Season of Mist is proud to announce the impending release of “One And All, Together, For Home” on May 23rd. This compilation features international metal artists gathered by DRUDKH mastermind Roman Sayenko. All participating bands are expressively linked in their artistic output to the culture and history of their countries of origin. Therefore they represent eight different regions of modern Europe and yet find common ground in the different musical traditions they explore. Each artist employs their own means to find and present their roots to the world. You will discover interpretations of traditional songs, cover versions of folk artists or the use of themes and melodies from their musical heritage in original compositions.
Artwork taken from booklet by Adrien Bousson
In the words of a participating artist: “The idea behind this compilation is a coming together of like-minded artists from all across Europe in an attempt to rediscover the history and traditions of their respective areas of origin; through the medium of traditional music”, explains Chris Naughton from WINTERFYLLETH. Given that Europe has a particularly strong folk heritage all the bands contributing to this release are drawn from a broad range of countries that make up the continent; each with their own unique musical style & traditions to explore.
One way that folk music has endured throughout the world’s turbulent history is by people coming together and sharing the stories, tales and folklore of old; re-creating the melodies in a way that is relevant to them in the now. This compilation brings together eight artists, who have a strong historical interest and a pre-existing link to the music of their respective homelands.”
The list of bands and artists can be found below:
AVA INFERI (Portugal)
MONDVOLLAND (The Netherlands)
For more information on “One And All, Together, For Home“, please visit the Season of Mist website.