Romanian folk metal band E-an-na released its new single entitled “Viu“. This song is a sort of follow-up for the song “Înşivă” from their previous EP, “Jiana“, their debut album that was released 2 years ago. “Viu” was recorded at Lowbass Studio & Şivoi HQ, mixed by Bornuz Vlad and mastered by Mike Kalajan. The cover artwork and concept is by Badiu Ciprian and Gabriela Gheorghiu. According to E-an-na: “Viu” explains what the human being is capable of, and that these awesome powers shouldn’t be let to wither away. Acting will actually make you feel “alive”. Dreaming and planning is a fundamental part of creating. The trick is realizing when it is time to stop daydreaming and start physically applying an idea, so that the creation Read more →
Apalači folk metal band Nechochwen from West Virginia, USA return this fall with a ten year anniversary release! The album will be entitled “The Ancient Pulse” and is a collection of reworked and re-mastered songs from their back catalog, as well as unreleased rarities and covers. It will be available exclusively on CD format through Bindrune Recordings (USA) and Nordvis Produktion (Europe). Nechochwen was born out of the desire to explore the heritage of the Eastern Woodland Indians of North America. This journey began with the goal of connecting with people of similar ancestry through eclectic and atmospheric guitar music that tells a story. As the potential for Nechochwen to encompass many styles began to unfold, ideas Read more →
Blackened Mesopotamian folk / death metal band from Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA released the official video “Amulets of Smoke and Fire” taken from its latest album “Golden Serpent God“, released on May 31, 2018.
Only 4 years after their Norwegian Grammy-nominated masterpiece “Av Oss, For Oss” and 2 years after “Dragons of the North XX”, the legendary pioneers of Viking metal, Einherjer, come back with a smasher! The band will release its ninth full-length titled “Norrøne Spor” via Indie Recordings on November 9th 2018, and the record’s first single and music video “Spre Vingene” is already available! Einherjer have carried out their vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal grew forth and took shape as an enormous cultural export. The band’s vocalist & bassist, Frode Glesnes, has commented their upcoming album: “Classic Einherjer meets the future and the past! No, we have not returned Read more →
Russian atmospheric melancholic post black metallers Skyforest have just released their new EP, entitled “Harmony” via Depressive Illusions Records. ”Harmony” is an entirely acoustic EP, with soft, peaceful and dreamy compositions and it serves as a transition from “Unity” to what will come next eventually (hopefully in 2020). Apart from B.M. (the band’s mastermind) this EP features once again Michael Rumple in clean vocals (he’s now a part of Skyforest officially) and Arina Fox as guest singer in the title song (she also did vocals in B.M.’s other dream pop project Hiki, on latest album). The incredible artwork is by Sergey Shenderovsky, who once again was able to draw exactly what B.M. was imagining. Except for the digital formats, “Harmony” is also available Read more →
Wolf’s Calling is a new folk metal project with Ukrainian and Russian roots that was started by two musicians in the pacific northwest. They recently released their debut EP “Волчий Зов“, after 2017′s debut single “Земля ждет / The Earth Is Waiting“. Indigenous and pagan songs, as well as traditions of the Slavic origin, shaped the theme of the band. Bands such as Arkona, Alkonost, Korpiklaani, Wardruna, Altai Kai and Ensiferum were a big inspiration during the growth and development of their musical paths. As the band states, their name, Wolf’s Calling, symbolizes our disconnection with nature. Their lyrics speak of the fear and hatred that the modernized human culture has over the wild and animals such as the wolf. It is also about regaining our vision and connection with nature and calling out for an end to environmental destruction. The band hopes to inspire people Read more →