Showing posts from January, 2016

TROLL BENDS FIR released their first DVD

TROLL BENDS FIR released their DVD entitled "15 years in the rhythm of the hopheart".
This is available to this site.
01. Братья во хмелю
02. Еловый корень
03. Веселая дурнушка
04. Тролль во мху
05. Чертова бутыль
06. Земляничный 6ерсерк
07. Круг земной
08. Bpаг мой
09. Тролльборода
10. Алебарда гутен таг
11. Сельдяной король
12. Конец осени
13. Хорошо быть пивоваром
14. Поймай лосося!
15. Пивная келья
16. Что совой об пень, что пнем об сову
17. Октоберфест
18. День св. Патрика
19. Ave Celia
20. Бирляйхен
21. Барабанное соло
22. Хумппа по соседству
23. Тролль гнет ель

HOPES OF FREEDOM released "Burning Skyfall"

HOPES OF FREEDOM released their second album  entitled "Burning Skyfall"


WOLVES OF AVALON Maxi should be ready for March

WOLVES OF AVALON plans to release their Maxi single for March 2016.

The title track "Across Corpses Grey" will be a 30 minute long Prog-Pagan Metal song shifting between the past and the ethereal, and features an array of musicians providing Flute, Cello, Violin, and stunning lead guitar work from Litmus, axe man, Fiddler. Also on the album on will be vocals from Thurios (DRUDKH],  and, Hildr Valkyrie, and one intro by Daemonskald (SIG:AR:TYR).
There will also be two covers including a special one of, Venom's "Die Hard" which will feature original VENOM guitarist, Mantas on guitar, along with vocal appearances from Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL), Rob Miller (AMEBIX, Mirai (SIGH), Metatron (MEADS OF ASPHODEL).
01. Across Corpses Grey
02. Die Hard (Venom cover)
03. The Voice Of Steel (Nokturnal Mortum cover)

BIFRÖST new album for February

BIFRÖST fourth album "Mana Ewah" made of seven tracks will be available in physical version on February 5th and for download on February 12th. 
However, you can already pre-order the downloads.
01. Himmelsfall
02. Verräters Geschick
03. Mana Ewah
04. Waffenbruder Niedergang
05. In Todes Angesicht
06. Tobendes Herz
07. Eine neue Zeit

CELTIBEERIAN released "From Soil To Soul"

The acoustic album "From Soil To Soul" by CELTIBEERIAN
is now released.

01. Praise to the vineyards
02. Unbury the Horn
03. Keltorevolution
04. Sacred Wine
05. Blood of a Guiltless Town [ video ]
06. Riding Home

Get it to this page.

METHYSOS album trailer

METHYSOS unveiled a trailer for "Folkloria" album coming out March 12th.


Mexican band FOLKRIEG TECHCATL released their demo made of 6 tracks.
The three first tracks are available for free download on Soundcloud.

01. Trollvent
02. The Memories Don't Burn
03. Drinks For All
04. Viking Territory
05. Dreams Of Sea
06. The Drunken Rover

ETERKNIGHT : Immortal Dragons (Lyrics video)

Lyrics video for the song "Immortal Dragons" taken from "Winter's Calling" EP by ETERKNIGHT is online :

Pre-order the new AMON AMARTH record

The new album by AMON AMARTH is entitled "Jomsviking" and it is available for pre-order.
The full length will be released March 25, 2016.

01. First Kill
02. Wanderer
03. On a Sea of Blood
04. One Against All
05. Raise Your Horns
06. The Way of Vikings
07. At Dawn's First Light
08. One Thousand Burning Arrows
09. Vengeance Is My Name
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back on Northern Shores


Bland bot och sot album by ILLDÅD available

ILLDÅD released in digital the album entitled "Bland bot och sot" available for streaming here :

ODROERIR - Das Erbe unserer Ahnen video

ODROERIR published a new video full of megaliths for the song "Das Erbe unserer Ahnen" :

VINTERBLOT released "Realms of the Untold" album

"Realms of the Untold", the new album signed VINTERBLOT is out now.
You can purchase it on bandcamp.

Antimony Chapter
1) Evoked by Light [ video ]
2) Frostbitten [ video ]
3) Unveiling the Night's Curtain

Realgar Chapter
4) The Summoning
5) Vagrant Spirits in a Misty Rainfall
6) ...of Woods and Omen

Onyx Chapter
7) Stone Carved Silence
8) Throne of Snakes
9) Triumph Recalls My Name (Bonus Track)

Herrarna i hagen by ILLDÅD

ILLDÅD published a new song taken from the upcoming "Bland bot och sot" album.
The track title is "Herrarna i hagen" and this is available for free download.

FÄNGÖRN EP for February 2016

FÄNGÖRN will release under Soundage prod. their new EP entitled "Inferno" on February 6th, 2016.

01. First Song
02. Behind Right Shoulder
03. Inferno
04. Where The Tales Live On (acoustic cover)


Swedish BLACK MAGIC FOOLS published a new video that is for the song "Grave Dancer" taken from "Soul Collector" album to be released soon.

LEPOKA released "Beerserkers"

"Beerserkers", the second LEPOKA album is now released!

Elvarhøi released Langt fra len og leite​

Langt fra len og leite​ single by Elvarhøi is out now.

You can purchase it through Bandcamp.

Langt fra len og leite by Elvarhøi

WOLFHORDE released "Towards the Gates of North"

"Towards the Gates of North" album by WOLFHORDE is now available to this page.


01. Vegvísir
02. Fimbulvetr [ video ]
03. Taivaankappaleiden Kato
04. Death Long-Due
05. The Retribution
06. Unyielding
07. Boundless Agony
08. Lycomania
09. The Gates of North

MOONSORROW new album details

MOONSORROW unveiled details for "Jumalten Aika” album coming out the first day of April 2016 and Henri Sorvali (Guitars, keyboards & vocals) said the following : 
"There are a lot more folk music influences present in "Jumalten Aika" than earlier. This time around, they are more deeply integrated to the overall sound. "Jumalten Aika" is like a circling wolf biting the hardest when you would never expect it. The music is unchained aggression, deep mysteries of the North and thundering witchcraft combined together in a molten forge of the Gods and reminds us all of something that never left our blood and soil." TRACKLIST : 
01. Jumalten Aika (12:43) 02. Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa (15:21) 03. Suden Tunti (7:06) 04. Mimisbrunn (15:55) 05. Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen) (16:00)
Bonus disc : 01. Soulless (Grave cover) (3:18) 02. Non Serviam (Rotting Christ cover) (5:10)

The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well …

DRAUGNIM returns with a new album!

DRAUGNIM plans to released a new album in CD, 12" vinyl and digital formats on March 11th, 2016. The album title is "Vulturine" and these are the artwork and tracklist :

01. That Name Is Hate
02. As In Hunger, So In Demise
03. A Passage In Fire
04. Grief Unsung
05. Drums Of Black Death
06. Serpent Stone

BLACK MAGIC FOOLS : Artwork and release date for Soul Collector

The upcoming album "Soul Collector"


will be released on

February 19th.

Beside is the artwork.

New violin player for VALLORCH soon

Martina Mezzalira decied to leave VALLORCH due to deep change in her artistic and musical interests. This is her statement :
“Dear fans, with this post I announce the end of my career as Vallorch’s violinist, and sincerely thank you for all your support, enthusiasm, and friendships, making this experience one of the most beautiful and meaningful of my life!! The reasons behind this choice are due to a deep change in my artistic and musical interests and in my life goals. Those who I wish to thank the most are the members of Vallorch themselves, who involved me for a few years in a project that I hope will last long and bear fruit, since they work hard every day with patience, commitment and passion. Thank you!!” –Martina The band added "We wish Martina all the best in her life, and for her wishes to become true. We cannot express our gratitude enough for her effort and all that she has done for us. [...] We also want to reassure all of our fans: we indeed have a new member who w…

New track for HASPYD

HASPYD unveiled a new song that you can download for free on Soundcloud.

Their new single "Carehrad" deals with the Cossack glory, the knights that are ready to go through “three nine lands” to save their brother’s and sister’s honor and freedom. Historically this is referring to the glorious feats, sung by sage Taras Shevchenko in his poem «Hamalia» It is a tribute to a brutal and bloody time, when the invasion of foreigner’s hordes took place on our land, but group of braves went across the sea to rescue their family from the humiliating slavery.

ETERKNIGHT released Winter's Calling EP

From last year, I've been pleased to help as ELD, the band ETERKNIGHT in their project. The band now released this project : the "Winter's Calling" EP that is available for free download.


METAL CASTLE released their third full-length entitled "III".


Video :

HOPES OF FREEDOM new official video online

HOPES OF FREEDOM published their new official video for the track "Oft Go Astray" taken from their upcoming album "Burning Skyfall".

YRZEN second album news

This year, YRZEN plans to release their second album entitled "Trialvòd". This is one short preview :

TELPERION : "Ahead of time" album onto our videos database

Find the complete TELPERION album's "Ahead of time" available for streaming. The record was released last year.


DIABOŁ BORUTA made a video for the 7th song of the album "Stare Ględźby" available here.

STWORZ explains their band name

STWORZ stated the following regarding their band name :
"Since the creation of Stworz in September 2007 we have never really thought about this topic, but it seems that every now and then a question of how to spell our name properly is causing some confusion among our non-polish supporters. So, here's an explanation:  Stworz should be pronounced (approximately) STVOSH. And no, this name does not come from Polish or Slavic folklore, but from the works of Czesław Białczyński merely based on actual mythology and folklore; nor does it mean "to create" (pol. "stworzyć" or "stwórz" in imperative mood), as some have suggested, because there is no such word as "stworz" in Polish language. It is just the name of creature from Białczyński's universe, albeit closely related to words like "stworzyć" (to create) or "stworzenie" (a creature). Hope this will be helpful".

Zwergenvolk by DVALIN

DVALIN shared the song "Zwergenvolk" taken from their debut album "Aus dem Schatten" out now.

"Zwergenvolk" was the first song ever composed by the band.

You can pre-order the second LAGERSTEIN album now

From now can be pre-ordered "All For Rum And Rum For All", the new album by LAGERSTEIN.
February 2nd is the release date.

All For Rum & Rum For All by Lagerstein

GRIMNER first official video

GRIMNER released a video for their song "Eldhjärta" taken from their upcoming album "Frost Mot Eld".

SUS SCROFA released "Sinistre Silve"

SUS SCROFA returns with a new record. Sus Scrofa music roots deep into abundant soil of Pyrenean myths. Lyrics are written in French and Occitan, the language of troubadours - wandering poets of Middle Ages. Comeback of French scene pioneers after more than twenty years of silence. From the members of Cober Ord, Stille Volk, La Breiche.
"Sinistre Silve" EP can be ordered passing by bandcamp.

Sinistre Silve by Sus Scrofa

Vektors & Auļi video online

Here it is :

The acoustic record by CELTIBEERIAN available for pre-order

From now can be pre-ordered to the band site the Acoustic record "From Soil To Soul" by CELTIBEERIAN.

The EP will be released by the end of this month.

HORDAK released "Padre"

You can contact the band HORDAK to order CD of the new album "Padre" out now
or you can purchase it digital on Bandcamp.
. PADRE by Hordak

TAGAROT available for free download

TAGAROT released their first EP "Veleda's Prophecy" for free download.

Veleda's Prophecy by Tagarot

VALUATIR released Maudit et Oublié EP

VALUATIR released a new EP in tape format. The EP, available here, is entitled "Maudit et Oublié".

01. Bransle
02. La Voix du Tertre [ video ]
03. Ceux d'en Haut
04. Mille Années.

ETERKNIGHT : Winter's Calling!

ETERKNIGHT shared a video for the first track of their upcoming EP entitled "Winter's Calling".  January 16th is the release date for this record. I guided them a bit for this video so, I hope you'll enjoy it :)

DVALIN released their debut album

Titled "Aus dem Schatten", the debut album [ preview ] by DVALIN is now available to the band shop.

01 Das Heer aus der Tiefe
02 Redeemed by Oblivion
03 Omen (Part I)
04 Schöpfer des Nichts
05 Ostara
06 Zwergenvolk
07 Schrecken des Waldes
08 Skaldenfest
09 Omen (Part II)
10 Unter den Eichen [ video ]


LOCATION : Debrecen, Hungary

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal

Viktor Somoskoi : vocals & all instruments

Past members :
Szabolcs Foro : vocals, guitars, zither
Csaba Tóth : guitars
Zsolt Mohácsi : drums

Maeotis is a pagan metal band that deals with Hungarian myths, legends, and history. The band was named after the Sea of Azov that was the main Scythians camp, Sarmatians, Huns and the ancient Hungarians. Maeotis is also one central place in Hungarian mythology. The band becomes a one-man band in 2018.

Avarok gyűrűje, EP 2014
Vérbulcsú, EP 2015 [ details ] [ review ]



Find more information on Sword Chant :
- In the "band name" keyword

LUTAVIERJE second album is coming soon

LUTAVIERJE are currently working on their second album entitled "Wild Hunting" that will be made of eight tracks. The record deals with opposition of strong human spirit to evil forces, black riders, who entail weak souls. This is a path of the Truth, breaking through drowsiness and illuminating lives of those who had the strength to accept It. This is a voice of Conscience, coming out of silent mire, the band said.

LEŚNE LICHO unveils one new track

"Król Gór" is the title for the new song of the band. The track will feat. on their upcoming album.

EX DEO album news

EX DEO announced the following :
"The forthcoming album “The Immortal Wars” will deal with the main concept surrounding the "PUNIC WARS I, II & III “ between ROME and CARTHAGE, the trilogy of the epic legendary wars will come to life and bring the showdown between two of the greatest Generals that ever walked the earth, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus, both who rewrote the rules of war and strategics. The album will also feature other unexplored subjects on Ancient Rome surely to raise the epic level to the maximum . Ex Deo’s "The Immortal wars “ is due out worldwide FEBRUARY 2017 via NAPALM RECORDS",

TROBAR : "Here is Asterix"

"Asterix est là ", the PLASTIC BERTRAND song covered by TROBAR is now available for free download.
Asterix est là by Trobar


PERCIVAL SCHUTTENBACH released a new video for the song "Oberek" taken from "Mniejsze Zło" album.

Land of Bundy by LAGERSTEIN

LAGERSTEIN revealed one first track taken from their upcoming "All For Rum And Rum For All" album that will be released this February, but you can pre-order here.

BLACK KIRIN debut album on Bandcamp

"哀郢" (National Trauma) album by BLACK KIRIN can be heard and purchased now in digital passing by Bandcamp.
National Trauma by Zhang, Wang, Wu, Du, Hwai, かおり , Fang

Details unveiled for the debut TAGAROT EP

As you know, TAGAROT band from Austria will release their debut EP "Veleda's Prophecy" on January 10th, 2016.
Now, find here more details regarding that first record by the band, followed by a preview for Veleda's Prophecy EP.
TRACKLIST : 01. Tears (Intro) 02. Veleda's Prophecy 03. Callis Sanguinis 04. The Shaman's Path 05. Samant 06. Bloodsoaked Earth 07. Fate and Fear

Everyone could download for free Veleda's Prophecy EP. No CD pressing planned.

KYLFINGAR reveals "Jötünheim kürtjei" song

"Jötünheim kürtjei" (The Horns of Jotunheim) is one song that will be available with the upcoming KYLFINGAR full-length entitled "Világok Határán" (At the Border of Worlds). Some guests from the Hungarian scene will be on the album version for that song. This is the song with lyrics :

Preview song for NAUFRAGANT and SKULL & BONES fans

Previously known as SKULL & BONES, NAUFRAGANT unleashed a preview for their forthcoming single titled "The Black Corsair".

Hjulet Vänder song by HINDARFJÄLL

HINDARFJÄLL published a new song titled "Hjulet Vänder".


The band TROBAR covered the song "Asterix est là " by PLASTIC BERTRAND.

...ça plane pour TROBAR, I guess. :)

NIFROST debut album soon

NIFROST band from Norway will release their debut album entitled "Motvind" on January 15th, 2016.
You can listen to the 8th track of the album :

01. Byrdesong
02. Ufred
03. Sitring
04. Dei ville med vald
05. Marebakkjen

TAGAROT's debut EP in 9 days

TAGAROT band will release Veleda's Prophecy EP On January 10th, 2016. Heres one preview :

Happy new year, everyone!

2015 is over. I, Eld & Sword Chant want to wish a happy new year to all the followers, listeners, all the bands, labels, promoters, and partners. As you know, you can expect here reviews in this year.
The year 2015 brought a lot of nice music. Of course, I haven't listened to all the releases out but I think for example to "One Man Army" album by Ensiferum or the Acoustic EP by Grimner.
Some bands like Arandu Arakuaa have shown again new shapes of Folk Metal can be and then, not everything have been explored in that various and eclectic musical genre. I hope to see more bands like this one within their own and recognizable folk metal, in the future.
More Folk Music could be shared last year and I hope more will be in this year, again. Some nice surprise like Huldreslåt or the new Omnia album "Naked Harp" appeared in this site.
This year sounds already promissing. I am rather curious of the upcoming works by The Dread Crew of Oddwood or again, Byrdi band. M…