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Heidevolk - 'Klauwen Vooruit' (official music video)

In vlucht ver boven de heide
Een verenpak van glanzend zwart
Snijdend door de noordenwind
Het einde van zijn voortbestaan zien te vermijden

Rauw gezang (Rauw gezang)
En klauwen vooruit (Klauwen vooruit)
Ongenaakbaar als de fierste wolf
Rauw gezang (Rauw gezang)
En klauwen vooruit (Klauwen vooruit)
Reist de raaf tussen droom en werkelijkheid

Lijkenpikker, boodschapper of gids
Onwaarschijnlijk pact uit nood ontstaan
Waar de mensheid telkens faalde
Vond de wolf zijn kompaan
En besloot zijn prooi te delen

Rauw gezang (Rauw gezang)
En klauwen vooruit (Klauwen vooruit)
Ongenaakbaar als de fierste wolf
Rauw gezang (Rauw gezang)
En klauwen vooruit (Klauwen vooruit)
Reist de raaf tussen droom en werkelijkheid

Oh, huilende meester van het woud
Die blind'lings op de lucht vertrouwt
Uw pact zal nooit verloren gaan
Zolang er dag en nacht bestaan
Gedreven door het jachtinstinct
Een krijs die door de bomen klinkt
Gedeelde buit versterkt de band
Als de wolf met de raaf weer samenspant

Rauw gezang (Rauw gezang)
En klauwen vooruit (Klauwen vooruit)
Ongenaakbaar als de fierste wolf
Rauw gezang (Rauw gezang)
En klauwen vooruit (Klauwen vooruit)
Reist de raaf tussen droom en werkelijkheid

Heidevolk - 'Wederkeer' (album)
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από μία τριετία για τους Heidevolk. Ο διάδοχος του album "Vuur van verzet" και έβδομος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Ολλανδών Viking / folk metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "Wederkeer" και έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα τελειώματα του χειμώνα, με την μπάντα να μας λέει:

«We’re incredibly excited to present you the first song and music video of our new album. "Klauwen Vooruit" (The Hunter's Claw) brings you the story about the extraordinary pact between Wolf and Raven. A bond between predator and scavenger where ravens alert wolves to nearby prey. The wolves respond to the raven’s call, kill the prey, eat their share and leave the carcass for the ravens to feast on... And there is more coming up, a lot more!»

Οι Heidevolk σχηματίσθηκαν στο Άρνεμ πριν από είκοσι χρόνια και μας συστήνονται κάπως έτσι:

«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), Heidevolk came, saw, and conquered stages throughout Europe with their very own brand of folk metal.

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 and in North and South America. Heidevolk stands for an uncompromising attitude, intense shows, and the transcendence of barriers between performer and audience... even if you don’t speak the language!»

Δελτίο τύπου: «Five years since their much-acclaimed album Vuur van verzet, early 2023 will see Dutch folk metal collective Heidevolk return with their seventh studio album via Napalm Records, continuing to keep the pagan flame burning!

Ever since their impressive 2005 debut, De strijdlust is geboren, Heidevolk has taken the heavy music scene by storm, conquering stages throughout the world with their very own brand of folk metal. With dual clean vocals, irresistibly catchy songs, traditional instruments and fast metal riffing all fueled by their folkloric fire and pagan pride, Heidevolk delivers for an uncompromising sound and musical adventure.

Their new masterpiece, Wederkeer, makes no exception, and proves why the Arnhem-based six-piece is one of the best, unrivaled and most exciting bands of their genre and beyond!

In a world of myths, nature and legends of the Veluwe, Netherlands, the concept album is a powerful odyssey of the Self, deeply rooted in metal and folklore. Wederkeer (meaning to “return” or “revive”) invites the listener to take a step back from the incessant barrage of media and stimuli and look inside, find out who we are, what is driving us, what our values are, and what we’ve learned from life up until now.

While each of the twelve new songs individually deal with an aspect of this in mostly story form, Heidevolk knows how to perfectly unleash proud hymns and direct, in-your-face metal songs! Tracks such as “Klauwen Vooruit” or the epic “De Strijd Duurt Voort” immediately kick off with the raw pagan metal power Heidevolk are loved for - merging folkloric soundscapes, fast-paced riffs and ultralarge choirs.

They also underline the progression of their songwriting and never forget their pagan roots on profound, emotionally haunting songs such as “Drink met de Goden (Walhalla)” or the epic neofolk acoustic album title track “Wederkeer”.

Various folk musicians on vocals, violins, cello, bukkehorns and more traditional medieval instruments make Wederkeer not only a bombastic folk and pagan metal record at its best, but a glorious return of Heidevolk!»

Band: Heidevolk
Country of origin: Netherlands
Location: Arnhem, Gelderland
Formed in: 2002
Genre: Folk / Viking Metal
Lyrical themes: History / Culture of Gelderland, Germanic Mythology
Years active: ? (as Hymir), 2002-present

Video: "Klauwen Vooruit"
Camera by: Maurice Swinkels / YouniqueFilm
Editing by: Black Galley Media
Animations by: Black Galley Media

Album: "Wederkeer"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 24th, 2023
Label: Napalm Records

Track listing:
01. Hagalaz
02. Drink met de Goden (Walhalla)
03. Klauwen Vooruit
04. Schildenmuur
05. De Strijd Duurt Voort
06. Oeros
07. Wederkeer
08. IJzige Nacht
09. Raidho
10. Ver Verlangen
11. Holda
12. Zomervuur

Band members:
Rowan Roodbaert - Bass Guitars, Backing Vocals
Koen Vuurdichter - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jacco Bühnebeest - Vocals, Accordion
Mat Snaerenslijper - Guitars
Daniël Den Dorstighe - Vocals
Kevin Houtsplijter - Drums

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