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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…