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January 2012 - Legacy Artwork

At last, the artwork for upcoming album 'Legacy' has been unveiled. Created by Mike at Dragon Design with Ben's guidance, it can be viewed on the Discography page.



January 2012 - Legacy Tracklist

The tracklist for 'Legacy' can now be revealed:

2. Earl Thorfinn
3. Jorvik
4. Mannin Veen
5. Wen Heath
6. Clontarf
7. Eternal as the Earth
8. The Raven Banner

December 2011 - Legacy

Three years after the debut album, the second Oakenshield effort entitled Legacy is now complete, and due for release on 17/02/2012.


July 2011 - Gylfaginning Demo

After much interest and requests, the 2007 Demo is now available to download here.


November 2009 - ...In Autumnal Fog

The MP3 download compilation "...In Autumnal Fog" is out now for free, featuring Oakenshield's track "Twa Corbies". The release can be downloaded at


July 2009 - Podcast

The new podcast the Shield of Oak Show is now available online at

Hosted by Ben, the show features music from across the spectrum of metal including one underground UK act showcased on each episode. The first installment is available for stream or download now, with the second coming very soon.


May 2009 - Legacy

This summer full-time work on the album will be starting, with the hope of having it finished and ready for recording by the autumn.

Aside from working on the album, Ben will also be recording three other tracks - two British traditional ballads and a Bathory cover. These will hopefully be recorded by the end of summer.


March 2009 - Three new tracks

Ben has entered the studio to record three new tracks; a re-recording of "Twa Corbies", an ancient Yorkshire folk song "Lyke Wake Dirge" and a special Bathory cover version. More details can be found on the Oakenshield Myspace blog.

Meanwhile, progress is still being made on the new album, with almost all the tracks completed. Hopefully the new release can be recorded this summer. More details to come.