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Blood and Banjos

So, yesterday a really cool dude left a comment on our site, and as I do with most comments that are attached to another website or blog, I went and checked things out on the other end.  What I found was one of the more interesting metal ideas I’ve heard in a while.  Combine Black Metal and Bluegrass.  To me, that just sounds awesome.  I’ve heard a lot of styles of folk music incorporated into metal, but never true bluegrass with Black Metal, and I think it would make for an awesome sounding combination.  The blog is chronicle of their project (which has just recently started, but they seem to be making some great headway) and is delightfully titled Blood and Banjos.  Head on over and give them your words of support and constructive criticism.  They seem like they have the right mindset for the project and are truly passionate about it.  I’d eagerly anticipating hearing the finished work when it is finished!  Keep on keeping on B&B!  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

Blood and Banjos


Down a Baltic Stream with Metsatöll

Estonian Folk Metal band Metsatöll now have their latest release Ulg(Howl) streaming with and can be heard in its entirety below. It’s a damn cool album and totally worth your time to give a listen to.  In lieu of harsh screamed or growled vocals the band favors big and loud clean vocals sung in tandem as well as solo and in choir. They also incorporate some great traditional metal riffing and some boot stomping rhythms with beautiful folk melodies of their region. A video for the albums first single, “Küü” (“Serpent”) can be seen below. Make sure you at least check out the track “Kivine Maa”, it’s a great headbanger. Uld is available now through Spinefarm Records if you feel inclined to give it a purchase, which you should 😉 Enjoy and let us know what you thought!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

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