AnnihiSlateR
Hammerheart
Join date: Jun 2008
2,478 IQ
#1
I was going to post in the existing thread, but it turned out no one made one.

I doubt many who aren't folk metal fans will care much, but Askival is back from the dead.
After a three year hiatus I've decided the time is right to return to this project and start recording a second album. I wasn't entirely sure if I'd ever continue this project as I lost all inspiration to continue it a few years back but I think in the back of my mind I always intended to return to it one day. The ideas are flowing and the demos are currently being recorded. I will hopefully have some news on the new album soon. Thanks for the support!


For those not in the know, the band released their only album 'Eternity' in 2009, and were held in quite high regard by those into their folk metal, and I in particular am a huge fan of it. However to most people's disappointment the band was ended not long after. I guess the sound can be described as sort of atmospheric folk metal.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Askival/115081#band_tab_discography
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvLhDSo1IKw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAEy3X4cBgM
P1ayingW1thF1re
A way away from all ways
Join date: Jul 2007
2,472 IQ
#2
Very cool band with possibly the coolest band logo ever. I like them quite a bit; never bothered to actually look into Eternity though. Should probably do that eventually.
The Virtuoso
L'Étranger
Join date: May 2005
3,905 IQ
#4
Listening to this album right now and playing Dark Souls. **** yes, why did I forget about this album!?!
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
Kepulix
The Witchfinder
Join date: May 2006
1,413 IQ
#6
Listening to these clips, both of Askival and Àrshaidh. I'm rather impressed.


EDIT: I do prefer those Askival tracks, however.
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

Last edited by Kepulix at Mar 25, 2013,
severed-metal
moo
Join date: Nov 2006
4,318 IQ
#7
Been listening to these guys the past little while, I enjoy their sound immensely. Askival I mean.

I think if they all dressed up in leaves and armour, then had a bunch of leaves and trees on stage with a fog machine + giant fan combo, it'd be a great live show. I'd probably cry.
The Virtuoso
L'Étranger
Join date: May 2005
3,905 IQ
#8
After listening to Saor's Aura today, I went back to Askival's Eternity, and it is such a class album. I really like Andy's work. Sorrow of the Sun is such a phenomenal track.
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.