ALVENRAD's "Woudakoestiek" video clip online (February 18th, 2014)
The first video clip for ALVENRAD's debut album "Habitat" is published now.
"Woudakoestiek" is the album opener and combines many qualities and influences of the Dutchmen's music, transporting a great dose of enthusiasm for nature, old school heavy metal as well as folk-
In the next weeks before the release (April 4th in Europe, April 15th in the US) a good handful of studio & interview clips will be published to support the release of "Habitat". Those clips will not only allow insights into the lively recording process but also into the band's manifold inspirational sources.
ALVENRAD debut album "Habitat" to be released in April (January 25th, 2014)
10/10 points for MIRNA'S FLING demo recordings & free download of "Misery" (January 17th, 2014)
With no other intention than giving some music lovers a first insight into the stirringly melancholic tunes of MIRNA'S FLING, the (sort of) demo recordings had been sent to some writers a few days ago. Thus the surprise was big to find those recordings rewarded with an enthusiastic review and 10 out of 10 points by the German Hörspiegel magazine, written by its chief editor Nico Steckelberg. Here is what he wrote:
"I'm absolutely flashed! While listening to this music I think of so many different bands and composers... I remember Nick Cave, Coldplay, Gus Black, Cat Stevens, Klimt 1918, Adam Green, Paul Roland, No-
We don't know whether that will happen since the recordings of "For The Love Of Me" turn out really well and highly atmospheric, but for all those who want to take a closer listen right now, we offer a free download of the demo version of "Misery". If you enjoy the song, please be kind and spread the word about it!
Listen to & download (right click/save) "Misery" right here!
MIRNA'S FLING signs with Trollmusic – playful music with great depth guaranteed (December 21st, 2013)
It is with much happiness that we can announce the Dutch band Mirna’s Fling having signed a three-
“The music of Mirna’s Fling needn’t be reduced on any categories”, says Trollmusic spokesman Thor Joakimsson. “I got various recordings of Mirna’s Fling when Arjan helped Alvenrad on some issues, and a month later I recognized that I had been listening to those songs almost every day – they obviously echoed deep inside me beyond words. So it feels just natural to sign this fantastic band which will hopefully surprise and inspire music lovers with its open-
Arjan Hoekstra comments that he is thrilled to have found a label welcoming the variety of music styles that he covers with Mirna’s Fling: “It’s hard to be taken serious these days if you do not exactly ‘fit in’. I don’t seem to have any control on what I write, it just comes naturally. Often my music feels to me like my own private therapy: it’s a way of expressing feelings and staying realistic. Thus I hope my songs can attract people and maybe have a small positive influence. So far I don’t have any answers, but I do hope to ask the right questions.” (more)
ALVENRAD's Mark Kwint on "Blood, Fire, Death" & DE ARMA's Andreas Pettersson on his many bands (November 1st, 2013)
Autumn is reading time! So light a candle in front of your screen and enjoy the long interview in which Andreas Pettersson reflects his passionate work in various bands... click here to read! Moreover Mark Kwint of ALVENRAD and Thor Joakimsson of Trollmusic have been invited amongst some honourable musicians to take part in a special article on Bathory's masterpiece "Blood, Fire, Death", arranged by the team of Metalnews.de... click here to read the whole article in German, or here for the interview with Mark in English. More news... soon!
DE ARMA : New recordings & interview (October 22nd, 2013)
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ALVENRAD : Recordings for "Habitat" album completed (August 19th, 2013)
With the help of numerous guest musicians and good spirits the Dutch duo ALVENRAD has finally completed the recordings for its debut album. “We’re happy to announce that all the parts for our upcoming debut album have been recorded", says Jasper Strik. "With Arjan Hoekstra (The Good Hand), Erik Sprooten (Ancient Rites), Koen de Graaf (ex-
Joining forces for wild cats (August 8th 2013, world cats' day)
The Dutch folk black metal band ALVENRAD has been welcomed to the Trollmusic roster with a god parenthood for wild cats by the BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany), a non-
Mark Kwint adds on behalf of Alvenrad that “we like to cooperate with Trollmusic in a way not just focusing on style, but sharing an overall vision to care for nature and cultivate the idea to be one of her children – like the wildcat. We banned her (Mother Nature) for too long from our so called civilized domain. Speaking about civilization; we should deepen out our ideas of our habitat
Metal songs from the woods : ALVENRAD inks deal about two albums (May 18th 2013)
ALVENRAD has signed a two-
“Signing ALVENRAD was almost a matter of the heart”, says Trollmusic spokesman Thor Joakimsson. “The band has developed a very powerful and lively style of folk metal which takes up the legacy of early nature-
The band comments that "Thor Joakimsson was very interested in our work with Faelwa and Stormsterk and above all he proved to understand and feel our music deeply. We're very proud to meet Thor representing Trollmusic on our way through forests and fields, drink a beer together in the seat of emotions and feelings and share a general interest in literature and art. The collaboration feels naturally in every aspect and we're intensely looking forward to the release of our album which we are very proud of!"
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DE ARMA : "Lost..." album gets amazing feedback in Orkus! #4/2013 | "Wretch" song clip (March 23rd 2013)
The debut full length by DE ARMA has been described as "the discovery of the young year for fans of Alcest, Katatonia, Paradise Lost or Agalloch" by Björn Springorum. The dedicated writer expresses his enthusiasm for an album being "melancholic to the bone", feeling like "a grim grey manifest of broken dreams", and comes to the conclusion that facing DE ARMA's tunes "spring has no chance". Moreover Orkus! chief editor Claus Müller features "Lost, Alien & Forlorn" in his personal playlist. To celebrate such positive reactions, a new song clip has been released: "Wretch".