Voices, violin, viola, keys, guitars, bouzouki, mandola, ulleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone and bodhran are not exactly what heavy metal band use and if you are familiar with Auri, than you also know that we are far away from metal here. Auri is a rather new band. Having been founded in 2017 by friends Tuomas... Continue Reading →
Ritchie Blackmore belongs to the most gifted guitarists that rock and metal ever saw to date. Renowned from his days with Deep Purple and Rainbow, Blackmore has created an iconic sound with his guitar that is timeless and a strong element of the success of the mentioned bands. With the exception of three live shows... Continue Reading →
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 →
Christmas time means carols and what would fit better in such a context than a new release from Blackmore's Night. It seems like Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night had a bit of the same thinking, which leads to a Blackmore's Night EP called 'Here We Come A-Caroling'. While working on the new studio album, which... Continue Reading →
It was in 2008 when Riverside frontman Mariusz Duda fathered his solo project Lunatic Soul. Creativity was the driving force for Duda, combined with the strong wish to explore music outside the frames of the musical mothership. Two years after the 'Under the Fragmented Sky' has been released, 'Through Shaded Woods' stands for the next... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Hu launch a new version of 'Song of Woman' featuring no less than Halestorm's Lzzy Hale. The song will be on the upcoming deluxe version of The Hu's debut album 'The Gereg'. The deluxe version will be released on July 10th and includes next to three newly recording songs (together with special guests) also... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
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 →
A while ago a music video went viral on YouTube, showing a band from Mongolia that merges Metal with Mongolian Folk music. Their name – The Hu, meaning ‘the people’ in their native language. The band got in the spotlight very quickly and still is talk of the town. With having released an album recently,... Continue Reading →
(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 →
(*/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 →
(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 →
(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 →