Based in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, folk metal act Midvinterblot, founded in 2010, has kept itself busy. After years of developing their sound, sporadically delivering acclaimed shows around Europe. Hungry for more, and soon armed with another album’s worth of songs, the seven-part-strong band stand ready to deliver their own, personal brew of furious, ironclad metal and energetic folk tunes.
Debuting in 2020 with the single ’Valborgsnat’ (Walpurgis’ Night) and the 3 song ep ’MXIII’ in 2021, Vansind is ready to play the songs to the public. Bring your mead and maidens and join us for an energetic folk metal night. Where the glimmer of the eye meets the glimpse of the sword you’ll find Vansind. And if you enter the dance, maybe a glimpse of Valhal.
With “Rise of the Northmen” the long-awaited debut of the metal band Nordic Raidfrom Kiel,Germanyfinally appears. The album, which was produced entirely in-house, combines smashingdeath metal with melodic riffs. Inspired by classic Swedish death metal, Nordic Raidalso incorporates modern elements into the songs, which gives the quintet its very own sound.
Rietas is a folk metal band with a Lappish sound, from the arctic circle; Rovaniemi, Finland. Rietas released their first album called "Ikiaikainen" on June 19th, 2021. The sound of the band combines strong, female-voiced storytelling; low guitar sounds and folk music violins. The lyrics portray historical events and mythology as well as light summer vibes and fantasy.