Folk Metal Band, SUIDAKRA, Announce New Album & North American Tour

Germany’s SUIDAKRA are set to release their ninth studio album, Crógacht, an epic combination of melodic death metal and folk music, on March 9th. The album was recorded at Gernart Studios with producer Martin Muchwalter and features artwork from Belgian graphic artist, Kris Verwimp, who also happened to write lyrics for the concept album.

Crógacht means bravery, and is based on one of the most dramatic tales in Irish mythology. It tells the story of the hero Cuchulainn’s epic journey to the Isle of Skye, where he seeks to learn the arts of war from the Scythian warrior woman Scathach. The decisions he then has to make set the events in motion that will lead up to his son Conlaoch’s tragic fate.

Check out a video for the track, “Swords,” taken from the new album:

SUIDAKRA will be hitting North America, alongside TYR and ALESTORM, as a part of the Pagan Knights Tour.  Here are the tour dates:

02/28/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/01/2009 The Backbooth – Orlando, FL
03/02/2009 The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL
03/04/2009 Walter’s – Houston, TX
03/05/2009  Red 7 – Austin, TX
03/06/2009  Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
03/07/2009  The Marquee – Tusla, OK
03/09/2009  The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
03/10/2009  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
03/11/2009  Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
03/12/2009  Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA
03/13/2009  Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
03/14/2009  Satyricon – Portland, OR
03/15/2009  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
03/16/2009  Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
03/17/2009  Cervantes Ballroom – Denver, CO
03/18/2009  Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
03/19/2009  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/20/2009  Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
03/21/2009  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/22/2009  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/23/2009  The Opera House – Toronto
03/24/2009  Club Soda – Montreal
03/25/2009  Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
03/26/2009  31st St. Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
03/27/2009  Sonar – Baltimore, MD
03/28/2009  Sterling Hotel – Allentown, PA
03/29/2009  Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
03/30/2009  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC