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Branâ Keternâ

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LOCATION : Switzerland

Status : Split-up
Music : Trad. Folk


MEMBERS :
Chrigel Glanzmann : guitar, mandola, bagpipes, flute
Andrea Greter : vocals, percussions
Toby Roth : accordion
Marius Raiber : bodhran, djembe, darabuka
Linda: Fiddle : vocals
Elena Konstantinidis : fiddle
Päde Kistler : guitar, bagpipes
Roger Zemp : davul, darabuka


HISTORY :
This band appears like a side-project by some ELUVEITIE guys. It was a band founded in 2003, influenced by Irish, Scottish, Breton and Scandinavian trads.


RECORDINGS :
Joð, EP 2004


WEBSITES :
http://www.brana.ch/

Contact : N/A

Fejd

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LOCATION : Trollhättan, Sweden

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Patrik Rimmerfors : vocals, bouzouki, swedish bagpipe, jew's harp, hurdy-gurdy, cow antler, recorder, willow-pipe
Niklas Rimmerfors : moraharpa (keyed fiddle), vocals
Lennart Specht : keyboards
Per-Owe Solvelius : guitar
Thomas Antonsson : bass
Esko Salow : drums


HISTORY :
The Rimmerfors brothers and a couple of members from the metal band Pathos founded FEJD in 2001. Fejd, said that way, means "quarrel". The Rimmerfors’ interest in Swedish medieval folk music dates back to 1995, when both began studying music and becoming more interested in exploring the new musical territories they uncovered along the way. However, the brothers’ musical backgrounds, as well as those of their bandmates, found their roots in heavy metal.

Cadacross

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LOCATION : Hämeenlinna, Finland

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Sami Aarnio (ex-Turisas) : vocals
Georg Laakso (ex-Turisas) : guitar, vocals
Tino Ahola (ex-Turisas) : guitar
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen (ex-Ensiferum) : bass
Antti Ventola (ex-Turisas) : keyboard
Nina Laakso : backing vocals
Kimmo Miettinen (ex-Ensiferum) : drums


HISTORY :
Cadacross was a metal band founded in 1997 now split-up. Sometimes, it sounds like Turisas, with ex-Turisas members.


RECORDINGS :
Bloody Way, demo 1997
Power of the Night, demo 1997
So Pale Is the Light, album 2001
Corona Borealis, album 2002


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A

XIV Dark Centuries

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LOCATION : Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Michel : vocals
Marley : bass
Roman : guitar
Uwe : guitar
Tobi : keyboard
Rüd : drums


HISTORY :
They founded in 1994 as a dark metal band, After a line-up change, the band goes pagan metal with lyrics focused on the fall of the Thuringian kingdom. In 1998 was released their first demo "For Your God“.

RECORDINGS :
For Your God, demo 1998
Dunkle Jahrhunderte (Dark Centuries), demo 2002
Den Ahnen zum Gruße (Hail to the ancestors), album 2003
Jul, EP 2005
Skithingi, album 2006
Gizit Dar Faida, album 2011


WEBSITES :
http://www.xivdarkcenturies.de/
https://www.facebook.com/xivdarkcenturies
https://twitter.com/XIV_Dark_C
https://www.youtube.com/user/XIVDarkCenturies
http://xivdarkcenturies.bandcamp.com/

Contact : N/A

Taunusheim / Viking from Norway

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LOCATION : Eppstein, Bad Soden, Hessen, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Patrick : bass, backing vocals
Erik : guitar, vocals, jaw's harp
Ilona (Carved In Stone) : keyboards, backing vocals, flute

Past members :
Astrid : drums, vocals


HISTORY :
Founded in 1995 under the name "Viking from Norway", they change the bandname in 1999 for "Taunusheim" in 1999 because the location since they are from Germany.


RECORDINGS :

As VIKING FROM NORWAY :
I'm a Viking from Norway, demo 1996
Lejrild, demo 1997
Ilmarsj, demo 1998

As TAUNUSHEIM :
Nebelkämpfe, album 2005


WEBSITES :
http://www.taunusheim.de/
https://www.facebook.com/taunusheim

Contact : N/A

Gernotshagen

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LOCATION : Trusetal, Thuringia, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Daniel "Askan" Möller : vocals
Maik "Diabolus" Pomplun : guitar
Bastian "Daimonicon" Techet : guitar
Steffen "Murry" Beck : bass
Marcus Röll : drums
Sebastian Jung : keyboards

Menhir

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LOCATION : Breitungen, Thuringia, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Fix (Odroerir) : guitar
Heiko Gerull : guitar, vocals
Elli : guitar
Ralf (ex-Odroerir, Surturs Lohe) : bass
Stephan Gauger (Fimbulvet, Surturs Lohe) : drums
Jen : keyboards

Draugnim

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LOCATION : Espoo, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Morior; guitars : keyboards
Chimedra :vocals
Turms : bass

Menosgada

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LOCATION : Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Michael Koch : guitars, orchestration
Sebastian Schulz : vocals
Simon Spark : bass
Ole Fahnick : drums


HISTORY :
The band founded in 2004 and was active for only four years, the time to release one demo in 2007. Menosgada is the name the Greek geographer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemaeus gave to the mighty Celtic 'oppidum' on the upper Main, which perished in the fog of Germanic invasion and then, lyrics are focused on Germanic culture and history.

RECORDINGS :
Mittsommer, demo 2007


WEBSITES :
N/A

Contact : N/A