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Einherjer

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LOCATION : Haugesund, Norway


Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Frode Glesnes : guitar, bass, vocals
Aksel Herløe : lead guitar, bass, backing vocals
Ole Sønstabø : lead guitar
Gerhard Storesund : drums, samples

Kivimetsän Druidi

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LOCATION : Kouvola, Finland

Status : Split-up
Music : Symphonic Metal


MEMBERS :
Leeni-Maria Hovila : vocals
Joni Koskinen : guitar, vocals
Antti Rinkinen : guitar
Simo Lehtonen : bass
Atte Marttinen : drums, orchestration
Antti Koskinen : keyboards

Past members :
Annika Laaksonen : vocals
Jenni Onishko : vocals
Jouni Riihelä : bass
Jani Rämä : drums
Ville Ryöti : drums
Lukas Pearsall : keyboards


HISTORY :
The band started as a symphonic folk metal in 2002.  They removed the folk part with the debut album and new line-up. Fantasy are the lyrics.


RECORDINGS :
Kristallivuoren maa, demo 2003
Taival, demo 2004
Mustan Valtikan Aika, EP 2006
The New Chapter, demo 2007
Taottu, demo 2007
Shadowheart, album 2008
Betrayal, Justice, Revenge, album 2010


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/Kivimets%C3%A4n-Druidi-Official-162885747057446/
https://twitter.com/officialKmD
https://www.reverbnation.com/kivimets%C3%A4ndruidi

Contact : N/A

Kromlek

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LOCATION : Bavaria, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Alphavarg : vocals
NhéVanN : lead guitar
Forað : rhythm guitar
Hrísdólgr : keyboards
T'Bog : bass
Sgra : drums


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2004 and split-up in 2012 due to differencies between members. Their lyrics deal with.Nordic mythology and nature.


RECORDINGS :
Der Fall des Renegaten, demo 2004
Kveldridhur, album 2005
Strange Rumours... Distant Tremors, album 2007
Finis Terræ, album 2011


WEBSITES :
http://www.kromlek.de/
https://www.facebook.com/kromlekofficial

Contact : N/A

Lost Legacy

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LOCATION : Frauenau, Bavaria, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Manuel "Symphestos" Körner : lead vocals, keyboards
Josef Falter "Saroel" : bass
Walter "Asgaroth" Lemberger : guitar
Hnofertas : guitar
Clemens "Seraphin" Pecher : drums


HISTORY :
The band founded in 1999 and has released a full length in 2006. Since then, the band appears inactive.


RECORDINGS :
Gates of Wrath, album 2006


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Alkonost

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LOCATION : Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Andrey Losev : guitars
Dmitriy Sokolov : guitars
Max Shtanke : vocals, bass
Ksenia Pobuzhankaya : vocals

Past members :
Alyona Pelevina : vocals
Vladimir Pavlik : vocals, bass
Anton Chepigin : drums
Almira Fatkhullina : keyboards


Aes Dana

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LOCATION : Paris, France

Status : Split-up
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Vidar : vocals
Iréel : guitar
Milambre (Luisa Trierscheidt) : bass
Myrddin : tin whistle, bombard
Juanjo 'Juan Jolocaust' Esquivel (ex-Nydvind) : drums


HISTORY :
The Celtic black pagan metal band Aes Dana founded in 1994 but now exist anymore. Their bandname comes from the old irish speaking and means "the bards".


RECORDINGS :
Chroniques du Crepuscule, demo 1997
Promo cd, demo 2000
La Chasse Sauvage, album 2001
Formors, album 2005


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A


Folkearth

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LOCATION : World

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Marios Koutsoukos : lyrics (official songwriter)
Michaël Fiori (Saga) : music composer, electric guitars, bass, vocals
Gianluca Tamburini (Hildr Valkyrie) : music composer, electric guitars, classical guitar, bass
Hildr Valkyrie (Hildr Valkyrie) : female vocals
Anaïs Chevallier : female vocals
Elisabeth Wiesner : violin
Dennis Schwachhofer (ex-Caverns Of Arnosh) : drums
Juan Pablo "Juskko" Churruarin : accordion
Nostarion : cello

Wulfgar

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LOCATION : Bromölla, Sweden

Status : Active
Music : Viking Death Metal


MEMBERS :
Morgan Löfstedt : vocals
Jimmie Mattisson : guitar
Reine Karlsson : guitar
Adam Nilsson : bass
Thommy Lindskog : drums

Past members :
Emil Augustsson : vocals
Max Lindqvist : guitar


HISTORY :
The band was formed while 2005. Max leaves the band in 2008 and then, Emil did the same in 2012. Norse mythology covers their lyrics.


RECORDINGS :
Hate For Mankind, demo 2006
Wendigo, demo 2006
With Gods And Legends Unite, album 2007
Midgardian Metal, album 2010


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/wulfgarband

Contact : N/A

Varg

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LOCATION : Coburg, Bavaria, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Freki : vocals, guitar
Hati : guitar
Managarm : bass, lead guitar, backing vocals
Fenrier : drums

Past members :
Nivel : bass
Frost : vocals
Basti "Draugr" : vocals
Sebastian "Geri" Feick : guitar, vocals
Thomas "Skoll" Winkelmann : bass
Skalli : guitar


HISTORY :
Established in 2005 as a pure pagan metal band, the five different characters rapidly transformed their musical style into a unique combination of their pagan roots and modern metal, which they call "wolf metal“.

RECORDINGS :
Donareiche, demo 2006
Wolfszeit, album 2007
Schildfront , split 2008
Live am wolfszeit festival, DVD 2008
Blutaar, album 2010
Wolfskult, album 2011
Legacy, EP 2012
Guten Tag, album 2012
Rotkäppchen, EP 2015
Das Ende aller Lügen, album 2016


WEBSITES :
http://www.varg.de/
https://www.facebook.com/VargOfficial
https://twitter.com/#!/varghorde
http://www.youtube.com/vargofficial

Contact : N/A
Booking :mike@…

Baranduin

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LOCATION : Tampere, Finland

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jussi Lahtinen : bass
Juho Fabrin : drums
Panu Siik : guitars
Arttu Rantalahti : guitars
Olli Hipeli : keyboards
Witch King : vocals

Past members : Jussi Saarinen : guitars, vocals

HISTORY :
Founded in 2002 by Jussi who left the band later, Baranduin is a fantasy folk metal band with lyrics about old tales.
The first demo was Pre-Baranduin by Jussi and appears like unofficial material for the band.


RECORDINGS :
Sword of Ancient Might, demo 2004
Ancile, demo 2005
A Warrior's Death, EP, 2009


WEBSITES :
http://www.mikseri.net/artists/baranduin.28909.php

Contact : N/A

Wolfchant

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LOCATION : St Oswald-Riedlhütte, Bavaria, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Nortwin : clean vocals
Skaahl : lead guitar
Gorthrim : guitar
Lokhi : bass, harsh vocals, mouth harp
Norgahd : drums, vocals, accordion, keyboards

Ásmegin

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LOCATION : Jevnaker, Norway

Status : Unknown
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Lars Fredrik Frøislie : keyboards, piano, mellotron
Erik Fossan Rasmussen : vocals, drums
Raymond Håkensrud : guitar
Marius Olaussen : guitar, accordion, mandolin
Tomas Torgersbråten : bass



HISTORY : The Viking metal band founded in 1998. The name comes from Old Norse and stands for "The might of the Gods". They blend black metal with traditional folk melodies. Ásmegin's lyrics are written in Norwegian as well as some Old Norse and older Norwegian. A second and unreleased demo "Af Helvegum" was in 2000.


RECORDINGS :
Naar Rimkalkene Hevesn demo 1999
Hin Vordende Sod & So, album 2003
Arv, album  2008


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Nattsmyg

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LOCATION : Malmö, Sweden

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Dan Heikenberg : guitars, bass, keyboard, vocals, mouth-harp, violin


HISTORY :
Nattsmyg is Dan'studio project created in 2005. Various sessions musicians take part in the project.

Cruachan

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LOCATION : Dublin, Ireland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Keith Fay : vocals, guitar, keyboards, bodhrán, bouzouki, mandolin, percussions.
Eric Fletcher : bass
John Ryan : violin, banjo, bouzouki
Kieran Ball : guitars
Mauro Frison : drums

Metsatöll

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LOCATION : Tallinn, Estonia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Markus "Rabapagan" : lead vocals, guitar
Varulven : guitar, zither, bagpipes, flutes, jaw's harp, vocals
KuriRaivo : bass, contrabass, vocals
Marko Atso : drums, vocals

Past members :
Andrus Tins : bass,
Faktor : drums


HISTORY :
Markus, Faktor, Andrus founded the band february 1999.  They played epic metal until Lauri "Varulven" joined in 2000 and brings folk influences. Markus remains the only founder now.


RECORDINGS :
Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge, demo 1999
Hundi Loomine, single 2002
Ussisonad, single 2004
Hiiekoda, album 2004
Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge 10218, album 2005
Lahinguväljal Näeme, Raisk!, DVD 2006
Sutekskäija, EP 2006
Raua needmine, DVD 2006
Curse Upon Iron, live album 2007
Veelind, single 2008
Iivakivi, album 2008
Äio, album 2010
Kivine maa, single 2010
Ulg, album 2010
Kivine Maa, single 2011
Ulg, album 2011
Tuska, live album 2012
Karjajuht, album 2014
Pummelung, EP 2015
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Runic

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LOCATION : Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Status : .On hold
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Juan : vocals
Iban "Pirri" : guitar
David Mira : bass
Rivas : drums
Eneas : keyboards

Past members :
Fran : bagpipes
Alex : bass
Jose Luis Gil Hidalgo : guitar
Vicente Gil : guitar


HISTORY :
Runic was formed in 2000. Their songs are thematically based on ancestral cultures, battles and mythologies.


RECORDINGS :
Awaiting the Sound of the Unavoidable, EP 2001
Liar Flags, album 2006


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Northland

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LOCATION : Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Pau Murillo : vocals. guitars, jaw's harp
Alex Fernández - guitars
Vic Adiego : choirs, bass
Pau Vázquez : violin
Pol Lemaire : keyboard
Jose Rosendo : drums

Skyclad

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LOCATION : Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Kevin Ridley : vocals, guitar
George Biddle : fiddle, keyboard
Steve Ramsey : guitar
Dave Pugh : guitar
Graeme English : bass, guitar
Arron Walton : drums

Windir

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LOCATION : Sogndal, Norway

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Valfar (R.I.P. 2004) : vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, accordion
Strom : lead guitar
Sture : guitar
Hvàll : bass
Righ : keyboards
Steingrim : drums

Past members :
Sorg : guitar


HISTORY :
The band founded in 1994. Windir means "warrior" in the Sognamål Norwegian dialect, that is used in most of their lyrics. Sadly, Valfar passed away in 2004, making the end of the band.


RECORDINGS :
Sogneriket, Demo 1994
Det Gamle Riket, Demo 1995
Sóknardalr, Album 1997
Arntor, Album 1998
1184, Album 2001
Likferd, Album 2003
Valfar, ein Windir, Compilation 2004
SognaMetal, DVD 2005


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Finsterforst

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LOCATION : Freiburg/Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Oliver Berlin : vocals
Johannes Joseph : accordion, clean vocals
Tobias Weinreich : bass
Cornelius "Wombo" Heck : drums
Sebastian "AlleyJazz" Scherrer : keyboards
David Schuldis : guitars
Simon Schillinger : guitars
Oliver König (Firtan) : guitars (live)


HISTORY :
Finsterforst that means "dark forest", founded in 2004.


RECORDINGS :
Wiege der Finsternis, EP 2006
Weltenkraft, album 2007
...zum Tode hin, album 2009
Urwerk, compilation 2010
Rastlos, album 2012
Mach Dich Frei, album 2015 [ details ]
#‎YØLØ‬, EP 2016 [ details ]
Zerfall, album 2019 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
http://www.finsterforst.de/.
http://www.facebook.com/FinsterforstOfficial
http://finsterforst.bandcamp.com/

Contact : kontakt@finsterforst.de
Booking :snoack@in-fiction.eu

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Fimbultyr

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LOCATION : Dalarna, Sweden

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jonas Arnberg : drums
Christofer Säterdal : vocals
Reynir Helgason : guitar
Johan Gustafsson : guitar
Mathias Back : bass

Myrkgrav

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LOCATION : Vaasa, Finland

Status : On hold
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Lars Jensen : vocals, guitars, hardanger fiddle, sjøfløyte ("sea flute"), bukkehorn, keyboards.

Past members :
Kenneth Mellum (ex-Mistur) : drums

Dark Forest

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LOCATION : Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Status : Unknown
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
David Parks : guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals, mouth harp

Live sessions :
Patrick Kiselička : guitar
Theodore MacLean : bass guitar
David Horrocks : drums



HISTORY :
David Parks founded thhis project in 2003. Their lyrics deal with heathenism, and nature.


RECORDINGS :
Demo 2005
Aurora Borealis, album 2006
Land of the Evening Star, album 2012


WEBSITES :
http://www.darkforest.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/darkforestcan
http://www.youtube.com/darkforestcan

Contact : info@bleakartrecords.com
Booking :nathan.renaud@gmail.com

Eluveitie

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LOCATION : Zurich, Switzerland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Chrigel Glanzmann (ex-Branâ Keternâ) : lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, uillean pipes, bodhrán, tin and low whistles, gaita
Fabienne Erni : vocals, harp, mandola
Rafael Salzmann : guitar
Kay Brem : bass
Matteo Sisti (Krampus) : bagpipes, whistles, guitar
Michalina Malisz : hurdy gurdy

Past members :
Rafi Kirder : bass, vocals
Sevan Kirder : whistles, bagpipes
Dani Fürer : guitar
Meri Tadić : fiddle
Dide Marfurt : bagpipes, hurdy gurdy
Severin "Sevi" Binder : bagpipes, flutes, vocals
Sime Koch : guitar, vocals
Päde Kistler (ex-Branâ Keternâ) : whistles, bagpipes
Nicole Ansperger : fiddle
Merlin Sutter : drums
Anna Murphy : hurdy gurdy, vocals
Ivo Henzi : guitar


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2002 and became one of the most famous folk metal bands since their debut album. Celtic history inspires them.


RECORDINGS :
Vên, demo 2003
Vên, EP 2004
Spirit, album 2006
Slania, album 2008
Live at Metalcamp, live album 20…

Mithotyn

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LOCATION : Mjölby, Sweden

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Karl "Kalle" Beckmann (King Of Asgard) : guitar
Stefan Weinerhall : guitar
Rickard Martinsson : bass, vocals
Karsten Larsson (ex-King Of Asgard) : drums

Past members :
Christian "Christer" Schütz : bass, vocals
Heléne Blad : keyboards, vocals


HISTORY :
The band founded in 1993. Their lyrics are about vikings, mythology and legends. Stefan founded the band Falconer once Mithotyn split up in 1999 and Karsten followed.


RECORDINGS :
In the Dead of Night rehearsal, demo 1993
Behold the Shields of Gold, demo 1993
Meadow In Silence, demo 1994
Nidhogg, demo 1995
Promo'96, demo 1996
In the Sign of the Ravens, album 1997
King of the Distant Forest, album 1998
Gathered Around the Oaken Table, album 1999
Carved in Stone - The Discography, compilation 2013


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Arkona (RUS)

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LOCATION : Moscow, Russia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Masha "Scream" : vocals
Sergei "Lazar" : guitar
Ruslan "Kniaz" : bass
Andrey Ishchenko : drums
Vladimir "Volk" : wind ethnic instruments

Past members :
Vlad "Artist" : drums

Korpiklaani / Shaman

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LOCATION : Lahti, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jonne Järvelä (Jonne) : vocals
Cane : guitar
Jarkko Aaltonen : bass
Matson : drums
Tuomas Rounakari : violin
Sami Perttula : accordion

Finntroll

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LOCATION : Helsinki, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns : vocals
Sami" Tundra" Uusitalo : bass
Mikael "Routa" karlbom : guitar
Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa : guitars
Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali : guitar, keyboards
Aleksi Virta : keyboards
MörkÖ : drums