World Premiere – Bergen International Festival will feature new work by Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)! This new collaborative musical piece called Hugsjá, combines indigenous and contemporary music with Norse and Norwegian poetry, accompanied by instruments from the Stone Age up to the present day. A series of concerts under the name Nordvegen […]
Way back in 2002, I fell in love with this one album. It was Sirenia’s “At Sixes and Sevens”. Years have passed and I lost track of the band. But what better time to get reacquainted than with a new album? One thing is certain, Sirenia has changed a lot. Over the last few years, […]
The release of Wardruna’s “Runaljod – Ragnarok,” marks the conclusion of the Runaljod trilogy that first launched this epic Norwegian band. It does not signify the end of the band, however. Metal-Exposure had the opportunity to talk to mastermind Einar Selvik before the start of the European tour in November.. Read all!
It’s a Wednesday night after work. You have the choice of going home and trying to relax with a beer, or.. emptying your head with some sinister black metal tunes from the north! For a couple of us, the decision was easy, so we headed down to Eindhoven to catch the Profane Solstice of the […]
As far as brutal death metal goes, Blood Red Throne wrote the book. This Norwegian band has been around for 18 years, with guitarist Død as the one constant member, and has been a solid example of a quality metal band with a consistently head banging-inducing sound.. Read all!
Beyond The Gates has pretty much everything I look for in a festival, and so, once more I found myself changing aircrafts (Damn you, Finnair!) that were late, on my way to the wet and rain-filled soil of Bergen, second largest city in Norway and a personal favourite.. Read all!
If you’ve read the 2015 report, you’ll know what Midgardsblot is about; if you haven’t, here’s a short recap: A pagan/black/folk metal festival in Norway, located at ancient Viking (grave) mounds and partially inside of a reconstructed long hall, which not only offers musical shows, but also tours, lectures, a tattoo con, storytelling and games. […]
The notorious Oslo-based black metal outfit Sons of Balaur are ready to unleash a new track upon mankind, from their upcoming record ‘Tenebris Deos‘ (out 14th of October on Season of Mist). Let your ears be tortured by ‘Succubus Slut‘ below! You can pre-order the album here!
As an e-zine crew we have become professional festival attendees. Everyone has their favourite: from Party San to Wacken Open Air, but what we encountered in Horten, Norway last year during the Midgardsblot festival, was quite a different and extraordinary experience altogether. Organiser Runa Luna calls it ‘the magic of Midgardsblot’, but what is this […]
Ihsahn is a bit like wine. We buy wine, gift-wrap it, talk and brag endless about its’ taste. Some may elect to store it and consume at a later date. This may lead to an assortment of bottles, and voila: we can choose to leave certain special bottles in (conditioned) storage just a little longer. […]