2017 Spinefarm Reissue
Formed in 2007 with the intention of honoring England's proud ancestral heritage and rich national culture, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK's most devastating doom contingent Atavist) set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness to England's historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past through their folk-influenced vitriolic black metal. Coining the term English Heritage Black Metal (EHBM), Winterfylleth (which translates into ‘Winter Full Moon' from the Olde English language) represents the first full moon in October as well as the Anglo-Saxon festival of the arrival of winter.
The release of Winterfylleth's second album The Mercian Sphere in 2010 on Candlelight Records signified a shift in the fortunes of English/British black metal, with the band being propelled to international status, and helping to push the envelope of British extreme metal to the rest of the world. Featuring melodically nuanced gems like "The Fields of Beckoning," "Children of the Stones," "The Ruin," and "Gateway to the Dark Peak," The Mercian Sphere received rave reviews in Metal Hammer (9/10) and Kerrang Magazine (4/5Ks), culminating in being voted No. 20 in the "Top 40 Albums of 2010" in Terrorizer magazine.
Spinefarm Records is reissuing the entirety of the Winterfylleth catalog on heavyweight vinyl with gatefold packaging for the first time!