Friday, 27 March 2015

Forged in Stone and Steel Part 1 - Track 7 Northern Oak - Gaia

Northern Oak are a progressive folk metal band from Sheffield, UK. They are known for their ability to weave vicious black metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies that stir the raw emotions lurking deep within the human soul.

Since the release of their 2010 album Monuments they have toured the country with their energetic live show. They have also played several prestigious festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air while developing and shaping their sound.

The results of this can be heard on their 2014 album Of Roots and Flesh. The album ranges from existential rage on ‘The Gallows Tree’ to a desire to see the best of humanity in ‘Of Roots and Flesh’. The listener’s ears are rewarded by a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violin and melodeon parts as they are taken on a musical journey through the nature of struggle.

Gaia is taken from their new album Of Roots and Flesh.

Northern Oak is: 

Chris Mole - Guitars 
Catie Williams - Flutes / Melodeon 
Martin Collins - Vocals 
Richard Allan - Bass 
Digby Brown – Keyboards / Violin 
Paul Whibberley – Drums 

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