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Title: Re: Ulvklan
Post by: GnomeBeard on September 25, 2010, 12:55:45 PM
(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1276/ulvklanimage.jpg)

Ulvklan is a Folk Metal project based out of Regina, SK Canada. it was created by musician Denys Lemire in the summer of 2009 originally under another name. Ulvklan is inspired by Tales & Myths from Nordic & Celtic Cultures.  Denys expects winter 2010 to be a productive time for Ulvklan as he plans to focus more on the folk elements in the project including adding more folk/celtic instruments. Though Ulvklan is currently a solo project, there are plans to collaborate with a variety of guest musicians in the future and possibly even put together a live act.

In the meantime, enjoy the very Progressive Folk demo song called "Goblins, Trolls, & Forgotten Lore".

Cheers!

www.myspace.com/ulvklan (http://www.myspace.com/ulvklan)


(p.s.  this is the final name change for the project ;))


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: Bedrovelsen on September 25, 2010, 03:29:54 PM
Will listen when home from work! Looks great.


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: Harbinger Of Doom on September 25, 2010, 03:37:51 PM
you know you've got my voice if you ever need it


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: Bedrovelsen on September 25, 2010, 05:32:51 PM
you know you've got my voice if you ever need it
Me to, if you wish.


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: GnomeBeard on September 25, 2010, 05:54:37 PM
Well i'm happy to see interest in this project!

I will be spending a fair bit of time working on new material this winter.  The aim is to get more involved with the folk/celtic influences which means adding more instruments.  I plan to acquire for myself a Mandola or Octave Mandolin to go along with my regular Mandolin.  I am also investing in a Wooden Flute and maybe a high whistle.

I'm not sure whether to make the project into a solid act or a shared project (something along the lines of Folkearth).  It will all depend on how much interest there is I suppose.  I'm hoping to start working with others in the new year, unless I get nagged to get things going quicker.


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: marcfromsk on October 02, 2010, 01:35:58 AM
interested!


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: Jeremy on October 02, 2010, 10:10:55 AM
This sounds pretty awsome


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: GnomeBeard on October 17, 2010, 03:57:52 PM
Glad you guys enjoy!  There's nothing new to say about this project at the present moment but I still plan to work on some new songs this winter for Ulvklan.


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: ClaytonHGJanzen on January 09, 2011, 01:08:19 AM
Man! if I were in Regina, I'd be down for bass and backing vox, little percussion too maybe. Great stuff!


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: necrolobes on January 09, 2011, 03:43:23 AM
thats cause spuds the manzilla


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: sandinista on March 03, 2011, 03:26:43 PM
Sounds good, got a band yet?


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: GnomeBeard on March 19, 2011, 08:17:18 AM
Glad to see some more of you like this interesting creation.

Ulvklan still remains a dormant solo project.  I have not really been working on new music for this or any other project as of late just because of work, preparing for Iceland & Norway financially, etc.  I have been playing around with my mandolin quite a bit but I'm not sure if I will use any of that material for this project.

Everytime I listen to "Goblins, Trolls, & Forgotten Lore" I think of some really great ideas.  Once I start focusing more on Ulvklan again the outcome should be quite fun.  I want to go all over with this project.  Clashing the more extreme & experimental folk metal styles with more traditional folk and Celtic music.

As for the project remaining solo, until I do some more writing I likely won't be collaborating with anyone for Ulvklan with new material.  But eventually I wish for that to change as I do want to play with others eventually so if you are interested still just "pm" me a message with your name and location.  I will compile a list of people for when the time comes.

Also for those singers interested, I do want to add vocals to "Goblins, Trolls, & Forgotten Lore".  Let me know if you're interested.  I wouldn't mind working with a few people.  I also might try out some vocals, we'll see how that goes over.   :-D

Cheers everyone!


Title: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: GnomeBeard on May 25, 2011, 09:28:05 PM
The unreleased and never before mentioned album called "Bird Serpents O'er Bifröst" is now up for listen on both Myspace & BandCamp!

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3013/erbifrstsmaller.jpg)

"Bird Serpents O'er Bifröst"

1. War Of The Leviathans - 8:11
2. Kamp För Den Land - 11:16
3. Goblins, Trolls, & Forgotten Lore - 12:26

Denys Lemire - guitars, mandolin, drum & string programming

All songs written & recorded in 2009 by Denys Lemire.  Re-mixed in early Spring 2011.


Sort of undecided on whether "Bird Serpents O'er Bifröst" will have a physical release.  I feel the album to be a bit incomplete as my lazy ass never completed bass tracks.  Feel free to provide me your feedback on me getting this released on cd.  For now, I hope you enjoy checking out the tracks online!  This was a very fun creation!

Cheers everyone!

www.ulvklan.bandcam p.com (http://www.ulvklan.bandcamp.com)

www.myspace.com/ulvklan (http://www.myspace.com/ulvklan)


Title: Re: Ulvklan (folk metal)
Post by: Panzerfauster on May 25, 2011, 09:41:22 PM
Only through the first track so far and would definitely pay for a physical copy. Very cool sounding stuff dude!


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: GnomeBeard on May 27, 2011, 11:17:59 PM
Glad you like man!  Thanks for the great feedback!


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on May 28, 2011, 10:25:16 AM
Hmm, feels like it's missing some bottom end...

:-D


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: GnomeBeard on May 28, 2011, 10:43:52 AM
Haha, are you surprised?  I still have yet to complete bass tracks for "Giant, The" tracks Kyniker and In Autumn Metamorphose.  If I release a physical copy of "Bird Serpents O'er Bifröst" I'll be sure to complete bass tracks in the mix as well.


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: Panzerfauster on May 28, 2011, 12:56:43 PM
I actually dig the lack of bass. I think it adds to the ambiance of the tracks.


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on May 28, 2011, 05:49:41 PM
i think the tracks are epic but need bass.


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan (ALBUM ONLINE!)
Post by: ClaytonHGJanzen on May 29, 2011, 01:31:02 AM
If there was a great bass track for this stuff it would not detract anything from this in anyway. Sadly to say a great bass track would be far and few between.


Title: Re: Re: Ulvklan
Post by: GnomeBeard on May 29, 2011, 09:24:36 PM
I played around with the bass today along with these tracks.  It had went alright.  I'll likely start recording the bass soon.  But I will be finish up the bass on the last two songs on "In Autumn Metamorphose" first.