Aexylum – “The Fifth Season”

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Aug 102022
 

Aexylium pull out all the stops in their latest release filled with heavy riffs, pounding rhythms, beautiful and guttural vocals, traditional instruments, epic choirs and a majestic, epic feel to the songs on The Fifth Season.

The folk metal band Aexylium hails from Varese, Italy and dates back to 2014. From the early days of the band they have played many well-known festivals across Europe and were even chosen as finalists in the European Celtic Contest. During these festivals, the band has shared the stages with the likes of Elvenking, Wind Rose, Nervosa, Furor Gallico, Temperance and more. The band’s first self-produced ep, The Blind Crow, was released in 2016 and the first full length from the band, Tales from this Land, was released in 2018, which was well received by the listening public. As a further honor, in 2020 the band was chosen by the city of Milan to perform at the Castello Sforzesco. The Fifth Season was recorded at Twilight Studio by Davide Tavecchia and refers to a potential future where humans have depleted earth’s resources causing a neat total extinction, with lyrics inspired by Norse Mythology.

As one might expect from a folk metal album, The Fifth Season starts out with a bit of a prelude in the opening of “The Bridge” and then launches full on into a heavy fast guitar riff punctuated by pounding drums. Guttural vocals are the first thing to greet the listener as the song progresses and the traditional instruments are layered in perfectly to accent the guitars and drums and lend an epic feel to the song. Granted the guttural vocals may not be for everyone and I much prefer the more beautiful, transcendent female vocals elsewhere on the album but I get why they are here. The choir is expertly inserted and the variety of backing instruments really bring the song to life. The band has previously covered the Game of Thrones theme song and one can almost hear something similar here in the music.

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Oct 292021
 

Italian symphonic folk metallers Aexylium have a new album “The Fifth Season” out now as of October 29th via Rockshots Records. For the full-length’s release day, they are unveiling their new music video ‘Mountains’, a track the celebrates the feeling of lightness and freedom that only the mountains can give.

Visually spectacular with the backdrop of the Italian Alps (Passo Della Presolana) and filmed by Maurizio Del Piccolo di Moviedel Productions, ‘Mountains’ can be watched below.

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Sep 112021
 

Italian symphonic folk metallers Aexylium have unleashed their latest video for the title track from their forthcoming album “The Fifth Season” due out October 29th, 2021 via Rockshots Records.

The title track tells through the lyrics and the music an initial restlessness, which leads to a feeling of hope and rebirth towards the end. The song also expresses doubts about the future, also considering the human impact on the planet.

Watch the video featuring Arianna Bellinaso as a special guest on vocals below.

Mixing traditional folk instruments (Flute, Violin, Bouzouki) with the modern symphonic metal, Aexylium‘s sophomore full length follows 2018’s “Tales From This Land” (Underground Symphony Records) and their 2016 self-produced EP “The Blind Crow“. “Tales From This Land” has had over 110k streams on Spotify along with its powerful single ‘Revive the Village’ placing on the top 200 metal song charts in Germany on Apple Music. Aexylium has also released fan-praised covers of Game of Thrones and Vikings main themes with reinterpreted folk metal sounds.

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Jul 212021
 

Italian symphonic folk metallers Aexylium are sharing their first single ‘The Bridge’ from their forthcoming album “The Fifth Season”due out October 29th, 2021 via Rockshots Records.

The opening track of the full length, ‘The Bridge’, featuring Samuele Faulisi (Atlas Pain) is an instant war call, a powerful rush of drums, symphonic speed, and heaviness to immediately convey this clan’s followers ready for battle.

The lyric video for ‘The Bridge’ can be viewed and heard below.

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Jul 022021
 

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Aexylium for their new album “The Fifth Season” due out October 2021.

Mixing traditional folk instruments (Flute, Violin, Bouzouki) with the modern symphonic metal, Aexylium‘s sophomore full length follows 2018’s “Tales From This Land” (Underground Symphony Records) and their 2016 self-produced EP “The Blind Crow“. “Tales From This Land” has had over 110k streams on Spotify along with its powerful single “Revive the Village’ placing on the top 200 metal song charts in Germany on Apple Music. Aexylium has also released fan-praised covers of Game of Thrones and Vikings main themes with reinterpreted folk metal sounds.

Since their inception in 2014, the Varese, Italy band has performed at renowned festivals in Europe such as Dumeltica International Music Festival, Montelago Celtic Festival, Malpaga Folk & Metal, Rock Inn Somma, Druidia and Strigarium along with sharing the stage with Elvenking, Wind Rose, Nervosa, Furor Gallico, Temperance and more. In August 2020, despite Covid restrictions, Aexylium was chosen by the city of Milan to perform at the historical Castello Sforzesco.

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