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Release date: 28 May 2007
Style: Folk metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. To Holmgard And Beyond
02. A Portage To The Unknown
03. Cursed Be Iron
04. Fields Of Gold
05. In The Court Of Jarisleif
06. Five Hundred And One
07. The Dnieper Rapids
08. Miklagard Overture
09. Rasputin [Boney M cover][director's cut edition bonus]
10. To Holmgard And Beyond [radio edit version] [director's cut edition bonus]
11. To Holmgard And Beyond [single edit version] [enhanced edition bonus]
12. Rex Regi Rebellis [Finnish version] [enhanced edition bonus]
+ Battle Metal [video] [Live at Party San '06] [enhanced edition bonus]

Disc II [DVD]
01. Battle Metal [Live at Rock Hard Festival 2007]
02. To Holmgard And Beyond [Live at Download Festival 2007]
03. In The Court Of Jarisleif [Live at Download Festival 2007]
04. Rasputin [Boney M cover][Live at Download Festival 2007]
05. Battle Metal [Live at Download Festival 2007]
06. Battle Metal [Live at With Full Metal Festival 2007]
+ Rasputin [Boney M cover][video]
+ To Holmgard And Beyond [v karaoke]
+ Photogallery

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (8)


Additional info
UK release: May 28th
Finnish release: June 6th
European release: June 18th
North American release: July 17th

Co-produced by Warlord and Janne Saksa at Sound Supreme Studio.
Mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studio.

Bonus tracks for Japan:
9. To Holmgard and Beyond (Single Edit) (03:29)
10. Rex Regi Rebellis (Finnish Version) (07:11)
11. Battle Metal (Enhanced video - live at San Festival 2006)

Special limited edition (release date 03-10-2007) released with 3 Audio Bonus Tracks:
09. Silence (00:59) *
10. Rasputin (Boney M Cover) (03:51)
11. To Holmgard and Beyond (Single Edit) (03:27)
and a Bonus-DVD:
- Video-Clip of "Rasputin"
- To Holmgård and Beyond (karaoke) **
- 37 Minutes of live footage (summer festivals 2007)

*: as the name says: this track is just one minute of silence.
**: a semi-instrumental version, only choruses and group shouts are included, the other parts don't include vocals.

Limited Paganfest Tour Edition:
09. Silence (1:00)
10. Battle Metal (Taken from the Battle Metal LP) (4:23)
11. Rasputin (Boney M Cover) (3:54)
and a Bonus-DVD:
1) Rasputin (video-clip)
2) Battle Metal (Live)
3) To Holmgard And Beyond (Live)
4) In The Court Of Jarisleif (Live)
5) Rasputin (Live)
6) Battle Metal (Live)
7) Battle Metal (Live)
8) To Holmgard And Beyond - Karaoke Version.

Guest review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
9.4
After a 3 year or so hiatus Turisas is back with an epic masterpiece that undoubtedly blows there previous effort completely out of the water.

Before I get into the different aspects of this album I should quickly explain the storyline to this album for those who don't already know (it is a concept album). To sum the storyline up its simply a group of vikings on a journey for the sake of going on a journey, exploring and such, and every now and then focus' on the main character-Hakons reflections and inner thoughts about his life and trying to find his name.

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published 09.09.2007 | Comments (1)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.6
With a "drakkar" on the cover art, you know this is Folk Metal from Scandinavia. I haven't been too immersed into this booming musical genre; as the few bands I tried to listen to all failed to really impress me. Korkiplaani bores me, Finntroll is not my cup of tea, Tyr sounded promising, but I quickly forgot about them. Folk or Pagan Metal has been rampaging the European scene recently, with countless bands displaying their Norsemen roots, with songs filled with epic battle lyrics and imagery full of medieval paraphernalia.

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published 08.09.2007 | Comments (20)

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Fat & Sassy! - 16.05.2011 at 03:10  
Rating: 9 Four years late to the party, but I'ma just say that this album is epic as ffffuuuuuck. ^~^
Troy Killjoy - 16.05.2011 at 03:26  
 
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 16.05.2011 at 03:10

Four years late to the party, but I'ma just say that this album is epic as ffffuuuuuck. ^~^

I've only listened to Battle Metal, and that shit turned me off so hard I think I had a reverse boner. ... Seriously though, it was just...too epic. Like, I get it, you're going into battle. You don't need to one-up the entire DragonLance franchise with each song.

When I discover something that epic, I just find it laughable, and I want there to be humor in it so I won't be left with the belief that the persons responsible for making such an overdone work are actually serious about it. If there existed such a thing, I suppose it would be a series of albums based on this comic.

And that would be epic as ffffuuuuuck, only in a good way.
Fat & Sassy! - 16.05.2011 at 03:43  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.05.2011 at 03:26

I've only listened to Battle Metal, and that shit turned me off so hard I think I had a reverse boner...


lulz XD

But yeah, I don't really care too much about it being overdone or whatever as long as the music has an epic and believable atmosphere (in my opinion, their stuff is exactly that), whether it's battle-like or has a more soothing adventuring kinda mood (like the more folky Bathory I've heard). In fact, my impression of this music isn't even that "battle-like". I imagine myself just sitting around a pub listening to them singing about their battles and stuff. Intense, but sorta oddly relaxing and fun. I dunno... I could care less how "serious" they intended to make this music; at least they aren't Manowar. D:<

I'll check out that comic though. Looks neat... and it better be funny... OR I KEEL U. >:[
Dangerboner - 16.05.2011 at 11:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.05.2011 at 03:26

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 16.05.2011 at 03:10

Four years late to the party, but I'ma just say that this album is epic as ffffuuuuuck. ^~^

I've only listened to Battle Metal, and that shit turned me off so hard I think I had a reverse boner. ... Seriously though, it was just...too epic. Like, I get it, you're going into battle. You don't need to one-up the entire DragonLance franchise with each song.

When I discover something that epic, I just find it laughable, and I want there to be humor in it so I won't be left with the belief that the persons responsible for making such an overdone work are actually serious about it. If there existed such a thing, I suppose it would be a series of albums based on this comic.

And that would be epic as ffffuuuuuck, only in a good way.

FWIW, I'm not into this genre at all, but The Vag Way is actually pretty decent. It sounds nothing like Battle Metal, fortunately
aerobat97 - 27.07.2011 at 04:11  
  Instant classic in the world of folk metal. Never gets old.
Sync - 20.06.2012 at 19:41  
  'Rasputin' Cover?..

I'm getting this album.
Sword_Chant - 21.06.2014 at 14:10  
Rating: 10 Oh jeez, this one takes me back. What a beautiful album this is!!! My favourite album of 2007 by far..

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