The masters of folk metal Cruachan, finally announced the release date of their 8th studio album, "Nine Year of Blood".
It'll be out on April 27, through the German label Trollzorn.
It’s Cruachan’s second album for Trollzorn and the third and final episode of the "blood trilogy" that also birthed 2011’s "Blood On The Black Robe", and 2014’s "Blood for the Blood God". "Nine Years of Blood" is a concept album telling the story of the epic Nine Years War fought between Ireland and England hundreds of years ago.
Keith Fay says that "Nine Years of Blood" may be Cruachan’s most varied album: "Listening to Nine Years of Blood, it’s clear that this is our most diverse album to date. While it’s still full of the trademark Irish folk sections, there is also a lot of classical music influences. The full spectrum of metal, from extreme black metal, to speed and thrash is covered, bringing the ‘trilogy of blood’ to a close on a real high and hinting at even greater things to come in future".