folk metal

Moonsorrow, Crimfall @ Virgin Oil Co. (Helsinki), 13 Sep 2014

For the first time since 2012, Moonsorrow played their home crowd in Helsinki and days later words are still failing me when I attempt to describe the night. The longest set ever, fans from all over the world, and the long brilliance of Tulimyrsky. 1065: Aika was played for the first time in Finland. It was also the first time a lot of people saw Crimfall live with their new female vocalist, Sara Strömmer.

Ensiferum, Turisas, Thaurorod, The Circus, Helsinki, 20/04/14

Helsinki raised its drinking horns and pumped its fists to a rousing night of folk, battle and symphonic power metal on Easter Sunday. Long time friends Ensiferum and Turisas joined forces with locals Thaurorod to deliver a night of tribute to swords, beer, historical battles, fantastical journeys and leather skirts... erm.. kilts.

Every time I have seen Ensiferum and Turisas live, there have been intricately costumed and painted fans carrying drinking horns.

Claim The Throne: Do Just That

"Aussie party attitude on stage, with no shortage of headbanging, riffs, blasts and drinking!”

With countless adoring fans and continual positive reviews Australia’s folk metal prime movers, Claim The Throne, are shortly embarking o

Kampfar - Djevelmakt (Indie Recordings)

Folk tinged black metal...
Release Date: 
27 Jan 2014 - 12:30am

Folk tinged black metal?!

Finntroll Announce Australian Tour!

Humppa Humppa! Folk-juhla!!

Finland's ultimate purveyors of darkness, grandeur and ferocity, Finntroll, are set to embark on a medieval crusade back down under this June after rave reviews from their last vis

Heidenfest 2013 - Bataclan, Paris, 23/09/13

Last Monday the Bataclan in Paris was rocked by the travelling Folk Metal Festival Heidenfest 2013. On the line-up were Ensiferum, Turisas, Equilibrium, SuidAkrA and Frosttide.

Suidakra - Eternal Defiance (AFM Records)

If you've ever wondered, where are the tributes to Welsh mythology? Look no further, as Suidakra's Eternal Defiance depicts 'The Dream of Macsen Wledig' apparently...
Release Date: 
4 Jun 2013 (All day)

Suidakra maintain their sound with no real progression with their new release Eternal Defiance. The album starts with an unrelenting, no holds barred set of marc

"Music is life to us" - Eluveitie's Chrigel Glanzmann

After five studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums and an EP, Swiss Celtic Folk Metallers Eluveitie are finally making the trip to Australia. Metal as Fuck caught up with singer/songwriter Chrigel Glanzmann to find out a little more.

When my phone rings on a muggy Queensland weeknight, the call comes from a rainy cold spring day in Hungary.

Finntroll - Blodsvept (Century Media Records)

3 years after the release of the huge Nifelvind, Finland's finest trolls are back at it with Blodsvept, and they've brought enough troll to leave Eduard Khil spinning in his grave!
Release Date: 
29 Mar 2013 (All day)

Picking up where they left off three years ago, black/folk/troll/ who the hell knows metal heavyweights Finntroll have returned with Blodsvept