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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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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part V

... Continued from Part IV...


9:00am. For the first time since arriving, I wake up without a sore neck. In profound relief and gratitude, I kiss the small-but-soft pillow I managed to procure at Kik yesterday.

Before this, my strategy was simple: I’d rest my head on the stack of clean clothes in my open bag at the end of my tent. But as the days passed, the stack dwindled, until I felt like a neck injury victim tied to a crude, makeshift wooden stretcher.

There’s a preparation and packing lesson to be learned in there… somewhere. More...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:

Within Temptation
Paradise Lost
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil
Norma jean
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps

The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...

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Napalm To Release Free Sampler At PaganFest

Three Napalm Records recording artists - Alestorm, Arkona, and Huntress - will be joining headliners Turisas as direct support for this year's installment of the PaganFest America tour. To celebrate this monumental tour, Napalm Records is giving away a free label sampler on a first-come/first-served basis to all PaganFest America Part III ticket-buyers. Entitled "With Us Or Against Us - Operation Bald Eagle," this Napalm label sampler includes the following track list:

1) HUNTRESS - Spell Eater
2) MOONSPELL - Lickanthrope
3) MOONSPELL - White Skies
4) CANDLEMASS - Dancing in the Temple of the Mad Queen Bee
5) KONTRUST - Sock 'n' Doll
6) NACHTBLUT - Eiskönigin
7) ATOMA - Rainmen
8) LONEWOLF - Army of the Damned
9) THE GRAVIATORS - Häxagram
10) XANDRIA - Valentine
11) HEIDEVOLK - Een Nieuw Begin
12 DIABULUS IN MUSICA - Sceneries of Hope
13) HELLSAW - Silence
14) IRON FIRE - Taken
15) NEMESEA - Afterlife
16) SVÖLK - 52
17) ARKONA - Slovo
18) THULCANDRA - Black Flags of Hate More...

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Heidevolk Posts New Music Video

Dutch folk band Heidevolk posted a new music video for the song "Als De Dood Weer Naae Ons Lacht." The track appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Batavi," due out on March 2, 2012 on Napalm Records. Metal Underground's review of the album can be found at this location.

Check out "Als De Dood Weer Naae Ons Lacht" here:

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Heidevolk Reveals "Batavi" Details

Heidevolk will release the new album "Batavi" on March 2nd, 2012 via Napalm Records. The label issued the following statement about the album:

"Hediveolk now deliver their heaviest, most aggressive and powerful album to date: 'Batavi.' The band travels 2,000 years back in time to an era in which numerous Germanic tribes struggled for dominance against the Roman Empire in Northwest Europe, along the shores of the river Rhine. Caught in the middle of it all were the Batavians: the protagonists and namesakes of HEIDEVOLK's latest album.

"'Batavi' is a concept album that deals with the early history of the Batavian tribe: from its beginnings to its daring revolt against one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Set against the backdrop of war, alliances, intrigue, and betrayal, the nine songs relate the struggle of a people needing to redefine themselves in order to survive this turbulent time. More...

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Trailer For Paganfest 2012 Europe Posted

A video trailer for the upcoming Paganfest 2012 Tour of Europe was posted by Rock the Nation. The lineup includes Eluveitie, Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk, Solstafir, Korpiklaani and Equilibrium. For complete dates and other information, check out the trailer or head on over to this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Primordial Comments On Paganfest Tour

Ireland's Primordial will be co-headlining the Paganfest tour 2012, which is kicking off in Oberhausen, Germany the 16th of March 2012!

Primordial singer A.A. Nemtheanga comments: "Never say never right? So we announce our participation in next March's Paganfest festival tour across Central Europe. Anyone who has read any of my various ramblings and musings over the last year or two will know my feelings about the current state of club touring and the industry in general. It's an ugly business but we are definitely ugly enough and getting uglier every year so strangely enough the stars aligned and the dates fell into place for us. Anyone who knows anything about Primordial knows how hard it has become for us to commit to lengthy touring as the years go by. The window of opportunity represents possibly the only opportunity we will have to do a longer tour for 'Redemption' across Europe so as they say…needs must and better the devil you know. Never as I say say never.

"Regardless of the fact that the general tone of this tour is a little different. It has a more pronounced mix of light and shade. We have our Icelandic brethren Solstafir taking part which I would have thought alongside ourselves should sweeten the deal for those who may feel the pagan/heathen festival tour holds nothing for them, Romanian shamans NeguraBunget also filling out the darker quotient of the tour. Heidevolk stand firm for proud old values and having taken part in Eluveitie's acoustic album personally my feeling on those guys and girls should be apparent! I support them and the cultural significance they represent. I'm not here to sound the rallying cry for a dying venture (i.e touring) or sound the death knell for Primordial club touring we are simply taking part, we have some interesting and new things planned and the tour has some light and shade, which may be difficult for some people to take but this is how it is. Of course some territories are missed and we apologize for this but this is a mixture of market forces and pragmatism and unfortunately nothing to do with us, we hope to fill in the blanks over time. Bottom line, Primordial is touring….this is the most important fact and you know what you are gonna get…blood sweat and fire so see you on the field…"

The Paganfest 2012 dates are as follows (featuring Eluveitie, Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk, and Solstafir): More...

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Heidevolk To Release New LP In March 2012

Dutch folk/viking band Heidevolk announced that it will release the band's fourth LP entitled "Batavi" on March 2, 2012 through Napalm Records. The album is the follow up to the 2012 release "Uit Oude Grond." More details on the album are expected shortly.

The album artwork for "Batavi" can be seen here:

In addition, the band will be part of the Paganfest 2012 European Tour with headliners Eluveitie, Primordial, Negura Bunget and Solstafir. More information and confirmed dates of the tour can be found at this location.

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Eluveitie To Headline European Paganfest 2012

Swiss folk metal outfit Eluveitie has been confirmed as the headliner for the 2012 edition of the travelling Paganfest event. Joining them on the trek will be Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk and Solstafir. Speaking on the tour, Eluveitie singer Chrigel Glanzmann stated: "Of course we look forward to the Paganfest Tour 2012! One hand, we can not wait to show our fans the songs from our new album 'Helvetios' live (and we will do this extensively on Paganfest). On the other hand, we look forward to tour with such cool bands and to be on the road with good friends, like the Irish guys from Primordial. We are convinced of the line-up of the upcoming Paganfest. It is an honor for us to headline this package of great bands. We are confident that each evening on the Paganfest tour will be a musical experience that you will never forget! See you there!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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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
Heaven Shall Burn
God Dethroned
The Rotted
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
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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