ALBUM REVIEW: Magni – Magni

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

NEWS: PROTOKULT – Release New Music Video ‘Troubled Lad (Slainte Mhaith)’

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)’

NEWS: ENSIFERUM – Launches Lyric Video For ‘Run From The Crushing Tide’

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’

NEWS: CELLAR DARLING – Announce Tour With KATATONIA And Exclusive YouTube Live Session

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

NEWS: ELUVEITIE | Working on new album!

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!

NEWS: KORPIKLAANI announce new studio album Kulkija!

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!

“We have rule regarding the sets, that it has to include a song from each of the albums which is becoming more and more difficult.”

Folk metal titans ENSIFERUM are back and they mean business. They are due to unleash a new album into the midst next month and it may be one of their best records to date. Whilst representing Distorted Sound Magazine, I spoke to bassist Sami Hinkka about the upcoming release, their live shows and getting the right balance of old and … Continue reading “We have rule regarding the sets, that it has to include a song from each of the albums which is becoming more and more difficult.”