Hammerheart Records

Roots of the Old Oak


Enter the dark realm of Roots of the Old Oak, old school UK Pagan Death/Doom Metal!

Roots of the Old Oak are three “Old School” Death/Doomsters who follow the old ways and give voice to their Pagan/Heathen deities via the medium of heavy, atmospheric music.

Whilst “The Devil and His Wicked Ways” is not strictly a concept album, the structure and track listing follow a pre-planned narrative. Overall, the first track, “I Defy Thee”, sits as a statement of intent concerning Christian Monks’ first landing on English shores and our native Pagan ancestors refusing to convert or capitulate to invaders from across the waters. Proud and defiant, they stand their ground, the forests and valleys their battleground, the ancient ones standing tall behind them.

Through the album, we honour their bravery and sacrifice and announce that the Old Gods aren’t dead, nor have they returned. On the contrary, we’re saying they never left!