Arkona - Premiere New Re-Recorded Song

The Russian folk metal band Arkona just presented the song "Pod Mechami" from their re-recorded debut album Vozrozhdenie, which will be released on November 11th in a super fat digibook with beautiful illustrations of "Pagan artist" Kris Verwimp! Arkona's debut album Vozrozhdenie was originally released in 2004 (it means "revival").

It can be ordered right now at this location.

The band also provided insight into the album and "Pod Mechami" itself: "Initially the album Vozrozhdenie was planned as an album with 9 songs, from the repertoire of the first line-up of Arkona. Songs 'Pod Mechami,' 'K domu Svaroga,' 'Zov Predkov' were created by Masha in the summer of 2003, when all the other band members had left the band. [The] song 'Pod Mechami' was planned for the common project with the band members of Pagan Reign, but, for some forgotten reasons this cooperation has not worked out. Later this song was moved to the debut album and became a track with guest participation of Alexei Agafonov, the member of the band Butterfly Temple.

"The new version of the song [is] perhaps the closest to 'as it had to be' for several reasons. At first, all the vocals performed only by Masha, except for the dialogue parts, which were done by guitarist Sergei. Second, the presence of the classical guitar parts, which were written back in the days for Dmitriy 'Vetrodar' (Pagan Reign, Tverd), but he never recorded them. Now it was recorded by Svarga guitarist Alexander Strelnikov, and we want to send many thanks to him! The third reason: the new version has the original arrangement, which Masha created more than 13 years ago!

"In combination with the gentle sound of the sopilka and flute by Vladimir Volk and furious drums by Andrey Ishchenko, all of the mentioned reasons are giving a new life to the old song. By the way, a curious fact: the working title of the song 'Pod Mechami' [was] 'New1'! Enjoy!"

The tracklist is:

01. Kolyada
02. Maslenitsa
03. K Domu Svaroga
04. Chernye Vorony
05. Vozrozhdenie
06. Rus'
07. Brate Slavyane
08. Solntsevorot
09. Pod Mechami
10. Po Zverinym Tropam
11. Zalozhny
12. Zov Predkov

Band profile: Arkona
Posted: 30.09.2016 by Dominus


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30.09.2016 - 18:10
It's good to see that folk metal band wrote a song about a Gundam.

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