Korpiklaani announce their new studio album Jylhä, which will be released on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. Jylhä (which has no direct translation, but can be described as majestic and also wild or rugged in a strong, beautiful way) will be available as digital album, CD, black vinyl and grass green vinyl [limited to 300 pieces]. The pre-order will start soon. In celebration of the happy … Continue reading NEWS: KORPIKLAANI – Announce New Studio Album ‘Jylhä’ And Single ‘Leväluhta’
Korpiklaani, Partawa and Mad Viking Finland, a charity supporting club of bearded men, have created a beard oil in collaboration. Named Korven Kyynel, it will be sold as a limited edition of 2000 bottles. Of the price of each sold bottle, 5€ will be given to Sylva, a charity that supports children and youth fighting cancer. The CEO of Partawa, Mika Poikonen, is very happy with … Continue reading NEWS: KORPIKLAANI – Launch New Beard Oil For Children’s Cancer Charity
Swiss metal force ELUVEITIE are happy to announce that they are teaming up with Kult Management. ELUVEITIE mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann comments,“Times are weird and the metal scene has been unusually quiet the last few months. Have we been brought to our knees though? Hell no, nothing could be further from reality! While we were forced to pause our live activity we've … Continue reading NEWS: ELUVEITIE – Join Forces With Angela Gossow’s Kult Management
When opening the press pack, the bands listed under the “for fans of…” are ARKONA, KORPIKLANNI, WINDIR, NIGHTWISH, TURISAS and SKYFORGER. This piqued my curiosity as that is such a wide range of influences and since this is my first experience of Toronto Pagan/Folk act PROTOKULT, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With that said, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins
Magni is the self titled release by Clint Listing (Voice, Guitars) and Ryan Michalski (Strings, Drums). Styling themselves as progressive folk blackened metal, they aim to marry a lifelong interest in the religion Asatru and their history of doing things in an unusual way. It incorporates an almost synth like element into the EP and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Magni – Magni
Protokult have been defining folk/pagan metal since 2009 when they released their debut album “Ancestral Anthems”, since then they have created three additional uncompromising and relentless albums with their fifth “Transcending The Ruins” coming out on October 1, 2020. Over two years in the making, “Transcending The Ruins” is a rush, meant to be enjoyed either as a whole journey or … Continue reading NEWS: PROTOKULT – Release New Music Video ‘Troubled Lad (Slainte Mhaith)’
This past July, Ensiferum released their critically acclaimed full-length, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records - which landed on the worldwide charts: --Finland: #1 - official albums chart--Germany: #3 - official albums chart--Switzerland: #5 - official albums chart--USA: #10 - current hard music albums chart--USA: #14 - top new artist albums chart--USA: #26 - current rock albums chart--USA: #94 … Continue reading NEWS: ENSIFERUM – Launches Lyric Video For ‘Run From The Crushing Tide’
On March 22nd, Switzerland's CELLAR DARLING will release their new concept masterpiece The Spell, which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with death, and of course, the Swiss highflyers are more than ready for an extensive new touring cycle. Whilst the dark prog rockers have already announced their own UK headline tour, they will … Continue reading NEWS: CELLAR DARLING – Announce Tour With KATATONIA And Exclusive YouTube Live Session
Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE are currently working on the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2017 album, Evocation II - Pantheon. The band have already ensconced themselves at Tommy Vetterli's Newsound Studio in Switzerland to kick off the recording process. A year ago, the band released the first single 'Rebirth', which gave fans an exclusive taster of what to expect from the forthcoming album. Now … Continue reading NEWS: ELUVEITIE | Working on new album!
Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani are happy to finally announce the release of their upcoming 10th studio album entitled Kulkija ("Wanderer"), on September 7th 2018 through Nuclear Blast. Its cover (above) was designed by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Manowar etc.) who has already created several artworks for some of the band's previous albums and singles. Founding member Jonne Järvelä commented: "We've never been as satisfied with a final … Continue reading NEWS: KORPIKLAANI announce new studio album Kulkija!