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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tagarot Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are a band from Carinthia, Austria, and we combine metal with acoustic instruments just like flutes, bagpipes, accordeon and mandolin. Our melodies are influenced by traditional celtic tunes.

2. Recently you have released and ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
While mixing the ep we tried to receive an intimate sound, especially for the acoustic instruments, for example a sound you might hear when you are sitting in a pub and listening to a gig of a folk band. A sound that creates a feeling as if the (flute)player sits direct in front of you. On the other hand we were looking for a big metal sound for drums and guitars with a powerful low end.

3. There is a concept in your lyrics, can you tell us a little bit more about it?
Yes, the ep is following a concept. Most of the songs are dealing with the legend of the germanic priest Veleda. She lived a few decades AD and was an important personality in the Batavian rebellion against the Roman Empire. Veleda predicted the victory of the Germanic people in that war. But finally the rebellion failed and Veleda got arrested. Our songs are dealing with the emotional involvement of different people in this uprising.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Tagarot'?
“Tagarot” is Old High German and means dawn. When we were searching for a band name we soon decided to choose one in a really old language because we wanted a name that sounds totally different from most band names we usually know.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Sadly we haven’t played any show yet. Our band formation crashed because of the occupational way some members devided to choose. Know we have a new formation and looking forward to play some shows
6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

At the moment nothing is tangible.

7. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label are you looking for any interest?
No, we are not interested in sign a conduct with a label. Maybe in the future but now we are managing ourselves.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of folk metal?
Tagarot isn´t very famous at the moment and we have a small fan base. So the world wide feedback keeps within a limit but we have already fans from over 40 countries and we received great personal feedbacks from some guys which makes us really happy.

9. When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Actually we are composing new songs but we haven’t decided until yet if there will be a full length album or a second EP but we can say that we are working hard and trying to improve our skills and learning new instruments to bring our music to the next step.

10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Enisferum, Moonsorrow, Nightwish and Eluveitie but also a lot of folk bands such as The Bothy Band, Lúnasa, Caladh Nua and Grada. These are also the bands we are listening to nowadays and many more.

13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?


Monday, February 1, 2016

Tagarot/Veleda's Prophecy/2016 EP Review

  Tagarot  are  a  band  from  Austria  that  plays folk  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  ep  "Veleda's  Prophecy".

  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  folk  instruments  a  few  seconds  later  that  also  gives  the  recording  a  medieval  feeling  and  aftr  the  intro  heavy  and  melodic  riffs  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  female  vocals  while  they  still  mic  the  metal  and  folk  parts together  throughout  the  recording.

  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  and  as  the  ep  progresses  death  metal growls  and  black  metal  screams  start  to  make  their  presence  known  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  stick  to  mostly  a  mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Tagarot  plays  a  style  of  folk  metal  that  is  very  epic  and  melodic  while  also  bringing  in  the  heaviness  of  black  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  involve  a  concept  with  a  Germanic  priestess  and  her  fight  against  imperium  Romanum.

  In  my  opinion  Tagarot  are  a  very  great  sounding  folk  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Callis  Sangiunis"  and  "Blood  Soaked  Earth".  8  out  of  10. 

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