08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Folk metallers Arkona finally revealed the details of their new album Yav. In fact, the album is already available for pre-order here in its various formats. Mark your calendars for April 25th which is when Napalm Records releases it. Get the first taste of what's to come by hearing a snippet of the new tune "Na strazhe novyh let" streaming at Soundcloud and below you find the cover art and tracklist.
Russian folk outfit Arkona has parted ways with longtime drummer Vlad Sokolov. This is unusual for the band as it is their first line-up change in the last 10 years. For now, the band still hasn't announced a replacement but they say they are ready to move on and continue their journey.
Following the release of the live album Decade Of Glory, Russian folk metallers Arkona have been hard at work in the studio recording their new album and successor to Slovo. After the bass lines, now the band has completed recording all the guitar parts. The vocal recordings will be next. Arkona has also announced new tour dates for South and North America (with venues to be confirmed soon) as part of their headlining 2013 Pagan Worldwide Tour. Check out the dates below.
Pagan folk metallers Arkona will release a new double live album entitled Decade Of Glory next year. Napalm Records has set February 22nd, 2013 as the release date. This live album was recorded this year on Arkona's 10th anniversary show.
Russian pagan folk metal band Arkona has revealed the cover art of their upcoming new album Slovo. Once again, the cover art and the booklet are signed by the hand of Kris Wervimp.
Slovo will be released in late August through Napalm Records.
According to the band's opinion this album is the most extraordinary and the most diverse in all of Arkona's history. For the first time in their history, the band worked with a professional choir and orchestra.
"Yarilo", the new video from Russian pagan folk metal mongers Arkona can now be watched below. The energetic track comes off the band's most recent album Goi, Rode, Goi!, which was released in October last year.
According to Napalm Record, the upcoming Arkona album is scheduled is scheduled for a 2011 release. More updates as we get them.
Arkona have released their new video for the song "Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov" (Eng: Faces of Immortal Gods). The clip is available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's recent album Goi, Rode, Goi!, which was released last year.
The holy fire of the gods is blazing upon the horizon. Hailing from all points of the compass, hordes of all imaginable heathen tribes arrive to continue their march through Europe in 2010: Paganfest - a celebration for trolls, black magicians and pagan warriors - approaches and promises to become once more an unforgettable heathen spectacular. Insatiable drinking hymns or dramatic war-epic - Paganfest leads every pagan metal fan into a world of mythology, mystic and heathen believe.
As the saga continues, Finntroll, Eluveitie, Dornenreich, Varg and Arkona are confirmed to team up as part of the Paganfest: Reconquering Europe Tour in February and March 2010. Dates are as follows: