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Vocalist Joris has stepped down from HEIDEVOLK

May 8th, 2013

Heidevolk - 09Joris has left HEIDEVOLK. His last show was the Pagagfest gig in New York. We want to thank him for everything he has done during the more than ten years that he was a member of the band. We cherish the experiences of the last decade and we wish him all the best for any future music adventure.

His personal message to everyone:

“After ten great years with Heidevolk, new horizons are beckoning me and I feel it is time for a change. I want to thank all involved in Heidevolk for the good times we had, and I want to wish them all the best in their future endeavours. To all the people I met and had the honour of performing for: it has been a pleasure and I am deeply thankful for all the memories. Wæs þu hæl!”

- Joris

HEIDEVOLK will soon start the search for a suitable replacement for the low vocal parts of the characteristic dual clean vocals. No live shows will be affected. Stand-in vocalist Mickael will take care of the vocal parts for the live shows to come until a new vocalist has been found

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HEIDEVOLK to begin first North American tour next month, alongside ENSIFERUM, TYR

February 16th, 2013
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Critically acclaimed Dutch pagan metallers HEIDEVOLK will embark upon their first North American tour starting next month! Touring alongside the esteemed ENSIFERUM and former labelmates TYR as well as hot newcomers Trollfest and Helsott, Napalm recording artists HEIDEVOLK will proudly take part in Paganfest America Part IV, which will roll through 21 cities across the United States and Canada. Presented by Rock The Nation America, the Paganfest America Part IV tour will be hitting the following cities/venues:

3/30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
4/01 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
4/02 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/03 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/04 – Reno, NV @ The Alley
4/05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
4/06 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/10 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
4/11 – Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret
4/12 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/13 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
4/14 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
4/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Note
4/17 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/18 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
4/19 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theatre
4/20 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (NE Metalfest)
4/21 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

A statement from HEIDEVOLK to their North American fans reads: “Pagan brotherhood of Vinland, your shores beckon! We are preparing to cross the mighty waves of Aegir’s realm to pay you a visit! Once there, our heathen legion will join forces with the tribes of Ensiferum, Tyr, Trollfest, and Helsott to form a horde of unsurpassed power! Hail the gods, hail to Vinland! See you at Paganfest America!”

A web-friendly ad-mat for the tour is available here, and also in hi-res upon request:

HEIDEVOLK’s Batavi was released by NAPALM RECORDS in North America last March. For more info, consult www.heidevolk.com, www.facebook.com/heidevolkofficial, www.napalmrecords.com, and www.facebook.com/paganfestusa.

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Rock the Nation America announces Paganfest 2013 line-up

December 2nd, 2012

       

Rock the Nation America is very proud to bring you the 4th edition of Paganfest America!

One of the strongest line-ups assembled so far, with none other than Finland’s melodic folk masters ENSIFERUM! Our fellow vikings will assure a strong support with the return of TYR (Faroe Islands), and introducing HEIDEVOLK (The Netherlands) for the first time in North America. Also for the first time on our lands, a warm welcome to Norway’s TROLLFEST! Opening the festival will be Los Angeles’ own pagan lords HELSÓTT.

The tour is scheduled to kick off late March 2013 and will cover both the United States and Canada. ENSIFERUM comments:

“So finally, ENSIFERUM will to return to North America. It’s been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it’s a great honor to join forces with TYR, HEIDEVOLK and TROLLFEST for this once in a lifetime tour. See you soon folks!” – ENSIFERUM

Tour dates coming soon…Mead, beer & wine – let the festivities begin!!

Rock the Nation online:

www.facebook.com/PaganfestUSA

www.facebook.com/rockthenationus

www.rockthenationusa.com

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HEIDEVOLK “BATAVI” – RELEASE DATE: 02 Mar 2012 / 06 Mar 2012 (US)

January 6th, 2012
HEIDEVOLK "BATAVI"

HEIDEVOLK "BATAVI"

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.

With a repertoire ranging from epic to raging, captivating live shows, and an undying desire to perform, HEIDEVOLK has become a familiar face in Europe. HEIDEVOLK stands for an uncompromising attitude, intense shows, and the transcendence of barriers between performer and audience… Even if your Dutch sucks!

In 2003, HEIDEVOLK released its first CD, “De strijdlust is geboren”, followed by the “Wodan Heerst” EP in 2005. Both releases were re-released on one CD by Napalm Records in 2008.

The sophomore full-length CD “Walhalla Wacht” (Napalm Records) also saw its worldwide release in 2008. With their third full-length, “Uit oude grond” (2010), HEIDEVOLK combined its folk roots and raw energy with more mature songwriting. The album was their most varied release to date, and opened many doors to tours and festivals. It also set the bar high for its successor. Yet HEIDEVOLK now deliver their heaviest, most aggressive and powerful album ever:  “Batavi”

The band travels 2,000 years back in time to an era in which numerous Germanic tribes struggled for dominance against the Roman Empire in Northwest Europe, along the shores of the river Rhine. Caught in the middle of it all were the Batavians: the protagonists and namesakes of HEIDEVOLK’s latest album.

“Batavi” is a concept album that deals with the early history of the Batavian tribe: from its beginnings to its daring revolt against one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Set against the backdrop of war, alliances, intrigue, and betrayal, the nine songs relate the struggle of a people needing to redefine themselves in order to survive this turbulent time.

While HEIDEVOLK’s musical path continues to explore traditional pagan metal, it proves to be much more resolute and aggressive than ever before.  The characteristic clean sound of both Heidevolk vocalists recounts the stories comprising “Batavi”, while heavy guitars, thundering drums, and folk melodies build the foundation of each track: at times sweeping and at others melancholic. Peter Tägtgren’s mix has masterfully defined the band’s sound on this 2012 release.  “Batavi” catapults the listener directly onto the northwestern European battlefields of the Roman Empire.

Heidevolk is:
Joost den Vellenknotscher – Drums
Joris den Boghtdrincker – Vocals
Mark Splintervuyscht – Vocals
Reamon Bomenbreker – Guitars
Rowan Roodbaert – Bass

Official Web Site: http://www.heidevolk.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/officialheidevolk

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Heidevolk: New Album News!

July 2nd, 2011

Heidevolk issued an update for their fans: “Brothers and sisters! This summer we will record our fourth opus. The new, as-of-yet untitled CD will be a concept album, featuring nine songs based on the early history of the Batavian tribe.

It will be recorded in Nico van Montforts’s XPZ studio in Oppidum Batavorum, Gelderland, and the Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden. Peter Tägtgren will take care of drum production and mixing. We expect to release it in early 2012.”

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