Tag Archives: Pagan Metal

Moonsorrow – Jumalten aika

If the Nazgul from Lord of the Rings had a stereo in Middle Earth, it would probably blast out Moonsorrow. Over the past two decades the Finnish outfit have firmly set up camp in the darker clearings of the heavy metal forest and enticed us with six challenging records and an unwavering spirit to write …

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Finntroll – Natten Med De Levande Finntroll

If there’s one band that conjures up the image of “folk metal”, it’s Helsinki, Finland natives and genre pillars Finntroll. Finntroll has a new release out: Natten Med De Levande Finntroll, a toothy 19-tune live album showcasing the band in full glory, performing at Amsterdam’s prestigious Melkweg Concert Hall on …

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Arkona interview with Masha “Scream” – April 2014

Arkona is definitely one of the most remarkable metal bands from Russia. Those who have seen these pagan metallers in their boiling energetic live shows, know that this is something hard to forget. The same goes for their music and to prove that once again, Arkona is presenting the new …

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Sons Of Crom – Victory (Single)

A ‘one man band’ type project, Sons Of Crom features the work of two Swedish / Finnish musicians: Janne Posti and Iiro Sarkki. Their new 12-minute “epic single”, “Victory”, is meant to serve as a rule or yardstick to show what they’re capable of, or what their upcoming full-length album …

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Kampfar – Interview with Dolk, December 2013

KAMPFAR release new track and video for ‘Mylder’

Kampfar is pagan black metal band from Norway, approaching its 20th anniversary in 2014. The guys are preparing the new album, “Djevelmakt”, which is going to be released on 27th of January. the band frontman Per Joar Spydevold, known as Dolk, agreed to answer some questions for PlanetMosh. You are …

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Equilibrium – Waldschrein

Equilibrium‘s Waldschrein is an interesting twist on the folk or pagan metal subgenre. This five-song EP, released in 2013, runs the gamut from entertaining folk metal, to an epic movie soundtrack type tune. This Bavarian band’s rapid ‘riff factory’ idea shifts tend to be jarring or choppy – in the …

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Manegarm – Legions of the North

Sweden consistently produces and exports very fine quality extreme metal, and their Manegarm is no exception. Compared to the band’s previous releases, this one will appeal to a wider audience, both because of the more universal English language, and a greater emphasis on mid-tempo crushers. The songs are very dramatic, …

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