It took over 20 years of digging in the bile and muck of the underground for Kampfar to carve its name onto every black-metallers tongues. With the release of their latest epic “Profan”, the dark battalion have been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in the metal category. We raise our glasses and hail the veterans for rising out of the underground with brute force!
The album received nothing praise from critics and fans alike:
14 of 15 – Legacy (Nr. 2 - Soundcheck)
10/10 – Time For Metal
10/10 - Heavymetal.dk
95/100 - Lords Of Metal
87/100 - Ragherrie
8/10 - Metal Hammer UK
9/9 - RCN
85/100 - Metal Exposure
9/10 - Evil Rocks Hard
8/10 - KVLT
8/10 – Distorted Sounds Mag
8/10 - Musikknyheter
Album Of The Month – Scream Magazine
"A must have!" - Legacy
"When it comes right down to it, I can think of no better standard bearers for the true spirit of Norwegian Black Metal than these four mighty warriors…" - No Clean Singing
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Tourniquet drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has assembled an all-star lineup to pay tribute to Black Sabbath as the legendary heavy metal pioneers get ready to embark on their final tour, "The End".
Due on January 20, 2016 via Pathogenic Records, "The Doom In Us All - A Tribute To Black Sabbath" features the following tracks
Chris Jericho (Fozzy) - vocals, Scotti Hill (Skid Row) - lead guitar
LORD OF THIS WORLD
Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch) - vocals, Bruce Franklin (Trouble) - lead guitar
INTO THE VOID
Corey Glover (Living Colour) – vocals
Eric Wagner (The Skull) – vocals
CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE
Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest) - vocals, Karl Sanders (Nile) - lead guitar
Hordak from Spain have released a stunning new album, their fourth, that's extremely ambitious in scale and breathtaking where it comes to the sheer grandeur of music of this ilk. Proud, epic, and triumphant, the band march on valiantly, weaving delicate threads of historic notes into a firm, gritty fabric that's shimmery yet bloodstained. With guest contributions from members of Forefather, CrystalMoors, and Folkearth, this album is much-anticipated in the pagan/viking/folk black metal circles. The melodies are searing, the music strong and crisp, and the innate passion has never been more palpable. This one is bound to make old and new fans alike simmer with feelings that, if possible, can be traced back to their ancient warrior times in some past birth. The sense of nostalgia coupled with an uncanny fervor is strong in this one.
Autumn: Vocals, guitars
A. Mansilla: Guitars
L. Mansilla: Bass
J. Sierra: Drums
Vocals and lyrics on “Father Sun – Father Dragon”: Lavin Uruksoth (CrystalMoors)
Violin on “Padre”: Laura Camón Botella (CrystalMoors, Gathering Darkness)
Vocals on “Bloodline Of The Wolves”: Wulfstan (Forefather)
Flute on “Soaring”: Jose Luís Frías (Trobar de Morte, Folkearth)
1. Ekleipsis – Devourer Of Gods
2. Bloodline Of The Wolves
4. Sol Sister
7. A Leader In Times Of War
8. Father Sun – Father Dragon
9. Aequus Nox
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New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry - lead by internationally-recognized folk musician and Recording Academy Voting Member Nature Ganganbaigal - performed an uplifting SOLD OUT, two-hour unplugged set at New York City's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve.
Watch three performance wrap-up videos here:
Hymn of the Earth
Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal reflects on the performance's success:
"The concert was entirely sold out... lesson learned... next time we'll do this at a bigger venue! It was so fun to see both fine-suited grandpas and tattooed metalheads stand in the same line, everyone there to enjoy music together. We are so humbled to know that fans from as far as DC and even California flew here to see us. It was beyond all of our expectations. Thanks again to all of our fans and friends who came out to support Tengger Cavalry and our brand of music."
Nature Ganganbaigal and Tengger Cavalry have been turning heads in the music world since the band's inception in 2010. In 2014, Ganganbaigal released his Mongolian New Age album To Where Tengger Leads Me. The album won a bronze medal from Global Music Awards and a nomination from Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In 2015, Nature moved to New York City from China and re-located the band with brand new American members. This past spring, the band released a new album, "Blood Sacrifice Shaman", out via Metal Hell Records and available for streaming here.
Tengger Cavalry blends the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal music, creating the unique music genre mentioned above, Mongolian folk metal. Nature Ganganbaigal performs multiple Mongolian nomadic instruments including Mongolian horse-head fiddle Morin Khuur, Mongolian flute, Tibetan horn, Mongolian guitar (Tovshuur) and other instruments native to the region. He is also able to sing using the ancient Mongolian singing tradition of Khoomei, also known as throat singing or overtone singing. After the release of four studio albums in Europe and United States, Tengger Cavalry has become known as one of the most unique, innovative and exciting metal bands in Asia.
"A combination made in heaven, or, the spirit world." - MTV
"How do you make metal heavier? Add some traditional Mongolian music." - CNN
"An internationally recognized rock band" - Huffington Post
"Expressive scene of pagan culture." - The Guardian
"Ready to truly unleash Mongolian folk-metal on the rest of the world." - TeamRock
"Sounds bad ass." - Metal Injection
"Packed with memorable moments" - Terrorizer
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