Arkona - Стенка На Стенку [EP]

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Release date: 25 May 2011
Style: Pagan folk metal


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01. Стенка На Стенку
02. Валенки
03. Гой, Роде, Гой! [acoustic version]
04. Skål [feat. Philipp "Freki" Seiler]
05. Дурень [Svarga cover]
06. Новый Мир (Ođđa máilbmi) [Shaman cover]

Masha "Scream" Arhipova - vocals, keyboards, tambourine, komuz, shaman drums, choir vocals
Sergey "Lazar" Lazarev - guitars, balalaika
Vladimir "Volk" - gaita gallega, blockflute, whistle, zhaleika
Ruslan "Kniaz" - bass
Vladymir "Artist" Lyovushkin Sokolov - drums

additional musicians
Irina "Rishafox" Lvova - cello
Ilya "Wolfenhirt" - choir vocals
Aleksandr "Shmel" - choir vocals
Aleksandr "Olen" Oleynikov - accordion
Philipp "Freki" Seiler - vocals

Additional info
Release dates :
25.05.2011 Spain, Finland, Sweden
27.05.2011 Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg
30.05.2011 Rest of Europe
14.06.2011 USA, Canada

Recorded in CDM Records (Moscow Sound) in November 2009, September 2010 and December 2010, except for "Stenka na stenku", "Valenki", "Skål" - drums recorded in Gigant Records Studio in September 2010.
Produced by Sergey "Lazar" Lazarev and Masha "Scream" Arhipova.
Mixed and mastered by Sergey "Lazar" Lazarev in February 2011.
Freki's vocals recorded by Andre Hofmann.


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04.11.2013 - 17:35
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
A nice EP. The title track is a lively track, band's rendition of a Russian traditional song "Valenki" sounds fun too, acoustic version of "Goi, Rode, Goi" is good, but not impressive, the same could be said about the song featuring Varg's vocalist. As for the two covers that close up the album, I like the original Svarga's song better, while the cover of Shaman's "Ođđa máilbmi" sounds really good.
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