Back in 2008, Alestorm were mere newcomers and beginners – and yet they created a modern metal classic and a completely new sub-genre. “Captain Morgan’s Revenge” marks the birth of pirate metal as we know it today and turned a couple of young Scotsmen into one of the hottest bands the modern metal scene has to offer! Ten years later and sold-out shows all over the world, their boozy debut gets its well-deserved anniversary treatment and will be re-released on January 26th 2018 via Napalm Records! “Captain Morgan’s Revenge – 10th Anniversary Edition” has received a fresh remix and remastering by original producer Lasse Lammert at his LSD studios and will be coming with a rejuvenated artwork. Alongside the “Live at Summer Breeze” bonus disc, this re-release will be a true gem for all collectors, new fans and nostalgics alike! Read more →
Italian folk power metallers Elvenking present tho official music video for the song “Invoking the Woodland Spirit” taken from their upcoming album “Secrets of the Magick Grimoire“, to be released on November 10th, 2017 via AFM Records.
Dutch pagan folk metallers Heidevolk from Arnhem will release their 6th full-length album “Vuur van Verzet” on January 12th, 2018 via Napalm Records. Heidevolk are the pagan metal brotherhood. These Dutchmen hold up the flag for intelligent and perfectly balanced pagan folk metal like no other. Marvelous riff power, bombastic ensembles and folkloric tunes make up the amazing album that is “Vuur van Verzet”. Brave chants bring to mind wolf-like bands of warriors, while songs like “The Alliance” send the listener on endless odysseys into the depths of history. Martial male choirs accompany the hymn of Odin’s spear, “Gungnir”, while Lars and Jacco shine in baleful duet as sharp as the weapons point. “Vuur van Verzet” (Fire of Resistance) is a perfect blend of folk metal and pagan metal fashioned the Heidevolk way. Read more →
Scottish pirate metallers Rumahoy have unveiled the first details of their upcoming album, including title, track listing, available formats, pre-orders and YARRRR! Their first full-length studio album is entitled “The Triumph of Piracy” and will be released on February 9th 2018 via Napalm Records! Bustling pagan metal riffing mixed with exotic ancient instrumentation. Beware of dancing peg legs when Captain Yarrface asks for a fervent “Forest Party” and hook into each other and sway to and fro until your parrot goes overboard. Rumahoy produce melodies that run like the swell of stormy seas. The rough and rugged chants of their sea chanties will have you shivering. If pirates can sing about “Netflix and Yarr” you can sing along as well Read more →
Serbian epic power metallers Númenor present the official music video for the song “Heart of Steel” taken from their 3rd full-length album “Chronicles from the Realms Beyond” released on September 5th, 2017 via Stormspell Records.
Hildr Valkyrie, the one-woman heathen metal band from Athens, Greece will release its second full-length album “Revealing the Heathen Sun“on November 3rd, 2017. The band has unveiled the cover artwork made by SET Inside (Russia) and its new logo made by Bob Gys from Belgium! “Revealing the Heathen Sun” has been reamped-mixed and mastered at WSL-Studio (France) and it will be released by the Russian label Stygian Crypt Productions. The upcoming album will be out 9 years after the debut album “Shield Brothers of Valhalla” and the improvement seems huge, based on the recently released first official video clip of the album “The Rune’s Song“! Hildr Valkyrie (Angela-Kelly Antoniou) will also participate as guest vocalist for the song “An Ode to Wisdom” from the upcoming Celtefog EP “A Faded Wisdom“.
1. The Primordial Sky God
2. Over Lands, Mountains and Shade Read more →
Mesopotamian blackened death metallers Akhenaten from Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA are excited to unveil the first details of their new album, entitled “Golden Serpent God“. It is the second full-length album of the band, after 2015′s “Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla“, an album that got very positive feedback. Akhenaten is the personal project of brothers Jerred and S. Wyatt Houseman, who were both members of Execration (brutal death metal) and are also currently together in Helleborus (symphonic black metal). They have just unveiled the amazing cover artwork of ”Golden Serpent God” by Tony Koehl, as well as the album tracklist. Akhenaten will soon announce the release date and more details, as well as the first single!
1. Amulets of Smoke and Fire
2. Dragon of the Primordial Sea Read more →
American atmospheric progressive metal band Naeramarth, the personal project of Gage Love from Salt Lake City, Utah has recently released its debut full-length album “The Innumerable Stars“, an amazing work that takes the listener on a progressive voyage of discovery. Rooted in the sonic soil of Mellotron-drenched progressive rock and metal acts like Leprous, Opeth, and Katatonia, Naeramarth explores a variety of progressive spheres. From the frigid and earthy lands of progressive black metal (Ihsahn, Enslaved), to the forlorn melancholy of melodic death and doom metal (Dark Tranquillity, Daylight Dies), with the cinematic bombast and theatrical spirit of Devin Townsend, Symphony X, and Wintersun. “The Innumerable Stars” also features the harsh vocals of Paul Black and culminates in the over-16 minute Read more →