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Lappalainen

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LOCATION : Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Flo : vocals
Victor : guitar, tin whistle
Julien : guitar
Thomas : lead guitar
Thibaut (Sorcières) : bass
Robin : drums

Past members :
Alex : bagpipes, banjo
César : guitar


HISTORY :
The French band founded in 2010 and ended in Mars 2018.


RECORDINGS :
Road to Greenland EP, 2011
Kraken's Awakening, album 2015 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
http://www.facebook.com/Lappalainen.Folk.Metal
https://twitter.com/lappalainenfolk
https://lappalainen.bandcamp.com/

Contact :black.circle@free.fr

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Grai

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LOCATION : Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Irina Zybina : vocals
Alia "Leta" : traverse flute, vocals
Ilnur Zarev : drums
Yuri "Sadist" : bass, vocals
Vitold Buznaev : guitar
Ruzveld Grai : guitar

Moonsorrow

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LOCATION : Helsinki, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Henri Sorvali : guitar
Ville Sorvali : bass, vocals
Marko Tarvonen : drums
Mitja Harvilahti : guitar
Markus Eurén : keyboard
Janne Perttilä : guitar (live)

Sylvatica

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LOCATION : Denmark

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jardén Schlesinger : vocals, guitar
Thomas Haxen : bass, backing vocals
Danni Lyse Jelsgaard (ex-Svartsot) : drums

Celtibeerian

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LOCATION : Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Gustavo Infantes "Gus" : bass, lead vocals
Victor Fernández "Vity" : drums, bodhrán, percussions, backing vocals
David "Dagda" (ex-Mörrighan) : viola, bagpipes, bouzouki, flutes, whistle, harp, backing vocals
Patricia San Martín "Patri" : violin, backing vocals
María Ea : guitar

Asa-Noir

LOCATION : Hämeenlinna, Finland

Status : Active
Music : Melodic Death, Industrial


MEMBERS :
Henri Asikainen : vocals
Toni Haapasaari : keyboards
Ville Oravala : guitar
Juha Kortemaa : guitar
Yann Gualtieri : drums
Tero Kulmala : bass

HISTORY :
Finnish Asa-Noir is founded in the year 2004 by Ilkka Koivisto and Ville Oravala, Asa-Noir was originally a heathen black metal duo contemplating the many aspects of Asatru. However, after seemingly neverending troubles and changes in the band's line up, the band returns when Henri Asikainen joined as vocalist in 2010. Now, music of the band sounds more industrial within melodic death metal.

RECORDINGS :
Demo, 2010
Reforming Heathen Origins, promo 2011
Sing, My Ravens, single 2012
Fall of the Idols, album 2014


WEBSITES :
http://www.facebook.com/asanoirband
https://twitter.com/AsaNoirOfficial

Contact :contact@asanoir.com

Siluria

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LOCATION : Wales, UK

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
John Courage : guitar, midi drums, programming.
Steve Thomas : bass, vocals, guitar,12 strings guitar

Past members :
Aled Pashley (Annwn, ex-Hildr Valkyrie) : guitar
Peter Squire : guitar


HISTORY :
The band was formed late 2005. Following various line up changes the band now consists of the two founding members John Courage and Steve Thomas. The music is based around pagan themes and Welsh folklore, Doom ,Folk ,Ambient, Classical and Progressive elements make up the overall sound.

RECORDINGS :
As Homelands Burn, EP 2011


WEBSITES :
http://siluria.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/27518757681/
http://www.jango.com/music/Siluria?l=0
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/siluria

Contact : http://siluria.weebly.com/index.html

Cryptic Age

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LOCATION : York, England

Status : On hold
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jenny Green : lead vocals, keyboards, whistle
Hallam Smith : lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Keeley : bass
Alex Brandsen : drums


HISTORY :
Cryptic Age are a Celtic and progressive metal band founded in 2010 by Hallam Smith, Jenny Green, Tom Keeley and Alex Brandsen. Traditional celtic music and mythology are part of their influences and their lyrics are in Manx Gaelic since Jenny comes from the Isle of Man. The band is on indefinite hold since August 2014.


RECORDINGS :
Homeland, EP 2011
Sounds of Infinity II: Eternity Beckons, single 2012
Sounds of Infinity, album 2012


WEBSITES :
http://crypticage.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/crypticage

Contact :info@crypticage.co.uk
Booking : booking@crypticage.co.uk

Ithilien

LOCATION : Brussels, Belgium

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Pierre Cherelle : lead guitar, vocals
Thibault : rythmic guitar
Benjamin Delbar : bass
Hugo : bagpipes
Myrna : violin
Sabrina :hurdy gurdy
Jerry Winkelmans : drums

Heathen Foray

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LOCATION : Graz, Styria, Austria

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Robert Schroll (Alphayn) : vocals
Jürgen Brüder : guitars
Alexander Wildinger : guitars
Markus Wildinger : bass
Markus Kügerl : drums

Past members :
Bernd S. Zahn : guitars
Franz Löchinger : drums


HISTORY :
Heathen Foray is Austrian band created in 2005. Music of the band can be described as viking metal connected with folk and melodic death metal influences.


RECORDINGS :
Forest, demo 2007
The Passage, album 2009
Armored Bards, album 2010
Inner Force, album 2013 [ details ] [ lyrics ]
Into Battle, album 2015 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
http://www.heathenforay.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HeathenForay
https://twitter.com/heathenforay
http://heathenforay.bandcamp.com/

Contact :info@heathenforay.com

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- Interview 2013

Percival Schuttenbach

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LOCATION : Lubin, Poland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Mikołaj Rybacki : guitars, mandoline, saz (lute), darabuka, vocals
Katarzyna Bromirska : cello, double bass, accordion, flutes
Joanna Lacher : davul, bodhrán, vocals
Marcin Frąckowiak : bass
Andrzej Mikityn : drums
Christina Bogdanova : keyboards, vocals

Andraste

LOCATION : Manchester, England

Status : On hold
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Coll Féchin. : vocals, whistle, mandola
Atticus. : guitar, vocals, mandolin, melodeon
Jorund. : guitar
Scåpa. : drums
Idris Fawr : bass


Past members :
Andrew Nixon-Corfield : bass


HISTORY :
Andraste started with Coll and Jorund colliding in the moshpit at Paganfest 08... and an outpouring of pent-up folk and metal tunes soon followed. Atticus got wind of this through a mutual friend and brought in a second lead guitar, vocals, mandolin and melodeon; and dragged in Scåpa on drums and vocals, who in turn roused the dormant bassist, Idris. The Goddess arose...
Their music rooted in both traditional British folk and various forms of extreme metal as their lyrics focus all over the British Isles and Europe, especially from the celtic and viking North. Some examples with tracks from the demos : 'Sheild Ring' and 'Honour' are both based on the story of a Cumbrian rebel army battling on in Buttermere after…

Vinterblåst

LOCATION : Italy

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Erdagaar : accordion
Nørsten : drums, bass
Ølsägen : vocals
Nöstam : guitars
Myrnir : guitars (live)

Past members :
Sir Joey : bass
Fjellmann : bass
Puja : vocals
Nattligmorden : keyboards
Fäner : guitars


HISTORY :
October 2007, Erdagaar created Vinterblåst together with his first songs. The line-up completed within Nørsten, Fäner, Ølsägen in late december 2007 and a few after, Puja and sir Joey joined too. After three months, Puja has been kicked out from the band 'cause of different attitudes. Numerous line-up change in this band that was on hold sometimes after the release of their EP. The band is supposed to be back but activities seem to have stopped in 2014...

RECORDINGS :
In Beer We Trust, EP 2010


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/128730993833860

Contact :vinterblast@yahoo.it

Drakum

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LOCATION : Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Cristian "Feni" Villanueva : guitar
Mark Martínez : guitar
Ümbra Hatzler : vocals
Xavi Puiggalí : drums
Jose Luis Parreño : bass, choirs
Caleb Wright : violin, choirs

Vinterblot

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LOCATION : Bitonto, Italy

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Phanaeus : vocals
Vandrer : guitar
Auros : guitar
Wolf : drums

Past members :
Kvasir : vocals
Fjorgynn : guitar
Eruner : bass


HISTORY :
Vandrer, Wolf, Eruner and Fjorgynn founded Vinterblot by winter 2008. Vinterblot is an Italian band dedicated to represent the most arcane, esoteric and pagan traits of European culture and it aims to re-enact the old chant that once connected earthly and mystical worlds, human spirit and divinity.


RECORDINGS :
For Asgard, EP 2010
Nether Collapse, album 2012
Triumph Recalls My Name, single 2014 [ details ]
Realms of the Untold, album 2016 [ details ]


WEBSITES :
http://www.vinterblotofficial.com/
http://www.facebook.com/vinterblotofficial
https://twitter.com/Vinterblot_Band
http://www.reverbnation.com/vinterblotofficial
http://www.youtube.com/vinterblotofficial

Contact :info@vinterblotofficial.com

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- Interview 2016

Dalina

LOCATION : Belarus

Status : Active
Music : Medieval Folk


MEMBERS :
Darkut (ex-Oyhra, ex-Zmrok, ex-Smiercieslau) : N/A


HISTORY :
Dalina (Далiна) describes its music as "Slavonic Nature Magic Medieval Folk Ambient". The Belarus band is a side-project by Darkut, founded in 1999 after the dissolution of the epic pagan black metal band Oyhra.

Boyanov Gimn

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LOCATION : Moscow, Russia

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Volot : vocals, mouth harp, zhaleyka
Bayan : backing vocals, percussions
Olga Kondrus : vocals
Koloyar : guitar
Past members : Vampire : bass Beligor : drums Owl : guitar

SVARTSOT : all about "Maledictus Eris" album

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The band shared the following news :

"As previously announced, the album recounts the tale of the Black Death's incursion into Danish history from 1349 to 1350. The album begins the tale from just prior to the plague's arrival through to when the first bout relinquished its grasp, and focuses on the way the epidemic affected the population – from victim to survivor. We have taken more inspiration from medieval music than on previous albums, and the feel of the album in general has taken a darker and more emotive turn on this recording.

Lou Quinse

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LOCATION : Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Daniele Quaranta : vocals
Furio Sguayzer : diatonic accordion
Davide Di Vincenzo : percussions
Ivan Di Vincenzo : guitars
Domenico Santoro : bass
Simone Cottura : drums
Michele Tron (ex-Henderwyd) : musette (French bagpipes), tin and low whistles

Tengwar

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LOCATION : Buenos Aires, Argentina

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Thorvi : vocals, Iberian lute, hurdy-gurdy
Khâli : Galician bagpipes, recorders
Tryzwen : bass
Tomás Limeres : drums, percussions
Halatir : guitars, backing vocals
Feredur : fiddle, mandolin, bodhrán

Past members :
Fernando "Fërin" Bonino (NaufragantDolmen) : drums
Julián Bonino (Dolmen) : guitars
Emilio Souto (Skiltron) : guitars
Lian Gerbino (Tersivel) : guitars, backing vocals
Nighurath (ex-Tersivel) : guitars, backing vocals
Graëwyn : recorders, flute, tin whistles, crumhorn


HISTORY :
Under Celtic and medieval influences, Thorvi and Férin founded TENGWAR in october 2003. The official debut of the band was on September 9th of 2004. Their debut album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand" is a first part of a conceptual work related with J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy.

RECORDINGS :
The Pilgrim's March EP 2005
Tengwesta Quendion EP 2008
The Halfling Forth Shall Stand, album 2011


WEBS…

Gevolt

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LOCATION : Tel Aviv, Israel

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Vadim Weinstein : drums
Mark Lekhovitser : bass guitars
Michael Gimmervert : guitars
Dmitry Lipshitz : synths
Eva Iframov : violins
Anatholy Bonder : vocals


HISTORY :
Gevolt is a folk metal band from Israel, founded in 2001. Their music combines elements of modern metal and traditional klezmer music, completing their style with some industrial influences. The lyrics are kept in Yiddish language - some in Russian - and most of the songs are traditional jewish songs. 

RECORDINGS :
Sidur, album 2006
Yiddish Project, single 2008
AlefBase, album 2011
Khokhotshet, single 2015


WEBSITES :
http://www.gevolt.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Gevolt
https://twitter.com/#!/GevoltBand
http://www.youtube.com/user/GevoltBand

Contact :info@gevolt.com

Prarod

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LOCATION : Žilina, Slovak Republic

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Andrej : drums
Ľuboš : guitar
Sambor : vocals, flute

Past members :
Peto : guitar
Mato : bass
Ado : drums
Ingvarr : violin


HISTORY :
The band started in 2008  and got a few line-up change since their debut album released and then, split-up in 2015. Their lyrics deal with Slavic mythology and nature.


RECORDINGS :
Ozvena Vekov (Echo of Ages), demo 2010
Na ceste k zániku, album 2013


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/Prarod-132336706841603/
http://bandzone.cz/prarod

Contact :prarod@safe-mail.net

Shangren

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LOCATION : Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Status : On hold
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Leonard Ong : vocals, lead guitar, erhu, keyboards, programming

Past members :
Andy Suppradit : rhythm guitar
Eve Nathan : keyboards


HISTORY :
The creation of Shangren began in 2009 by Leonard Ong. The name "Shangren" comes from Chinese mythology after a Daoist deity known as Honjun Laozu but is often referred to as Xuan Xuan Shangren, the teacher of the Three Pure Ones. Legends of the story began as Leonard Ong fell down from the skies of the Heavenly Kingdom and tumbled his way down to earth. He brought forth Traditional Asian instruments and melodies to combine them with metal. The band released one first demo and then, goes on hold.

RECORDINGS :
Warriors of Devastation, demo 2011


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/Shangrenmetal/
https://twitter.com/shangrenmetal
http://www.youtube.com/shangrenmetal

Contact :shangrenmetal@gmail.com

Askur Yggdrasils

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LOCATION : Keflavík, Iceland

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Stefán Freyr Guðmundsson : keyboards
Viktor Penalver : vocals
Kristinn Bergsson : backing vocals, guitar
Davíð Már Antonsson : guitar
Jóhann Víðir Erlendsson : bass
Friðrik Þorbergsson : drums

Past members :
Óli Baldur : drums
Pálmar : N/A
Arnar Ingólfs : N/A



HISTORY : Kristinn and Pálmar founded the black metal band "Yggdrasil"during january 2007.and changed the name for "Askur Yggdrasils" once Davíð Már and Arnar Ingólfs joined.  Tired of using a drum machine, Kristinn decided to play drums for a while, as the band's music evolved to go more melodic. Then, a drummer named Óli Baldur joined the band while december 2007 and Kristinn was back on guitar. Late in december Arnar Ingólfs quit due to musical differences ; followed by Pálmar in 2008. Viktor Freyr joined during that same year but the band split in october. They come back in 2010 with the current line-up. Meanxhile, their music has  ch…

Frijgard

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LOCATION : Kaiseraugst, Switzerland

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Michael : guitar
Alex : guitar
Sandro : bass, vocals
Maximilian : drums

Past member :
Timo : vocals, guitar


HISTORY :
Frijgard is a Swiss pagan metal band founded in early 2009 to Zeiningen, Argovia, CH. The location of the band moved to Kaiseraugst later.


RECORDINGS :
Morgenrot, demo 2009
Nebelwacht, album 2011
Bellum Aeternum Est, album 2014


WEBSITES :
http://www.frijgard.ch/
https://www.facebook.com/Frijgard
https://www.youtube.com/user/FrijgardOfficial

Contact : info@frijgard.ch