Kalevala is a paganic folk metal from Russia, walking in the steps of the fellow Russian band Arkona. Sounds like a mix of Arkona and Korpiklaani. Acoustic live album.
Folkémon is the tenth studio album by the British folk metal band Skyclad. It is the last album the band recorded with Martin Walkyier as vocalist. As is normal with the bands works under Walkyier, the album deals lyrically with themes of politics, environmentalism, spirituality and personal themes.
Folkstone is an Italian folk metal band from Bergamo, born in 2005. The idea of this project is to bring back to life ancient melodies in a metal key. At the beginning the band find inspiration in transalpine bands, remaining closed to traditional electric instruments…
A stunning and winding trip through Norse mythology awaits on Vögguvísur Yggdrasils – and the best travel guides are and will always be Reykjavik-based Viking metallers SKÀLMÖLD!!! They already proved on three albums (the latest effort being Með Vættum in 2014) that they`re rather well-versed when it comes to Odin and his lot, but now the Icelandic sixpiece delves into the Nine Worlds from Muspellsheim (fire) to Nifelheim (ice) – all held together by world tree Yggdrasil. The perfect backdrop for the fifth longplayer by these genre heavyweights that smoothly moves from highly melodic and epic Viking metal to picturesque folklore. Odin owns ye all!
Arkona`s debut album Vozrozhdenie was originally released in 2004 and firmly placed both the band and its Russian mother country on the pagan / folk metal map. Front woman Masha`s powerful performance plus Slavic mysticism and varied songwriting turned the first release (its name means “revival”, by the way) of young Arkona into a success and the beginning of a remarkable career. The band has now re-recorded Vozrozhdenie and not only revisits its roots – it lets those old songs shine with a massive production and new instrumental skills! The beginning of a remarkable career! Re-recorded with a massive production & revisiting its roots!
Something huge is gathering in Franconia! Since their first storm warning in 2008, WINTERSTORM sent their heavy squalls made out of winter-like Folk and stormy Power Metal through the metal scene three times already. Starting with the grand and widely celebrated debut album “A coming Storm”, continuing with the even more enthralling “Kings Will Fall” and culminating in the hitherto climax in form of the concept album (and debut for Noise Art) “Cathyron”, WINTERSTORM easily made their name known, extravagating all genre borders. Shows on Wacken Open Air (2012), the Heidenfest tour (2013) or as support for Van Canto (2014) are only some of the live highlights in the band‘s history and confirm that WINTERSTORM have been an inherent part of the local scene for years. …
FEJD - revolving around the brothers Rimmerfors return with their fourth full-length album “Trolldom”. Once again the Swedish musicians prove to be among the masters in the genre of authentic folk music. Combining classic and authentic folk instruments with distorted guitars, and adding the sound of Metal drums to create a sweeping mix of beautiful nature mysticism. The beautiful and characteristic vocals soar above the music and bring the listener into world of myths and legends. FEJD create an irresistible call with "Trolldom" that will bewitch fans all around the globe! Your ticket to the world of myths and legends! Folk Metal from Sweden!
The Swedish Viking metal band 'Mangegarm' re-releases its sixth studio album 'Nattväsen', which was originally released in 2009. This album by the Viking metal heroes is full of energy and power. The re-release was digitally remastered, provided with a new artwork by Kris Verwimp and also comes with unpublished bonus tracks.