ArdChieftain O’Hagan, of Northern Irish pagan metal outfit Waylander, has announced that the band are planning on a new release late 2013 to commemorate their 20 year anniversary.
“As many of you may be aware of, 2013 sees Waylander celebrate two decades of existence, an impressive milestone in anyone's book. We plan to have a new release out towards the very end of 2013, which, we hope will please fans both old and new.
We will write and record a concept mini album which will deal with the Four Fire Festivals of the Irish Pagan calendar, expanding on the subject matter dealt with in Twin Fires of Beltíne. As well as reworking Twin Fires of Beltíne, slightly, the other 3 songs will deal with Imbolg, Lughnasadh and Samhain. As a bonus we will include an interview DVD, explaining the history of the band and revealing the truth behind the trials and tribulations of the turbulent lifespan of the beast that has become known as Waylander. We hope also to include some live footage and some behind the scenes Hallionry which will reveal the personalities of the various band members.”
The band's latest record ‘Kindred Spirits’ was released on July 16th in Europe and August 14th in North America 2012 via Listenable Records and has gained worldwide acclaim. Dubbed "A proper fucking metal album!" by Metal Hammer and "A beautiful, inspirational and often stunning album" by Sonic Abuse.