2013 reissue. The sixth full-length studio album from Arkona, the leading Russian pagan folk metal band, is a masterpiece -- no less. Slovo (The Word) (originally released in 2011) is a heavy metal parallel to an old Russian myth about three sister rivers, which here represent old school European folk metal, traditional Russian folk songs, and choral and orchestral arrangements (an unprecedented element in Arkona's history). Keen rock fans will find symphonic metal and progressive rock elements to delight in here. Slovo is an album of highly original and fresh-sounding folk metal that will surprise even the most experienced ears, and continues the development of a renown that saw the band tour Europe alongside Therion in December of 2013. Cover art by Belgian pagan artist Kris Verwimp. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.