CD review WARDRUNA ‘Kvitravn’

Wardruna’s new masterpiece was announced for a release in summer 2020 and had to be postponed to January 2021. Limitations and restriction, based on the pandemic situation, forced the band to bring their new longplayer to the record stores a bit later than expected. In the meantime the new release date is announced, which will... Continue Reading →

HEILUNG music used in popular ‘Vikings’ series

The music of enigmatic world music outfit Heilung is featured in the brand new season of 'Vikings'. Episode 10 of Season 6 features multiple fragments of the tracks 'Fylgija Ear', 'Hamrer Hippyer' and 'Alfadhirhaiti'. A snippet of the music use in one of the 'Rus Army' scenes can be found HERE. Heilung comment on the collaboration: "We are honoured to... Continue Reading →

CD review HEXVESSEL ‘Kindred’

Hexvessel sketches pictures with their songs. Bigger soundscapes like in 'Phaedra' are musical storytelling that demands focus an attention from the listener. 'Kindred' isn't an album that supplies easy-listening music. It's an enormous depth and songwriting skills that demand focus and attention. If you want to take a break from reality, it's 'Kindred' and earphones that allows you to go on a trip through musical magic forest with songs being the trees and notes being the leaves.

CD review MYRKUR ‘Folkesange’

Myrkur releases with 'Folkesange' an album that builds on the predecessors while taking partly another road too. Amalie Bruun gave this longplayer a very personal touch, a record that doesn't shock with brutal Black Metal outbursts. 'Folkesange' finds its way to your mind and soul through emotional depth and purism. It's the spirit that catches you and helps to escape from the challenges of daily life. It's an impressive album that unveils a new detail every time listening to it.

MYRKUR presents ‘Gudernes Vilje’

Today Myrkur's Amalie Bruun has shared a third and final pre-release track from her forthcoming album, Folkesange which is set for release on March 20th via Relapse Records. Myrkur has always carved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Soon after newfound motherhood, Bruun sets out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her... Continue Reading →

CD review THE HU ‘The Gereg’

(9/10) There are few bands that really deliver new sounds when it comes to Rock and Metal. Heilung is one of these bands and another one hails from far East. The Hu, many of you heard of them earlier, are a Mongolian band. The guys are literally ambassadors of their country and they do a... Continue Reading →

CD review HEILUNG ‘Futha’

(*/10) Heilung is a band that's special. The German/Danish trio doesn't play Metal nor they are into Rock. Still Heilung found and finds many fans in the Metal scene and it's more than the unusual stage performance only, that creates an interest. Maybe it's the mystical vibe, the Nordic inheritance or the generally dark expression... Continue Reading →

CD review CELLAR DARLING ‘The Spell’

(8/10) Cellar Darling, that’s Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter. Right after the three guys parted ways with Eluveitie they initiated there new band Cellar Darling, named after the 2013 debut of Anna Murphy. Three years after having premiered with ‘This is the Sound’ it is the sophomore album ‘The Spell’ that picks it... Continue Reading →

CD review HEXVESSEL ‘All Tree’

(8/10) Hexvessel is the brainchild of Mat 'Kvohst' McNerney. The musician, that was born and raised in the UK, played in various metal bands before he moved to Finland, his new home. Inspired by the Finnish heritage and pagan past, McNerney founded Hexvessel, a folk rock outfit that premiered in 2011 with 'Dawnbearer'. Eight years... Continue Reading →

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