US dual-violin gewyrdelic folk metal band ISENMOR is celebrating the first anniversary of its debut album Shieldbrother with the release of “Wanderlust (Acoustic Version),” a folky re-imagining of the album track.
ISENMOR’s “Wanderlust (Acoustic Version)” and Shieldbrother album are available on Bandcamp (https://isenmor.bandcamp.com/) and all streaming platforms. The lyric video for “Wanderlust (Acoustic Version)” can be seen below.
“Wanderlust” captures the spirit of adventure among the real peoples of the migration period and the heroes of their songs. In verse as in real life men would travel far to seek new opportunities, be it new lands to farm or settle, or the hall of a warlike king where they could win glory. For some, the constant search for new adventures or new challenges meant these travels would never cease.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISEMNOR embarked on an experiment to fully embrace the folk elements in their music. Sundered, the band challenged themselves to craft an acoustic re-imagining of a Shieldbrother song. With its jaunty pace and predominantly clean vocals, fan-favorite “Wanderlust” was an obvious choice. One of two songs birthed during the so-called “Isenless” sessions, “Wanderlust (Acoustic Version)” features all-new percussion and a vocal performance that will certainly resonate with any quarantined or locked-down pandemic-dweller.
ISENMOR released its debut album Shieldbrother on October 9, 2020 after a successful Kickstarter campaign that slayed its original funding goal nearly thrice over. The band has released lyric videos for “Battle Scarred” & “Furor Teutonicus,” as well as a violin playthrough for “Drink to Glory.”
ISENMOR’s Shieldbrother is available on Bandcamp (https://isenmor.bandcamp.com/) and all streaming platforms. ISENMOR’s lyric, music, and playthrough videos can be found on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN6IoYTPhC2X7290YioxORQ).
Shieldbrother also ranks as the #4 release overall in 2020 by the folk-metal.nl staff voting as well. Thanks for the support, we’re glad you enjoy it as much as we do!
Drink to Glory with us and check out the latest music video off Shieldbrother! Shieldbrother will be released on Leif Erikson day, October 9th 2020. Pre-order at our Bandcamp! https://isenmor.bandcamp.com/album/shieldbrother
Furor Teutonicus [LYRIC VIDEO]
The Official Lyric Video for Furor Teutonicus, the second single off our upcoming debut Shieldbrother, is live on YouTube now!
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” There is a wonderful elegance to the execution and the way that the band eagerly press forward makes for addictive listening. “Two Guys Metal Reviews: http://www.twoguysmetalreviews.com/2020/09/isenmor-shieldbrother.html
Thanks to our incredible fans supporting and sharing our campaign, our Kickstarter blew away our original goal to the tune of 300%! Thanks to your support, we’ll be able to produce a run of high quality pressed CDs for the Shieldbrother album, set up some epic pre-order packages, and potentially some other goodies down the road.
Along the way, we hit stretch goals to release an instrumental version of the album, as well as two bonus acoustic tracks, all available free to our wonderful Kickstarter backers!
Shieldbrother will be released October 9th, 2020. Follow us on Bandcamp for pre-order information!
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About “Saxon Shore”
“Saxon Shore” tells the story of the first wave of Anglo-Saxons to come to Britain as conquerors. The Saxon Shore was an area in southeast Britain originally fortified and manned to defend against Germanic raiders (referred to collectively as Saxons by the Romans). In time, the Romans recruited some of these same peoples to serve as soldiers, offering them settlement in this area in exchange for military service. These peoples eventually turned on the British, conquering them instead of fighting for them, carving out their own kingdoms that would eventually become England.
While the song is written from the perspective of the Anglo-Saxons, the lyrics are mainly based on the version of the story first recorded by the British monk Gildas in his 6th Century work The Ruin and Conquest of Britain, which is largely unfavorable of the Anglo-Saxons. The end of the song includes a quote from Gildas’ work, from a letter the Roman inhabitants of Britain sent to the Emperor requesting aid against the Saxons. The Emperors rejection of these pleas for aid are seen as the end of Roman rule in Britain and the beginning of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
ISENMOR is proud to announce Land of the Setting Sun, our debut EP, available for streaming at Isenmor’s Bandcamp page and in the Bandcamp widget above.
Land of the Setting Sun is available in CD format and in digital format on all major online music retailers and music streaming services, including but not limited to iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, and Bandcamp. CD versions of the EP include bonus material, including covers “Havoc” by ELUVEITIE and “In My Sword I Trust” by ENSIFERUM, as well as acoustic versions of “Pyre” and “So Willingly Deceived.”
Check out Land of the Setting Sun at the locations below: