Theudho is an Belgian old band, founded around the turn of the millennium and now presents its fifth full-length album of epic and melodic black/pagan metal! Previously a full band four-piece, the band now returns with this new album as a one-man incarnation by main member J.S. only, and has come up with easily the bands' strongest output in its history. A huge progression in terms of songwriting is the first thing that will catch your attention. Tracks like "Saksenslacht" are monumentally epic and bombastic, with a focus on memorable melodies. The top notch songwriting is completed with well written guitar solos (a rare thing these days!) and atmospheric clean guitars.
Belgium has a small but dedicated history of pagan black metal. Bands like Ancient Rites and Heimat have both released truly sincere and honest traditional and folkish themed music, and Theudho is easily among the best the country has to offer right now.
Recorded and mixed by the band themselves, then mastered by Dan Swanö in Sweden, the album is released on four formats simultaneously (with different bonus tracks for each format). Recommend to fanatics of Bathory, Countess, Graveland, Falkenbach.
"De roep van het woud" is released worldwide on LP, CD, cassette and digital simultaneously and is a joint release of Heidens Hart (Europa), Wolftyr (Americas) and Aurora Australis (Oceania). All formats include big booklets with lyrics and photos, and in addition, each format comes with one or two bonus tracks exclusive to that format.
released August 31, 2018
J.S. - Vocals & all instruments
All music and lyrics by J.S.
Recorded and mixed by J.S. at Þrúðvangr, Flanders/Belgium, March-July 2017.
Mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, December 2017.
Cover art based on “Rain in an oak forest” by Ivan Shishkin.
Layout and photography by J.S.
supported by 7 fans who also own “De roep van het woud”
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