2014 PAGANFEST WILL FEATURE TURISAS, KORPIKLAANI, CHTHONIC, VARG AND MORE!

2014 PAGANFEST WILL FEATURE TURISAS, KORPIKLAANI, CHTHONIC, VARG AND MORE!

Support: Paganfest is back with another impressive lineup for 2014! The fifth installment of the Paganfest America Tour will feature Turisas, Korpiklaani, Chthonic, Varg and Winterhymn! With this lineup, you are set for an epic night of all types of metal, and will surely leave some cities destroyed! The dates are below! BE THERE! 4/25 Springfield, VA @ Empire 4/26 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar 4/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts 4/28 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 4/29 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial 4/30 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis 5/1 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House 5/2 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa 5/3 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s 5/4 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater 5/5 Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret 5/7 Calgary, AB @ The Republik 5/8 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre 5/9 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 5/10 Portland, OR @ Toxic Lounge 5/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 5/12 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage 5/13 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues 5/15 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 5/16 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room 5/17 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s 5/18 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Support: Have you seen these yet? WINTERHYMN, CHTHONIC SUPPORT AN OTHERWISE DISAPPOINTING PAGANFEST USA 2014 KORPIKLAANI, MOONSORROW, TYR, METSATOLL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! Turisas Set to Headline Paganfest 2012 PAGANFEST USA 2014: MY IDEAL LINE-UP PAGANFEST IS BACK IN PART FOUR OF THEIR ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE SHTICK...
WINTERHYMN, CHTHONIC SUPPORT AN OTHERWISE DISAPPOINTING PAGANFEST USA 2014

WINTERHYMN, CHTHONIC SUPPORT AN OTHERWISE DISAPPOINTING PAGANFEST USA 2014

Support: The official Paganfest USA 2014 line-up is set in stone, and…*drumroll*…not at all distinguishable from any previous years! It’s almost surprising that Korpiklaani and Turisas were chosen to headline the springtime folkstravaganza, in the sense that fans have been submitting thousands and thousands of suggestions to the event’s official Facebook page for several months and Paganfest decided to go with the tried-and-trues anyway. Anyone who’s truly shocked by the inclusion of Korpiklaani and Turisas, however, has clearly been living under a rock for the past five years. The more interesting choices are in the supporting cast — Taiwanese extreme metal band Chthonic and our American favorites Winterhymn will be featured, as well as Varg, who…didn’t we just see them? Last.fm tells me they haven’t been to North America since 2012, and they could probably use the exposure anyway, so I’ll let this one slide. The bands to see at Paganfest will definitely be the supporters, since it’s highly unlikely that anyone attending the event will have seen Korpiklaani or Turisas any less than approximately one billion times. What do you think about the Paganfest USA 2014 line-up? Do you think it’s lazy and cheap? Do you think that lesser-known bands should have been given a chance? Are you particularly excited about any of the bands? Let us know! Support: Have you seen these yet? 2014 PAGANFEST WILL FEATURE TURISAS, KORPIKLAANI, CHTHONIC, VARG AND MORE! PAGANFEST USA 2014: MY IDEAL LINE-UP Turisas Set to Headline Paganfest 2012 PAGANFEST IS BACK IN PART FOUR OF THEIR ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE SHTICK ALIVE! DEAR PAGANFEST, NEWS THAT YOU HAVE NEWS IS...
HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST IV CANCELED

HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST IV CANCELED

Support: The fourth installment of Heathen Crusade Metalfest, a much-anticipated Midwestern pagan/Viking metal festival, has been canceled amidst myriad logistical and possibly financial issues. Organizers of the much-anticipated festival made an official statement this afternoon: [Due] to unforeseen issues on both sides, the Heathen Crusade Metalfest is canceled. We are extremely sorry for any in convinces this may have caused. For those who have purchased tickets, please email info@vitaltickets.com or log into the vitaltickets.com website and cancel your order. We wish you all the best and all the bands that were supposed to be on the bill. For those who already bought tickets, I will be sending out CDs that we have received from labels and bands personally. Again if you have any questions for me personally you may email me at: contact@heathencrusadefest.com It would seem that Waylander’s abrupt cancelation was the straw that broke the festival’s back. The Irish pagan metal band was to fill in for Einherjer, one of the headliners, but were forced to pull out due to lack of “repeatedly promised but never provided” travel funding. As it turns out, Einherjer canceled for the exact same reason. While Winterhymn withdrew from the festival to audition new band members and work on new material, Romanian band Ashaena cited visa trouble in their decision to cancel as well. What do you think is going on here? Could this be the end of the Heathen Crusade Metalfest altogether? Support: Have you seen these yet? WINTERHYMN, BATTLESOUL, AND SIG:AR:TYR JOIN HEATHEN CRUSADE 2013 LINEUP TURISAS COMPLETE WORK ON NEW ALBUM PAGANFEST USA 2014: MY IDEAL LINE-UP SHE-WOLF’S VIKING METAL...
WINTERHYMN, BATTLESOUL, AND SIG:AR:TYR JOIN HEATHEN CRUSADE 2013 LINEUP

WINTERHYMN, BATTLESOUL, AND SIG:AR:TYR JOIN HEATHEN CRUSADE 2013 LINEUP

Support: As far as folk metal festivals go, Heathen Crusade Fest is by far the best North America will ever see and its upcoming roster just got even better. Hail Of The Weekers Winterhymn, Celtic thrash band Battlesoul and Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR are confirmed for Heathen Crusade 2013, which will take place on March 9 in St. Paul, MN. As if those three bands aren’t reason enough to attend the festival, Einherjer — yes, THAT Einherjer — will make their first live appearance in over a decade at this highly anticipated festival. Here’s the current lineup so far: Vanir Einherjer Trelleborg Ashaena Hammer Horde Vesperia (formerly Bolero) Minos SIG:AR:TYR Battlesoul Winterhymn Additional confirmations are soon to come, so stay tuned! Support: Have you seen these yet? HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST IV CANCELED HAIL OF THE WEEK – WINTERHYMN WINTERHYMN, CHTHONIC SUPPORT AN OTHERWISE DISAPPOINTING PAGANFEST USA 2014 PAGANFEST USA 2014: MY IDEAL LINE-UP SHE-WOLF’S VIKING METAL...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – WINTERHYMN

HAIL OF THE WEEK – WINTERHYMN

Support: Winterhymn are: Umbriel (violin), Draug (lead guitar, vocals), Ulfr (rhythm guitar, vocals), Warg (bass), Exura (keyboard), Sieven (drums). Being an American folk metal fan is pretty rough. Every year, you wait anxiously to see some 5-band combination of your favorites (which somehow never includes your FAVORITE favorites — *cough* Týr *cough*) to tour the US. Sometimes they don’t come to your city, and sometimes they don’t come at all. Thankfully, a few kind American folks have taken matters into their own hands and started an awesome band called Winterhymn. Founded in 2010 by rhythm guitarist/vocalist Ulfr and lead guitarist/vocalist Draug, Winterhymn started with the intent to expand on the already on-the-rise American folk metal scene. The usual suspects (keyboards and violin) joined some time later, and the lineup was rounded out with bass and drums shortly thereafter. In October 2011, under their own management and without a record label, they released Songs For The Slain through iTunes and Amazon. I heard this band for the first time in Turntable’s Metal Gods room, and they immediately reminded me of Eluveitie with a little added whimsy. Umbriel uses her violin sparingly (thank god!) and while none of the folk elements get overly technical or manic, the riffs are still interesting and fun. You can listen to many of the songs on their debut album in the Music section of their official website, but below is the first track I ever heard by them. It’s a good one, so check it out! Official website: http://www.winterhymn.net/ Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/winterhymn Support: Have you seen these yet? WINTERHYMN, BATTLESOUL, AND SIG:AR:TYR JOIN HEATHEN CRUSADE...
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