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Cryptic Age

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Cryptic Age Posts New Album Samples

Female-fronted symphonic folk metal act Cryptic Age has now released the new full-length album "Sounds of Infinity," which follows the "Homeland" EP (reviewed here). The band has now posted samples of all the tracks from the album online, which can be heard in the SoundCloud player below.

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Cryptic Age Streaming New Song

Female-fronted symphonic folk metal act Cryptic Age has posted a new song online titled "Sounds of Infinity II: Eternity Beckons," which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:

"Now for the moment you've all been waiting for! The album is mastered, and to celebrate we thought we'd release a single and let you all download it for free!"

Further info on the new album will announced as it is made available. You can also check out more details on Cryptic Age via the band's Facebook profile. More...

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Cryptic Age Streaming Entire Show Online

Female-fronted symphonic folk metal act Cryptic Age has posted the band's entire set from a recent performance at The Duchess online, which can be viewed below. The set list is as follows:

Game Of Thrones (Intro)
Fortune Teller
Maelstrom
The Aftermath
No Folkin' Way
Eternity Beckons [Sounds Of Infinity Part II]
On The Bare, Cold Ground

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Cryptic Age Posts Game Of Thrones Cover

Female-fronted symphonic folk metal band Cryptic Age is currently working on the forthcoming album "Sounds of Infinity." While in the studio, Cryptic Age also laid down a cover of the opening theme song from the "Game of Thrones" television show, which can be heard in the player below.

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Cryptic Age Issues Album Update

U.K. female fronted folk metal act Cryptic Age has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"Well, it's been a long time since we've written a blog entry, but we've been working hard behind the scenes doing lots of gigs over the summer as well as working on our new album!

"First things first, even though we got to the finals for Metal 2 the Masses, unfortunately we didn't get the chance to go and play at Bloodstock. However, Hostile Rising, the band who did win, should receive everyone's congratulations on such a well-deserved opportunity!

"Next, we've had lots of opportunities ourselves playing at lots of venues over the summer. We have now branched out from our local county of Yorkshire and have played in Nottingham and Worksop, and over the next few months we will also have gigs in Durham, Darlington and Manchester! Our next gig, though, is much closer to home in The Duchess in York! So if you're in the area on the 31st August we'd love to see you!

"Now onto the important part! Over the past few months we've been working hard to getting the rest of our songs written for our new full-length album. If you've been following our blog, you'll already know the album is going to be called Sounds of Infinity, but I can tell you a bit more now! Apart from a couple of songs we've been performing live, we're busy writing several more songs and are nearly half-way through writing an epic four-parter, which will be named Sounds of Infinity, after the album. The album is not a concept album, but the four-parter is, and retells the story of a mysterious Manx legend concerning the spirits of Dalby Mountain!

"We are hoping to record some demos within the next few weeks and plan to release the album in the first part of next year!"

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's review of the band's "Homeland" EP by heading over to this location.

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Unearthing The Folk Metal Underground Part 2

Each week with Unearthing the Metal Underground, we shine the spotlight onto three bands that may not have had a chance to hit your musical radar yet. This week we’re taking another look into a unique blend of styles that show how not every metal band has to scream about Satan or politics or personal struggles.

After previously looking at underground folk metal in general last year and then folk metal specifically from the Andes, we’re now delving into three bands that all share a love of Celtic and pagan themes, as well as a desire to mix traditional instruments with abrasive black metal or melodic power metal.

Whether you are looking for a night of fun drinking in a folk atmosphere, an in-your-face dose of extreme metal that draws from other influences, or even a more melodic and calm experience, these three bands show what Canada, Arizona, and the U.K. have to offer in the world of folk metal.

Trollband

For our first trek into folk-laced metal we’ll take a look at Canadian act Trollband, which recently released the debut album “In The Shadow of a Mountain” (reviewed here). The band has now made the album available as a completely free download to get the music out to a wider audience.

In conjunction with the album’s review, Metalunderground.com conducted an interview with Trollband to discuss the band’s decision to give away the release and other topics, such as the many guest musicians appearing on “In the Shadow of a Mountain.” The interview is available for viewing here.

Splitting the difference between a harsher act like Finntroll and a more melodic band like Equilibrium, Trollband has plenty of symphonic black metal mayhem to keep the heads banging, even while a host of folksy sounds keep the music grounded in a more traditional style. To hear more of Trollband you can check out the band’s MySpace page, or listen to the songs “Heathen Blood” or “Nidhoggr” in the clips below.

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