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INTERVIEW: Imperial Age (Russia)


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Symphonic metal act from Russia Imperial Age formed in 2012 by singers/keyboardists Alexander ‘Aor’ Osipov and Jane Odintsova, soon after forming, they landed some great support slots for international bands such as Epica, Paradise Lost, The 69 Eyes, Tarja, Therion and more.

In 2014 while opening for Therion, founder/composer and guitarist, Christofer Johnsson of Therion approached the band and offered to distribute their CDs via his label Adulruna Records and after they joined them on a big European tour which was the start of big things for the band.

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HEIDEVOLK Unveil First Track & Music Video From Upcoming Album “Vuur van Verzet”


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After having released details of their forthcoming HEIDEVOLK album including the title, artwork, track listing and release date, it’s time to get a first listen to the new record!

The first track of the record as well as first single to be released is Ontwaakt” (awaken), the band gives a deeper insight of the track and story behind:
“Awaken, the Roman Empire is falling! The internal battle for power tears the Empire apart. Legions turn against each other, emperors bleed and Rome burns. It is time for the tribes of the Northern lands to unite and rise against the tyrant. To take back what is theirs and drive the invaders back to Rome. Every battle that is fought by my people resounds in Rome. With sword and shield the Empire will be banished and the voice of my people will be heard!”

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KORPIKLAANI – new album in progress + first sold out show + trailer online!


Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are currently in the studio, working on the follow-up of 2015’s »Noita«, before they’ll embark on an extensive European headline run with support from Russia’s ARKONA, Dutch men HEIDEVOLK as well as Norwegian Trve Balkan MetallersTROLLFEST. The billing will be completed with EVERTALEBLACK MESSIAH and THE PRIVATEER on select dates.

Now, KORPIKLAANI have launched a first trailer in which JonneMatson and Sami are greeting from the studio. Check it out, here:

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