News Posts

Dutch artist and Nordic folk pioneer Kati Rán presented her new single ‘Stone Pillars’, featuring Gaahl and Mitch Harris on guest vocals, and a first track unveiled of her upcoming Svart Records album ‘Sála’!

Tuska has confirmed 16 more names for the 2024 edition with Stratovarius, HEALTH, Lord Of The Lost, Eivør, Elvenking, Devourment, St. Aurora, Assemble the Chariots, I AM YOUR GOD, Swansong, Krypta, Sadistic Drive, Prestige, Putro In Black, SICK URGE and Dome Runner! Get your tickets now before the price increase in a couple of weeks!

What bands are you happy with this time? And what bands are you still hoping for?

Melodic death metal and Scottish folk music duo Hand Of Kalliach signed to Prosthetic Records for the release of their upcoming album ‘Corryvreckan’ next month and celebrate with the new single ‘Fell Reigns’!

Earlier this week, Eivør announced her European tour for 2024, supported by very special guest and Season of Mist labelmate Sylvaine, who will perform solo for the very first time! Don’t miss out!

The enigmatic warriors of Eihwar are set to unleash their “Viking War Trance” on shows throughout this year!

Gåte rounds up the year with a radio edit of their song ‘Førnesbrunen’, released earlier via Indie Recordings as part of the ‘Vandrar’ EP.

Last week, Heilung performed a new track live at The Game Awards, a track that is part of the soundtrack for the upcoming game ‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II’!

French “Viking War Trance” duo Eihwar has pledged a warrior’s oath to Season of Mist and are getting ready to release their debut album in 2024!

Siberian dark folk duo Nytt Land unveiled a new video for the track ‘Johem Ar’, coming from their recently via Napalm Records released album ‘Torem’!

In anticipation of this Friday’s release of their new album ‘Totem’ (out via Napalm Records), Siberian dark folk duo Nytt Land captivates with the new music video for the track ‘Rise of Midgard’!

Photo Reports

Black and white photo of the band Seed performing. From left to right: a man playing Davul drum, a man playing whistles, a man playing guitar and a woman playing bouzouki

Upstart pagan folk organisers Idavoll hosted a second edition of their “Hobgoblin’s Hollow” event, filled with board games & pagan folk, this time provided by Seed & Eleni Neldë!

Photo of 3 muscicians performing against a black background with blue light on them. Smoke is coming in from the lower right to the middle of the image.

Erlendis make their debut in France with the help from one-man project Biocentrik to play a night of pagan folk at La Brat Cave in Lille, France what became a magical night.

The German pagan folk collective Faun finally made it to Finland and turned Tavastia into a magical place to be, with the support of Emian.

Black and white photo of Wardruna on stage at the Koninklijk Circus, Brussels, Belgium

After over 2 years, Wardruna finally made it over to the Koninklijk Circus for an unforgettable show.

At the end of October, Heilung came to a sold out Jäähalli in Helsinki to celebrate all that connects us with each other and the nature around us, with special guests Eivør and Lili Refrain to warm us up.

A couple of months ago, All Things Live Finland brought the French Nordic folk collective Skáld to the Finnish shores with support from hurdy-gurdy virtuoso Guilhem Desq to celebrate music inspired by the past, brought to the now at Ääniwalli in Helsinki.

2 years after it was supposed to take place, Faun finally gave us a concert that simply came straight out of a fairy tale at Circus Krone in Munich, Germany! An absolutely stunning show of a magical band!

Pictures of the first day of Tuska 2023 with Eluveitie, Northern Kings, Lost Society, Perturbator, Beast In Black, Red Fang, Carcass and Heilung

Pictures of a satanic doo-wop night with Twin Temple to break the week a little bit!

Pics of a magical evening with great medieval and pagan folk bands at the Häme Medieval Festival!


Samoht was clearly somewhat inspired by dark Americana and country inspired music looking at his albums of the year 2023 list featuring artists like Dorthia Cottrell, Osi and the Jupiter, Wayfarer and The Coffinshakers, but also massive albums by bands like Frozen Soul, Serpent’s Oath, SLOW, OAK, Smoulder and Bell Witch!

Week 37 brought us a bunch of wholesome, heavy and unique songs and videos from bands like Dust In Mind, SKYND, Lorna shore, Starbenders, In Flames, Vévaki, King Dude, Sahg and Electric Callboy. Go check them out if you haven’t yet!

7 epic singles again selected by us of last week with Psychonaut, Before The Dawn, Black Mirrors, Wednesday 13, Sowulo, Ciemra and Skyforger! Highly recommended to check them out if you haven’t yet!

With the end of summer in sight, we came across 10 releases coming out in August that our editorial team has been looking forward to the most.

August proves to be a highly exciting and surprisingly full month for new releases! Here is a small selection of those that are most anticipated by our editorial staff!

A selection of “pagan” folk releases from 2020 that our editorial team feels like you really should check out still if you haven’t yet.