Originating from Poland, Dublin-based pagan black folk metal act Thy Worshiper are streaming their upcoming fifth studio album “Bajki o Staruchu” (translates to “Fairytales about an old man” from Polish) ahead of its release via Pagan Records on 17 November 2021.
Coming six years after the release of “Klechdy”, “Bajki o Staruchu” is a concept with eight new tracks based on fairy tales that are held together by the main character of the album title, the Old Man.
Musically, “Bajki o Staruchu” is a continuation of the path the band carved out on “Czarna dzika czerwień” and “Klechdy”, a mixture of non-obvious ethno-folk and pagan black metal, with a large dose of individuality.
It’s that individuality that led Thy Worshiper to be included in Metal Hammer UK’s list of eleven bands that redefined the concept of folk metal. The band is described as having an “impressively menacing atmosphere, expressed through chanting and hypnotic guitar riffs. This isn’t music for the faint of heart, but it’s a dark journey that rewards as well as challenges.”
Two new musicians make their debut on “Bajki o Staruchu”: Jarun’s Marcin Pazera on drums and Monika Lubas on vocals.
“Bajki o Staruchu” track list:
1. Straszno tu
2. Aniołkowi nie wierz
5. Gra w kości
6. O kwiatku na grobie
7. Baba Jaga
Thy Worshiper are:
Monika Lubas – vocals
Marcin Gąsiorowski – vocals, guitar
Dariusz Kubala – vocals, guitar
Krystian Mazur – bass
Marcin Pazera – drums
Tomasz Grzesik – vocals, percussion