Kalevala (epic folk metal)


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You can purchase and listen to this song on iTunes: tinyurl.com/yc4wxoo7 Amazon: tinyurl.com/ydxylflw Google Play: tinyurl.com/yarvxjuz Bandcamp: tinyurl.com/yanzxclj Spotify: tinyurl.com/y838g2zg 'Northern Steel' is a massive folk metal album with nine epic tracks and over 110 minutes of content. The metal songs have Nordic, Celtic, Slavic and epic symphonic elements in the vein of bands like Ensiferum, Wintersun, Moonsorrow, Equilibrium, Eluveitie, Arkona and Turisas. For business inquiries, licenses, custom soundtracks and commissions, please visit my web page at anttimartikainen.com and read the FAQ, License and Commission sections before sending me requests. All music composed, arranged, mixed and mastered by Antti Martikainen (anttimartikainen.com, www.facebook.com/anttimartikainenmusic, youtube.com/user/AJMartikainen, soundcloud.com/anttimartikainen) This song depicts myths and events in the Finnish national epic Kalevala in various folk metal styles. Time stamps for the different parts of the song: I The Birth 00:00 II An Ode to Kalevala 02:44 III The Northland Trials 06:07 IV Old Man's Lament 08:56 V The Forger of Horizons 12:22 VI Witch of the Abyss 16:34 VII Battle for the Celestial Sphere 18:31 VIII Restoring the Sun and the Moon 21:05 IX Eternal Bliss 23:04



Daniel Šubrt
I grew a beard after two minutes of this. Someone help me get out of my house.
Victorbrine Cassini
"And beyond the plains of the south, the lakes of Finland, the mountains up high in Finnmark, lies the empire of dragons. Your adventure is only beginning, young one, for a little dragoness like you has a lot to learn. Your journey will be riddled with obstacles, foes and falls. But the land of the dragons is calling you, for they await your return, to your ancestor's land. Far north of the Poles, the Swedes and the Finnish, a place where creatures like you can live in peace, thrives. When you are ready, tell me and you shall traverse Poland, Sweden and Finland, to the mountains of the North."
ThePowerExcess
Hey man, I think I will include you in my PhD "thank you" section. I think I have coded ~10k lines or code or more to sound of this video, and read ~100 papers. To hell with "relaxing study ambiance music <3 (sun emoji)" videos.
MTB Trucker
I use to be the audio engineer for our drama department, using a 40 channel Yamaha sound board with 3 sub channels for each main. With the experience that I have, I enjoy hearing music, not just the latest pop song or rock song to hit the top 100 list, but actual music that takes some talent to compose, something original. Some instruments just do not go well together like cellos and electric guitars, bagpipes and electric guitars... etc. On some occasions they can be pulled off but in this case here, Mr Antti, you’ve not only pulled it off sir you have absolutely destroyed those boundaries!!! The amount of work that goes into constructing a beautiful masterpiece, or to tell a story or even have the music take you on a fantastic imaginary journey just by closing your eyes and allowing a clear mind to flow with the melody is something not found in our current society! I thank you sir for creating an original, beautiful, melodic masterpiece! My musical heart goes out to you good sir!
lvtuckerrvb
Europe needs to return to its roots, not be conquered by politically correct insanity. This is what made Europe culturally rich. Not this false notion of "diversity."
Peter Knutsen
Happy 100th birthday, Finland!
netwitch56
WOW, what a powerful stunt! I remember we discussed some years ago about the possibility whether you could/would compose something of Kalevala. What an amazing result! The visuals are breathtaking, stunning, a unity with the music, like not from this world. Did you make them, too? I like the parts best, when the autumn leaves are slowly floating down. The best slowmo I've seen in a long time. And what dramas happen up in the sky - simply awesome! Loads of thanks, Antti - you made (not only) my day. ツ
Miranda Hawley
This song is fantastic and its crazy nice to hear a metal variety of music that doesn't spend most of the song screaming or half of it cussing. Also you feel taken away to the worlds in the beautiful pictures as shown in this video! Beautiful!
Slavic Pride
Epic! I recommend everyone to read the national epic of Finland: The Kalevala!
Tricia Stuart
This looks interesting. *clicks link* ............ O.O ............ what. have. i. been. missing....
EpicZEVEN
Love your Metal work!! Also, great visuals :o
Shahirrim
Antti Martikainen, you have surpassed yourself. What an enthralling and melodious folk metal video you have composed. I will love this until the Gods claim my soul. Cheers from Scandinavia.
kuksio92
And now, a live concert please. Seriously, this would be a great show to see. All there instruments and players, choirs. Man...
Lychee Chong
Bought a copy of The Kalevala after listening to this. Amazing song and visual!
Geor's Tunes
So much Finnishness distilled in that song! Great one Antti!
Essence Of Soul
I'm totally in love with this ♥ Amazing!!!
Lady Queen Yipsy
Wonderfull doesn't get any better then this any were thanks .
10thStormClad
As I listen to this my Elder Scrolls Oblivion play through becomes Glorious!
Andrew Hurlburt
Just to make it easier to get to the different parts: I The Birth 00:00 II An Ode to Kalevala 02:44 III The Northland Trials 06:07 IV Old Man's Lament 08:56 V The Forger of Horizons 12:22 VI Witch of the Abyss 16:34 VII Battle for the Celestial Sphere 18:31 VIII Restoring the Sun and the Moon 21:05 IX Eternal Bliss 23:04
Kion Roach
Music so good it's crashed my computer.... it's awesomeness cannot be contained
Muumitikkari
Antti perkele ei petä!
IljaThePerson
It has become a daily ritual to listen to great pieces of this song and send myself into a meditative state. I wish you great joy.
Shadow Knight
I love this track a lot. It makes my mind wonder to distant wild mountains in which wolves run free. Amazingly made
Lucas Stchur
Oh my God I feel like I can rule the goddamn world when I listen to this!!!!!! Some of the most epic music I’ve ever heard!!!!!
timomastosalo
Gives me the taste of Stratovarius with Nightwish in the Last of the Wilds
Cesar Lessa
Amazing compilation! Thanks a lot!!
Isak Viklund
Funny how there's alot of mountains in the video despite finland being the second flattest nordic country after denmark, i'm swedsh btw. A couple mountains look too pointy to even be norwegian so i'll bet that they're alpine, don't quote me on that. Some shots are even reused but mirrored and i didn't even notice until now. Oh, yeah, absolutly adore this masterpiece... too much? nah.
Alina Norman
This song has quickly become one of my all time favorites. It's so easy to get lost in and to imagine the story the music tells.
Ice Daemon
Väinämöinen comes.
Борис Лазарев
ПРОСТО НЕТ СЛОВ . . . - Очень Прекрасно . . . Ляпота . . .
Melqart
The whole song is pretty amazing, but The Forger of Horizons part is sooo good.
Robin HAAPANIEMI
No matter how many times I listen it on repeat, it's still as stunning as the first time. Ilmarinen part kicks asses !
JackDittmann
Just wanted to say thank you. Your music is how I calm myself after difficult days. A friend of mine put me on to you after I mentioned that I was looking for the soundtrack to a particular game. Thank you for creating such beautiful music.
Toxicodendron orientalis
Really epic music, it gave me thrill.
phoenixfirex
If the soul is a flame... Then listening to this has turned my soul into a raging inferno!
Kuro Yuki
Best 25 minute in a long time
Snazzy Jovial Wyrm
Dunno how I got from a finnish man screaming at a black bear to this, but I'm not dissapointed in the results! Nicely done with this whole album, Antti. You're phenomenal at this stuff!
Paul King
I was here 12/12/2017 :-)
Lanzelot
Symphonic - powerful - epic - that´s what the world need
Steven Morales
Who else other than Antti Martikainen could create a 25 minute long masterpiece such as Kalevala? Ludwig Van Beethoven maybe? Well he ain't around, so thank you Antti.
Tristania Wolf
This is not music, THIS IS ART!!!!!!! <3
Swordsquire
Boss fight music!
papa zaza
finland is dying because of refugees. they must fight back, and save their countries.
h kortekangas
AIVAN HELVETIN HYVÄ! OLEN SANATON. 😎
Kenny Lin
B E S T
Shades of Grey
Well done Sir! ((standing ovation))
The Aziz
If the footage wasn't epic enough (hard to believe it's still our Earth) and there is also this music.
Nico Cione
#Antti Martikainen Music,where did you get the aerial views and the time lapse videos and the slo-mo video of autumn?
Thrash Sis
Well done! can you show to us... "making of video" please
Andre Nargaroth
I didn't find these songs in spotify :(
Ranni Medeiros
An awesome job, this album. Thank You for post it! <3 From Brazil ^^
Iceberg6606
Absolutely beautiful!!! Brought a tear to the eye and sent shivers down my spine!
Meme13100 !!
Nordic Celtic and Slavic FTW!!
Izuna Kimura
Beautiful as always. How can you always more push your limits like this ??
micmul23
Epicness promised. Epicness kept.
James Garrett
I like the darkness of metal but this is good
Combobulator Man
Wonderful!
L Hughes
If Skyrim had a metal soundtrack....
Zdem
God tier!
aegon.
This is so good man! keep it up!:)
Benjamin riggs and outdoors &A
I have an idea for a movie now a finish warrior movie 🎥
Ildiko B
WOW! What a fascinating journey! Fantastic music and breathtaking visual. I can't be thankful enough to listen to your masterpieces. Keep up the absolutely amazing work! :)
Elendil Almarëa
JUST AMAZING! <3
Hirmuinen
PERKELE
DiLiNiTi
This is absolutely epic, dude! Fire runs through my bones!
SCHENCKEL THE VIKING!
Part IX is EVERLASTING JOY
Mark Alcorn Jr
Awesome stuff!
darkdreamfromforest
beautiful
Luis Diez Cerro
Antti, awesome work as always!!! Congratulations for your new cd!!
Andrew White
Kalevala - Is that Celtic for Kevlar - Hard, but lighter than Metal..
Jonathan gg
I love this song Is beautiful :3 💓
patrik Dvorak
ouuuu super
Lion El'Jonson
Amazing music and powerful landscapes!!!! true magic!
eklypse21
I bought the album a couple of weeks past and I love the entire thing!! Hope you do something like this again! From Sweden
Optima Dovalga
Great music 👍👍👍
Dario Gagnon
wow ! This is a Masterpiece !
Yvon-Sebastien Landais
I know that this sounds like a weird question. But is this what it looks like, when you go astral projecting?
eiderez
So...damn...good!
palantir135
I'm lost for words, so beautiful, in sound and vision.
VinciGT2
This! Is! Fairy Tail!
Carlos Romero
awesome
Miguel
Holly SHIIIIIIIIIITTTT!!!
ToastedCigar
This is amazing, good job! Btw, do you have any recommendations of books, masterclasses, articles or something of that sort regarding the composing process or music production to recommend, mainly for beginner/intermediate orchestral composers?
marios xrys
This amazing piece just made my day, thank you and well done sir .
Talurre
Amazing
Kymberlyn Reed
It is always a pleasure to hear incredible music such as this. It's even better that I can buy it and support artists who so clearly love what they do and gift us with their talents. And wow, so much epic storytelling. The bards salute you!
Torsten Adamietz
Fantastic music, wonderful pictures of beautiful landscapes- is just like comming home
FUNERÁRIAS AGRÍCOLAS PLANTANDO O HOMEM NA TERRA
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Alex Smith
Русские, просыпайтесь!... Не на бой зову, на защиту Землицы Родной. Кто против России тот против планеты Земля
The Warrior محارب
you do all of this? Really? Thats incredible
Snow White
I love this <3 Your style reminds me a lot of nightwish lol. :) Keep up the good work :3
Gustavo Alejandro
Man....dude....that was amazing! I am speechless, I stopped what I was doing to just hear that. Congrats!
NordicCowgirl
THAT WAS AMAZING! I love your music so, so, so, so much! They're so epic & so groundbreaking. Keep up the good work, man. You are my favorite music composer.
Mikosch2
I had a really hard time listening through this all the way to end. It made me want to go and launch Skyrim all the time :)
Immo Paskiainen
Impressive work. Altough the intro's flute sounded bit too celtic to my ear for finn trad music.
albert johnson
Those are my mountains.
SynphamyOfficial
are those pick axe sounds from Skyrim? Anyway, fantastic work!
Valdas Kulikajevas
Loved it so much! Amazing! The nature and the music!
Aníbal Figueroa Leiva
totally Breathtaking work of metal & amazing video... i love trekking with my son & this places are really beautyfull. I wish to go there & listen your music on the march...!!!
timomastosalo
The Lupines, as beautiful as they are, are actually recent conquerors of the Finnish nature. So the scenery is not as ancient as one might think :)