About

I founded Sword Chant on november 10, 2007. It started with a forum and this blog is up since august 25, 2013.

This site deals with Folk Metal, Celtic Music, Traditional, Medieval & Pagan Folk/Rock.

Folk Metal is an eclectic music within metal (heavy, black, death, power...) and Folk Music (traditional folk, celtic, medieval...). Instruments used are the common guitar, bass, drums and synth some times, but also violin, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, and other ancestral folk instruments.

Lyrics are mostly based on Celtic and Norse mythologies, paganism, nature, the past times and wars left behind but fantasy ones can also be found. Find here official lyrics. Some are available with official and unofficial translations, shared with permission. Listeners can translate the permitted lyrics to their language, to be shared on this website then.

Official music videos, shows, full stream for records, reviews and interviews can be found here.

Sword Chant supports bands with respect to their rights, by sharing their news, their crowd funding projects, their new releases, upcoming shows and lyrics.

News on this website are also shared on Twitter and Facebook.
The facebook page hosts two groups :

Be welcome!


FAQ :


WEBSITE

Is this website related with religion ?
No, this website is not related with religion but Music. Everybody is welcome here.

Politic and Sword Chant ?
Your political view doesn't matter but Sword Chant stands against hate in all its way.

What about Folk/Punk ?
This website deals with Pagan/Folk Metal, and Folk Music (Celtic, Medieval, Trad, Pagan Folk/Rock and World music related with). That's big enough!

HOW TO...

How to get bandpage on this site ?
You will find all informations to that link : sword-chant.blogspot.com/p/bands

How to share lyrics and translations ?
Bands can send me their lyrics and translated lyrics if all rights owners related with the content agree with it.
Write explicit email giving me permission to share here official lyrics, official/unofficial translations attached (no link!) together with permission for translation to other languages.

How can I know the ended support for band, on this site ?
Sword Chant doesn't support bands promoting hate in one way or another. If some of them were previously available, those are removed once I get the information. Of course, investigations or discussions are before anything. - Changed style is one other hint, that you can see to the Bands page.

How to report something ?
If you find out something wrong here, or something that hurts, you can email me at anytime. I want you safe here.

SHARING

Why do you ban artwork or video ?
I may refuse to share artwork or video because I don't want to hurt the people through things available on this website and, everybody should feel concerned from a moment something is going to be shared to the public. Some symbols related with world war shouldn't feat. on artwork. Runes or Ogham shouldn't be a problem since they are Norse and Celtic writing, like shorthand is.

Why don't you share the video ?
I only share videos from official sources (band, label...) but offensive videos won't be available on this site.


MY ADVICES TO BANDS

  • Create all your own official pages, sharing your music and videos to the world.
  • Warrior or not, be careful with symbols.
  • Don't hurt the people with your art and design.
  • Email me your news, tourdates and request at anytime
  • If Email isn't your thing, you can easily share your news into the Sword Chant group for Bands on Facebook

SUPPORT

Due to my work, I am not allowed to earn money with Sword Chant and any other project,
that's why there won't be things like new domain...

But if you want to support Sword Chant and my work, small presents are welcome at anytime,
Bands and others can also carve some words to the support page of Sword Chant.
Enter in contact with me for the whole.
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Thank you for following Sword Chant. It means a lot.


THE AUTHOR

I am Krissy "Keltia" from France. I founded Sword Chant back in 2007 and then in 2015, I founded Cities: Skylines :France now called CimFrance, a city builder website extended to serious games (video games related with management, city builders and "real" vehicle simulation). 

I play guitar, flute, bouzouki, and other folk instruments for many years now. I love Music Art.. 😀
I enjoy writing, and discussions and I'm pleased to help the people my best.