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".