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WINTERFYLLETH: Winners at Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

The 13th Annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards took place at London’s Indigo O2 last evening. First time nominee Winterfylleth took Best Underground Band honors beating out Solstafir, Purson, Royal Thunder, and Bolzer. The award was presented by Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth. Accepting the award on behalf of the band, vocalist/guitarist Chris Naughton thanked Candlelight Records, The Agency Group, and others.

“It’s a fantastic achievement for the band to be recognized in this way by the metal media and the fans,” said Naughton. “I feel like we’ve always stayed true to who we are and what we do as a band and I’m glad that our passion and spirit for the music we make is shared by others. It means a lot to us to get here based on merit and to be considered amongst some amazing peers in the metal world. We thank you all for your support.”

The Manchester-based quartet are riding a huge wave of increased popularity and interest since the release of their fourth full-length album, The Divination of Antiquity last autumn. Terrorizer notes, “Winterfylleth deserve accolades for their role in establishing an unmistakably unique identity for British black metal.” New Noise called it an “absolutely top-tier black metal album.” Metal Injection added, “a masterstroke of elemental black metal.” A special collection set of the band’s recordings was released in North America on May 18 titled The Fathers Of Albion-An Anthology 2007-2013. The limited edition package features early and hard to find recorded material from the band plus albums The Mercian Sphere (2010), The Threnody of Triumph (2012), and reissue of their 2008 debut The Ghost Of Heritage.

Continuing to tour in support of The Divination of Antiquity, Winterfylleth will make their third appearance at the annual Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel Belgium this Sunday. Additional summer festivals for the band include Brutal Assault on August 7 (Josefov, Czech Republic), and Party San Open Air on August 8 (Schlothein, Germany). The band will headline a UK tour beginning September 17 in Sheffield. Label mates Voices will join the band for the 8-city tour.

Winterfylleth w/Voices

  • Sept 17 – Corporation, Sheffield UK
  • Sept 18 – Audio, Glasgow UK
  • Sept 19 – The Key Club, Leeds UK
  • Sept 20 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
  • Sept 24 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
  • Sept 25 – Thekla, Bristol UK
  • Sept 26 – Waterfront, Norwich UK
  • Sept 27 – O2 Academy 2 Islington, London UK

Video of the band accepting the Metal Hammer Gold God Award can be seen HERE.


WINTERFYLLETH: Collection Confirmed For North American Release

Following a very successful European launch, Candlelight Records confirms May 18 as the North American release date for The Fathers Of Albion-An Anthology 2007-2012; a four-disc retrospective collection from UK black metal band Winterfylleth. The limited-edition package is a perfect introduction to the band for new fans and fills all the gaps for long-time fans seeking the band’s early and hard to find recorded history. It is available now for pre-order (HERE) via the label’s official webstore.

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Naughton says, “it is really amazing to be able to do a release such as this. The collection takes stock of who we are as a band and looks backs over what we have accomplished in the last eight years. It features liner notes detailing the stories behind all the albums, a specially remastered version of The Threnody of Triumph, plus bonus material from the original The Ghost Of Heritage sessions. There is also a full disc of material that was on limited release or never been on CD before. And all of this comes packaged with beautiful new artwork created by Simon (Lucas, drums) and Dan (Capp, guitar).”

Since their formation in 2007, the Manchester-based quartet has conjured moods and emotions that range from vicious and violent to melodic and elegant. Terrorizer Magazine says, “Winterfylleth deserve accolades for their role in establishing an unmistakably unique identity for British Black Metal.” The Divination of Antiquity, the band’s latest album, was released last autumn to much acclaim. New Noise calls it an, “absolutely top-tier black metal album. Metal Injections asserts, “a masterstroke of elemental black metal.” The band has been nominated for Metal Hammer’s Golden God Award for Best Underground Band; voting is open now with winners to be announced at the live ceremony scheduled on June 15 at London’s Indigo O2.

The full track listing for The Fathers Of Albion-An Anthology 2007-2012 is:

(Disc 1) The Ghost Of Heritage

  • 1. Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountain)
  • 2. The March To Maldon
  • 3. Brithnoth: The Battle Of Maldon (991AD)
  • 4. Forging The Iron of England
  • 5. The Ghost Of Heritage
  • 6. Defending The Realm
  • 7. Guardian Of The Herd
  • 8. Casting The Runes
  • 9. An Englishman’s Verse
  • 10. the Ruin
  • 11. The Honour Of Good Men On the Path To Eternal Glory

(Disc 2) The Mercian Sphere

  • 1. Gateway to the Dark Peak & The Wayfarer Pt. 1 – The Solitary One Waits for Grace
  • 2. The Wayfarer Pt. 2 – Awakens He, Bereft of Kinsmen
  • 3. The Fields of Reckoning
  • 4. Children of the Stones
  • 5. The Ruin
  • 6. The Honour of Good Men on the Path to Eternal Glory
  • 7. The Wayfarer Pt. 3 – To Find Solace… Where Security Stands
  • 8. When the Woods Were Young
  • 9. A Valley Thick with Oaks
  • 10. Defending the Realm

(Disc 3) The Threnody Of Triumph (remastered)

  • 1. A Thousand Winters
  • 2. The Swart Raven
  • 3. AEfterfield Freon
  • 4. A Memorial
  • 5. The glorious Plain
  • 6. A Sould Unbound
  • 7. Void Of Light
  • 8. The Fate of Souls After Death
  • 9. Home Is Behind
  • 10. The Threnody Of Triumph

(Disc 4) Extras & Exclusives

  • 1. Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountain)
  • 2. Casting The Runese
  • 3. The Ghost Of Heritage
  • 4. Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
  • 5. John Barleycorn
  • 6. The Three Ravens
  • 7. The Gates

Winterfylleth announced a UK headline tour earlier this month. Label mates Voices will join the band for an eight-city run beginning September 17 and ending in London at the O2 Islington Academy on September 27. Winterfylleth is Naughton with drummer Simon Lucas, bassist Nick Wallwork, and new guitarist Dan Capp.


WINTERFYLLETH: Cvlt Nation Streams New Song

With the North American release date of the new Winterfylleth album looming, Cvlt Nation today premieres the album’s title track as an exclusive stream. The Divination of Antiquity was produced by Chris Fielding and features eight new songs from the regarded Manchester-based UK black metal band. Pre-orders for the album are now available via iTunes, Amazon, and the label’s official webstore.

To hear “The Divination of Antiquity” click HERE.

Stereogum has calls The Divination of Antiquity, “maybe the best black metal album of 2014.” Dead Rhetoric notes, “the best bands have a sound all their own, and Winterfylleth’s is unmistakable.” The band is set to share the cover of Terrorizer Magazine’s November issue, showing the increased awareness and anticipation of the band globally. On announcement of the album’s release date early last month, vocalist/guitarist Chris Naughton shared, “the new album represents a real step forward for the band. I think that we poured over the material much more meticulously in the making of this album and I think that shows through in the finished article. The new songs really focus on the more melodic, passionate and expansive end of our spectrum this time around. We have also taken the opportunity to shine light into a few dark corners of our songwriting including some slower, doomier elements. We recorded with Chris Fielding again, but this time at his newly established Skyhammer Studios and I think that’s really given it a boost. His vision and a fresh recording environment has helped us to hone the essence of what a Winterfylleth record can be.”

Since their formation in 2007, England’s Winterfylleth has conjured moods and emotions that range from vicious and violent to melodic and elegant. Winterfylleth is vocalist/guitarist Chris Naughton, drummer Simon Lucas, bassist Nick Wallwork, and guitarist Mark Wood. Winterfylleth will join Behemoth, Decapitated, and Grand Magus for a run of dates December 9 thru 13. The performances will find the band on stages in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham, and Manchester.


CANDLELIGHT: New Releases in 2014 – Krieg, Winterfylleth, Burzum

Candlelight Records is gearing up for a busy autumn with planned releases from Winterfylleth, Burzum, and Krieg set to kick things off in September. Preorders via itunes, Amazon, and other physical and digital outlets will begin in early August. Preorders via the label’s official North American webstore and Bandcamp page will launch August 1.

Silent for nearly four years, US black metal icons Krieg will present their seventh full length recording Transient on September 2. Metal Sucks says “Krieg is all about mood. And that mood is suffocating and bleak.” Blabbermouth calls band leader/founder Imperial (aka Neill Jameson), “a master of the sonic conveyance of dread and hopelessness.” Featuring Jameson with studio guitarists A. Poole and D. Zdanavage, bassist D. Sykes, and drummer J. Dost, the album also features guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). Jameson notes, “this is the first album we have done that features a band that has worked together for an extended period of time that had a fully realized vision of how the record was supposed to sound.”

Transient features eleven new songs, including a remake of Amebix’s “Winter.” Jameson says, “there was never any idea to stay within the confines that black metal has become. This was liberation. It is probably the most ‘black metal’ record I’ve done in almost ten years.” Like prior albums, Transient is full of personal reflection. “This record encompasses another autobiographical gallery of a life misspent, a negative existence,” shares Jameson. “At its core, it is probably the most miserable and anger-fueled thing I’ve ever put to tape.” Touring is set to be announced shortly. Visit the band’s official Facebook page for complete details.

Winterfylleth advances their global rise with the release of their fourth full-length album, The Divination of Antiquity, on September 16. Pitchfork says, “Winterfylleth’s take on black metal is as cold as any Norwegian son.” Stereogum’s Michael Nelson boldly notes, “I’ve never understood why Winterfylleth aren’t one of the biggest black metal bands in the world.” Eight new vitriolic anthems gorged with the band’s technical precision await a growing international fanbase. “I feel like we’ve really put our all into this record and that it shows through in the final songs,” says vocliast Chris Naughton. “it’s the first record where we’ve truly come together and written it as a band, pouring over songs for weeks to get them just right. I guess we felt a bit more pressure this time but we really turned that into something positive.”

Since their formation in 2007, England’s Winterfylleth has conjured moods and emotions that range from vicious and violent to melodic and elegant. The band recently contributed to One And All, Together, For Home; a special compilation (Season of Mist) that finds the band performing their version of the old English folk ballad “The Three Ravens.” The acoustic number illustrates the heavy historical influence that has always been at the core of the band’s lyrics. With UK dates alongside Behemoth set for early winter, Winterfylleth’s siege is indeed full-throttle. “We have made a quintessentially Winterfylleth album on Divination,” Naughton continues. “but we’ve also shone light into a few dark corners and pushed the envelope on what we can write as a band; bringing in different tempos, some slower songs and a few doomier influences. For me this represents that band at our creative, visceral, and collaborative best.”

Burzum’s The Days Of Yore continues the controversial musician’s post-incarceration output of recordings. In stores September 2, the album follows the ambient and haunting sounds of Burzum’s most recent releases. Inspired by Varg’s extensive knowledge of European history, it continues his explorative sound and lyrical works. He says, “it is my first step towards something new, which at the same time is as old as the roots of Europe. I try to transport the listener to the days of yore, to make them feel the past that is still alive in their own blood.” Released in Europe a few weeks ago, the American release will allow fans to purchase the album at normal domestic prices.

Other recordings planned by Candlelight for the autumn include the second full length from Falloch and the anticipated new album from Orange Goblin. The label’s latest releases include Corrosion of Conformity’s IX (in stores today), Emperor’s In The Nightside Eclipse/20th Year Anniversary (limited edition digibook released 6/24), and earlier label debut’s from Earth Crisis (Salvation of Innocents, out late March) and The Wounded Kings (Consolamentum, out late March). The label is already looking at 2015 recordings from Vision of Disorder, Sigh, Demon Lung, Abigail Williams, Absu, and more.


WINTERFYLLETH: Stereogum Streams The Threnody of Triumph In Its Entirety

Today and thoughout the weekend Stereogum will stream Winterfylleth’s The Threnody of Triumph in its entirety! Recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard), The Threnody of Triumph is the band’s third full-length and will hit North American shores via Candlelight Record on Tuesday, September 25.

Stereogum already applauded the record for its, “sweeping, melodic grandeur and instrumental intricacies,” adding that, “there’s absolutely no reason why fans of Agalloch or Wolves In The Throne Room wouldn’t find much to love in Winterfylleth’s expansive, explosive, folk-based black metal,” while Pitchfork boasts, “It’s the rare record that’s worth an unbroken hour of your time: Winterfylleth have outdone themselves once again, writing a collection as epic as the sweep of history and memories of grand old Albion that inspire their songs.”

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Winterfylleth combine vicious yet moody, folk-inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver. The band’s lyrics delve into tales of England’s archaic history, recounting major events, battles. They draw inspiration from sites and scenery gracing the countryside that has played an integral part in the country’s history. Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Vocalist/guitarist C. Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork.

“The Threnody of Triumph …builds a monument of utter brilliance upon an already superlative foundation. Riffs pummel from all angles. The majestic scale of the thing is so inspiring that a palpable feeling of grandeur becomes the dominant subtext, each section swelling into an impossibly emotive crescendo.” – Lurkers Path

“Winterfylleth have not only created their best work to date but are also sitting on one of the best releases of the year. Releases like this are incredibly rare, for this is art in its purest form. A threnody of triumph indeed, perhaps more than the band ever realized,” – Blistering

“Winterfylleth cement their standing as one of England’s most dynamic and interesting black metal acts.” – This Is Not A Scene

“…sure footed, confident, elegantly composed and epic.” – Ave Noctum