Norwegian neofolk metal band Eliwagar has just released the official video for the song “Huldresagn” (Huldra’s Tale / Legend) taken from the upcoming album of the same name that will come out in the late autumn 2014. Video filmed and produced by Ragnhild Jensen, with some good ideas from Inge Solsvik.
Eliwagar official page
Eliwagar @ Facebook
Origin: United Kingdom
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal Folk Black Metal
Label: Self Released
Progressive folk metallers Northern Oak from Sheffield, England have recently released their new full-length album “Of Roots and Flesh“, their most professional work by far! They were formed back in 2006 and self-released 2 full-length albums prior to their new work; “Tales from Rivelin” in 2008 and “Monuments” in 2010. The recording of the new album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by the band. The campaign obviously was very successful, since Northern Oak managed to record the album at Skyhammer Studios by Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Conan), who also mixed and mastered the songs. The funding also allowed them to release “Of Roots and Flesh” in a really deluxe digipak edition CD. Read more
Polish folk metallers Merkfolk have released the official video clip for “Topielica” taken from their 2014 debut EP “Topielica / Trust“.
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Origin: United Arab Emirates
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Haarbn Productions
Tartarus is a new black metal band from Dubai of United Arab Emirates, a country with a very limited number of metal bands. They were formed in 2013 by Ravenson and Nauman, both of Syrian origin and soon two more members completed their line-up. In ancient Greek mythology Tartarus (Τάρταρα) is a deity of the underworld, or a place of the underworld where souls were judged and the wicked ones were tormented, as well as the place where the legendary Titans were imprisoned. Tartous is also a Syrian city in the Mediterranean coast, where Ravenson and Nauman come from, something that made the choice of band-name quite easy! Read more
Genre: Folk Black Metal
Label: Kukulkan Records
Mexican pre-Hispanic folk black metallers Amocualli are back with their second full-length album “Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi“. Amocualli come from Tuxpan, Jalisco and were initially formed in 2005 as a solo project. After a quite long break for several years, they managed to get a complete line-up in 2012 and it was only last year that they released their debut full-length work “Tlayoualotl“. The band has been very active since then and in the summer of 2014 their new album was out via Kukulkan Records.
Like in their first work, Amocualli continue to explore Jalisco traditional music and legends, combined with metal. The overall music style Read more
Pioneers of Celtic folk metal Cruachan from Ireland, will release their 7th full-length album “Blood for the Blood God” on December 5, 2014. It is their first album with the German metal label Trollzorn / SMP Records and it continues the trilogy that began with “Blood on the Black Robe” in 2011. The band returns back a little more to their black metal roots, without neglecting their folk shares, for which they are loved all over the world. Album tracklist is revealed, together with the cover artwork, painted by Cruachan’s John Fay. Some first samples of the album can be listened in their official pages. Except for CD edition, “Blood for the Blood God” will be also released on a very limited vinyl run! Details will be announced soon.
1. Crom Cruach
2. Blood for the Blood God Read more
German death black Viking metallers Obscurity from the Bergisches Land will soon release their 7th full-length album entitled “Vintar“. It will be out via Trollzorn / SMP Records on the 28th of November 2014. “Vintar” consists of the Scandinavian word for winter (vinter) and the old German word (wintar). It is a symbolism of the union of all Germanic peoples. “Vintar” was recorded, mixed and mastered at the “4CN-Studios” by Tim Schuldt. Obscurity have just revealed the album tracklist, the beautiful cover artwork by Jan Yrlund “Darkgrove” and a few words about the lyrics. “Vintar” features a lyrical concept, based on Nordic mythology, a fictional lore after Ragnaroek. In the ancient times of Old-Midgard former legislation is repealed, many Read more
Pagan folk metallers Руян (Ruyan) from Russia have just released the official video for the song “Дружина” taken from their second full-length album “Лебедь Белая“ released via SoundAge Productions on April 2014.
Ruyan official page
Ruyan @ Facebook
Ruyan @ VK