Listenable Records has unleashed two monstrous new albums upon the North American masses today. Kindred Spirits from Celtic folk metallers WAYLANDER and ZONARIA’s Arrival of the Red Sun are now available on this side of the pond wherever Listenable Records releases are sold. For more information visit www.listenable.net.
WAYLANDER’s fourth full-length album, Kindred Spirits is easily the band’s most captivating offering to date. Praised by critics across the globe, Kindred Spirits has been called a “beautiful, inspirational and often stunning album” by SonicAbuse.com. Album tracks “Lamh Dearg” and “Echoes of the Sidhe” are currently streaming on the band’s website at www.clanwaylander.com.
“A proper fucking metal record” – Metal Hammer
“…a folkin’ masterpiece” [5/5] – Valkyrianmusic.com
Considered the “saviors of Swedish death metal,” ZONARIA roars back with a vengeance on the follow up to 2008’s The Cancer Empire. The band’s first release for Listenable Records, Arrival of the Red Sun is a peerless example of extreme melodic death metal. Featuring performances by recently added members Caleb Bingham (guitar) and Max Malmer (bass), both formerly of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Arrival of the Red Sun was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Abyss Studios and mixed by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios. Selections from the album are streaming on the band’s Facebook page.
“The time of Zonaria has come and before the year is out we will all worship at their altar for this is an astounding record from start to finish.” – SonicAbuse.com
“The riffs are razor sharp, with infectious hooks and gratuitous pig squeals-propped up by fat bass, frenetic drums and with Simon Berglund’s mid-ranged growls and Dimmu Borgir-like keys and orchestrations sailing over the rest. Yup, it’s Swedish melodic death metal (with keys).” [4/5] – Angry Metal Guy