Eluveitie

2nd December 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zurich, founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann. The project’s first EP, Vên, was released in 2003. Vên was a studio project of Glanzmann’s, but its success led to the recruitment of a full band. The [Read »]

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Eluveitie – Slania – 10 Years

25th November 2018 Haydee G.

It was around a year after the release of Slania that I heard of Eluveitie. Around the same time when more and more folk metal bands came to play in America: Týr, Ensiferum, Alestorm, Primordial, Turisas, [Read »]

Ignea

19th October 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

IGNEA is a Ukrainian metal band blending modern sound, symphonic, oriental, and progressive vibes.

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Gwydion – Thirteen

4th August 2018 Chris Galea

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 »]

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Celtachor – Fiannaíocht

27th July 2018 Chris Galea

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

27th July 2018 Chris Galea

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 »]

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Trollzorn

27th July 2018 Chris Galea

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 »]

Gwydion

27th July 2018 Chris Galea

  (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

21st June 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

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.

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Auri – Auri

13th April 2018 Thomas Nielsen

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 »]