Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie haven’t had the easiest of years. Three of the band’s long-time members – hurdy-gurdy player/vocalist Anna Murphy, guitarist Ivo Henzi, and drummer Merlin Sutter – departed the band last summer, leaving behind some pretty big shoes to fill. Eluveitie frontman and mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann spoke to Metal Exposure interviewer Sam about […]
With a career starting in the early nineties, German folk/pagan metal band Black Messiah can be seen as a part of one of the ‘older generation’ the genre. Any fan of the genre probably knows at least the live ‘hit’ songs ‘Irminsul‘ and ‘Sauflied‘. The band’s masterpiece however, is the record First War Of The […]
It was time again for the famous Straalschijfontketenfeest that is held every time Heidevolk releases a new album. This time for their brand new full-length Velua, which was released a month prior to the show. But before Heidevolk would hit the stage, a full Luxor Live would get warmed up by two supports. Rhovanion from […]
Dutch folk band Heidevolk recently released their latest record Velua. Two of their long time members, Mark (vocals) and Raemon (guitars) have decided to leave the band, after twelve years of playing. Will Heidevolk continue playing dubstep or sing only in English from now on? Read all about it in the interview with Lars Nachtbraecker […]
I knew that I would have the opportunity to review the band’s fourth full-length album, “Mach Dich Frei,” several weeks in advance of the release; I was understandably excited, and I sat down with the album as soon as I got it, ready to dive in. The truth is, for the first time in my […]
28-12-2014 – The fine folks of Switzerland’s Abinchova released their second full-length album “Wegweiser” this past July. Sam sat down with Arnaud (vocals) and Patricia (keyboard) in the folk metal band’s home town of Lucerne the day after their performance at the 2014 Eluveitie & Friends Festival.. Read all!
Switzerland! The land of quality chocolates, overpriced cheese, pretty ladies and more than a few extreme metal bands. Abinchova is one of them, but they’re a tidy bit different. When I was told about a “Folk Death Metal” band from Switzerland, the first band that came to my mind was obviously Eluveitie, which bear similar […]
Nowdays, Arkona is a formidable band that is known throughout the Folk Metal scene, with a successful list of albums in their arsenal, a lot of festival appearances and many European concerts.Yav is the band’s 7th full length album, and Metal-Exposure was eager to spin it.. Read!
In my experience, there tend to be two kinds of folk metal fans: those who like their music raw, earthy, and primal, and those who prefer a more polished, sanded-down sound. I tend to put myself in the latter category, so if I’m honest, I can’t say I’ve ever been the biggest Metsatöll fan. Yet […]
For the first time in four years, the Finnish metallers of Turisas returned to the Netherlands for a full headline show. They’ve played here as a part of the Heidenfest tour(s) more recently, but that does not simply measure up to a gig of 1.5 hours. The support act was Starkill, a relatively unknown but […]