I’m sure you’ve all heard tales of Finnish bands getting lost in the never-ending wintery forests of Finland. It is said some try to find a way out for days until eventually succumbing to the cold. I’ve made all of that up based on a meme, of course, but if it was true Verikalpa is […]
To all of you who have been living under a rock the past decades and don’t know Finntroll yet, let me introduce them to you. First of all, you are quite alike. The combination of rocks and trolls seem to be a thing, and ever since they have taken on their new pointy ear look […]
There are certain festivals that you keep returning to. For the Metal-Exposure crew and friends, one of those festivals is the pagan/black metal festival Ragnarök in Lichtenfels, counting almost ten (or over) years of attendance. The line-up this year was interesting with Thyrfing, Batuskha, Enslaved and Fejd, among the many, and the atmosphere is always […]
It’s been a while since I ventured into the dark, cluttered depths of my inbox, in search of new music to hear and review. Among all the music gathering dust, my eye recently fell upon the English black/pagan metal band Ildra (it’s not really known if the band is active anymore), who released its first […]
It seems to become a common phrase in my recent album reviews; line-up changes. The same goes for Leaves’ Eyes and this one is a biggie. Former singer Liv Kristine has left the band and has been replaced by Elina Siirala. Naturally this leaves an impact on the sound of the band. Of course, a […]
Coming under heavy recommendation from our German writers & friends who have been attending since 2014, the Dark Troll Festival is one we’ve never had the priviledge (yet) of experiencing. Not due the lack of will, or the line-up, just a matter of time and choices. However, that’s about to change. Dark Troll Festival – […]
On a regular Sunday, a not so regular event happened. The folk metal clans of Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Arkona and Trollfest have been traveling through Europe and today the happy caravan made a stop in the venue Melkweg, Amsterdam. Read the full report here!
A black and white album cover showing three hooded figures, two with knives. On the background a starry sky or maybe eyes in the darkness. A gateway to another world and ravens to show the way. These elements can be seen on the appealing contemporary artwork that is the album cover of Krahm, the eight […]
If you have any familiarity with the folk metal genre, you will know Heidevolk. The Dutch band has been active in the scene for roughly 16 years and conquered its rightful place on countless tour posters and festival line-ups. Although the band’s own lineup has changed over the years, two pillars – drummer Joost and […]
On a Thursday night, Dutchies from Arnhem and around painted their faces in war colors, took up their arms and marched to the venue Luxor Live, where the ‘Two Paths’-package of Wolfheart, Skyclad and Ensiferum would turn this regular weekday into a night to remember.. Read all of it here!