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Warhorns Festival 2014: More Bands Announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 2nd September 2014 by mickbirchy

Warhorns fest Poster

The UK’s leading folk/Viking/black metal festival, Warhorns, has announced four more bands for this year’s  line-up. All four bands hail from the northern areas of England and represent the North’s metal scene exceedingly well. Shades of Avalon, Iron SeaWolf, Forneus and Gods of War, join the lineup alongside Aloeswood, Sellsword and Red Rum to what is sure to be a great metal festival for the viking that lives in all of us metalhead.

FORNEUS
Hailing from Sheffield.  Forneus are a black metal band incorporating elements of doom, death metal, melodic passages, key changes and dynamic shifts.  They will surely bring an interesting change of pace to Warhorns.

http://forneus.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/realmofforneus

GODS OF WAR
Invading from Liverpool, these Gods will show no mercy. They have consistently defied “sub genre” classification, as their music takes influence from many metal subgenres, including black, death, power, thrash and folk metal among others. The band has undergone various lineup changes in recent years, resulting in changes in musical direction.

http://www.reverbnation.com/godsofwaruk
http://www.facebook.com/godsofwaruk

IRON SEAWOLF
Next on the list is Cumbrian buccaneers, Iron Seawolf.  Playing heavy/power metal with anthemic sea shanties and a hint of folk tuning with swashbuckling orchestrations and the occasional dash of thrash and punk. There’s no reason not to be excited about this booking.

http://www.facebook.com/IronSeawolf
https://www.youtube.com/user/IronSeawolfOfficial

SHADES OF AVALON
Finally, from Manchester.  Shades of Avalon fuse the aggressive vocals of death metal with powerful grooves and a potent sense of melody.

https://www.facebook.com/ShadesOfAvalon
http://www.shadesofavalon.com/

Warhorns 2014 will take place at The Riverside in Selby, North Yorkshire on 20th September. Tickets will be available soon.

Lancastrian metal band Shades of Avalon part ways with drummer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 21st October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

As announced via their Facebook page earlier today (21 October 2013), northern barbarian metallers Shades of Avalon have parted ways with drummer Dan Barham. The reasons stated were “irredeemable personal differences” but the band went on to state that they wish him the best of luck in the future.

SoA also mentioned that they are now looking for a new drummer to fill the recently vacated drum throne. Any interested applicants are to message the band’s Facebook page which can be found in the links below. No word has been said about their upcoming shows.

Shades of Avalon online:

http://shadesofavalon.com
http://facebook.com/shadesofavalon
http://twitter.com/shadesofavalon

 

The northern barbarians return to Valk-Fest second year in a row

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 18th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The northern barbarian metal quartet Shades of Avalon have been confirmed to return to this year’s Valkyrian Festival following their headline performance at last year’s Valk-Fest. The band, who have been described as Conan The Barbarian meets Amon Amarth, are excited to be return to the coast of Yorkshire on the second day of the event. Festival organiser Nick Taylor, better known by his pseudonym Nico Davidson, stated:

It’s an honour to have Shades of Avalon return for this year’s Valk-Fest – Especially after they saved last year’s following a long string of problems that popped up a week before. I’m looking forward to seeing the northern barbarians wreak havoc once again in Bridlington.

The full Valkyrian Festival line-up is as follows:

Friday 29th November:

Ravenage (Headliner)
Dead Man’s Conspiracy
Storm of Embers

Saturday 30th November

***Headliner TBA***
Nya
Narcotic Death (Special Guests)
Aonia
Old Corpse Road
Lost Effect
Shades of Avalon

Maelstrom
XIII

Sunday 1st December

***Headliner TBA***
Alice In Thunderland
Innersylum
Severed Heaven
Dakesis
Spekulus
Powercake
Terra Omnia

This year, Valkyrian Festival is in aid of RapeCrisis. Information on RapeCrisis can be found at this location. Donations can be made direct to the charity via the Valkyrian Festival JustGiving page which can be found here. Weekend tickets can be found at this location for the low price of £5 (excluding P&P).

Valkyrian Festival 2013 is now officially sponsored by online gothic and custom-made jewellery store, The Crypt Of Curiosities.

In related Valkyrian Festival news, Aonia will be headlining a Valk-Fest fundraiser at Shades Nightclub, in Bridlington on 7th September with support from Spekulus and Penance, the latter of which [performed at last year’s Valk-Fest. Further support acts to be announced and a lot more bands are still to be announced for Valkyrian Festival 2013. Further Valkyrian Festival announcements and info can be found here.

Shades of Avalon online:

http://shadesofavalon.com/
http://facebook.com/ShadesofAvalon

Shades of Avalon release debut video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 7th June 2012 by tobiasgray

Manchester based Viking Death Metal band, Shades of Avalon, have released their debut music video – and Valkyrian Music have been given an exclusive link!

Entitled Maldon’s Legacy, it will be the lead track on the forthcoming ‘Northern Barbarians’ EP that will be released later this year:

Shades of Avalon will be playing both Leatherfest (Jun 30th) and Valkyrian Festival (Nov 24th), and you can find their full schedule including further gig announcements etc at http://www.facebook.com/shadesofavalon