The Russian folk metal band Arkona just presented the song "Pod Mechami" from their re-recorded debut album Vozrozhdenie, which will be released on November 11th in a super fat digibook with beautiful illustrations of "Pagan artist" Kris Verwimp! Arkona's debut album Vozrozhdenie was originally released in 2004 (it means "revival").
This could be an interesting tour. Swiss metallers Eluveitie have confirmed an European headlining tour. They will be back on the road this fall, with their brand new album in tow. Also, they will bring Arkona as well as Skálmöld along for the ride. This European tour is in support of the successor of the acclaimed Helvetios. Who is going to see them on this tour?
Russian metallers Arkona haven't revealed much in terms of new music from the upcoming album Yav, apart from a song snippet. However, today we have another glimpse of what is coming because Napalm Records just released a preview of all songs to be featured on the album. Why complain? Go ahead and enjoy it here.
Folk metallers Arkona finally revealed the details of their new album Yav. In fact, the album is already available for pre-order here in its various formats. Mark your calendars for April 25th which is when Napalm Records releases it. Get the first taste of what's to come by hearing a snippet of the new tune "Na strazhe novyh let" streaming at Soundcloud and below you find the cover art and tracklist.
Russian folk outfit Arkona has parted ways with longtime drummer Vlad Sokolov. This is unusual for the band as it is their first line-up change in the last 10 years. For now, the band still hasn't announced a replacement but they say they are ready to move on and continue their journey.
Following the release of the live album Decade Of Glory, Russian folk metallers Arkona have been hard at work in the studio recording their new album and successor to Slovo. After the bass lines, now the band has completed recording all the guitar parts. The vocal recordings will be next. Arkona has also announced new tour dates for South and North America (with venues to be confirmed soon) as part of their headlining 2013 Pagan Worldwide Tour. Check out the dates below.
Pagan folk metallers Arkona will release a new double live album entitled Decade Of Glory next year. Napalm Records has set February 22nd, 2013 as the release date. This live album was recorded this year on Arkona's 10th anniversary show.
Russian pagan folk metal band Arkona has revealed the cover art of their upcoming new album Slovo. Once again, the cover art and the booklet are signed by the hand of Kris Wervimp.
Slovo will be released in late August through Napalm Records.
According to the band's opinion this album is the most extraordinary and the most diverse in all of Arkona's history. For the first time in their history, the band worked with a professional choir and orchestra.
"Yarilo", the new video from Russian pagan folk metal mongers Arkona can now be watched below. The energetic track comes off the band's most recent album Goi, Rode, Goi!, which was released in October last year.
According to Napalm Record, the upcoming Arkona album is scheduled is scheduled for a 2011 release. More updates as we get them.