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Norway folk act BYRDI release album “Byrjing”


Fast rising Nordic folk stalwarts BYRDI have released their critically acclaimed third full-length “Byrjing” (“Beginning”) , March 5, 2021. The complete album is now streaming in full at the link below. 

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JONATHAN HULTÉN releases video for “Wasteland (forest version)”


Having released his debut solo album Chants From Another Place on Kscope in 2020, Sweden’s enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter, JONATHAN HULTÉN, has released an alternative version of the song “Wasteland” accompanied by a haunting new video. 

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Dance Of Death: CELLAR DARLING release new single “DANCE”


With “DANCE”CELLAR DARLING have created a song that takes up the “Death and the Maiden” theme of their 2019 concept album “The Spell”, but at the same time adapts it into the here and now: a “dance of death”, an end-time vision. 

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Tribulation’s Jonathan Hultén releases his new single “Wasteland” / Debut solo album released 13th March (Kscope)


Jonathan Hultén promo

JONATHAN HULTÉN, the darkly enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter has premiered the second single, “Wasteland”, from his debut solo album Chants From Another Place, due for release on Kscope on 13th March.

Following on from the release of his first single “The Mountain”, Hultén explains the song’s theme Wasteland” is a way for me to put music to those vast stretches of barren landscape that exist in our hearts, the ones we have to cross during times of trials and tribulations. We don’t have any other choice but to walk those miles by ourselves in the night, until we eventually might start catching glimpses of a new dawn behind the horizon.”

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REVIEW: Ofdrykkja – Gryningsvisor


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by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Swedish atmospheric black metal act Ofdrykkja have been through their share of trials and tribulations relating to addiction and mental illness, with member Drabbad even being shot by the police and arrested in the past for drug offences, they recovered from this and created their second album ‘Irrfärd’ but they soon drifted apart to embark on their own journeys, luckily along the way they embraced a new and better outlook and found sobriety and regrouped to create their new and third album titled ‘Gryningsvisor’ which is Swedish for ‘Ballads At Dawn’ which marks their new direction and chapter as a band…

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DEEP DARK RIVER (Vesperia’s Morgan Rider) Posts New Video “The Golden Bough”


Best known for his vocals and bass playing in Canada’s much loved Vesperia, Morgan Rider is proud to reveal is his new video for “The Golden Bough” from his new solo acoustic folk, blues, doom side project DEEP DARK RIVER. The video addresses today’s recent tragedies of unfortunate victims from guns to war and the time to come together as a society and really push for difference from repeating these tragedies over and over again.

Rider comments:

“The song has been the most organic and charged song I’ve ever written. It talks about the very real issues we are facing in 2018 in the wake of yet another avoidable tragedy.
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