This blog will focus on historical accuracy and reconstructionism but also on the contemporary religion and sometimes wander into other heathenry, like Anglo - Saxon faith, Odinism, Theodism and so on.
There will however never be any bigotry, homophobia, anti Semitism or stupid ideas of a "pure" Germanic race.
On “Goi, Rode, Goi” Arkona, the Pagan Metal mongers revolving around frontlady Masha Scream, give the legends and traditions of their Russian homeland new life and thus, forge steadfastly forth creating a captivating mix of metal and folk exceeding in a welcomed diversity. The characteristic signature sounds stemming from the mind of Masha run through the compositions in which folk melodies, delivered by authentic and at times medieval instruments, join the lively metal riffs, blastbeats, and double bass interludes. The songstress and concurrent band mastermind provides depth with varied vocal lines that include a wide spectrum of clean and black metal parts.
Heidevolk create with “Uit oude grond” a musical and lyrical monument for the legends and sagas of their homeland Gelderland. The sextet stays tenaciously true by enveloping Gelderland’s history in a compactly woven garb of folk and metal. Authentic traditional folk instruments meet the heaviness of the electric guitars and the thundering drums, providing the perfect setting for the sweeping clean vocals of both frontmen. “Uit oude grond” (Eng. trans.: From old soil) is a harmonious and genuine work that covers the wide spectrum of sing-along hymns, acoustic ballads, and epic heroic anthems. A pagan metal album for raised fists and mead-filled drinking horns. Video Credits: Produced by Framecat Film and Video, with Zaza Wouters as Nehalennia. Also starring Festus, Kai, Höarn, Dorian, Yrmwulf, Martina, Maria, Lena and Heidevolk. With a big thanks to: Paul Braadvraat, Mieze Miesijerus, Altaya, Anny & Peter Westdijk and BO-EL Guitars.
Come, Saxon brothers, raise your sword to the heavens Go to war for the gods and the land Death to the Franks and their god Jehova Destroy their crosses, set fire to their churches
Rise, Saxon brothers, show your loyalty to Odin Hear how his ravens cry in the night To arms, swear the oath to Gungnir Don’t fear your death, though, because Valhalla awaits Those who dishonored Irminsul for “God” Will pay the price with their heads Those who brutely murdered Aasgetrouwen Now color the ground deep red with their blood
Rise, Saxon brothers, show your loyalty to Donar Hear how his goats ride in the night To arms, swear the oath to Mjölnir Don’t fear your death, though, because Valhalla awaits
Never shall the christian god find peace here Jezus will never live in our hearts In vain is their battle to win our souls Gruesome his death, who mocks the Saxons
Rise, Saxon brothers, show your loyalty to Saxnot Hear how the women weep in the night To arms, swear the oath to the dead Don’t fear your death, though, because Valhalla awaits
Eluveitie - Slanias Song Eluveitie use traditional instruments amidst guitars and loud vocals. The lyrics are often in the extinct language Gaulish. The name of the band comes from a graffito on a vessel from Mantua (ca. 300 BC). The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscan form of the Celtic (h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”), presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.