Editor’s Playlist – 04 May 2015

Today is a bank holiday in the UK, so we hope you’re all having a nice time if you’re lucky enough to get the time off work. Why not add some music to your day with our brand new playlist? You can listen below and get involved on our last.fm page here!

Thyrien – Tinasormus
Yeah, I know it’s only been two weeks since I last featured Thyrien in the playlist, but after witnessing this song live in Lahti about a week ago, I knew there was no way it wasn’t going to crop up in the first playlist I’d posted after arriving home! Tinasormus is just one of those songs that’s a hell of a lot of fun to listen to and even more fun in a live environment (indeed, the last time I featured this song in a playlist I was lamenting over whether I’d get to see it live). An adventure from start to finish, this is a song that will stick with you for a long time to come.

Frosttide – Blood Oath
Another band I got to see in Lahti was the fantastic Frosttide, who recently put out their album Blood Oath. The title track from the album, which was the first full track they performed, was a treat to witness live as it had such a kick to it – certainly aided by the rather epic introduction that came before it. A band that put a lot into their performance, it was rewarding to watch and you can bet I’ll be trying to see them again in the future as well!

Hecate Enthroned – As Fire
I also attended Eradication Festival about a week ago and my personal highlight of the festival was Hecate Enthroned. Despite the band suffering from a few problems such as having to cut some songs from the set due to time restraints and the sound perhaps not being as good as it could be, it was a highly enjoyable set and it was a fantastic end to what had been a great weekend. Check out one of the best songs from their set, As Fire.

Skinned – Manipulation of a Starving Mind
Having been quite disappointed when Arsis pulled the plug on their European tour, for which Skinned was going to be the main support, I was pleased when the news was announced that they were going to be playing at Eradication Festival too. One of the songs that featured in their set was this one, which also served as a sneak peek for what can be expected with their new album, Create Malevolence. Give it a listen and let us know if you’re excited as us to hear the rest of the album!

Woland – None
It’s less than a week to go before Incineration Festival in London and it has to be said that one of the bands I’m most looking forward to finally being able to see live is Woland, who will be opening things up at Electric Ballroom just after 1pm on Saturday. Their debut album Hyperion is an impressive piece and if their live performance matches it, it will sure be a show to remember. If you’re heading down to Incineration, make sure you catch them live.

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Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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