German Pagan Metal Force VARG Drops New Single, “Eisenseite”, and Official Music Video | New Album, Ewige Wacht, out October 13, 2023 via Napalm Records

German Pagan Metal Force VARG Drops New Single, “Eisenseite”, and Official Music Video | New Album, Ewige Wacht, out October 13, 2023 via Napalm Records

19th September 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

VARG, Germany’s top-notch pagan metal force, returns stronger than ever on their new album, entitled Ewige Wacht (Engl. Eternal Vigil), to be released on October 13, 2023, via Napalm Records. Today, the wolves prove their standing as a firmly rooted, leading entity in the scene once more by unleashing the brand-new single “Eisenseite”, cut from the new offering. After dropping the first single, “Immer Treu”, “Eisenseite” is another powerful hymn that showcases how much singer Fylgja has been involved in the full album this time. Her Valkyrie-like singing expands the band’s sonic spectrum and forms a perfectly harmonizing contrast to Freki’s razor-sharp screams and growls.

Accompanied by a matching music video, the song transports Nordic mythology as well as values like honesty and loyalty, which also symbolize the album as a whole.

VARG on “Eisenseite”:          
“A hymn to bravery and the determination to fight for what is important to you, even when it seems hopeless. It is not our blood that ennobles us, it is our soul, the way we live our lives towards others and our attitude that makes us honorable and great.”

With their last and most successful record to date, Zeichen (Engl. Signs, 2020, #16 in the German album charts), VARG put the thematic and musical focus completely on their pagan roots. On their brand-new brainchild, the wolves follow this path unwaveringly, honestly, authentically and raw, and impressively manifest their reincarnation and matchless standing on top of the scene! 

Songs such as “Schildmaid” (shieldmaiden), “Immer Treu” and “Fylgja” are emblematic of the striking interplay between both vocalists and the path VARG have been treading since Zeichen“Weltenfeind” (enemy of the world), “Tyr” and “Hammer” resound as powerful hymns, uncompromising with mercilessly brute nagging and cutting riffs. The folky melodies in “Morgenrot” (dawn) lead to the epic “Siegreiches Heer” (victorious army), which once again sharpens the idea of unity that runs like a red thread through Ewige Wacht.  The title track forms the final climax and combines pagan themes, haunting melodies, and the engaging power of the wolves to end this outstanding sonic adventure, leading into promising times for the German horde.

VARG on the new album:    
Ewige Wacht is both our most emotional and strongest album. It is a journey through Nordic mythology that tells of old stories and the protection and preservation of the flame of our ancestors. Traditions and values like family, fortitude, and desire are like a common thread running through the entire record. Uncompromising harshness meets epic and sustained melodies. Authentically raw production and yet more powerful and mighty than ever. This album will pierce the hearts of our fans because it comes deeply from ours.”

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VARG undoubtedly stand as a firmly rooted, leading entity in the German pagan scene that has been gathering fans around the world for over 18 years of the band’s existence, touring Europe and North America, and have always driven their following upwards through numerous gigs at Europe’s biggest festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, Party.San and Metalfest. Even after all these years, Freki (vocals), Fylgja (vocals), Morkai (guitar) as well as the newest additions to the line-up, Ulvar (guitar, bass) and Rohgarr (drums,) still manage to provide incomparable sonic surprises to their devotees. The revitalized line-up with two highly talented and innovative musicians brings a breath of fresh air and leads VARG into a new chapter in the band’s history. Grown artistic maturity meets a unique feeling of common bond between band and fans, which is reflected thematically in the new album. Ewige Wacht tells of myths and legends of long forgotten times and transfers them into the here and now in trademark multifaceted pagan garb. 
VARG live 2023:
Don’t miss VARG live on stage in 2023 on their headline tour with labelmates NACHTBLUT and folk metal band Sagenbringer, kicking off October 7 in Erfurt.

Wolfsfest Tour          
w/ Nachtblut & Sagenbringer
07.10.23 DE – Erfurt / From Hell
14.10.23 DE – Hamburg / Logo
20.10.23 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
21.10.23 DE – Bochum / Matrix
27.10.23 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
28.10.23 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
10.11.23 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
17.11.23 DE – Berlin / ORWOhaus
18.11.23 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
24.11.23 CH – Pratteln / Z7
25.11.23 AT – Vienna / SimmCity
Ewige Wacht tracklisting:    
1.    Immer Treu
2.    Schildmaid
3.    Weltenfeind
4.    Fylgja
5.    Tyr
6.    Járnsíðasleið
7.    Eisenseite
8.    Hammer
9.    Morgenrot
10.  Siegreiches Heer
11.  Ewige Wacht
Ewige Wacht will be available in the following formats:  
Deluxe Box
  (incl. Digipac, drinking horn, bottle of mead, pendant) – limited to 500 copies
2-CD Digipac in Slipcase (28 pages, bonus: guest vocal album)
1- LP Gatefold (Marbled) – limited to 100 copies
1- LP Gatefold
1- CD Jewel Case
Digital Album

VARG are:      
Freki – Vocals
Fylgja – Vocals
Morkai – Guitars
Ulvar – Guitars, Bass
Rohgarr – Drums
VARG online:
Napalm Records


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