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Heimdalls Wacht

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LOCATION : Ahlen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Saruman : vocals, bass
Narhemoth : vocals
Herjann : guitar
Teja : guitar
Winterheart : drums

I reviewed the first FUROR GALLICO demo

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So, here we go :
1- The Gods Have Returned
First of all, Lyrics for that song are amazing : Under nearly each first sentences is about nature (Once my land was green & was strong, Fight for our rivers & trees, Sunrise it will be, Now my land so green & so strong...) ; then is about something dark (strangers now are invading, we can't see our future, fight even thu death, ennemies found death, etc) ; next sentences from parts are more about religions (signs of gods, strangers here, when the gods return, etc) ; then is the notion of "OURS" & "WE" (want us to disappear, we 're drifiting away, they shall be ours, etc).
So, litterature speaking, well done! ^^
Now the music :

Vikings 'N' Celts

LOCATION : Le Havre, Normandie, France

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Thomas D'herbomez : vocals, percussions
Olivier Davidas : guitars
Frédérick Laney : bass, acoustic guitar
Yoann Luce : drums, percussions

Past members :
Mathieu Loisel : guitars


HISTORY :
Yoann Luce founded the  band in 1997. They fired Mathieu in 2009 and found F. Laney as replacement.


RECORDINGS :
Spell Of The Kross, demo 2006
Mc Thorsen, album 2009


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/VikingsNCelts-305502111084
http://twitter.com/vikingsNcelts
http://www.youtube.com/user/VikingsNcelts

Contact : N/A

Surturs Lohe

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LOCATION : Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Reki (Helritt) : vocals
Alraun : vocals, flute
Ragnfalt : guitar
Heidenherz (Menhir, Fimbulvet) : guitar, backing vocals
Ralph (Menhir, ex-Odroerir) : bass
Nidhöggr (Helritt) : drums

Helritt

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LOCATION : Thuringia, Germany

Status : Unknown
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Reki (Surturs Lohe) : vocals
Tyrs Sohn (ex-Surturs Lohe) : guitar
Nidhöggr (Surturs Lohe): drums
Boreas : bass
Werner : guitar


HISTORY :
The band founded in January 2005. Their lyrics are all based on nature and paganism.


RECORDINGS :
Wälder, demo 2005
Trotzend dem Niedergang, album 2007


WEBSITES :
http://www.helritt.de/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helritt/164132886951455

Contact :Helritt@gmx.net

Hordak

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LOCATION : Madrid, Spain

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Autumn : vocals, guitar
A. García "Winter" : guitar
A. Mansilla : bass


HISTORY :
Autumn 2002 was founded Hordak.


RECORDINGS :
Demo 2003
War has just begun, album 2005
The last European wolves, album 2006
Under the Sign of the Wilderness, album 2011
Padre, album 2016 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
http://www.paganhordak.net/
https://www.facebook.com/paganhordak
http://www.youtube.com/paganhordak
http://hordakpaganmetal.bandcamp.com/

Contact : paganbonfires@hotmail.com

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

Heljareyga

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LOCATION : Runavík, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Heri Joensen (Týr) : vocals, guitar
John Ivar Venned : guitar
Ken Johannesen : guitar
Ísak Petersen : bass
Amon Djurhuus : drums


HISTORY :
Heljareyga is a side project by Heri Joensen and means "Hel's Eye". Heri described the band name as the following : "It is a geological phenomenon in the Faeroes. Namely holes in the ground close to the sea through which the surf comes up in bad weather. Or deep holes into the bedrock under waterfalls, where you can't make out the bottom. And it is even the name of a river. In early times people will have thought of these holes as passages down to the realm of Hel, or maybe as the very eye of Hel".
The band music isn't really part of "folk metal" but listening to Heljareyga is like listening to Týr since it sounds the same really : as progressive as Týr, the other Heri's band.

RECORDINGS :
Heljareyga, album 2010


WEBSITES …

The Dubliners

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LOCATION : Dublin, Irlande

Status : Active
Music : Celtic Folk


MEMBERS :
John Sheahan : fiddle, mandolin, tin whistle, concertina
Sean Cannon : vocals, guitar
Patsy Watchorn : vocals, guitar
Eamonn Campbell : guitar, mandolin

Past members :
Ronnie Drew (1962-1974 ; 1979-1995)  : vocals, guitar
Luke Kelly (1962-1984) : vocals, banjo (5 strings)
Ciaran Bourke (1962-1974)  : vocals, guitar, tin whistle, harmonica
Paddy Reilly (1995-2005)  : vocals, guitar
Bobby Lynch (1964-1965)  : vocals, guitar
Jim McCann (1974-1979)  : vocals, guitar
Barney McKenna : tenor banjo (4 strings), mandolin, melodeon, vocals


HISTORY :
Formely known as « The Ronnie Drew Group », the pionniers of the Irish folk « The Dubliners », was born in 1962, with Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke & Barney McKenna. The bandname comes from a book (from wikipedia: Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Ir…

FriesenBlut

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LOCATION : Rhauderfehn, Niedersachsen, Germany

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Tobias Schröder : vocals
Torsten Schmidt : guitar
Hendrik Koolman : bass
Jens Lottmann : drums

Urt

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LOCATION : Põlva, Estonia

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Pimedus : vocals
Oliver : guitar
Sander : bass
Thon : drums, fx

Helvegr

LOCATION : Munich, Germany

Status : Split-up
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Andreas Königl : vocals, guitars
Wolfgang Hermann : drums
Boogi : bass

Cruadalach

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LOCATION : Prague, Czech Republic

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jan "Radalf" Vrobel : vocals
Jan "Pigboss" Knotek : guitars and vocals
Petra "Ewenica" Jadrna : shawms, bagpipes, whistles, vocals
Tomáš Nejedly : guitars
Filip Skrdlík : violoncello
Ondřej "Ondras" Novák : bass guitar
Hanka "Honey" Slanařová : violin
Michal Rak(ex-Silent Stream of Godless Elegy) : drums

Past members :
Ales Cipra : guitars, vocals