The brand new masterpiece of German epic metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM, "Armageddon", is out now! Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called "Armageddon". The result is rather dark, yet remains the bombast and folk elements of the previous records. The Limited Edition Digipak includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.
Turisas - folk / viking metal band from Finland. Turisas name came from the name of the god of war in the epic Kalevala Tursas (or one of Odin's Rune - Thurisaz - Hammer of Thor). Some critics call the style in which the band plays, Battle metal - the title of the first album.Music band Turisas was founded in 1997 by Mathias Nyugardom (vocals) and Jussi Wikström (guitar). The first full-length album was released in 2004 on Century Media, and it was called "Battle Metal". Guitarist Georg Laakso, who played on this album, in 2005, received a spinal cord injury in a car accident and was forced to leave the music. Replacing him has never been found, and since then the group is only one guitarist.
The Portugese Epic/Folk Metallers GWYDION release the new album "VETERAN" at November 22, 2013.Vocalist Rúben Almeida about "VETERAN": "Fans will experience a slightly different musical-style, as the music is much more epic and "metal" than folk compared to the previous release. Since the beginning of the band, we had a very influential epic component in the songs, so naturally when we created this new album, we decided to have a strong mixture of heavy metal riffs and epic/folk songs. The new album is a story of a warrior since his birth through his training, conquests and defeats with relevance to the History of Portugal."
Northsong is the Symphonic Folk/Viking metal solo project founded by Cortland Runyon in 2010, which blends epic symphonies, heavy guitars, folk instruments, and a varying range of vocals to create an adventurous and battle-like atmosphere. Basing it's lyricism off of Norse Mythology, along with epic stories and battles set in the Viking Age, it is essential music for listeners of Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Moonsorrow, and any other fans of Viking and Folk Metal.
The new album of international epic folk viking metal project FOLKODIA has released. 10 musicians from 9 countries (Greece, Monaco, Lithuania, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Russia , Italy, Argentina) have take part in it. they are the members of such bands as Folkearth, Sunuthar, Black Knight Symphonia, Dol Amroth and some other projects. Mixing and mastering were made at Blacklight studio in Ukraine. Artwork by Kris Vervimp.
Fifth full-length from this German Viking/pagan/folk metal band, featuring the four-song 'Naglfar Saga' plus a cool tribute to Candlemass with "Into the Unfathomed Tower," and more Black Messiah original compositions throughout this 55-minute work. Heroic choruses, variable speeds, folk instrumentation and bitterly cold atmosphere…everything you want from this style is right here!
The second acoustic album of viking metal проекта FOLKEARTH«Minstrels By The River” was released in September 2011.Album includes 8 acoustic versions of previous albums’ songs and cover of traditional Russian song «Сон Степана Разина» («Stepan Razin’s Dream»).
Bagpipes, whistles, accordion, lyrics about Odin and Thor - oh yes, this is folk metal. Vanir are a young danish folk metal band, and their debut full-length Særimners Kød consists of 11 songs of folk/viking metal in the vein of bands like Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Finntroll and the already established danish folk metal frontiersmen in Svartsot.