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Below is our complete Winterfylleth 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.
The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for next years edition of the event. These include Connecticut natives Hatebreed, metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage, Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, Scottish pirate metal group Alestorm and American heavy metal outfit Devildriver. The festival will take place from June 22nd - 24th in Dessel, Belgium and now features the following lineup, with more to be announced soon: More...
The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have begun announcing the first batch of names for next years edition of the event, in addition to the previously confirmed headliners, Black Sabbath.
The lineup so far is as follows:
Black Sabbath (Headliner)
August Burns Red
Children Of Bodom
Lamb Of God
Sick Of It All
Winds Of Plague
More bands are expected to be announced shortly
Last year, Amsterdam-based filmmaker Mark Bakker from Super 208 Productions and his filmmaker partner Ebabeleba roamed the 013 and Midi Theatre halls, foyers, corridors, backstage, areas and everywhere in between to record the sights and sounds of Roadburn 2010. The video clips for days 1 and 2 can be viewed below. Details on the upcoming 2011 Roadburn, which will include Pentagram, Today is the Day, Winterfylleth, and many more, can be found here.
Winterfylleth has issued the following statement regarding reviews of the band's live show at the 2010 Candlefest:
"Friends, over the past few weeks we have been a bit disappointed to read a number of loaded reviews about Winterfylleth’s performance at Candlefest in November last year. Particularly those by a few of the mainstream metal magazines who have, once again, dragged us down a political route for comments passed on the night by me, Chris.
"As I have said during numerous interviews regarding areas of the mainstream press, I feel like there is an assumed political correctness and moral presumption that mainstream magazines think that they need to display in order to pacify themselves about their visible position on issues/situations etc. These things seem to once again be rearing their ugly heads by twisting the sentiments of what was said at Candlefest, sensationalizing the truth behind the message of distaste we were putting across at the extremist behavior shown by a few individuals on Armistice Day.
"To put this in context, Candlefest happened to fall upon St Edmunds Day (The day of one of the true patron saints of England, along with St Bede, that many historians and campaigners would place ahead of the fabled St George as the true icon of England), a date of celebration to many people and from our point of view a day of national pride that we celebrate.
"What I/we take exception too is the way that considered comments (like those that were made on the night) are sensationalized by a subjective spin on the true events that seems to be motivated more by Political Correctness than by truth. To paraphrase what I said on the night. More...
Winterfylleth has announced the following UK tour dates with Cnoc An Tursa:
20 Nov 2010 - Camden Underworld (Candlefest)
04 Dec 2010 - Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
05 Dec 2010 - A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
11 Dec 2010 - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
19 Dec 2010 - Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
Other Winterfylleth tour dates are as follows:
26 Feb 2011 - The Dev, London (Terrorizer Grindhouse)
14 Apr 2011 - 013 Tilburg, Holland (Roadburn Festival)....
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have announced they will be appearing at the upcoming Roadburn Festival in Holland on April 14th, 2011. The promo poster for the appearance can be viewed at this location. You can also check out the band's music via the Winterfylleth MySpace profile.
Due to health issues with Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski, the Polish blackened death metal outfit have been forced to cancel all further appearances this year, including this week's Bloodstock Open Air festival in England. Luckily for festival goers, British doom metal legends Cathedral have agreed to step in, making this their first appearance at Bloodstock.
Behemoth aren't the only band to pull out of this year's edition of the festival, October File has also been forced to cancel their appearance too, as a result of frontman Ben Hollyer exacerbating his current stomach injury at their recent Sonisphere festival set. In their place will be black metal band Winterfylleth.
Explains October File frontman Ben: "Unfortunately I have had to pull out of performing at BOA this year and our first year too! I am absolutely gutted that we can't be there. A recent injury involving my abdominal muscles tearing down the middle has made performing not possible. Have a good BOA!!"
Winterfylleth singer/guitarist Chris Naughton adds: "Winterfylleth are truly humbled to be asked to play at one of the finest metal festivals going on within our fair shores. It is a privilege for us as existing fans of the festival to now be considered amongst some of the great bands that are playing at the festival this year. We are looking forward to standing alongside acts like Gorgoroth, Behemoth and many others, bringing our brand of English inspired Black Metal to such a discerning and committed festival following. We look forward to seeing you there. Hail Bloodstock."
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album:
"Brand new Winterfylleth track 'The Fields of Reckoning', from the new album 'The Mercian Sphere' (set to be released on Candlelight Records on July 19th) is up on the myspace music player now. Go and check it out for a preview of the new album! Also, the new single 'A Valley Thick With Oaks', is available to buy on iTunes too! Let us know what you think."
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have announced their upcoming album "The Mercian Sphere" has been completed. Details on the release date will be announced as they are made available. The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Gateway To The Dark Peak / The Solitary One Waits For Grace (The Wayfarer Pt I)
2. Awakens He, Bereft of Kinsmen (The Wayfarer Pt II)
3. The Fields Of Reckoning
4. Children Of The Stones
5. The Ruin
6. The Honour Of Good Men On The Path To Eternal Glory
7. To Find Solace... Where Security Stands (The Wayfarer Pt III)
8. When The Woods Were Young
9. A Valley Thick With Oaks
10. Defending The Realm (Re-recorded, expanded version)
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have updated their tour scheduled with the following upcoming dates:
4/23 2010 Leeds Rios Leeds, Northeast
4/25 2010 Bannermans Edinburgh, Scotland
4/26 2010 Independent Sunderland
5/29 2010 Fiddlers Elbow Camden/London
8/10 Dingwalls Camden/London, London and South East
You can also check out the band's music via their MySpace page.
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have announced they will be appearing at the "Threnody Of Defiant Spirits" festival on December 6th, 2009 at the Old Bell Hotel in Derby. The rest of the line-up consists of Wodensthrone, Scaldic Curse, Funeral Throne, Burial, Hordes, and Sanhedrin. More information can be found at this location.
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have issued the following announcement about signing to Candlelight Records:
"After quite a few months of sorting things out we can now publicly confirm that we have now officially signed to the awesome Candlelight Records to handle our next 3 albums. We have demoed most of what will become the next album, entitled 'The Mercian Sphere' and we hope to have it ready and out by mid next year. Thanks to everyone for all your support over the past few years you know who you are! Heres to good things in the future! Hail Heritage!"
WINTERFYLLETH has completed the recording of their debut album "The Ghost Of Heritage."
Formed with the intention to honour England’s ancestral Anglo-Saxon past, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK’s most devastating doom contingent ATAVIST and likeminded UK comrades WODENSTHRONE) have set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness of England’s historical roots through their folk-influenced vitriolic black metal.
Coining the term English Heritage Black Metal (EHBM), Winterfylleth (which translates into Winter Full Moon in the olde English language) represents the month of October (hence the coinciding release date) and also represents the Anglo-Saxon festival of the arrival of winter. With their "Rise Of The Winter Full Moon" demo, which was done in a very limited run but generated quite a reputable response, said demo displayed a fierce focused vision on what Winterfylleth wants to achieve through their music. And with their "Ghost Of Heritage" debut, this vision becomes even more solidified and fleshed out.
"The Ghost Of Heritage" was mastered by Colin Marston of BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS, KRALLICE, DYSRHYTHMIA fame and is set for a mid-October 2008 release. The tracklisting is as follows: More...
English black metal band Wodensthone have signed to Bindrune Recordings. "pecializing in an atmospheric and gripping form of heathen black metal, Wodensthrone have created some of the most engaging music that we have heard from this genre in ages," the label states". By combining the varying extremes of melody, technical ferocity, subtle synth textures along with airy music breaks that can only be described as 'ancient' feeling in scope, this potent and inspiring force seeks to rekindle the fire of Odin in the hearts of modern men and pay tribute to England's Pagan roots."
Wodensthrone's yet untitled full-length on Bindrune Recordings will be unleashed towards the winter/spring of 2008. Until then, the band has completed all the material and recording for their half of an upcoming split CD with fellow countrymen, Winterfylleth on the latter bands own label. More info will be made available as this release approaches completion.