Continuing our journey around the United Kingdom of Metal, we head from Aberdeen to Armagh to check out some Waylander. Describing themselves as “Pagan Metal”, the Northern Irish band fuse folk elements with Thrashier sounds to make their own style in the same way that Alestorm do. Their critically acclaimed album “Kindred Spirits” maybe nearly a decade old but the band are currently in Stone Circle studios working on a concept album follow up. The band have decribed the upcoming album, expected via Listenable Recordings this Winter, as a journey through the Pagan Calendar, through seasons and festivals. For now, here’s “Echoes of the Sidhe” from “Kindred Spirits” to give you an idea of their sound.