Ten amazing epic tracks of pure North American Folk Metal mayhem!
From Long Island, New York, Yonder Realm unleashes the soothing sounds of your celtic instruments with an unrelenting power of your modern wave of metal. The band fuses elements of melodic death metal, black metal, folk music and classical music all in one, creating an epic sound that’s so distinct, it truly sets itself apart from every other metal band out there!
Yonder Realm have shared the stage with Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Arkona, Turisas, Tyr, Metsatoll, Arsis, Sonata Arctica, Swashbuckle, Blackguard, plus many more. The band performed at the Semana Del Rock Festival in 2013, Equador, South America.
“They remind me of an American version of Ensiferum (Finland)….Production wise this is spot on, with a perfect blend of grit and subtle tonality. Plenty of tasty riffs with a dash of folk instrumentation are the magic ingredients for Yonder Realm, and I am huge fan of it because at the end of the day I want metal with some folk flavor and not the other way around.” – Folk-Metal (NL) rating: 9/10.
“Keyboardist and violinist Dana Lengel really is the differentiating factor here with soulful contributions in every song, completing already great compositions with perfect touches of keys and strings adding to the triumphant feeling of the songs. Tim Read (Trollgasm) also contributes some mandolin to further the folk fest along.” - Folk-Metal (NL)
“All of the tracks here need to be listened to so don’t make the mistake of just listening to someone’s favorites because they said so….but if I had to choose my favorites they would include ‘Crows’ and ‘The Pillars Of Creation’ not only musically but lyrically.
So make sure you get the words so you can sing along and really appreciate these songs for what they are…heroic, epic tales remembering times long ago and longing for a return to The Old Ways, a perfect title for one of my favorite albums of the year (2014).” – Folk-Metal (NL)
“The way Yonder Realm weaves together the folk melodies with the black metal elements (commonly associated with the folk metal genre) is fantastic. The brutal sound mixing in with the uplifting melodies made for some great, catchy tunes.” - Music Reviews Webzine (rating: 71/100)
released February 14, 2015
YONDER REALM is:
Jesse McGunnigle - Vocals, guitars
Jorge Dominguez - Lead guitar
Dana Lengel - Keyboards, violin
Eddie Carrella - Bass
Johnny Gierak - Drums
Album mixed by Marco Bobadilla (Grimus) of Crimson Recordings, New Jersey, and mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music, NY.
Album cover artwork painting by Chris Maggio.
Exclusive Distribution by Maple Metal Records 2015.