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Gwydion

Formed: 1995
From: Lisbon, Portugal
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Gwydion News

Below is our complete Gwydion 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.

Gwydion Comments On Upcoming Album

Gwydion has checked in with the following update about working on an upcoming album:

"Fans will experience a slightly different musical style, as the music is much more epic and 'metal' than folk compared to the previous release.

"Since the beginning of the band, we had a very influential epic component in the songs, so naturally when we created this new album, we decided to have a strong mixture of heavy metal riffs and epic/folk songs.

"The new album is a story of a warrior since his birth through his training, conquests and defeats with relevance to the History of Portugal."

Pre-orders are available at the band's website here, and you can check out live footage of Gwydion below. More...

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Gwydion In The Studio Recording New Album

Portugese metal act Gwydion has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio and record a new album:

"Cheers my friends! It has been a while since you got news from our camp! First of all we are overwhelmed by the huge success of our latest release Horn Triskelion, and we raise our horns to all of you Beerzerkers that made this a very successful album.

"Meanwhile, after 4 years of a great relation, we decided to stop working together with our label Trollzorn. But we will never forget who gave us a hand when we were a completely unknown band in Europe. It has been a great pleasure to work with such honorable people that always stood aside us in the best and worst times, but like everything in life there is a time when we feel the need to change and we all think that this time has come. We wish Trollzorn all the best and please keep up your astonishing work as a folk/pagan label!

"But the best news of all, Gwydion has entered 'The Pentagon' studio last week to record our 3rd album with our producer Fernando Matias and so far everything is rockin´ as it should be! You think Horn Triskelion was good..? Well then arm yourself, and get ready for war! Prepare yourself for the most intense and majestic epic folk metal album! Horns up!"

You can also find further details on Gwydion by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Gwydion Cancels Menhir Chevelu Appearance

Gwydion has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously announced appearance at the Menhir Chevelu festival:

"Sadly, Gwydion has been forced to pull out from the Festival Menhir Chevelu II this weekend. After intense communication with the organization we found out that they didn't book our flight-tickets which were promised to us by contract.

"We have done everything in our power for many months to convince the organization to book our flights as soon as possible and they have waited till the very last moment and have told us now that the tickets are too expensive at this point. We hope to catch you soon on a show which is organized by people who actually have their shit together as we don't like at all how the festival treated our fans! Horns up!"

You can also check out Gwydion's music video for "From Hel to Asgard" at this location.

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Draugr To Play Menhir Chevelu Festival

Italy's Draugr has announced it will be performing at the Menhir Chevelu III Festival. The festival is set to take place from April 23rd - 24th, 2011 in Bretagne, France. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include:

Taake
Crest of Darkness
Otargos
Svart Crown
Gwydion
Annihilated
Stormhunter
Spellcraft
Bliss of Flesh
Overstep

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Gwydion Posts "From Hel To Asgard" Video

Gwydion has posted a new music video online for the song "From Hel To Asgard," which is off the "Horn Triskelion" album. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Lineup Announced For OST Mountain Festival

Romania's OST Mountain Festival will take place from August 6th - 8th, 2010 in Busteni. Details on the festival can be found at this locaiton. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:

August 6th
Concept Insomnia
Funebre
Grimegod
Hyperborea
Kistvaen
N.E.G.A.T.I.V
Negative Core
Negura Bunget
She's Dead

August 7th
Abigail
Ashes You Leave
Ava inferi
Eisheilig
Inopia
Omega Lithium
Tiarra More...

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Gwydion To Stream Entire New Album Online

Viking/Folk Metallers from GWYDION will celebrate the release of their new album "HORN TRISKELION" with an online MySpace release party where the entire album will be for streaming for a couple of hours. This event will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 20.00 till 24.00 CET on the band's MySpace page.

The new album will be released this week at Friday, April 09 via SMP/Trollzorn Records.

All details about the new album, including the full version of the new single, a video teaser and samples can be found on the band's MySpace.

Pre-Orders for "Horn Triskelion" can already be made here.

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Gwydion Streaming New Song Online

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have announced their new album "Horn Triskelion" is set to be released on April 9, 2010 via SMP/Trollzorn Records. The band has now issued the following update about streaming a new song online:

"Today the single from the new album 'Horn Triskelion' has been uploaded: 'Ofïussa (a terra das serpentes)'! You can listen to the full version on our Myspace! The song deals about the history of Portugal. We are reaching the release-date of Horn Triskelion -APRIL 9- fast now. make sure to pre-order your copy ! We will publish more surprises soon!"

The upcoming Gwydion tour dates are as follows:

4/3 2010 Full Metal XI @ Noveau Monde CH, Fribourg
7/17 2010 East Riding Rock Festival 2010 UK, Dene Park - Dunswell
8/7 2010 OST Mountain Festival Open Air RO, Busteni

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Gwydion Streaming New Song Online

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have announced their new album "Horn Triskelion" is set to be released on April 9, 2010 via SMP/Trollzorn Records. The band has now issued the following statement about streaming a new song from the album online:

"Hi all! Today we have uploaded a new sample on our MySpace from our upcoming album. This song is called 'Triskelion Horde is Night!' Make sure to check it out and keep an eye on our Myspace as much more news will be added soon! Of course, you can still watch our CD teaser below." More...

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Gwydion Reveals New Album Details

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have announced their new album "Horn Triskelion" is set to be released on April 9, 2010 via SMP/Trollzorn Records. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. "Horn Triskelion" was recorded and produced by Fernando Matias in the Urban Insect Studios in Portugal, and mixed and mastered by Børge Finstad at Toproom Studios in Norway. The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund from Darkgrove Designs. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Departure
2. Fara I Viking
3. From Hel To Asgard
4. Ofiússa (A Terra Das Serpentes)
5. Mead Of Poetry
6. Triskelion Horde Is Nigh
7. Odhinn’s Cult
8. At The Sumbel
9. Cold Tempered
10. The Terror Of The Northern
11. Six Trials To Become A Beerzerker

A teaser trailer for the new album can also be viewed below. More...

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Gwydion Reveal Album Details

The Portugese Viking/Folk band GWYDION have completed the work on their new album entitled "Horn Triskelion." The album will be released by SMP/Trollzorn Records on April 9th, 2010. The album artwork for "Horn Triskelion" can be seen below. More...

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Gwydion Announces Internet Radio Appearance

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have announced they will be appearing for an interview on the Super Metal Shit Show on Thursday, December 3rd at 20.00 CET. The interview can be streamed at this location.

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Gwydion Posts Recording Footage

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have issued the following recording update:

"Helloooo!!

"So you thought the previous report was fun? well check out what we are doing on studio this time!! This video includes some more scenes recording Rhythm Guitars and Gwydion's night off tooo... muahahah! Ohh by the way we have drums, keyboards, guitars and bass recorded! Ruben is recording the vocals now! It's sounding KILLER! Stay tuned for more updates and enjoy this video!"

The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Gwydion Updates Tour Schedule

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion are currently recording a new album which is set to be released in March 2010 through SMP/Trollzorn Records. A video clip of their recording sessions can be viewed below.

Gwydion's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

12/13 Vimaranes Metallvm Fest III PT, Guimarães
12/19 Silent Night-Christmas Metal Fest PT, São Pedro do Sul
7/24 2010 East Riding Rock Festival 2010 UK, Beverley - Northeast More...

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Gwydion Posts Recording Footage

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have posted a studio recording video online from their time in Urban Insect Studios. The video clip can be viewed below. The new album is expected to be released in March 2010 through SMP/Trollzorn Records. More...

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Gwydion Recording New Album

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have entered the Urban Insect Studios in Portugal to record their new album. Gwydion is recording with Fernando Matias and the album is scheduled to be finished by the end of October.

The mixing and mastering will be done in between November/December by Børge Finstad from Toproom Studios in Norway. The new album will be out in March 2010 through SMP/Trollzorn Records.

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Gwydion Comments On Tour Cancellation

As was previously reported, Shining and supporting act Gwydion had to cancel their upcoming European tour due to problems with their booking agency. Gwydion has issued the following statement about the cancellation:

"It's with great sadness and disappointment that GWYDION has to announce that they have to cancel the Destroying Europe Tour, which would have started at Aug. 14.

"Gwydion had also no other choice than to step away from this badly organized tour by booking agency Metal Maniac from Romania.

"The band's thoughts go to their fans, all of them had been looking forward to meet all fans on tour and give them a great show and canceling so short before the tour starts is a nightmare.

"Needless to say that Gwydion will of course terminate their contract with Metal Maniac Booking Agency and hopes that no other bands have to experience what they had to experience today!!!"

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Gwydion Announces European Tour Dates with Shining

Portugese viking/folk metal band, GWYDION, has announced a European tour with SHINING, FINSTERFORST, ASHAENA and SARKOM. The tour will take place from the 14th till the 30th of August 2009. the dates are as follows:

14 Aug 2009 - Paddys Irish Pub DE, Coburg
15 Aug 2009 - SkullCrusher DE, Dresden
16 Aug 2009 - Estrada Stage Bar PL, Bydgoszcz
17 Aug 2009 - Arlus Hall RO, Oradea
18 Aug 2009 - Alcatraz Pub RO, Baia Mare
19 Aug 2009 - Garabonczias HU, Szeged
21 Aug 2009 - Club Gepi BG, Plovdiv
22 Aug 2009 - Eightball Club GR, Thessaloniki
23 Aug 2009 - SKC RS, Belgrad
25 Aug 2009 - Positiva IT, Parma
26 Aug 2009 - Le local FR, Marseille
27 Aug 2009 - Wolfszeit Festival Location DE, Crispendorf, Thüringen
29 Aug 2009 - Gala Hala SI, Ljubljana
30 Aug 2009 - Randal Club SK, Bratislava

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