Metal is very unique as a genre in that the creative prime comes very early in one’s career and often for some bands that means that the first demo in a long career will be their crowning achievement. For Rob Darken this would come much later as there were many missteps on the road to Thousand Swords.
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The case of Rob Darken is a symptomatic one. He is undeniably the most important (and enduring!) metal musician from Poland and Eastern Europe in history. And yet, when black metal or folk is concerned, even on his own soil he is overlooked in favor of others, like Behemoth or Percival Schuttenbach respectively, solely on basis of some external attributes of their music. It seems that for some time now Darken is trying to gain at least a bit of the recognition he deserves: the exposure in Nergal’s biography, playing live with both Graveland and Lord Wind, and now the changes in the very formula of Lord Wind on The Forest Is My Kingdom.
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Celebrating Walpurgisnacht, Rob Darken’s (Graveland) folk brainchild Lord Wind has issued a new video clip on the 1st of May.
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Sweeping black metal band Graveland re-issued the 2004 album Dawn of Iron Blades on March 18, 2018, with an English version of the album on Hammer of Damnation Records. (more…)
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Lord Wind, the currently medieval folk side project of Rob Darken (Graveland), released a music video of new material on their Facebook page.
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Polish black metal legends Graveland released a new music video for the rerecording of “Thurisaz” off of 1050 Years of Pagan Cult.
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by Max Schoenbach
For metalheads who have listened to the studio output from Graveland over the past twenty-five years, experiencing a live version feels odd and uncanny, and definitely “new.” That the band will be struggling with unattainable heights it established for itself is obvious. When seen in Poland on April 29, 2016, other dimensions of the experience revealed themselves as well.
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Lord Wind quietly released a new demo late last year for free download on Bandcamp. The Graveland side project’s last album, Ales Stenar, was one of the best of 2012. Hopefully a new record will follow soon.
Tags: Ambient, demo, dungeon synth, folk, lord wind, pagan, poland, rob darken