Yuletide Compilation - Vol 1
Updated: Jan 14, 2022
Darkness falls upon the Winter Solstice yet again. Black metal and dungeon synth all focused on the theme of Yule.
This was such a fun compilation to put together. Thank you to all the artists who created music to celebrate Yuletide. I look forward to organizing future compilations in 2022!
"A grandiose mix of Black Metal and Dungeon Synth. Really cool. Also the way the label uses the money is very very bueno."
Yuletide Compilation Vol 1 is a great example of how wide Forest Summoner is as a label. From frozen black metal to winter dungeon synth, I'm proud to showcase these musicians and bands while also helping rehabilitate the planet.
100% of album sales will go directly towards the sustainable planting of native trees, flowers and shrubs in the Mojave Desert in California. Forest Summoner is a green metal label. We are making music to fund the regreening of 2.5 acres of desert land in Southern California.
Yule Tide Lore:
The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure in Central and Eastern Alpine folklore who, during the Christmas season, scares children who have misbehaved. Assisting Saint Nicholas, the pair visit children on the night of the 5th December, with Saint Nicholas rewarding the well-behaved children with modest gifts such as oranges, dried fruit, walnuts and chocolate, whilst the badly behaved ones only receive punishment from Krampus with birch rods.
Fimbulvetr (or fimbulvinter), commonly rendered in English as Fimbulwinter, is the immediate prelude to the events of Ragnarök. It means "great winter". In Old English it is pronounced as Fifelwinter.
Perchta or Berchta (English: Bertha), also commonly known as Percht and other variations, was once known as a goddess in Alpine paganism in the Upper German and Austrian regions of the Alps. Her name may mean "the bright one" (Old High German beraht, bereht, from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz) and is probably related to the name Berchtentag, meaning the feast of the Epiphany. Eugen Mogk provides an alternative etymology, attributing the origin of the name Perchta to the Old High German verb pergan, meaning "hidden" or "covered"