folk metal

Track Premiere: Falls of Rauros – ‘New Inertia’

May 2, 2019

Falls of Rauros break their silence and reveal the first song from new album Patterns in Mythology.

Ulver Announce First-Ever United States Show

October 1, 2018

Ulver have their sights set on the United States in 2019.

Tengger Cavalry Release First US Tour Documentary

September 7, 2016

Tengger Cavalry brought their nomadic folk metal across the United States earlier this year. Fortunately for us, they recorded their travels for this tour documentary. 

Folk Tales: An Interview with Moonsorrow’s Mitja Harvilahti

April 21, 2016

You’d be hard-pressed to describe Finland’s Moonsorrow without using some kind of synonym for “epic,” so the fact that their new LP, Jumalten Aika, out-epics anything they’ve done is nothing short of astounding. We caught up with guitarist/vocalist Mitja Harvilahti to discuss the musical, thematic and personal influences that helped bring this beast of an album to life.

The Serpent Tradition: An Interview with Nechochwen

October 15, 2015

Nechochwen is a West Virginia-based duo that merges black metal with Native American instrumentation, artwork and lyrical themes. We spoke to their eponymous guitarist/vocalist/songwriter about his musical process, artistic philosophy and deep ties to Native American culture.

Full Album Stream: Ifing’s “Against This Weald”

April 28, 2014

Happy Monday. For your listening pleasure today please check out a full stream of Ifing’s debut folk/black metal album Against This Weald, available for preorder now from Blood Music and also available digitally soon via Bandcamp. The limited release (due May 6) will include 1,000 copies of a digipack CD and and a limited vinyl…

Beyond “Bear Claw Tavern”: Scythia Premiere “Reflections”

January 28, 2014

Last month Canadian epic/progressive metallers Scythia made a viral digital splash with the absurdist Pogues-meets-Dream-Theater-meets-drunken-hobbits video for the rousing anthem “Bear Claw Tavern” off the upcoming album …Of Conquest, and now the band reveals another exclusive jam here this morning. “This track is a ‘one-of-a-kind track’ on the record,” guitarist/vocalist Dave Khan tells Decibel. “‘Reflections’…

Full Disclosure: Primordial’s Alan Averill’s state of the world address

August 19, 2011

Spare a thought for Primordial frontman Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill who, mid-scream at last week’s Bloodstock Festival, Derby, England was robbed of his powers. In comic book terms, this was like grounding Superman and surgically enhancing him the old lead contact lenses. But more remarkable is that he lost it in the first place, like, even…