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HAPPY NATIONAL BEER DAY, HEARERS OF EVIL!

Photo credit: Thrillist. Good afternoon everyone, and happy National Beer Day! Hear Evil has a long tradition of celebrating the lighter (some might say frivolous) holidays, and National Beer Day shall be no exception.

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – WELICORUSS

Of all the European countries consistently churning out high-quality metal, the Czech Republic doesn’t exactly come to mind immediately. Folk metal is a primarily Scandinavian thing, and western Europe is the realm of melodeath. Welicoruss, a band based in Prague that got its start in 2002, is somewhere in-between, both geographically and stylistically. I’ve written about a few eastern European

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HOW NOT TO COMPLIMENT THE TALENTED FEMALE MUSICIAN

Uta Plotkin of Witch Mountain, being awesome. (Photo credit: Invisible Oranges.) As you might know, I’m an avid user of Turntable and a moderator of the Metal Gods room. This room, even though I didn’t create it, is my pride and joy. I love the mods and the regulars, and I love maintaining order. As can be expected, the room

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ARKONA’S “DECADE OF GLORY!” IS DONE

from Arkona’s official Facebook. No, we do not mean that they’re disbanding! After an undisclosed amount of time in the studio, Arkona have completed work on their upcoming live album Decade Of Glory!. The album will feature several guest musicians, as well as new choral and orchestral arrangements by lead vocalist Maria “Masha Scream” Arkhipova. The band is currently wrapping

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FOLK METAL: WHAT WOMEN WANT

Photo credit: Patrick Lux/AFP/Getty Images. If you go to a lot of shows — say, at least 50 a year — there are certain trends that you’ll begin to notice. They’re not stereotypes, and they’re not necessarily bad, they just are what they are. The first time I was ever directly called out for being the odd one out was

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – SATANAKOZEL

SatanaKozel are (in no particular order): Dmitry Dobrynin (keyboard, vocals), Nickolay Kuskov (drums), Vasiliy Kuzkov (guitar, vocals), Mr. Magister (bass), Vladimir Savvateev (guitar). One of these people is not pictured, and I am not sure who. Sorry. Back when I was but a wee folk metal fan, I always wondered why the bands rarely wrote lyrics in their own language.

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Turisas Set to Headline Paganfest 2012

As if it wasn’t good enough news that Paganfest, a much-celebrated folk/Viking metal fest, is coming back to the United States after passing the US over in 2011, Turisas has put the icing on the cake by announcing that they will headline Paganfest 2012! Turisas has been at the forefront of folk metal for almost a decade and participated in

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HAPPY NATIONAL BEER DAY, HEARERS OF EVIL!

Photo credit: Thrillist. Good afternoon everyone, and happy National Beer Day! Hear Evil has a long tradition of celebrating the lighter (some might say frivolous)

HAIL OF THE WEEK – WELICORUSS

Of all the European countries consistently churning out high-quality metal, the Czech Republic doesn’t exactly come to mind immediately. Folk metal is a primarily Scandinavian

ARKONA’S “DECADE OF GLORY!” IS DONE

from Arkona’s official Facebook. No, we do not mean that they’re disbanding! After an undisclosed amount of time in the studio, Arkona have completed work

FOLK METAL: WHAT WOMEN WANT

Photo credit: Patrick Lux/AFP/Getty Images. If you go to a lot of shows — say, at least 50 a year — there are certain trends

HAIL OF THE WEEK – SATANAKOZEL

SatanaKozel are (in no particular order): Dmitry Dobrynin (keyboard, vocals), Nickolay Kuskov (drums), Vasiliy Kuzkov (guitar, vocals), Mr. Magister (bass), Vladimir Savvateev (guitar). One of

Turisas Set to Headline Paganfest 2012

As if it wasn’t good enough news that Paganfest, a much-celebrated folk/Viking metal fest, is coming back to the United States after passing the US