ZT has teamed up with our friends at Eisenwald for a track premiere from the new Fellwarden album Oathbearer which is set for release on June 16, 2017.
Created by Fen frontman The Watcher in mid-2014, Fellwarden is a project that aims to evoke the splendour of the fells of northern England, the timeless spirits that imbue the heaving landscape and the valour of honourable souls that transcends such trivial notions of time or nationhood. Defiance, remembrance, sorrow and triumph are given voice by the fury of atmospheric extreme metal.
Inspired as much by the written works of David Gemmell, Steven Eriksen, Tolkien and David Hume as it by the musical output of early Ulver, Summoning, Drudkh, Negura Bunget, Emperor and Bathory, ‘Oathbearer’ represents 6 tracks of windswept, soaring black metal. Biting guitars and desperate vocals interplay with distant choirs and panoramic synths, soundscapes echoing of conflicts long past that resonate still within the souls of men. The whole record is underpinned by a cavernous percussive battery courtesy of Havenless (also of Fen and Virophage).