, Gorgoroth, Dead To This World, Vulture Industries and Gravdal. Be prepared for an onslaught, or stay at home!

DJEVELKULT

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Forged in the fiery pits of hell and expanding our Black Metal community outreach program, we present you with the Norwegian Black Metallers in Djevelkult.

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Tickets on sale now: www.blastfest.no

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BLASTFEST Lineup:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Bolzer | Borknagar | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Primrodial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Saturnus | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre + more yet to be announced. 

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Stages | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLASTFEST:

www.facebook.com/blastfestival

www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

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LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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:

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

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.

Stone.

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

protokult-no-beer-in-heaven- promo cover pic - 2014-album-cover

(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.

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