Fist Of Satan 666 Podcast – Episode 005 – Viking/Folk Metal

While viking themes were present in heavy music as early as Led Zeppelin (Immigrant Song and No Quarter) and Sweden’s Heavy Load it wasn’t until Bathory released Blood Fire Death (1988) and more specifically Hammerheart (1990) did Viking Metal become a genre onto it’s own.

From Bathory viking themes spread throughout black metal and later into death metal and power metal thus broadening the style from its primarily black metal origin.

Folk metal arose around the same time as viking metal through releases by Skyclad from England and Cruachan from Ireland. Despite their contributions, folk metal remained lesser known with few representatives during the 1990s. It was not until the early 2000s when the genre exploded into prominence, particularly in Finland with the efforts of such groups as Finntroll, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Turisas, and Moonsorrow.

As there is so much cross over lyrically and musically between viking and folk this podcast pays tribute to both.

0:00 – Winterhymn – Legacy In Flames

From the album ‘Blood & Shadow’ released by Soundage Productions in 2016.
Country of Origin: USA
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Nature, Battles, Tales

http://www.facebook.com/Winterhymn
http://www.winterhymn.net/

4:48 – An Theos – Chemarea Strabunilor

From the album ‘Seminția Dacă’ released by Rusidava Music in 2016.
Country of Origin: Romania
Lyrical themes: Dacian & Romanian Traditional

http://antheos.bandcamp.com/releases
http://www.an-theos.com/

9:35 – Yonder Realm – Sacrifice to the Old Stone Gods

From the album ‘The Old Ways’ released independently in 2014.
Country of Origin: USA
Lyrical themes: Nature, Anti-Theism, Mythology, Druidism, Animals, Spirituality

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yonder-Realm/212708060254
https://myspace.com/yonderrealm

13:55 – Anabioz – Солнцеворот (Solntsevorot)

From the album ‘There The Sun Falls’ released by Soundage Productions in 2014.
Country of Origin: Russia
Lyrical themes: Tales, Battles, Russian folklore

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anabioz/258087144239504
http://anabioz.my1.ru/

19:11 – Bloodshed Walhalla – At The End Of The World

From the album ‘The Battle Will Never End’ release by Fog Foundation in 2012.
Country of Origin: Italy
Lyrical themes: Nordic Themes, Viking Mythology, War

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloodshed-walhalla/161453707234236
http://myspace.com/bloodshedwalhalla

23:47 – Wrath of Fenrir – Wrath of Fenrir

From the album ‘Wrath of Fenrir’ released independently in 2012.
Country of Origin: Australia
Lyrical themes: War

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrath-of-Fenrir/196515333766781
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7Fm3HEI4KBv0KEcBBJTaQ

28:04 – Dark Forest – A Few Acres Of Snow

From the album ‘Land Of The Evening Star’ released by Bleak Art Records in 2012.
Country Of Origin: Canada
Lyrical themes: History, Nature

http://www.facebook.com/darkforestcan
http://www.darkforest.ca/

36:38 – Wolfchant – Embraced By Fire

From the album ‘Embraced By Fire’ released by NoiseArt Records in 2013.
Country of Origin: Germany
Lyrical themes: Germanic mythology, Paganism, Anti-Christianity

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolfchant/168334363212064
http://www.wolfchant-metal.com/

41:22 – Kaarnekorpi – Soutaja

From the demo ‘Soutaja’ released independently in 2014.
Country of Origin: Finland
Lyrical themes: War, Battles, Glorious Death

http://www.facebook.com/kaarnekorpi

41:22 – Vitam Et Mortem – Oro Y Dolor

From the album ‘Historias de tiranía (500 Años De Dominación)’ released independently in 2014.
Country of Origin: Colombia
Lyrical themes: Death, Chaos, Darkness, Blasphemy

https://www.facebook.com/pages/VITAM-ET-MORTEM/41179245234

51:18 – Lèpoka – Folkoholic Metal

From the album ‘Folkoholic Metal’ released independently in 2014.
Country of Origin: Spain
Lyrical themes: Alcohol

http://lepoka.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LepokaFolkMetal

54:40 Skiltron – On the Trail of David Ross

From the album ‘Into The Battleground’ released by Hellion Records in 2013.
Country of Origin: Argentina
Lyrical themes: Folklore, Scottish history, Paganism

http://www.facebook.com/skiltron
http://www.skiltron.net/

1:00:26 – Калевала/Kalevala – Вода-река/Son-Reka

From the album ‘Ведьма/Witch’ released by Soundage Productions in 2010.
Country of Origin: Russia
Lyrical themes: Folklore

http://kalevala.bandcamp.com/
http://kalevala-folk.ru/

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