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Tengger Cavalry

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LOCATION : New York, USA

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Pat Reilly : guitar
Greg Baker : double bass
Randy Tesser : drum
Muren : morin khuur
Nature "张天然" Ganganbaigal : morin khuur, tovshuur, dombra, jaw's harp, vocals

Past members :
Hasi : morin khuur
Wang Xin : morin khuur
Mural : dombra
Ding Kai : drums
Yuri Liak : drums
Uljmuren : strings instruments
Alex Abayev : bass
Josh Schifris : drums
Robert McLaughlin : violin, Igil


HISTORY :
Nature started Tengger Cavalry in 2010 as a one-man band project in Beijing, China. He released some records and Tengger Cavalry became a full band with time. Then, Nature moved to the USA and found new band members. Throat singing can be found in their music inspired by Mongolian cultures and shamanism. The band splitup after Cian Bi album released, coming back with a new lineup, months later.

RECORDINGS :
Tengger Cavalry, demo, 2009
]血祭萨满 / Blood Sacrifice Shaman, demo 2010
Cavalry Folk, album, 2012
Black Steed, album, 2013
Th…

Balyios

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LOCATION : Pretoria, South Africa

Status : Split-up
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Ruan Malan : guitars, vocals
Morné Erasmus : guitar
Arno Smit : bass
Werner Boshoff : keyboards
Frederik Nagel : drums

Past members : Louis Kruger : bass

Kastalija by AVVEN reviewed

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Kastalija is the second album from the Slovenian band AVVEN. The album made of 10 tracks :


01. Zmaji
02. Ros
03. Nuala
04. Vvile
05. Ibo
06. Tarak
07. Hej Ti!
08. Spain
09. L.78
10. Tornach

Lyrics can be found inside the booklet but I’m not sure to understand why it doesn’t follow the tracks order.

Tarak is the only full English song while some English can be found in the last track entitled “Tornach”.
Let’s see the music now:

Northsong

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LOCATION : Bloomington, Illinois, USA

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Cort Runyon : all instruments


HISTORY :
Northsong is a one man band project created by Cort Runyon during midsummer 2010.


Carpatica

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LOCATION : Bucharest, Romania

Status : Active
Music : Black Pagan


MEMBERS :
Matei : vocals, tulnic, caval
Sobo: bass
Andrei : guitar, backing vocals
Sorin : guitar
Paul : drums
Sasa : violin

Steignyr

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LOCATION : Barcelona, Spain

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Jön Thörgrimr : lead guitar, vocals
Jormun : rhythmic guitar
Alaricus Ficarus : bass
Harald : drums
Hyrtharia : keyboards

Past members :
Vilboög Dürsjen : rhythmic guitar
Adrien : male vocals, rhythmic guitar
Niniel : female vocals
Zorak : piccolo, transverse flute, tin whistle
Lynette : violin
Neko : violin
Yann : drums
Gerard Chicote : vocals
Aloysa : vocals
Ripper Svarti : rhythmic guitar
Nil : guitar
Anibal : violin
Daniel : flute, pipes


HISTORY :
Jön Thörgrimr Fjölnir founded the band in 2011 and then, the members Yann, Alaricus, Ireth, Nil, Gerard, Daniel and Anibal joined. Several line-up change since its creation. Lyrical themes are about vikings, paganism, medieval times and nature. 

RECORDINGS :
Demo 2012
The voice of the forest, demo 2013
The Legend, EP 2014 [ details ]
Tales Of A Forgotten Hero, album 2014 [ details ]
Another Stupid Song of Beer, single 2015 [ details ]
The Prophecy of the Highlands, album …

Einher Skald

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LOCATION : Buenos Aires, Argentina

Status : Active
Music : Folk Metal


MEMBERS :
Wulfgar Walthar : vocals, violin
Roderick Radulfrson : guitar
Hrothgar Langurskegg : guitar
Gunnar Gunthwulf : bass
Sigtyr : drums

Past members :
Bjölfur Kunsen : guitar


HISTORY :
Einher Skald is a Viking Death Metal band from Buenos Aires, Argentina, founded in 2001. The line-up changed a little until their first demo.


RECORDINGS :
Einher Skald, demo 2008
Drinking in Valhalla, demo 2010
Battles at Midgarth, EP 2011


WEBSITES :
https://www.facebook.com/EinherSkald
https://www.reverbnation.com/einherskald
https://www.youtube.com/user/EinherSkald

Contact :einherskald@einherskald.com