Eight years after melodic death / folk metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album 'Evocation I', the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. 'Evocation II - Pantheon' will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, the band has released a video clip and second digital single "Lvgvs". The clip can be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jMKykGYsmFY
Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"We're excited to present to you the second single and video clip of our upcoming acoustic album: Lvgvs! Lvgvs is one of the most enigmatic, fascinating and mystical deities in the Celtic pantheon and occupies an important place in 'Evocation II'! And so is our brand new single: 'Lvgvs' it comes with playful lightness, but is still very deep at the same time, full of mysticism, eclectic details, deepness and emotion. And furthermore we're also happy to have our good, old buddy Netta Skog from Ensiferum and her Accordion on board in this song!“
Get your physical copy of the album, here: http://nblast.de/EluveitiePantheonNB
If you can't wait to listen to some new Eluveitie stuff, purchase 'Lvgvs' instantly or pre-order the digital version of the new album, here: http://nblast.de/EluveitieDigital
Shortly after the tour-dates being announced lots of requests kept coming in from Eluveitie fans if it would be possible to have "Meet & Greets" with the band members on this tour like on previous ones before. Eluveitie is happy to offer the following VIP Package for every show on the Maximum Evocation Tour!
The package for € 50,- includes:
- Meet & Greet (including a performance of two brand new acoustic songs)
- Tour shirt
- Early entry into venue (15 minutes)
- Keychains + Tour Laminate
- Picture with all VIP guests and the whole band (will be sent to you by mail)
Exclusive VIP experience: http://merch.booyamusic.net/eluveitie/tickets-and-vip.html
ELUVEITIE & AMARANTHE Tour 2017 w/ The Charm The Fury
25.10.2017 IT – Parma, Campus Industry
26.10.2017 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27.10.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
28.10.2017 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
29.10.2017 AT – Vienna, Simm City
30.10.2017 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
31.10.2017 SI – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
02.11.2017 FR – Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
03.11.2017 UK – London, Assembly Rooms
04.11.2017 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
05.11.2017 BE – Antwerp, Trix
06.11.2017 DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.11.2017 DE – Berlin, Kesselhaus
09.11.2017 DE – München, Backstage
10.11.2017 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
11.11.2017 DE – Weissenhäusser Strand, Metal Hammer Paradise
12.11.2017 DE – Bochum, Zeche
Presented by: Metal Hammer, EMP, Orkus, Legacy, Musix, Metal.de, Nuclear Blast, RTN-Touring
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp, mandola
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
Finland's Noituma have released their new lyric video for "Revontulet", taken from their latest album "Ruoto".
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7L5IrLqWSw&feature=youtu.be
Formed in 2014 in Kokkola (Finland), the sextet Noituma have released their first album "Ruoto" in April 2017. They have influences from different folk / pagan metal bands (Moonsorrow, Falkenbach, Ensiferum, etc.)
Northern trees sometimes bear strange fruit. Arising from the shadow of mental institutions and personal secret corners comes the Norwegian Urarv ("Ancient Heritage"), the new project spearheaded by avant-metal stalwart Björn Aldrahn Dencker of DHG and The Deathtrip and Thorns fame. "The ideas and visions for Urarv started actually back in 2003 during a stay that I had at the local mental institution where I live," comments Aldrahn. "It began dawning on me one evening as I was locked out on to the perimeter of the facilities to have a stroll."
At first, Urarv was going to be a folkish song-oriented solo-project exclusively, but as time went by, those thoughts proved themselves to be much too dysfunctional, and in the end, it would take several years until it all began taking shape properly. It wasn't until the summer of 2013, however, when enough material for a full-length album was ready. From thereon, Aldrahn sought out for fellow musicians to join his escapade of sonar expedition and relinquishment of artistic restraints. He was lucky enough to find two excellent creatures to do the drums and bass. Patricia and Sturt joined in with great enthusiasm and conviction when rehearsals began taking place later that year.
While Urarv recognizes the ancient heritage of Norwegian black metal, it also tramples across limitations. At the core of the project lies the idea of experimentation with various unorthodox tunings and curious sounds. "We want to tap into uncharted territories to see what lies hidden under the rocks and dead horses and beneath the cold vastness of uncertainty," says Aldrahn. "We're traveling to remote regions of metal music and mental space with this music. Although our message is one of emotional putrefaction, we want to help listeners find a way through the black hole."
Aurum is set for international release on September 22nd via Svart Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. In the meantime, the new track "Broken Wand" can be heard at Svart's Soundcloud HERE.
23 June CZ Prague Vagon Club
27 June DE Jena Rosenkeller
28 June CZ Teplice Zahradní dům
29 June DE Berlin Blackland
30 June DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen Hörnerfest
01 July DE Schweinfurt Honky Tonk Festival No.17 Skatepark
02 July CZ Spálené Poříčí Basinfirefest
06 July RS Novi Sad Exit Festival
07 July HU Budapest Dürer Kert info
05 August PL Woodstock Festival
18 November DE Munich Tanzt! indoor festival at Backstage
Folk Metallers Triddana presents "Twelve Acoustic Pieces", a selection of tracks from their first 2 albums in acoustic format. This release will be available only in digital format on the main platforms.
Triddana was formed in 2011 in Buenos Aires, the first album "Ripe for Rebellion" was released in 2013 and it´s second album entitled "The Power & The Will" in 2015 through the German label PowerProg.
After a tour in Europe in 2016, the band will return in summer of 2017 to present this new album
Everlasting lie https://youtu.be/5WCqFIQsRA8
Tour in Germany:
15/06 - MISE Open Air - Büssfeld (Hessen, Germany)
17/06 - Irish Pub Giessen - Giessen (Hessen, Germany)
23/06 - Dingens Am See - Mengerskirchen (Hessen, Germany)
24/06 - Rockkeller - Alsfeld (Hessen, Germany)
01/07 - Purgatory - Runzhausen (Hessen, Germany)
22/07 - Open Air Seedorf - Lüneburg (Lower Saxony, Germany)
24/07 - Free & Easy Festival Backstage - Munich (Baviera, Germany)
After announcing the title of their highly anticipated debut album last week, Cellar Darling, the much-hyped new band formed by ex-Eluveitie members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, now unveil the artwork of 'This Is The Sound'. The mesmerising cover artwork, created by Christopher Ruef (graphic design) & Manuel Vargas Lépiz (photography) drags you right into Cellar Darling's mystical world of apocalyptic tales, heavy riffs and a captivating voice, ready to break the chains of your imagination. The band also revealed the full track-list of their upcoming album - an astounding 14 original songs amounting to a full hour of music.
As if that’s not enough, the media-book edition will feature 3 bonus tracks! Each band member chose a cover song to interpret in Cellar Darling’s own, unique style. The selection will be: 'The Cold Song’ from Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur” opera, chosen by Anna, Tears for Fears’ 'Mad World’, chosen by Ivo and the epic Queen classic 'The Prophet’s Song’ - Merlin’s all time favourite. Also included in the media-book will be an alternative and limited cover artwork plus an extended 32-page booklet, filled with the band’s notes on the stories behind their songs.
The band states:
"The figure of the cover lures you into our world of stories and eclectic music. It’s a preview of the remaining artwork, where each song has it’s own own visual representation and symbol."
'This Is The Sound' will see the light of day on June 30th
Bands that take on a "theme" often end up pigeon-holing themselves, releasing album after album with the same overarching concept and sound. When it came time to write and record their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recognized the opportunity to expand on their celebrated exotic sound and lyrical explorations of tradition, history and warfare by delving into more personal, topical themes of racial discrimination, identity, equal rights and freedom.
Die On My Ride, which is scheduled to hit stores on June 2, 2017 via M-Theory Audio, delivers the potent, inimitable metal-meets-Mongolian / Central Asian world music sound that diehard Tengger Cavalry fans have come to know and love, while incorporating fresh styles and concepts that a whole new fan-base will enjoy. Listen to the brand new title track, "Die On My Ride", via lyric video now at MetalInjection.net:
"Die On My Ride is a rather different album than all of our previous releases," states Tengger Cavalry mastermind and frontman Nature G.
"This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group. Coming from a different place and walking the line between the Mongolian music world and American music world is sometimes challenging for me. I see all kinds of stereotyping and people throwing hatred, prejudice and judgement at one other because of arrogance, insecurity or simply a lack of understanding. This creates a huge identity conflict for individuals. These concepts make up a lot of what this album is about. Being yourself, pushing past judgement from others, being strong and fighting for your individual freedoms."
Nature G continues, "Musically, I intentionally tried to incorporate more clean vocal choruses, semitones and western minor scales, rather than stick just within our traditional Mongolian folk style. We also incorporated piano to add a more emotional element to the songs."
Die On My Ride was self-produced at Nature G's production studio Raiding Media, and is available to pre-order now in both physical CD and vinyl format via M-Theory Audio or digitally via the band's Bandcamp page. Die On My Ride is Tengger Cavalry's first album available in vinyl format, as well as their first album to be released with M-Theory Audio - the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America.
Die On My Ride will be supported by a North American tour and performances at several European summer festivals. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tengger Cavalry - the nomadic Mongolian folk metal group whose exotic sound has been praised by outlets ranging from Metal Hammer and Terrorizer to Billboard and CNN - has signed with M-Theory Audio. The band's new album is expected to be released in June and will be supported by a five-week North American tour and performances at several European summer festivals. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America.
Barbieri says, "Tengger Cavalry is one of the most unique new bands, and I've been impressed how Nature Ganganbaigal and the group developed themselves to this point independently. By teaming up with an old friend, Dawn Robinson, as management and now working with us at M-Theory Audio, I'm excited by the upward possibilities the future holds and the fun and breakthroughs possible with their themes and great music."
Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal adds, "To work with Marco, who was an integral part of Century Media, and M-Theory Audio is Tengger Cavalry's greatest honour. We are excited to bring on our next 'raid' together with the mighty M-Theory!"
Romania based Pagan Folk Black Metallers Ashaena present the second track from their newest full-length album, Calea, to get video treatment, Mos Urs! The video was produced by Bogdan Bilan, a close friend of the band, and is now available here: https://youtu.be/ZU29xtQz5TQ?list=PLuG35sX_XE5ZRxDjdK88aX1kHVeV3DmS7.
Stream / order Calea here:
Cellar Darling are storytellers. They want to carry you away into their world of music, awaking the spirit of the stories our parents told us before going to sleep, the dramas of love, war and poverty in the hour-long acts of an opera - the adventures of the human spirit with all its mysteries and emotions.
After their split with Eluveitie, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter reached out for new shores in 2016 and are now ready to let you see the world through their eyes with their unique and fresh sound, combining grand and heavy riffs, energetic drumming and a unique voice with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy and classical elements - creating something entirely new, while continuing the spirit of musical innovation they have become known for.
So prepare for a journey into the mystical unknown, as Cellar Darling are happy to announce that they have signed with Nuclear Blast records. Anna, Ivo and Merlin comment:
“We are extremely happy to be 'back home' after so many years as part of the Nuclear Blast family. They have shown continuing faith in us through difficult times, and we knew they needed to be among the first to hear our new music - and as it should be, everything else quickly fell into place. We are proud and excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision; together, we’ll make this year our year!”
Cellar Darling are currently working on their debut album, to be released in 2017. They have released a first single, 'Challenge', and a second song called 'Fire, Wind & Earth' in September 2016. Watch the lyric videos here:
https://youtu.be/5DRkXJCRM64 | https://youtu.be/HOaR7k506s8
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