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Faun

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LOCATION : Munich, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Pagan Folk


MEMBERS :
Oliver S. Tyr : vocals, Irish bouzouki, nyckelharpa, mandocello, harp, saz, tar, guitar & luth
Laura Fella : vocals, mandola, frame drum Fiona Rüggeberg : vocals, bagpipes, flutes, shawms, recorder Stephan Groth : vocals, hurdy gurdy,, cittern, whistles Rüdiger Maul : darabouka, davul, percussion
Niel Mitra : keybards

Thronar / Cerberus

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LOCATION : The Netherlands

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Bouke "Buke" Braun : bass
Kevin Olinga (Heidevolk) : guitars
Otto van Beusekom : guitars, vocals
Nathalia Hoogkamer : keyboards
Jarno Olinga : drums

Past members :
Ian Kevin Olinga : guitars
Reamon Bloem (ex-Heidevolk) : vocals
Joost Westdijk (Heidevolk) : drums
Elwin Molenaar : drums
Donderbaard : vocals


HISTORY :
The band founded in 1998 under the name Cerberus. They changed the bandname for Thronar in 2002. The band ended activities after the departure of Reamon Bloem in early 2009.


RECORDINGS :

As CERBERUS :
A Journey Must Begin..., demo 1999
One Man's Fate, demo 2001

As THRONAR :
Promo 2003
Arnhem Trolleymetaal, split 2003
For Death and Glory, album 2005
Unleash the Fire, album 2008


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Tuatha De Danann

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LOCATION : Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Bruno Maia (Kernunna) : vocals, guitars, flutes, whistles, mandolin, bodhrán, banjo, brazilian 10 strings viola
Rodrigo Berne (Tray Of Gift) : guitars, harsh vocals
Giovani Mendonça (Tray Of Gift) : bass, harsh vocals
Rodrigo Abreu (Kernunna) : drums, percussions
Alex Navar (Kernunna) : uilleann pipes, backing vocals
Edgard Brito (Kernunna) : keyboards

Aktarum

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LOCATION : Wavre, Belgium

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Thomas (Trollour) : vocals, keyboards
David (TrollAklass) : guitar
Brieuc (Trollbard) : guitar
Jerem (Trolladal) : bass
Trollhammer : drums

Troll Bends Fir

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LOCATION : Saint Petersburg, Russia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Konstantin "Troll" Rumyantsev (ex-Nomans Land) : vocals, guitar
Maria "Jetra" Leonova : vocals, tin whistle
Sergey "Skjoldy" Nemtinov : bass
Aleksey "Ainar" Magin (Nomans Land) : drums
Svetlana Sulimova (Woodscream) : violin

Past members :
Anna Fomina : violin
Boris (606) Senkin (ex-Nomans Land) : bass
Sigradd : percussions
Katya Lozhkomoeva : violin
Sergey "Beliy" Voevodin (ex-Nomans Land) : drums
Aleksey Mester : violin
Nikita : drums


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2002 names their style as beer-folk. Their music background consists of Scandinavian folk tunes styled as hard rock riffs. Lyrics are primarily in Russian though there are some songs in ancient Icelandic as well as traditional folk songs. Troll Bends Fir is Тролль Гнёт Ель and Troll Gnet El for Russia. The record "Brothers In Drinks" combines Oktoberfest and Hoplnir EP's together with …

Rob Crabtree

LOCATION : Toronto, Canada

Status : Unknown
Music : Celtic Bagpipes


MEMBERS :
Rob Crabtree : bagpipes, smallpipes, tin whistle


HISTORY :
Rob Crabtree is a bagpiper, smallpiper, fiction writer living in Toronto. He started playing bagpipes at age of 10. He also participated to alot of competitions. He frequently appears as a traditional solo performer at  weddings, gala events, head tables, funerals and  other ceremonial events. Rob is himself a leader in the instructional arena and is the co-founder of one of the top bagpipes summer schools in North America.


RECORDINGS :
The piper's legacy, album 1999
Bagpipe classics, album 2000
The pipers Christmas, album 2000
The piper's journey 2002


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

Alan Stivell

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LOCATION : Brittany, France

Status : Active
Music : Celtic Folk / Celtic Harp


MEMBERS :
Alan Stivell : vocals, harp, bagpipes, bombard


HISTORY :
Alan Stivell's real name is Alan Cochevelou. In 1967, he decided to change his name for a breton one:  Stivell that means "the old sources"(kozh stivelloù). He's a Brittany passionate person and the first one of the revival of the celtic harp. His compositions are about the recogntion of the celts culture and one  bigger brotherhood between people. His music influenced many artists worldwide, Folk metal bands included.

Blackguard / Profugus Mortis

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LOCATION : Montréal, Québec, Canada

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Paul Ablaze : vocals
Terry Roadcase : rythm guitar
Louis Jacques : lead guitar
Justine Ethier : drums, orchestrations

Past membes :
Émilie Livernois (ex-Les Bâtards du Nord) : violin
Mordred : bass
Alkin : vocals
Étienne Mailloux : bass
Dave Ablaze : bass
Kim Gosselin : guitar
Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc : keyboards


HISTORY :
The band started as Profugus Mortis in 2003, a name changed for Blackguard in 2008.


RECORDINGS :

As PROFUGUS MORTIS :
United Under A Shadowed Nightsky, demo 2003
United Under a Shadowed Nightsky, single 2004
Demo 2005
So It Begins, album 2007
Another Round, EP 2008

As BLACKGUARD :
Profugus Mortis, album 2009
Firefight, single 2011
Firefight, album 2011


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/blackguardband
https://twitter.com/blackguardmetal
http://www.reverbnation.com/blackguard

Contact : N/A

Crom

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LOCATION : Landshut, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Walter "Crom" Grosse : vocals, all instruments


HISTORY :
Crom created this solo project in 1997. At the begining, it was meant to be a Bathory tribute project.but things evolved with time.

Odroerir

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LOCATION : Breitungen, Thuringia, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Fix (Menhir) : guitar, vocals, cittern, mandolin, mandola, flute, shawm, mouth harp, percussion
Stickel : guitar, vocals, shawm, mouth harp
Manuel : bass
Veit : violin, cello, vocals
Natalie : vocals, flute
Philipp : drums, percussion
Karlson (ex-Schratentanz) : guitar, flutes, bagpipes, vocals

Paghania

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LOCATION : Talca, Chile

Status : Unknown
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Ariel Rojas : bass
Jordan Rojas : violin, backing vocals
Javier De Jongh : drums
Andres D. Remolcoy : keyboards, synths
Ricardo Agusto "Armando" : guitar
Marcial Cruz : guitar
Patricio "Jaime" : vocals

Past members :
Daniel Arenas : bass
Oscar : charango, flute
Mario Retamal : drums
Fernanda González : keyboards
Matías González : drums
Ivo Durán : vocals


HISTORY :
The Chilean band formed in 2006. Several line-up change in this band.


RECORDINGS :
Hijos del Folklore, demo 2007
Historias Paghanas, demo 2008


WEBSITES :
http://www.fotolog.com/paghania_folk/
https://www.facebook.com/paghania

Contact : N/A

Slartibartfass

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LOCATION : Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Status :Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Philipp Bulling : vocals, guitar, jews's harp
Nicolas Hibst : bass, accordion, jew's harp
Vladimir Nikolov : guitar
Thomas : keyboards, jew's harp
Jessica Bulling : bagpipes

Past members :
Daniel Kneer : vocals, jew's harp
Markus Schädle : drums
Juan Kelemen : drums


HISTORY :
Thomas and Philipp founded the band at the beginning of the year 2005 and then, the other members joined. Lyrics deal with nature, myths, and legends.


RECORDINGS :
Nordwind, album 2006
Nebelheim, album 2007
Funkenfeuer, album 2009
Schwarz verhüllt, album 2011


WEBSITES :
http://www.slartibartfass-musik.de/
https://www.facebook.com/slartibartfassmusik

Contact : j.bulling@web.de

Mystic Shadows

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LOCATION : Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Falcon : drums, clean vocals
Myth : guitars, vocals
Arntor : keyboards

Past members :
Earth : guitars, vocals, bass
Thungoroth : drums


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2002, released a full length and since 2007, the band is inactive.


RECORDINGS :
...over Old Hills, album 2004


WEBSITES :
https://myspace.com/paganmemories

Contact : N/A