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Reviews
Magazine Article
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METAL STORM Oakenshield is a relatively new English "Viking metal" band and this is technically the first release, although two CDs have been released under the former name, Nifelhel. read more
06/04/2007
METAL REVOLUTION Oakenshield is yet another Melodic and Pagan metal band from England, currently active promoting their new material, a debut album entitled Gylfaginning. They have had released a few other releases under the name of Nifelhel. read more
23/06/2008
RATEYOURMUSIC I wrote already of the one-man band Oakenshield in conjunction with a folk compilation, and now about the LP too, thanks to Einheit Produktionen. read more
04/07/2008
NOCTURNALHALL Most of the heathen metal fans will recognize what this album is about when reading the title of OAKENSHIELD’s debut album, Gylfaginning. The songs deal with some of the central parts of northern mythology: OAKENSHIELD takes the listener to a one hour journey from Gunningagap, the emptiness at the beginning of creation, to the final battle Vigridr. read more
27/06/2008
NORTHERN METAL OAKENSHIELD is a one-man British Viking/pagan metal project led by Ben Corkhill. Gylfaginning, the debut and first concept album from this multi-talented artist, is based on Norse paganism/mythology. read more
22/06/2008
METAL.DE (German) Auf den Spuren des Norwegers Sorg wandelt nun der junge Engländer Ben Corkhill. Wie auch Sorg bei seinem Projekt SORGSVART, hat Corkhill das Debut "Gylfaginning" von OAKENSHIELD im Alleingang eingespielt. read more
26/06/2008
KRONOS MORTUS The overall image is more than hopeful, it's a really nice, professional work. I cannot mention any song as a highlight, because this album is so smooth. read more
28/08/2008
CD RATINGS The songs are all built on fairly simple riffs and prominent, driving bass lines, and it is the variety of the vocals and instruments that reveal the CD's biggest success. read more
22/05/2009
   
Interviews
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METAL REVOLUTION http://www.metal-revolution.com/plugins/content/content.php?content.1482
27/06/2008
DARK FESTIVALS http://www.dark-festivals.de/interviews_englisch/oakenshield__interview_english_749.html
18/06/2008
VAMPSTER (German) http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/27917_OAKENSHIELD-Die-Natur-ist-ein-Bild-der-Vergangenheit_.html (English)
28/06/2008
METAL MESSAGE (German) http://metalmessage.de/Interviews/oakenshield.htm (English)
17/03/2008