Despite “Thirteen” being the band’s 4th album, it’s only my first opportunity to uncover Gwydion’s music. The band is from Portugal, and their songs speak of Vikings, Celtic mythology and Pagan lore, particularly in relation [Read »]
Celtachor identify with the mythology of Ireland, the band’s country of origin, and have been doing so for about a decade. With “Fiannaíocht” the band takes specific inspiration from old books of poetry ingrained in [Read »]
Celtachor is a Blackened Folk Metal band from Ireland. Born in 2007, it became a full working band in 2010, melding the influences of black/doom/folk metal together. They aim to showcase their own vision of [Read »]
Name: Trollzorn Status: Record Label Address: SMP / Trollzorn Records, Postfach 400 264, 32400 Minden, Germany (EU). Homepage: www.trollzorn.de Bands: 7th Abyss, Black Messiah, Celtachor, Cruachan, Fimbulthier, Gernotshagen, Heimdalls Wacht, Helfahrt, Ingrimm, Istapp Melodic, Menhir Pagan, Obscurity, [Read »]
(Following profile provided by the band:) Gwydion’s journey started in 1995, a project founded by a group of friends that shared the same passion for metal and interest in Celtic culture. During these first [Read »]
Nightwish are a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former lead singer Tarja Turunen.
When you hear the name Tuomas Holopainen, those of us who haven’t closed our eyes and ears the past 15 years automatically think ’Nightwish’. Holopainen wants to be more than just the Nightwish guy, which [Read »]
Auri is a collaboration between Nightwish main man Tuomas Holopainen, singer Johanna Kurkela and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley.
Minstrel Hall Music is Ritchie Blackmore’s own record company.
Orphaned Land is an Israeli heavy metal band, formed in 1991 under the name Resurrection (changing their name in 1992 to the current name), that combines Jewish, Arabic, and other West Asian influences. They are considered ‘The pioneers of Oriental [Read »]