/ Tyr / Heidevolk / Trollfest / Helsott
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 6:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 12:00 AM CDT
Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
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If Black Metal and Power Metal were to ever have a child (gods forbid save this exception) it would be Ensiferum. Ensiferum uses the melodies and choral arrangements without sacrificing the thrash and black elements.
A distinctive trademark that sets TYR apart from most other bands of the “Viking Metal” genre is the authenticity of their music: “Traditional music dating back to the Vikings, that is not preserved anywhere else in the world, not even in Iceland, is passed on in an oral tradition here and it is still alive and well.
Few could have envisioned the bright future that the Norns had in store for HEIDEVOLK back in 2002. Since its inception in Arnhem (The Netherlands) a decade ago, HEIDEVOLK came, saw, and conquered stages throughout Europe with their very own brand of folk metal. The instantly recognizable dual clean male vocals and irresistibly catchy songs have ignited the pagan fire in the souls of many on the continent. They deliver their songs on divine matters and profane pleasures with equal integrity, fueled by a folkloric fire and pagan pride.
One weekend in 2003, in Oslo, Norway, a bunch of goons became bored with the selection of party music that was available to them, and, helped along by the consumption of large quantities of alcohol, the soon-to-be members of TrollfesT decided to take matters into their own hands. One website and six songs later, a German label, which at the time was called Solistium, recognised the potential in the madness and got in touch. With the immortal words “what the heck, let’s give it a go” TrollfesT agreed to a deal and started writing new material. By 2005 “Willkommen Folk tell Drekka Fest!!” hit the streets. And life as we know it was never the same again.
Formed Feb 1st 2010 Helsótt is a melding of American Thrash/Death and Pagan Metal. Very melodic and very brutal music sets the pace for a high energy live act that can only be described as crushing. Helsótt has supported national and international acts such as: Finntroll, Ensiferum, Nile, Ex Deo, Turisas, Nevermore, Suidakra, Eluveitie, Alestorm, Arkona, Fear Factory, Rotting Christ, Epica, Death Angel, Hate, Kampfar, Vreid, Keep of Kalessin, Warbringer, Mayhem, Destruction, Heathen, Goatwhore, Possessed and many more.