• Interviews
  • Eluveitie Interview: “It feels like an Indian summer”

    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 […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Black Messiah – Walls Of Vanaheim

    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 […]

  • Festival Reports 2016
  • Midgardsblot 2016

    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. […]

  • CD review 2015
  • Tharapitha – Ülestõus

    Thundering, galloping riffs, brutal vocals and war-like anthems. The deity Taarapita (the Estonian god of thunder) would be proud of his worshippers, the pagan metal band Tharapitha. Ülestõus, meaning uprising, is the bands fifth full-length offering and it was released about a year ago. Most of us all familiar with (the highly appreciated) Skyforger, but […]