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Nerthus

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LOCATION : Hohenems,Vorarlberg, Austria

Status : Unknown
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Mirko B. : vocals
Clemens J. Hiebaum : keyboard, backing vocals
Alexander K. Hiebaum : guitars, bass, jew's harp, drum programming, backing vocals

Past members :
D. Rutem : drums


HISTORY :
Nerthus is a folk/black metal band with lyrics about medieval, history and nature, The band was founded in 1999.


RECORDINGS :
Escape from Suction, album 2000
Scattered to the Four Wainds, album 2002
Black Medieval Art, album 2004
The Crowned's Reunion, album 2007


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Fimbulthier

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LOCATION : Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Status : Split-Up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Marc Mühlhausen : bass, vocals
Yves : guitars, vocals
Bert : guitars
Philipp 'Nafta' Dießl : drums


HISTORY :
Fimbulthier founded in 2004 with lyrics about the Nordic gods, mythology and war.


RECORDINGS :
Demo 2005
Promo 2006
The Battle Begins, album 2007
Rise, single 2009
Rise, album 2010


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Strydegor

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LOCATION : Hagenow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Clemens Thieke : bass
Florian Kunde : guitars, vocals
Daniel Hausschild : guitar
Immanuel Promnitz : drums

Past members :
Slava Giebel : guitars (R.I.P. May 23, 2009, car accident)
Sven Martinek : drums
Simon Dierkes : drums
David Holst : guitar
Christian Eggers : drums

Ivan Tzarevich

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LOCATION : Moscow, Russia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Elena Veresk : vocals, psaltery
Valeriy Naumov : vocals, guitars
Dmitriy Pryakhin : guitar
Alexandr Myslivchuk : bass
Maxim Oleynik : drums
Morwenn : recorder
Galaad : diatonic accordion

Darkest Era

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LOCATION : Enniskillen/Belfast, Ireland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Krum : vocals
Ade Mulgrew : guitar
Sarah Wieghell : guitar
Daniel O'Toole : bass
Cameron Glass : drums

Past members :
David Lindsay : bass
Lisa Howe : drums

Žrec

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LOCATION : Vysočina, Czech Republic

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Soulburner : harsh vocals, bass
Torham : guitars
Týna : clean vocals, flutes, keyboards
Sarapis : drums


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2004. Their lyrics deal with Slavonic Paganism. Nebeské Stríbro Perunovo' is a cover of Nokturnal Mortum's 'Perun's Celestial Silver' with poeticized lyrics in Czech language but Žrec lyrics doesn't deal with politic as I asked them on december 28th, 2008 :

Nebelung

LOCATION : Bonn, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Neofolk


MEMBERS :
Stefan Otto : classical guitar, voice
Thomas List : steel-string acoustic guitar
Katharina Hoffmann : cello


HISTORY :
Nebelung is an old german name for November, the month of melancholy and herald of forthcoming winter. The band founded during autumn 2004 got several guest musicians. Their lyrics deal with nature, especally autumn ; and philosophy.


RECORDINGS :
Mistelteinn, album 2005
Reigen, single 2006
Vigil, album 2008


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/nebelungofficial/
https://soundcloud.com/nebelung
http://nebelung.bandcamp.com/

Contact :woodsandsilence@gmail.com

Trollfest

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LOCATION : Oslo, Norway

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Trollmannen : vocals
Mr. Seidel : guitar
Lodd Bolt : bass
Trollbank : drums
DrekkaDag : saxophone

Past members :
Per Spelemann : guitar
Manskow : accordion, Greek bouzouki, banjo
Dr. Leif Kjønnsfleis : guitar, vocals
Psychotroll : bass
St Beinhard : guitar


HISTORY :
Trollfest was founded in 2003. For their lyrics, they use a troll language that is a mix of different languages without grammar, and tell about drinks and trolls.


RECORDINGS :
Promo, demo 2004
Willkommen Folk Tell Drekka Fest!, album 2005
Brakebein, album 2006
Villanden, album 2009
Uraltes Elemente, EP 2009
En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral, album 2011
Brumlebassen, album 2012
A Decade of Drekkadence, compilation 2013 [ details ]
Ave Maria, single 2014 [ details ]
Kaptein Kaos, album 2014 [ details ]
Helluva, album 2017 [ details ]
Espen Bin Askeladden, single 2018 [ details ]
Norwegian Fairytales, album 2019 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
http://www.trollfest.com/
https://w…

Sturmpercht

LOCATION : Austria

Status : Active
Music : Neofolk


MEMBERS :
M. Percht : vocals, lyrics, percussions, bells, images, clothes
Hajü : vocals, accordeon, Shruti, percussions
Hanns Aufschring : guitars, e-guitars, flutes, whistles, harmonica
Herr Wind : vocals, guitars, drums, lyrics
Der Einsiedler : bass, violin, e-violin
Dimo : drums, percussions



HISTORY :
Sturmpercht is an Austrian Neofolk band. A 'Percht' is a mythological creature from Austria. Sturmpercht's music is deeply rooted in Austian folk music. Their lyrics are mostly Austrian and alpine tales or poems by (nowadays more or less) well known German speaking poets, like Ludwig Uhland ('Was rauschet und was brauset') or Friedrich Hielscher ('Wir rufen Deine Wölfe').

RECORDINGS :
Tanz des Tatzelwurms, single 2003
Stürm ins Leben wild hinein!, maxi single 2004
Wilde Gesellen, single 2004
Der Marsch der Wampelreiter, single 2005
Geister im Waldgebirg, album2006
Stürm ins Leben wild hinein!, album 2007
A wilde…

Altvater

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LOCATION : Dresden, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Sören : composing
Pether : vocals, lyricist

Past members :
Martin : guitars


HISTORY :
October 2007, Sören and Pether wrote lyrics for a song titled "Jumper" that lead them to found a new project firstly named "Nordheim" and then, "Altvater" Martin joined the combo a bit before the new name and left the band later. Altvater split-up during 2009.


RECORDINGS :
Chroniken, album 2009


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Wardruna

LOCATION : Norway

Status : Active
Music : Pagan Folk


MEMBERS :
Einar Selvik ; lyrics, composing, lyrics, most of the instruments
Lindy Fay Hella : vocals
Gaahl : composing, concept, some additional vocals
Hallvard Kleiveland : hardanger fiddle

Valuatir / Inis Gwenva

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LOCATION : Bonneuil-Matours, Poitou Charentes, France

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Fëarann Valuatir (ex-Folkearth) : vocals, whistles, bagpipes, bodhran
Hemreich : guitar, vocals
Ogmor : bass
Arkwolf : drums

Eliwagar / Runahild

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LOCATION : Norway

Status : Active
Music : Pagan Folk


MEMBERS :
Runahild : vocals, hardanger fiddle, flute, cello, bowed lyre, langeleik, mouth harp...

Session musicians :
Bjørn : guitar
Roar Ruus Finsås : bass
Wargnar : drums

Turisas / Köyliö

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LOCATION : Hämeenlinna, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Warlord Nygård (ex-Cadacross) : vocals, keyboards, programming
Jussi Wickström : guitar, backing vocals
Jesper Anastasiadis : bass
Jaakko Jakku : drums

Past members :
Mikko Törmikoski : bass
Tude Lehtonen : drums
Ari Kärkkäinen : guitar
Antti Ventola (ex-Cadacross) : keyboards
Sami Aarnio (ex-Cadacross) : bass
Tino Ahola (ex-Cadacross) : bass
Georg Laakso (ex-Cadacross) : guitar
Hannu Horma : bass, backing vocals
Robert Engstrand : keyboards, backing vocals
Netta Skog (Ensiferum) : accordion


HISTORY :
The band was founded in 1997 under the name of a Finnish town "Köyliö", but changes for Turisas after the release of their demo. The Turisas name comes from Finnish mythlogy. Several line-up change since the Turisas name found.

RECORDINGS :

As KÖYLIÖ : Taiston tie, demo 2008
As TURISAS : Promo, demo 1999 The Heart of Turisas, EP 2001 Battle Metal, album 2004 To Holmgard and Beyond, single 2007 The Varangian …

Månegarm

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LOCATION : Norrtälje, Sweden

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Erik Grawsiö : drums, vocals, bass
Markus Andé : guitar
Jonas Almkvist : guitar
Jacob Hallegren : drums

Festung Nebelburg

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LOCATION : Regen, Bavaria, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Nattulv (Wolfchant) : all instruments, vocals


HISTORY :
Nattulv founded Festung Nebelburg project in 2004 that was named as Nordfrost during the first year and then, changed for the current name. Lyrical themes deal with nature, old germanic tales and traditions.


RECORDINGS :

As NORDFROST :
Stimmen der Vergangenheit, demo 2005

As FESTUNG NEBELBURG :
Gabreta Hyle, album 2007
Zwischen Den Jahren, album 2015 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/FestungNebelburg/
https://festungnebelburg.bandcamp.com/

Contact :festungnebelburg@gmail.com

Find more information on Sword Chant :
- In the "band name" keyword

Poropetra

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LOCATION : Finland

Status : Split-up
Music : Ethnic Folk


MEMBERS :
Nancy : vocals
Elsa Pardonen : vocals
Juha Jyrkäs (Korpiklaani) : throat-singing, 15-stringed electric kantele, djembe, bongo drums
Markus Ylikoski : guitar, backing vocals
Leo Herranen : bass, contrabass, backing vocals
Hittavainen (Ex-Korpiklaani) : violin, jouhikko, torupill, keyboards, mandoline, flutes & pipes, mouth harp, backing vocals

Past members :
Lari Hammarberg (Auringon Hauta) : drums


HISTORY :
Poropetra is ancient Finnish and it means the same as Elk of Hiisi (Hiiden hirvi in Finnish) from the Finnish mythology. Elk is an old totem animal of Finno-Ugrian and Siberian peoples, thus it describes so well Poropetra's unique ethnic rock music, combining together Finno-Ugrian myths and legends, Finnic kantele- and runo-singing traditions, Tuvan throat-singing, world music, psychedelic rock, blues, punk and heavy rock. The more specific and exact genre definition shall be left for a listener to decide.

Porope…

Hromovlad

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LOCATION : Zilina, Slovakia

Status : Split-up
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Beelphegor : guitar, vocals
Norbert : accordion
Mysticus : bass guitar
Miroslav : drums
Mathias : guitar


HISTORY :
Hromovlad is a Slavonic metal band founded in 2003. The band’s themes deal with the Slavic gods and nature. They split-up during 2014.


RECORDINGS :
Vládca Lesov, Skalných Stien, album 2005
Ohňa hlad, vody chlad, album 2007
Hromovlad / Slavigrom - Perperuna, split 2009


WEBSITES :
http://bandzone.cz/hromovlad

Contact : N/A

Svartsot

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LOCATION : Denmark

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Thor Bager : vocals
Hans-Jørgen Martinus Hansen : whistles, mandolin, accordion, sackpipa (bagpipes)
James Atkin : bass
Cris J. S. Frederiksen : lead guitar, mandolin
Michael Alm : rhythmic guitar
Frederik Uglebjerg : drums

Dalriada

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LOCATION : Sopron, Hungary

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Binder Laura : vocals, flute
Ficzek András : vocals, guitar
Németh-Szabó Mátyás : guitar
Rieckmann Tadeusz : drums
Molnár István : bass
Gergely "Szög" Szabó : keyboards

Adorned Brood

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LOCATION : Grevenbroich, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Frost : vocals, bass
Thorsten : guitar
Jan Jansohn (Suidakra) : guitar
Niklas Enns : keyboard
Mischa : drums
Anne : flute, vocals

Past members :
Tim : drums, piano
Mirko : guitars



HISTORY :
Formed in 1993, Adorned Brood appears like one of the first pagan metal band from Germany. The band tells about mythology, dark tales... in their songs.


RECORDINGS :
Phobos, demo 1994
Wapen, demo 1995
Rehearsal '96, demo 1996
Hiltia, album 1996
Wigand, album 1998
Asgard, album 2000
Erdenkraft, album 2002
Heldentat, album 2006
Noor, album 2008
Hammerfeste, album 2010
Victory or Valhall, single 2012
Kuningaz, album 2012


WEBSITES :
http://www.adornedbrood.de/
https://www.facebook.com/Adorned.Brood
https://twitter.com/adornedbrood
http://www.youtube.com/AdornedBroodBand

Contact :info@adornedbrood.de

Shannon

LOCATION : Olsztyn, Poland

Status : Active
Music : Celtic Folk


MEMBERS :
Marcin Rumiński : tin whistle, low whistle, mandolin, overtone singing, vocals
Maria Rumińska : melodeon, piano, bones, vocals
Patrycja Napierała : bodhran, darabuka, tapan
Marcin Drabik : fiddle
Jacek Fedkowicz : double bass
Oisin Dillon : guitars, vocals

Past members :
Szymon Białek : acoustic guitar


HISTORY :
The band founded during 1994.

RECORDINGS :
Loch Ness, album 1996
Święto duchów, album 1997
Shannon, album 1999
Green hypnosis, album 2003
Tchort Vee Scoont Folk!, album 2005
Psychofolk, album 2007
Celtification, album 010
8th, album 2013


WEBSITES :
http://www.shannonband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shannonbandpoland
https://twitter.com/SHANNONceltband
https://www.reverbnation.com/shannonband
https://www.youtube.com/user/shannonbandpoland

Contact :manager@shannonband.com

Stille Volk

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LOCATION : Occitanie, Midi Pyrénées, France

Status : Active
Music : Pagan Folk


MEMBERS :
Lafforgue (Hantaoma, La Breiche) : vocals, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, shawm, bombard
Roques (Hantaoma) : choirs, nyckelharpa, mandolin, bouzouki, mandocello, luth, violin, guitars
Sarg : choirs, guitar
Arexis (La Breiche) : percussions, samples

Oakenshield / Nifelhel

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LOCATION : Yorkshire, England

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Ben Corkhill : drums, bass, guitars, vocals, synths, recorder, tin whistle

Myrkvar

LOCATION : Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Hrabnilaz : keyboards, vocals
Uruz : guitars, vocals
Fusilan : violin
Herubern : bass, vocals
Arbudon : drums

Brymir

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LOCATION : Helsinki, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Melodic Death Metal


MEMBERS :
Viktor Gullichsen : lead vocals, orchestration
Joona Björkroth : guitar, backing vocals
Sean Haslam : guitar
Jarkko Niemi : bass, backing vocals
Janne Björkroth : keyboards, backing vocals
Patrik Fält : drums

Trollband

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LOCATION : Vancouver, Canada


Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Sam Levitt : bass, vocals
Matt Coutemanche : guitar
David Dobre : guitar
Dan Wilberg : guitar
Ryan Carr : drums

Past members :
Andrew : vocals
Dan : accordion, keyboard
Marcell Fraser : drums
Nick : fiddle
Nick Wilberg : keyboard
Josh Needham : drums


HISTORY :
Sam Levitt formed the band in 2007. Their lyrics deal with Norse mythology, nature and death.


RECORDINGS :
Trollband, demo 2008
In the Shadow of a Mountain, album 2011 [ free downlload ]
Samsara, album 2013 [ free downlload ]


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/Trollbandhordes
http://trollband.bandcamp.com/

Contact :thehumanjerky@gmail.com

Falkenstein

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LOCATION : Germany

Status : Active
Music : Pagan Folk


MEMBERS :
Tobias Franke : all instruments, vocals


HISTORY :
Falkenstein is a one-man pagan folk project, playing calm neofolk related with nature. He describes the band as "a deep affinity to nature and to our natural religious ancestors. An awareness that has been forgotten a long time, is to revive in these sounds!"


RECORDINGS :
Heiliger Wald, album 2008
Urdarbrunnen, album 2008
Kraftort, album 2009
Die große Göttin, album 2011
Die letzte Kräuterhexe, single 2013


WEBSITES :
http://www.falkenstein-musik.de/
https://www.facebook.com/Falkenstein.folk
https://www.reverbnation.com/falkenstein
https://www.youtube.com/user/Kraftplatz
http://falkenstein.bandcamp.com/

Contact : N/A

Natural Spirit

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LOCATION : Kyyiv, Ukraine

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Oleg Kirienko : guitar, vocals
Antonina Vinnyk : vocals
Oleksii Samovol : guitar
Vadim Mushchenko : bass
Ed Litvjakov : drums

Past members :
N/A


HISTORY :
Oleg founded the band in 1998.  Several line-up change was in Natural Spirit. The lyrics deal with Ukrainian history, and paganism for the main.


RECORDINGS :
Star Throne, demo 1999
Ruskolun, album 2004
Sita Rosa, album 2008
Price of Freedom, album 2011
Зброя, single 2014


WEBSITES :
http://natural-spirit.com.ua/
https://www.facebook.com/naturalspiritmetal
http://vk.com/naturalspirit
https://twitter.com/naturalspiritua
https://soundcloud.com/naturalspiritband
https://www.youtube.com/user/naturalspiritband

Contact :naturalspiritband01@gmail.com

Wolfhorde

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LOCATION : Keuruu, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Hukkapätkä : vocals, drums, percussions
Werihukka : guitar, trad. instruments, keyboard
Nuoskajalka : bass

Caverns Of Arnosh

LOCATION : Landkreis Dachau, Bavaria, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Dennis Schwachhofer (Folkearth, Folkodia) : drums
Fabian Wiescher : bagpipes, tin and low whistles, flutes
Sebastian Haag : bass
Michael Grabow : guitars
Manuel Trzcinski : guitars, mandolin
Ruth Mair : violin
Solveig "Solly" Rose : vocals, accordion


HISTORY :
Dennis Schwachhofer founded the band in february 2005 and the other members immediately joined. Caverns Of Arnosh shows a mixture of self-written songs and arranged Irish folk tunes. Their demo was available for free download but the band is not active now.

RECORDINGS :
Demo 2008


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Schelmish

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LOCATION : Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Rimsbold von Tiefentann : vocals, bagpipes, shawm, flutes, harp, percussions
Samtron : drums, percussion
Picus von Corvin : davul, percussion, (sampling, e-percussion)
DesDemonia : bagpipes, shawm, bouzouki, vocals
Dextro : bagpipes, bouzouki, flutes, hurdy-gurdy, bombard, shawm, vocals, (e-guitars)
Luzi das L : bagpipes, shawm, bouzouki
Alexis de la Vega :bass
Marquis de Guis : e-guitars, guitars, bouzouki


HISTORY :
Schelmish is a German medieval folk/metal band, formed in 1999 while celebrating the birthday of DesDemonia's mother. They started playing as a medieval folk band and, used to call theirselves "the fattest medieval folk band in the world" - playing on many medieval markets and festivals and got one of the best known medieval bands in Germany. Someday they decided to combine their music with modern metal and so, the first medieval rock albums were recorded, half mediev…

Skyforger

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LOCATION : Riga, Latvia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Pēteris "Peter" : vocals, guitar
Edgars "Zirgs" : bass
Artūrs Jurjāns: drums
Alvis : guitar, backing vocals

Past members :
Imants Vovers : drums, backing vocals
Rihards Skudrītis : guitar, backing vocals
Kaspars Bārbals : bagpipes, pipes, kokle, backing vocals
Mārtiņš Pētersons : guitar, backing vocals
Ģirts "Motors" Kļaviņš : guitar, backing vocals
Egons Kronbergs : guitars
Edgars "Mazais" : drums


HISTORY :
Skyforger founded in 1995 after the end of their previous and different metal band Grimndmaster Dead that was founded in 1991. Skyforger lyrics deal with paganism, mythology, ancient Latvian history and so, nothing related with politic. In 2003, the band released pure folk music album "Sword Song", in cooperation with Latvian Culture Capital foundation sponsored by the government.

RECORDINGS :
Semigalls' Warchant Demo, 1997
Kauja Pie Saules (The Battle of Saule), al…

Carved In Stone

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LOCATION : Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Pagan Folk


MEMBERS :
Swawa (Taunusheim) : vocals, all instruments


HISTORY :
Carved in Stone is a solo project founded by Swawa. The project consists to play soft pagan folk ballads.

RECORDINGS :
The Forgotten Belief, MCD 2002
Hear the Voice, album 2004
Tales of Glory & Tragedy, album 2007


WEBSITES :
http://www.carvedinstone.de/

Contact : N/A

Miasthenia

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LOCATION : Brasília, Brazil

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Hécate : vocals, keyboards
Thormianak : guitars
Nygrom : drums

Past member :
V. Digger : drums


HISTORY :
Miasthenia is a melodic black pagan metal band from Brazil, formed in 1994.


RECORDINGS :
split with Lament (Bra), split 1995
Para o Encanto do Sabbat...,  demo 1995
Miasthenia - Faun- Trágica Música Noturna,  demo 1996
Visions Of Nocturnal Tragedies, split 1998
XVI, album 2000
Batalha Ritual, album 2004
Supremacia Ancestral, album 2008
O Ritual da Rebelião DVD 2011
Legados do Inframundo, album 2014
Antipodes, album 2017


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/miasthenia/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Miastheniaband

Contact :miasthenia.horda@gmail.com

Ahnengrab

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LOCATION : Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Christoph "Fenris" : vocals
Christoph : guitars
Tom : drums
Johannes : bass
Tibor : guitars


HISTORY :
Ahnengrab (engl: 'Ancestors' Grave') founded in 2006. Their lyrics deal with paganism and mythology.

Empylver

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LOCATION : Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
A.J.Alex : vocals, all instruments


HISTORY :
Empylver was a one-man band by A.J.Alex who seems to have abandoned that project for awhile.

Versengold

LOCATION : Germany

Status : Active
Music : Medieval Folk


MEMBERS :
Snorre Snoerkelfrey : lyrics, vocals, flutes, mandoline, hurdy-gurdy
Pinto von Frohsinn : vocals, bodhrán, gutar-lute, flutes, davul
Hengest der Lange : fiddle, nyckelharpa, bouzouki
Sirkka von Ungefähr : vocals, guitar-lute

Garleben

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LOCATION : Hamburg, Germany

Status : On hold
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Wittwolf : guitar, vocals
S. : guitar, vocals


HISTORY :
The band founded on September 11, 2008. The idea of Garleben came while S. was recording some guitar stuff in Wittwolfs homestudio and they decided to make their own version of Amon Amart's "Valhall awaits me". While trying to write the german lyrics for "Valhall awaits me", they decied to continue singing in german language but the band is on hold since 2011...

RECORDINGS :
Chronos, demo 2009
Hammonia, album 2010
Garleben, EP 2011


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/Garleben-165679776791199/

Contact : N/A

Elexorien

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LOCATION : Groningen, The Netherlands

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Lotte : vocals
Lainedil : vocals, guitar
Merlijn Poolman : drums
Liza "Aphrodite" Hoek : bass
Ronald "Wolve" Lukken : guitars
Bert "Grimbert den Heerscher" de Ruiter : keyboards

Past members :
Iné "The Crusher" Zijlstra : vocals


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2004 under the name 'Tearful Dawn" but changed for "Elexorien" the next year. Their lyrics deal with battles. The band split-up in 2013.


RECORDINGS :
Rising of the Storm, demo 2005
Elexorien, album 2007


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Estampie

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LOCATION : Munich, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Medieval Folk


MEMBERS :
Sigrid "Syrah" Hausen (Qntal) : vocals, flute
Sarah M. Newman ; vielle, vocals
Michael Popp  (Qntal) : oud, saz, strings instruments
Ernst Schwindl : hurdy gurdy
Alex Haas : bass
Sascha Gotowtschikow : percussions



HISTORY :
The band founded by Sigrid Hausen, Michael Popp et Ernst Schwindl in 1985. The bandname comes from medieval dance. ESTAMPIE performs with their core ensemble, performing various selections from their standard repertoire as well as with two other cooperative projects: "Al Andaluz" (with musicians from Spain and Marocco) and "Marco Polo" (with musicians from Mongolia).

RECORDINGS :
A chantar - Lieder der Frauenminne, album 1990
Ave maris stella - Marienverehrung im Mittelalter, album 1991
Ludus Danielis - Ein mittelalterliches Mysterienspiel, album 1994
Crusaders - Lieder der Kreuzritter, album 1996
Materia Mystica - Eine Hommage an Hildegard von Bingen, album 1998
Ond…

De Dannan

LOCATION : Galway, Ireland

Status : Active
Music : Celtic Folk


MEMBERS :
Frankie Gavin : fiddle, flute and whistle
Barry Brady : accordion
Bernadine Casserly : vocals
Dan Bodwell : double bass and vocals
Colm O’Caoimh : guitar and vocals

Tri Yann

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LOCATION : Nantes, France

Status : Active
Music : Celtic Folk / Rock


MEMBERS :

Founder members : 
Jean-Louis Jossic : vocals, bombard
Jean Chocun : vocals, mandolin, guitar
Jean-Paul Corbineau : vocals, acoustic guitar