Irish folk metallers Cruachan will released their seventh studio album – their first for the specialist folk, medieval and pagan metal label, Trollzorn Records – on December 5.
Founder and frontman Keith Fay described ‘Blood For The Blood God’ as “Cruachan’s most aggressive and diverse album to date” – but also promised that “it still comes infused with all the traditional folk elements fans have come to expect”.
“Blood, sweat and tears have gone into this record, but, as I’m sure the fans will agree, it’s all been worth it. As we said before, ‘Blood On The Black Robe’ was our ‘statement of intent’ and ‘Blood For The Blood God’ is a natural progression from there. We think it will surprise a lot of people in terms of sheer heaviness and songwriting.”
Lyrically, the album continues to take inspiration from Irish legend and mythology, as the tracklist reveals:
Crom Cruach / Blood for the Blood God / The Arrival of the Fir Bolg / Beren and Luthien / The Marching Song of Fiach Mac Hugh / Prophecy / Gae Bolga / The Sea Queen of Connaught / Born for War (The Rise of Brian Boru) / Perversion, Corruption and Sanctity – Part 1 / Perversion, Corruption and Sanctity – Part 2.
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