Martin van Valkenstijn (MOSAIC) -

25 Mar 2022

A few weeks ago, we were able to present you a video premiere by Thuringia’s finest folk-black-metal project MOSAIC and mastermind Martin also gave us a short interview. As the release of his next full-length is approaching he compiled an interesting playlist for us.

These 15 songs represent a lot of what inspired me to create HEIMATSPUK. The purist aspects of Nocternity, Paysage D’Hiver and Lönndom; the impulsive moments of Nyktalgia, epic facets as heard in Grift, Gràb or Wolves in the Throne Room; the regional and dialect influenced works of Lunar Aurora and Wöljäger; further to the atmospheric, ritualistic and mystical ambient soundscapes of Aindulmedir, Hexentanz, ColdWorld and Apoptose, and lyrically and vocal-wise inspired by Lindemann and Ewigheim.

In addition, I would like to mention another band that has influenced me a lot: Sturmpercht, who are not represented on the digital platforms.

The symbiosis of all this is HEIMATSPUK - puristic, partly epic black metal, with atypical vocal work, eccentric folk passages, field recordings and mystical soundscapes. Music from the deepest Thuringian corpse wood, where legends and long forgotten stories dwell… which now come to life again.

An album that is clearly based on the pillars of MOSAIC.

Traditions. Legends. Mysticism.


If you want to find out more about the band make sure to check out our interview with MOSAIC, or read our review of Secret Ambrosian Fire!