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Daedric Tales

Formed: 2009
From: Vienna, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Daedric Tales news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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The Best Heavy Metal Cover Art From 2016

Every year in December we cover the best and worst of metal with a focus on recorded material and live releases, but what frequently gets lost in the shuffle is an integral part of all things metal: the artwork.

While the prominence of physical media that you actually handle and admire while listening to an album has faded with the advent of digital distribution, cover artwork remains a core and iconic part of the heavy music experience across all sub-genres.

From frozen occult black metal to the most over-the-top fantasy power metal, the artwork is the first thing people are going to notice, and the artists deserve more recognition than they typically get.

Our roundup of the most memorable art last year saw jaw-dropping pieces from the likes of Marco Hassman, Par Oloffson, and the increasingly prolific Seth Siro Anton. This year will feature a markedly contrasted lineup of artists and bands as we explore drastically different styles that all express thematic ideas in amazingly divergent ways.

Some art this year was memorable for more negative reasons. Freedom Call, Devildriver, Gojira, and Metallica in particular all had less-than-stellar or head-scratching cover artwork this time around. We'll (mostly) be skipping that sort of memorability below, and instead focusing on things that looked amazing or were too bizarre to ignore.

Alkerdeel – Lede

We have to start here with Alkerdeel's “Lede” cover crafted by Luchtrat, an artist I'd never heard of before who does a variety of graphic designing online. I seriously haven't been able to stop thinking about this cover all year long from the moment I first laid bewildered eyes upon it.

Is it a joke? Is it completely serious? Is it taking square aim at the sort of people who would wonder about the difference? It's both minimalist and somehow simultaneously complex. It's a childish idea presented very simply – a demon taking aim and farting – but also seems to be so much more. Is it a comment on the pointlessness and absurdity of life? Is it meant to be lighthearted or threatening? Are we supposed to be taking something away from the stripped down color scheme and the blank spaces between the lines?

I have no idea if this was even the intention, but this artist caused something of an existential crisis for me. I have to wonder if somewhere there's a farting demon currently laughing about that fact.

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Daedric Tales Issues New Video, Announces New LP

Austrian symphonic power metal act Daedric Tales, featuring ex-Dragony guitarist Daniel Stockinger, released a new video clip for the song "Cult Of Ashes," which can be accessed in the player below. The song is the title track to the band's self-released EP, which will be issued on December 12th.

The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Frank Pitters. The cover artwork (shown below) was created by Alexey Rudikov.

The track list is as follows:

1. Chapter I: Cult of Ashes
2. Chapter II: Skinstriders
3. Sleepers Awake (Acoustic version)
4. Rain (Acoustic version)
5. Rite of the Wolf Giver More...

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Daedric Tales Releases New Single "Sleepers Awake"

Austrian symphonic power metal act Daedric Tales - featuring ex-Dragony guitarist Daniel Stockinger - has released the new single "Sleepers Awake." Check out the lyric video for the track in the player below. The band has made the song available for free download at this location.

The band launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the mixing and mastering of the upcoming new EP “Cult Of Ashes” and debut full length album “The Divine Menace." You can contribute over at this location.

Check out "Sleepers Awake" here:

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