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Pagan Metal Orchestra VORNA To Release 2nd Full-Length Album In December: Album Information And Single Now Released!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Finnish Pagan Metal band VORNA will release their second full length album ”Ei valo minua seuraa” (transl. ”No Light Follows Me”) on 4th December 2015. The album will be released through Inverse Records.

The album has been mixed by Tuomas Kokko from Electric Fox Studios (e.g. Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde from Virtalähde Mastering (e.g. Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, Ghost Brigade). The album cover artworks have been designed by Jarno Lahti from Kaamos Illustration & Design (e.g. Pain, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn).

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The lead-vocalist Vesa Salovaara shared a few words about the album recordings and about the actual album:

”This year has most certainly been Vorna’s busiest one to date and the whole album making process was quite intensive experience as well. The song material was constantly evolving from the earliest demo sessions in April all the way to the mixing which took place in July. As a result we think we’re holding our most mature, diverse and also, in a way, darkest album yet. Still, neither risks nor untamed intuitive ideas were avoided and we believe that one might find even somewhat surprising shades from it’s depths. Lyrically ”Ei valo minua seuraa” is dealing with quite universal and timeless themes. The story is fundamentally about a journey towards mental or spiritual equilibrium which is being torned by contradictive identities and generally estranged world.

”Jälkemme” represents the more straightforward approach of the album and that’s one of the reasons we chose it to be the first single. It’s quite a beast of a song and we believe it has a lot to offer in live environment. Come to our show and witness it yourself!”

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1. Harmaudesta (Away from Grey)
2. Jälkemme (Heritage)
3. Itsetön (Soul Shriven)
4. Sieluni varjossa (In the Nightside of Self)
5. Vaipunut (Of Life Descended)
6. Yksin (Alone)
7. Hiljaiset rauniot (Silent Ruins)

Check out the new ”Jälkemme” single from below:

VORNA will head out for a European tour in October. The shows in October are co-headlined with the German Black Metal titans Thyrgrim and the two shows in Sweden in November with the Swedish Folk/Viking Metal band Grimner. Below you may find all tour dates:

1.10.2015 – FI – Semifinal, Helsinki

2.10.2015 – FI – Katse, Jyväskylä + Thyrgrim (DE) & Enthring (FI)

3.10.2015 – FI – Varjobaari, Tampere + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nation Despair (FI)

9.10.2015 – DE – Helvete, Oberhausen + Thyrgrim (DE), Firtan (DE) & Kapala (DE)

10.10.2015 – DE – From Hell, Erfurt + Thyrgrim (DE), Heimdalls Wacht (DE) & Pestnebel (DE)

16.10.2015 – NL – dB’s, Utrecht + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nefast (NL)

17.10.2015 – NL – Boelie’s Pub, Winschoten + Thyrgrim (DE), Hemelbestormer (BE), Anasarca (DE) & Miscall (NL)

13.11.2015 – SWE – Palatset, Linköping + Grimner (SWE) & King of Asgard (SWE)

14.11.2015 – SWE – PSB, Stockholm + Grimner (SWE) & Apocalypse Orchestra (SWE)

21.11.2015 – FI – Dog’s Home, Tampere + Kivimetsän Druidi


For more info on VORNA:

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Source: Inverse Records





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 Havancsák

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

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:

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



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


* ARKONA are from Moscow, Russia

* For more info on ARKONA:

Facebook: Arkona


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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.”

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‘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)

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

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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 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 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)

* For more info on HEATHEN CRUSADE 4:

facebook: Heathen Crusade Metalfest

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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)

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



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:



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



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!

For further information visit


(Source: Massacre Records)

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



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