Who remembers Arven? A cool sound, gone forever?

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When the RockmusicRaider blog was still kinda in search of itself, we stumbled across Arven. An almost girlie band, with Till Felden, the drummer. But it wasn’t tremendous female power that caught our attention, it was their style.

Arven boasted this eclectic mix of Gothic and symphonically tainted, folksy Melodic Metal. A contribution to the metal multiverse that did not quite fit the mold – at all. And this is why the crew over here started concentrate ever more on what this band was all about.

To render this all more interesting, Carina Hanselmann – their frontwoman – … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: My Dying Bride on a Broken Shore!

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As this year starts to take on steam, we truly look forward to a tear-drenched and wretched twelve months, hopefully filled with loads of Doom and Doom Death Metal of the first order. And – good news – there’s some serious action on that specific horizon.

My Dying Bride are on the prowl again with their new album The Ghost Of Orion ready to release by early March 2020. And that’s a good thing, as we felt the misery long enough for now.

MDB just rushed ahead lately and released their newest video Your Broken Shore with Aaron Stainthorpe growling … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Red Cain strut Kindred again!

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Do you remember Red Cain and their 2019 hot metal piece Kindred: Act I?

Well, for those who don’t, the band hails from Canada. And they famously made us work more on their stuff than was absolutely necessary. And it looks like they’re gonna continue doing that in 2020.

But – of course – it is all for a good cause. Because they not only got on our radar for their first EP but the band actually made it onto the 2019 Top 10 list as well. And – to the dismay of weightier bands – Red Cain reached … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Kanseil release Boscars in full acoustic mode!

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RMR followed Kanseil for some time already. Known for their somewhat gnarly Folk Metal delivered in part in an ancient dialect and a lot of Italian, they did manage to secure full reviews for Doin Earde and Fulische already.

You see, our deck crew always has a lookout at the masthead to scout for such bands. The ones outside of the mainstream, which unerringly take to their own path. Stony as it may be. And this band got on our good side pretty quickly.

It is funny, though, how many of those Folk Metal outfits are – at their very … [...] Click to raid more!