23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
23:10 - Netzach Agalloch are so damn uneven though. The Mantle is fantastic and I also really like Marrow... but as for the rest, meh.
Swedish folk metal pioneers Falconer have announced the re-issue of their legendary debut and fan-favourite album as an "Ultimate Edition" on April 21st, 2015! The "Ultimate Edition" will be available as a double CD digibook. Disc 2 is a bonus CD that features seven previously unreleased versions and demos of tracks from the album that you will not want to miss. All tracks on both discs have been remastered by Andy LaRocque for the ideal listening experience. Below, you can enjoy the remastered version of the classic "Mindtraveller".
Here is more new music for you to hear today! This time it is some power metal delivered by Falconer. They are about to release their new album Black Moon Rising on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK, and June 10th in North America via Metal Blade. But you can already enjoy it as of now. Falconer are now streaming Black Moon Rising in its entirety here.
Falconer return this year with a new album called Black Moon Rising. The first new song revealed from the album was "Locust Swarm" last month. But today you are in luck because you can listen to yet another new track. The Swedish folk power metallers give you "Halls And Chambers." All you have to do is click here and enjoy it.
Swedish folk power metal forerunners Falconer will return this year with a new album called Black Moon Rising. Its release is scheduled for June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK, and June 10th in North America via Metal Blade. The band decided to reveal all the album details today and also the first new song. The first single to be released from the album, "Locust Swarm," is streaming now below. Now that the album opener is revealed, tell us your thoughts about it.
New Falconer album? Check. Released in 2014? Check. If you were hoping to know more about the follow-up to Armod (2011), you are in luck today. At the beginning of the year, the folk/power metallers announced that the songwriting had begun and today they announce that the songwriting is complete. Their eighth album will be called Black Moon Rising and the band expects to release it in June 2014.
Swedish folk/power metallers Falconer are composing new songs. Even though the band has been very quiet following the release of Armod in 2011, the time has come to write new material. According to Stefan Weinerhall, the new songs are coming out faster and some sounding like something from their debut Falconer. This time, you can expect all the songs to be in English.
"Vid Rosornas Grav", the new video from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer can now be watched over at this location (courtesy of Metal-Hammer.de)
Comments Falconer guitarist Stefan Weinerhall: "The video for "Vid Rosornas Grav" is re-enacting a story that took place not far from where we live. It gives you a vision of what position you would have 150 years ago if you were just a common man or serf. It surely doesn't look like a metal video in the beginning but then again, when have Falconer ever been about being as metal as possible."
The clip was produced and directed by the people of 1897.se who also did the "Carnival of Disgust" video.
"Vid Rosornas Grav" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Armod, which was released on June 3th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Armod, the new album from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer, will be released on June 3th in Europe through Metal Blade Records.
The CD features 11 songs completely sung in Swedish and four bonus tracks that are said to be English versions of the bandmembers' favorite new songs. Armod was once again recorded at King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden during December and January.
01. Svarta Änkan
02. Dimmornas Drottning
04. O, Tysta Ensamhet
05. Vid Rosornas Grav
07. Herr Peder Och Hans Syster
09. Grimasch Om Morgonen
10. Fru Silfver
11. Gammal Fäbodpsalm
Armod, the new album from Swedish folk power metal band Falconer, will be released on June 3th in Europe via Metal Blade Records.
Armod was recorded at King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden during December and January.
Falconer commented: "The recording and mixing process went smoother than ever before. The album is embracing the Swedish folk music to a greater extent than before making it sound slightly more down to earth. The music spans from acoustic songs with cello, flute and fiddle to songs with blast beats and really heavy riffing.
As said before this is a 'one-time-only' album and does not define the future sound of Falconer, but it was about time to pay full notice to the infuence that has always made us different. Now we have that out of our system!"
Swedish metal band Falconer have started the recording process of the new album Armod. Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall has issued the following update:
"Falconer has now begun the recording of its new album Armod at Andy La Rocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. Our drummer Karsten Larsson, who is the first one to be recorded, thinks this may be his best session ever. The vibe is really awesome!"
To read an earlier post about this album, go to this location.
Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall of the Swedish metal band Falconer has issued the following update:
"Recording time is coming up. Most songs Falconer album] are written and rehearsed. Studio time is drawing nearer, starting to feel a bit stressed!! The album will be mixed at the end of January, so I'd guess we're up for a late spring release. The title of the new album will be Armod and will be completely sung in Swedish except for the bonus tracks that will simply be an English versions of the best (according to us) new songs.
This time we have concentrated on the traditional folk side of our music including more traditional folk songs (the majority of the material is still our own), more fiddles and flutes. Be calm, the horrid sound of accordions will firmly be left behind!! This is a way to finally devote an entire album to the influence and getting that out of our system, so to speak, and to do the thing some have asked for ten years. This is not a new direction but just the sound of THIS album.
A medley of new songs from Swedish metallers Falconer, taken from the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Among Beggars And Thieves", is available for download as an MP3 audio file at this location.
Due in August via Metal Blade Records, "Among Beggars And Thieves" was recorded at Andy La Rocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studio in Varberg, Sweden. 13 songs were mixed during the sessions, including two bonus tracks for the LP's first edition.
Also the band adds: "In about a month you will also be able to see the music video of "Carnival Of Disgust" on www.metalblade.de."
Swedish metallers Falconer have completed work on their new album, entitled "Among Beggars And Thieves", at Andy La Rocque's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studio in Varberg, Sweden. 13 songs were mixed during the sessions, including two bonus tracks for the LP's first edition.
"Among Beggars And Thieves" cover] tracklisting:
01. Field Of Sorrow
02. Man Of The Hour
03. A Beggar Hero
05. Carnival Of Disgust
06. Mountain Men
07. Viddernas Man
08. Pale Light Of Silver Moon
09. Boiling Led
10. Dark Ages
11. Skula Skorpa, Skalk
12. Dreams And Pyres
13. Vi Sålde Våra Hemman
+ Music Video
According to the band: "The video for the song "Carnival Of Disgust" has been recorded, edited and exceeded the expectations. The main parts of the video was shot at the medieval Vadstena castle on a windy and cold April day."
The following update has been posted on the official Falconer website:
Now we have all the new songs for the next album written. There's just the finishing touches left to do. We will start recording around christmas this year and then mix it in May 2008. Faster and more complex than the last album is a quite good description I would say.
The 3rd birth has happened within Falconer in a year as Magnus got a little son.
All shirts are sold out now and we're looking for companies to handle the printing and selling of the official merchandise in the future. As long as it is a fair deal it's interesting. We'll see what happens.
Swedish epic/power metallers FALCONER have confirmed the departure of singer Kristoffer Göbel. In a posting on their official web site, the band write, "Well, once again the line up of FALCONER is changing. 'Now again!!' you might say. It does sound a bit unstable to do this every once in a while, I know.
"After realizing that changing vocalist was not that applauded by people nor was the musical change on the last album (isn't it great when people are open minded....) we thought: 'OK, sailing towards the wind is getting boring' (personally I would say a sense of cynicism started to grow), 'Why not sail with it instead in good mood?'
"After changing the new music into more folkish style (and loving the sound of it) Karsten and I thought, 'Why not go the whole way, it would really fit the music.