Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk are facing a string of bad luck lately. After their guitarist Kevin Vruchtbaard got hospitalized following an accidental blow to his head, now bassist Rowan Roodbaert broke a bone in his foot. The band just finished their Paganfest Tour with Wintersun and Turisas with some war scars.
Here is some folk metal for you courtesy of Heidevolk. The Dutch group just debuted the first video for a song taken from their new opus, Velua. The tune is "Winter Woede" and it's also the album opener. So, don't waste more time and watch the video below. Then tell us if you liked it or not. Was it a good introduction to the new album?
Heidevolk have just revealed everything about their new album. It will be called Velua and it is coming out via Napalm Records in March. The pre-orders will go live next week and the record will be available as a limited first edition 6-page digipak and 3 bonus tracks and a limited Deluxe Box (limited digipak and Heidevolk logo pendant and Vinland flag). Soon, you will probably be able to hear some of the new material.
Good news for Heidevolk fans. Their new album is one step closer to completion as they have finished the recordings. The folk metal unit is preparing the successor to 2012's Batavi album that will drop via Napalm Records. What are your expectations for the new record?
Folk metallers Heidevolk have found the replacement for Joris Boghtdrincker, who left the band earlier this year after more than ten years in the group. His name is Lars (Bláhrafn) and he is involved in the projects Lost Lament, Godenbloed, Valhaz and Cut Deeper. With their line-up now complete, you can expect a new album next year to follow Batavi.
Joris Boghtdrincker has left folk metallers Heidevolk. His last show was the Paganfest gig in New York. The band will soon start the search for a suitable replacement for the low vocal parts of their characteristic dual clean vocals. No live shows will be affected or cancelled by this and stand-in vocalist Mickael will take care of the vocal parts for the live shows to come until a new vocalist has been found.
Barge To Hell may be over but there's always 70000 Tons Of Metal next January, exactly in 40 days. The world's biggest floating heavy metal festival has announced the addition of Dutch symphonic metallers Delain, folk dudes Heidevolk, and an All-Star Jam hosted by Canadian guitar mastermind Jeff Waters (Annihilator) to the cruise.
"Als De Dood Weer Naar Ons Lacht", the new video from Dutch metallers Heidevolk, can be viewed at this location. The video clip was directed and written by Awik Balaian who also was in charge of animation and graphics.
"Als De Dood Weer Naar Ons Lacht" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Batavi, which will be released on March 2 via Napalm Records.
Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk will start working on a new concept album in summer, slated for an early 2012 release.
The band released the following statement: "This summer we will record our fourth opus. The new, as-of-yet untitled CD will be a concept album, featuring nine songs based on the early history of the Batavian tribe. It will be recorded in Nico van Montforts's XPZ studio in Oppidum Batavorum, Gelderland, and the Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden. Peter Tägtgren will take care of drum production and mixing. We expect to release it in early 2012."
Sebas Bloeddorst, guitarist and founding member of the Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk, has announced he's parting ways with the band in autumn this year.
He issued the following goodbye statement: "After 9 years I have decided to leave the band Heidevolk. When I founded the band in 2002 I have done this to, as an artist, bring a message to the world, the proud pagan message of Heidevolk. Now I have noticed the time has slowly come for me to look to other things, and there for I have decided to focus myself more on Paganism and other musical projects I always wanted to work on but never had the time for. The next CD will be my last with Heidevolk and I will leave the band in the fall of this year.
Heidevolk have released their first video ever. The clip for the song "Nehalennia" is available for viewing below. The track comes off the band's recent album Uit Oude Grond released on Napalm Records.
Below you can view the trailer for Heidevolk's forthcoming album Uit Oude Grond. The record will be released on March 26th, 2010 through Napalm Records.
Uit Oude Grond cover art] tracklist:
03. Vlammenzee (Sea Of Flames)
04. Een Geldersch Lied (A Gueldrian Song)
05. Dondergod (God Of Thunder)
06. Reuzenmacht (Giants' Might)
07. Alvermans Wraak (Revenge Of The Alverman)
08. Karel Van Egmond, Hertog Van Gelre (Karel Of Egmond, Duke Of Guelders)
09. Levenslot (Fate Of Life)
10. Deemstering (Dusk)
11. Beest Bij Nacht (Beast By Night)
Dutch metallers Heidevolk have issued the following update on their official website:
"The recordings for the new Heidevolk album are done! Dick Kemper is currently mixing and mastering the songs. Heidevolk: "We are very enthusiastic about the sound and songs and we can't wait to present them live to you". Awik Balaian (http://www.awikbalaian.net/) is finishing the album artwork.
The CD is titled Uit Oude Grond ("From Old Soil"). The album features eleven songs telling different stories of myth and legend from Gelderland and beyond. These stories from old soil are captured in raging metal songs aswell as folky tunes.