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ARTAIUS – The Fifth Season

ARTAIUS - The Fifth Season

Another great new band arises from the lately blooming Italian folk metal scene. Artaius come from Sassuolo near Modena and they were formed in 2008 with the aim to merge metal and folk music. In 2011 they self-released the 4-track demo EP “MMXI” and appeared on various gigs with other Italian folk metal bands. With a new female singer, Sara, the six-piece band released its debut full-length album “The Fifth Season” via the Italian label Moonlight Read more…

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FOLK METAL JACKET – Spill This Album (EP)

FOLK METAL JACKET - Spill This Album

Folk Metal Jacket is a new band coming from Modena in Italy. As you can easily guess by their name they are into folk metal! The band was formed in 2009 around the basic idea to combine banjo with melodic folk metal! Soon enough they got a six piece line-up and they started working on some covers. In 2011 and after several line-up changes, they recorded the demo “Our War has Begun“. After some live shows, they signed Read more…

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DIABULA RASA – Ars MedioHeavy

DIABULA RASA - Ars MedioHeavy

Diabula Rasa is an excellent folk metal band from Lugo, Italy. They are active for 13 years now, but I had never heard of them before, something I totally regret, but it also reveals the bad promotion they had so far, since I am into this genre for many years now. Anyway, better late than never! They were formed in 2000, under the name Tabula Rasa by their leader Luca Veroli and with this name they released the debut album Read more…

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VALLORCH – Neverfade

VALLORCH - Neverfade

Venetian folk metallers Vallorch have just released their first full-length work. The band was formed in the end of 2010 by Marco, Massimo and Matteo with the ambition to marry traditional folk music and death metal. Soon enough 4 more members joined in, so they completed their line-up as a seven-piece band. On May 2012 they self released the 5-track EP “Stories of North” and signed to Moonlight Records in order to release their debut album “Neverfade Read more…

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