It looks as if the epic Folk Metal band Blackguard have parted ways with their running label Victory Records (who have a history of their own). Here's the official press release in regards to that move. You can also find a bunch of music down below.
“Hi Everyone .
It’s been almost a full year since our last tour and since then we’ve been keeping fairly silent aside from the odd album update . Things have progressed now to the point where we can let everyone know what’s been going on , where we’re at and what we have planned for the future .
Anyone familiar with the band over the last few years knows we kept a pretty hectic touring schedule for many years ,unfortunately that took its toll on the band physically, mentally and financially.
After completing the Finntroll/Metsatoll tour we collectively decided to take a year off in order to regroup and refocus. That year is up , things have changed but we’re motivated to move forward and bring you all our best record to date and some touring in the coming year .
The first and most significant change is that Blackguard has officially parted ways with Victory Records. We’d like to thank them for releasing “Firefight” and their efforts in promoting it .
We have been independently funding the production of “Storm” over the last year and a half and we’re excited to announce that the album is in its final stages of being completed .
To help fund the last bit we will be auctioning a few things including one of our stage banners we used from 2008-2013 in the coming weeks . For anyone interested in helping us keep an eye out on our facebook page for the Ebay links .
With that being said we are searching for new label home to release “Storm“. Any intersted parties can contact us through our facebook page or myself at [email protected] .
With a new album we are planning our return to the stage . More details to come but we already have our first show booked in over a year and we’re all very excited to play live again .
We’d like to Thank Silver Wings Studios,Rainsong design(album art) for their help and patience in the production of “Storm” and all our fans for sticking with us . More news to come shortly .