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FOLKEARTH – Balder’s Lament (2014)

We all know some epic folk metal bands like Korpiklaani, Tyr, Moonsorrow, and so many others but one of the greatest in Folk/Viking Metal have returned with a new album this year. Folkearth is an international music project created in 2003 by musicians playing folk and viking metal. The name (folk + earth) symbolizes musicians from all over the world playing folk music. Balder’s Lament is their 12th full-length album and it will be released via Stygian Crypt Productions, sometime soon. Balder’s […]

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TENGGER CAVALRY – Ancient Call (2014)

Not many people would think that a Nomadic Folk Metal band would come from China but Tengger Cavalry does. Formed only a few years ago in 2010, the group already has five full lengths and quite a strong following. The band is mostly influenced by Mongolian cultures and shamanism, but musically they also incorporate elements from Kazakh and Turkish nomadic folk music. They are truly a sound that only ears can experience rather than reading about them so here’s a track […]

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CITYSCAPE DRAWN IN BLACK INK – Hajnal (2013)

This group really captured my attention since 2012 but lately I have been entranced by their recent releases, especially Moraj and Egy Múltbeli Zengés Visszhangja. Here’s the official video for “Hahnal” from Moraj. Please donate since all the albums are free on their bandcamp page! Cityscape Drawn In Black Ink on Bandcamp

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FIRST DAWN – I Devastation (2014)

First Dawn is a melodic black metal band from Finland. Not much is out there about this band but I have a feeling this band will be heard from much more. Please listen and if you like it, buy their EPs! Bandcamp: http://firstdawn.bandcamp.com/