Folk metal and tales of magic and adventure have always gone hand-in-hand, so it was only natural that Australian folk-metal maestros Valhalore would combine the two while hunkered down in isolation.
Taking on the viral sensation Toss A Coin To Your Witcher, made famous by the epic Netflix adventure series The Witcher, the group inject their up-tempo brand of power metal into the original, with their trademark tin whistle anchoring the entire thing, resulting in a stunning re-working of the song.
Featuring a music video showing the band members performing the tune from the safety of their respective homes, Valhalore can lay claim to one of the most original takes on the song.
The song also marks the announcement of the band’s new Bassist Joseph Firenza, signalling a new chapter for the group.
“When COVID went down we still wanted to give people something as our April tour around Australia was sadly cancelled,” said the band in a statement.
“We thought we would release an isolation video of the song and also introduce our new bassist at the same time: Joseph!
“We feel this rendition of the song really captures the Epic Folk metal vibe which is exactly what we were aiming for.”
Valhalore’s cover of Toss A Coin To Your Witcher is available on YouTube and Bandcamp. Stream or download the tune here.