Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the release of "Astrala", fourth album of the folk metal band Unshine
Hailing from Finland, Unshine stepped into the whole new level of co-operation with the initial forces of the nature.
A teaser of "Astrala" is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/ScFgarXtoG4
“Unshine has always been a band without the traditional role models. The most important thing in a song is the melody. Sounds and rhythms create the overall atmosphere, but the melody wakes up the whole ancient story in it to life", tells Harri, Unshine guitarist behind the majority of the songs.
"Secondly, it all starts from the nature and it all will end to the nature. This cuts through all aspects of our music. It echoes from those landscapes the modern world has almost totally abandoned and forgotten. The songs try to re-unite the old bonds between the dolmen gods and the digitized mankind. Nature is not our enemy, it's our physical, but especially our spiritual home. That's why we call our music druid metal."
"Astrala" is set to be released on January 19, 2018 in Europe and February 9, 2018 in North America via Rockshots Records.
Heidevolk are the true definition of Pagan Metal Brotherhood. These Dutchmen hold up the flag for intelligent and perfectly balanced Pagan Folk Metal like no other.
It’s time to unveil the info on their brand new release and upcoming masterpiece from Heidevolk. Please welcome “Vuur van Verzet" – set to be released on January 12th 2018.
Marvelous riff power, bombastic ensembles and folkloric tunes make up the amazing album that is "Vuur van Verzet”.
The band states:
“Friends, we are excited to announce our long-awaited new album “Vuur van Verzet” (“Fire of Resistance”). An album that catapults you to a battlefield where a failing Roman empire is retreating and Germanic tribes are on the rise to claim back what is theirs. It will guide you through the great migrations and tell the tale of early traditions, gods and nature. We’ve fitted these stories in 11 songs that emphasize the characteristic Heidevolk sound but also underline the progression of our songwriting. Fast metal riffing combined with a our trademark dual male vocals, a 24 piece male choir, various folk musicians, a string ensemble and the raw guest vocals of Primordials’ Nemtheanga make “Vuur van Verzet” an album that shows its teeth..in a bombastic way. Join us, the Pagan Metal Brotherhood is on the rise!”
Take a look at the full track listing, available formats and upcoming tour dates below:
1 CD 6-pages Digipack incl. 24 pages booklet
1 LP Gatefold, black and limited golden vinyl
Ltd Edition Album Bundle incl. 6-pages Digipack, Leather wristband, flag, patch
Digital Album Download
“Vuur van Verzet" is scheduled for a January 12th 2018 release. Pre-Orders are NOW up and ready.
Get your hands on your exclusive pre-order HERE!
Heidevolk will be hitting the road for an European tour run together with their label mates in Arkona as well as Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani & True Norwegian Balkan Metal, Trollfest in 2018. Check out all dates below and make sure to grab your tickets soon:
HEIDEVOLK w/ KORPIKLAANI, ARKONA, TROLLFEST
15.02.18 BE - Antwerp /Trix
16.02.18 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.18 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinehalle 2 *
18.02.18 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg *
19.02.18 DE - Saarbrucken / Garage **
20.02.18 FR - Paris / Elysee Montmartre
21.02.18 FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.18 FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.18 ES - Madrid / Sala But
24.02.18 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.18 FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
26.02.18 CH - Vevey / The Rocking Chair **
27.02.18 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.18 DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.18 CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.18 DE - Munich / Backstage *
03.03.18 DE - Stuttgart / LKA *
04.03.18 CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.18 IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
06.03.18 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse **
07.03.18 AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.18 AT - Vienna / Simm City
09.03.18 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser *
10.03.18 DE - Geiselwind / Musichall *
11.03.18 DE - Hannover / Capitol
* extended shows with Black Messiah, Evertale & The Privateers
** no Arkona
Leading Hungarian folk metal band, Dalriada unveils new album details, new booking agency and first festivals for 2018!
‘Nyárutó’ will be released early 2018 by Nail Records on digipak CD and digital. Worldwide release: 19th January 2018. Direct pre-order starts on the bands website on 6th December 2017 - limited fan editions also. Worldwide distribution will be operated by Plastic Head Music Distribution (www.plastichead.com/) - the album will be available on all major digital platforms!
Nyárutó is going to be the 8th studio album of the ultimate Hungarian folk metal band, Dalriada. Album title refers to the folkish name of the month August - following the traditions as every Dalriada album dedicated to a month in line.
One unified, ambitious, in terms of its musical keys something similar to the previous records’ vehement wildness album was born, which is still deeply interlaced by the power and effect of the Hungarian folk music and cultural patrimony.
Amongst the covered themes there’s one saga from Szent István’s period (the founding of the hungarian state) but ancient Hungarian folk tales, a song about the medieval witch trials, some tracks in remembrance of the “hungarian El Cid”, Thury György (“turkish beater valiant”) also can be found.
Fajkusz Banda - the internationally well-known folk band - played a very important role again as with their authentic hungarian strings music they helped to deepen Nyárutó albums folk music bondings. Album artwork by long time Dalriada design artist Lakihegyi-Binder Júlia.
Dalriada inked new international booking deal with RTA - Rising Talent Agency (The Vision Blea, Draconian, Amberian Dawn, Wisdom, Manegarm, Helrunar etc.) , - a division of RTN-Touring (Alestorm, Korpiklaani, Arkona, Heidevolk, Borknagar, Kamelot, Korpiklaani, Mayhem, Moonspell, TYR, Wintersun, Hypocrisy etc.) in 2017!
2017 was an eventful year for the band: 70000 tons (Cripper Award win), Metalfest Open Air Plzeň, Durbuy Rock Festival, Cernunnos Pagan Fest and more to come in 2018! Leyendas del Rock festival appearance (as the first ever hungarian band to play the legendary spanish metal festival) already announced - now we are happy to confirm Hungarys leading folk metal act, Dalriada’s first ever gig in Sweden - after many gigs together on festivals in Hungary - the band will play on the very own festival of Sweden’s finest metal band: Sabaton. Sabaton Open Air will take place in Falun, 15 to 18 august 2018
- 2017, November 4, La Guerre des Gaules Festival ,Liege, Belgium
- 2017, November 18, Tanzt! Festivall, München, Németország
- 2018, august Leyendas Del Rock, Spain
- 2018 august 15-18 Sabaton Open Air / Falun, Sweden, Sabaton-Land
Over the last year Delain have been celebrating their ten year anniversary – from the release of their fifth full-length Moonbathers and an anniversary edition of their debut album Lucidity to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world’s biggest festival stages – the band is set to cap it off with the release of their first ever live DVD / Blu-Ray package coming out on October 27, 2017 on Napalm Records!
'A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso' was filmed at a sold out gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. Delain was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and many other special guests and collaborators.
Coming as a 2-CD / DVD / Blu-Ray as well as LP Gatefold editions, 'A Decade of Delain – Live At Paradiso' is now available for pre-order HERE!
The set list for the evening showcased songs spanning Delain's entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band’s vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band entitled We Are The Others – A Decade of Delain, a bonus live performance of “We Are the Others” from Masters of Rock 2015, and the “Suckerpunch” music video.
Says the band: After months of planning, performing and putting together our first ever live DVD / CD / Blu-Ray "A Decade of Delain - Live at Paradiso", we are very excited to be so close it's release now! What to expect? Have a look at this trailer for a sneak peek! We hope you enjoy it, and we hope it makes you extra eager to experience the complete 115 minute show and all cool extras, including the documentary "We Are The Others - A Decade of Delain" very soon!
Check out Delain's teaser for their upcoming live release right HERE!
The tracklist of 'A Decade of Delain – Live At Paradiso' reads as follows:
1. Intro (The Monarch)
2. Hands of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
4. The Glory and the Scum
5. Get the Devil Out of Me
6. Army of Dolls
7. The Hurricane
8. April Rain
9. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come the Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy of the Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body is a Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21. Sing to Me (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
22. Don’t Let Go
23. We Are the Others
DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Content:
1. We Are the Others – A Decade of Delain documentary
2. “We Are the Others” – live at Masters of Rock 2015
3. “Suckerpunch” official music video
In support of Delain's upcoming live release, the band will hit the road for the Danse Macabre Tour this Fall, featuring special guest and frequent collaborator Marco Hietala from Nightwish on all dates, along with a very special set list of rarely-played Delain songs! Support will be coming from Serenity and Cellar Darling.
Catch this very special and exciting live package on the following dates:
Oct. 26 – Paris, France – Alhambra
Oct. 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
Oct. 28 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 29 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 31 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 1 – London, UK – Koko (SOLD OUT)
Delain will follow the Danse Macabre Tour with a string of dates in South America in late 2017 and a full North American tour with Kamelot and Battlebeast in Spring 2018:
Nov. 18 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Manifesto
Nov. 19 – Granfinos, Brazil – Granfinos
Nov. 21 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Theatro Odissea
Nov. 23 – Santiago, Chile – Club Subterraneo
Nov. 24 – Rosario, Argentina – Teatro Vorterix Rosario (w/ Amaranthe)
Nov. 25 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Luna Park (w/ Tarja and Amaranthe)
Apr. 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Apr. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Filmore Underground
Apr. 18 – Silver Springs, MD – The Filmore
Apr. 20 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 22 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr. 23 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Apr. 25 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Apr. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
Apr. 27 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Apr. 29 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly's
May 01 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
May 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
May 04 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
May 05 – Anaheim, CA – Grove Anaheim
May 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
May 08 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
May 09 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 12 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
May 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
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
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