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Skyforger is a folk metal band from Rīga, Latvia. They have been tempering their music in the smithy of the Thundergod since 1995. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the flag of Latvian pagan metal; an extreme blend of traditional Baltic folk music and various metal influences ranging from Norwegian inspired black metal through to 80s-rooted heavy metal. The band's unique combination of ancient and modern influence has given them a wide appeal throughout both the metal and folk scenes Read more on

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Album: Skyforger – Kurbads

June 3rd, 2010

Metal Blade
26 April 2010

by Tom Dare

While Finntroll and Ensiferum still deal in the Nordic knees-up music, Eluveitie have already shown that folk metal is a style of music capable of being taken a mite more seriously than as just providing the soundtrack to a piss-up at Bloodstock or Wacken. Latvia’s Skyforger have now returned after a seven year absence to add weight to the suggestion that folk metal is growing up – though a certain amount of the “folk” element has been lost in the process.

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