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Heidevolk

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Latest Heidevolk News

Below is our complete Heidevolk 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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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
Dawn Of Disease

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Heidevolk To Record New Album

Heidevolk has issued the follwoing update with regard to recording new material:

"Brothers and sisters! This summer we will record our fourth opus. The new, as-of-yet untitled CD will be a concept album, featuring nine songs based on the early history of the Batavian tribe.

"It will be recorded in Nico van Montforts's XPZ studio in Oppidum Batavorum, Gelderland, and the Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden. Peter Tägtgren will take care of drum production and mixing. We expect to release it in early 2012."

In other Heidevolk news, the band also recently parted ways with guitarist and founding member Sebas Bloeddorst. A statement from Sebas can be found here.

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Heidevolk Splitting With Guitarist

Guitarist and founding member Sebas Bloeddorst has officially announced that he will be leaving Heidevolk. Bloeddorst issued the following statement on the subject:

"After 9 years I have decided to leave the band Heidevolk. When I founded the band in 2002 I have done this to, as an artist, bring a message to the world, the proud pagan message of Heidevolk. Now I have noticed the time has slowly come for me to look to other things, and there for I have decided to focus myself more on Paganism and other musical projects I always wanted to work on but never had the time for.

"The next CD will be my last with Heidevolk and I will leave the band in the fall of this year. Not without pain in my heart because with Heidevolk I have had some the best times of my life, which I will always remember.

"I would like to thank my brothers of the band, all the fans, the crewmembers, and all organisers and contactpersons I worked with. Thank you all!! Heidevolk heerst Sebas Bloeddorst"

The band also added the following brief farewell: "We thank Sebas for the good times together, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours!"

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Details Announced For 2011 Pagan Fest Tour

The 2011 edition of the European Pagan Fest tour will be headlined by Korpiklaani, with support from Moonsorrow, Unleashed, Kivimetsan Druidi, Varg, and Arafel. Eluveitie and Heidevolk will also be appearing on select dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:

3/4 - Wien, Austria - Arena
3/5 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3/6 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/7 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
3/8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
3/10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/11 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall (extended show with special guests ELUVEITIE and HEIDEVOLK)
3/12 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13 (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
3/15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
3/18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
3/19 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
3/20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/21 - Katowice, Poland - Studio
3/22 - Budapest, Hungary - WigWam
3/23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
3/24 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
3/25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/26 - Antwerpen, Bellgium - Hof Ter Loo (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)

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Heidevolk Issues Tour Recap

Heidevolk has issued the following recap of the band's recent European shows:

"After 24 days of touring the European continent we have arrived home safely. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the crew that made this whole undertaking possible. Your hard work, support and comradery made working with you a true joy!

"Furthermore, we’d like to thank the other bands that we have had the honour to share the stage with the last couple of weeks; Swashbuckle, Equilibrium, Ensiferum and Twilight of the Gods. It was a great pleasure being on the road with you guys, we will miss all the conversations and parties! Also a big 'thank you' to Rock the Nation, Napalm Records and Het Nederlands Fonds voor Podium kunsten for making this tour possible.

"Finally, we would like to thank all the people that attended our shows! It has been a tremendously enriching experience meeting you, we raise our horns to you for all the beautiful memories you’ve given us! Thank you all very much!"

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Heidevolk Comments On Upcoming Tour

Dutch pagan folk metallers Heidevolk have checked in with the following comments about the band's upcoming European tour dates:

"Follow Heidevolk on Heidenfest 2010. It is about to begin, the Heidenfest tour 2010! Along with Twilight of the Gods, Ensiferum, Equilibrium and Swashbuckle, Heidevolk will travel through 13 European countries to play 24 shows.

"Besides going to one of the 24 gigs you can follow Heidevolk on the web during the whole tour. The metal e-zine Sounds2Move.de presents you the official Heidevolk tour diary which will be updated daily during the tour. On top of that there will be live tweets on Twitter @Heidevolk and the official MySpace will be updated daily with new pictures of band, fans and crowd."

You can catch Heidevolk live on the following dates: More...

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Heidevolk Announces European Tour

Dutch pagan folk metal act Heidevolk has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour:

"Hear ye, tribes of Europe! War is upon the continent, Heidevolk is set to embark on its fourth European tour. We're very much looking forward to revisiting your countries, and we're excited to travel to some uncharted territories too!

"This fall we will play for our Saxon brothers in England for the very first time! Please note that on sat. 25.9 we take a small detour from Heidenfest to play at Fimbul Festival in Fürth, Germany."

Heidevolk's upcoming live shows are as follows: More...

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Heidevolk Posts New Music Video

Dutch pagan folk metal act Heidevolk released the new album "Uit Oude Grond" in North America yesterday, April 6th. In celebration of the release the band has posted a new music video online for the song "Nehalennia." which can be viewed below.

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Heidevolk Streaming New Instrumental Track

Dutch pagan folk metallers Heidevolk have issued the following update about streaming a new instrumental track online from their new album:

"Yes, finally after the endless wait the new Heidevolk album is available in Europe. So, run to the stores and treat yourself on a nice and diverse folk metal album on this beautiful Friday. You can also order the album online at the Heidevolk Webshop or at NapalmRecords.com.

"The release in US/CAN is scheduled for April 6th. To celebrate the European CD release, Heidevolk uploaded 'Alvermans Wraak' to the bands official MySpace. 'Alvermans Wraak' is a instrumental song that will give you a view of the song diversity of the new album. More updates concerning summer festivals and tour will follow soon!"

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Heidevolk Posts New Song, "Ostara," Online

Dutch pagan metal band HEIDEVOLK has posted a new song, entitled "Ostara," on their MySpace page. The song comes off their upcoming new album, "Uit Oude Grond (From Old Soil)," which will be released on March 26th via Napalm Records.

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Heidevolk Posts New Album Trailer

Dutch pagan folk metallers Heidevolk will release their new album "Uit Oude Grond" on March 26th in Europe and April 6th in the rest of the world. A trailer for the new album can be viewed below, and the new track "Dondergod" can also be heard through the band's MySpace page.

Heidevolk also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Heidevolk Posts New Song Online

Heidevolk is readying their new album, "Uit oude grond," which will be released at the end of March. In preparation, the band has uploaded a new song, entitled "Nehalennia," to their MySpace page and is also planning an official release party. The release party will be held on April 2nd at LuxorLive in the band's hometowm of Arnhem in The Netherlands.

Here are the latest live dates according to the band's MySpace page:

Apr 2, 2010 @ 7:00P - LuxorLive, Arnhem, Gelderland
Apr 10, 2010 @ 8:00P - Nephere-X-Fest, Dendermonde
May 13, 2010 @ 12:00P - Metalfest Open Air, Flugplats Dessau
May 14, 2010 @ 12:00P - Metalfest Open Air, Mining am Inn
May 15, 2010 @ 12:00P - Metalfest Open Air, Pratteln
Jul 10, 2010 @ 8:00P - MetalCamp, Tolmin

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Satyricon And Warbringer Confirmed For FortaRock

The 2009 FortaRock festival is scheduled to take place on July 11th at Park Brakkestein in Nijmegen, Holland. The most recent bands confirmed for the line-up are Warbringer and Satyricon. The other announced bands are as follows:

All Shall Perish
Death Angel
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Heidevolk
Kataklsym
Keep of Kalessin
Meshuggah
Moonspell

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Heidevolk Looking For Violin Player

Holland's premium folk metal warriors HEIDEVOLK are looking for a new violin player. Here's the announcement from the band:

"After the departure of Stefany Speervrouw, Heidevolk is searching for someone who will play the violin. Heidevolk rehearses in Arnhem (NL).

"If you are interested in joinig Heidevolk as a violinist, please send a email to Info *AT* Heidevolk.com"

HEIDEVOLK'ss Napalm Recordings debut, "Walhalla Wacht," was released in March/April 2008. You can listen to some of HEIDEVOLK'smaterial on their MySpace page.

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Heidevolk Signs To Napalm Records

Napalm Records recently signed Dutch Folk Metal Band HEIDEVOLK. HEIDEVOLK use clean male vocals, traditional instruments like horns, violins, as well as the the Jew's harp, and combine these with powerfull, yet melodic Metal. The lyrics, written in their native language, reflect the historic past of their home province Gelderland, but also Germanic mythology and nature is a source of inspiration. The artwork of the yet untitled album will be created by Klaas Lageveen (Burzum, Hades Almighty), S&K Studio with producer Dick Kemper are booked for a mid November start date, and Bardur Eklund (Týr) will equip these pagans with fitting promotional photographs.

A release is tentatively scheduled for April 2008.

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