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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

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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.

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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