Waylander (baund)

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Waylander is a Northern Erse baund influential in the realms of Celtic fowk metal. Formed in 1993, the baund blends traditional Erse fowk with 1990s hivy metal.

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Formed in 1993, Waylander released their debut demo, Once Upon an Era, in early 1995, mixing Erse fowk muisic with extreme metal. Waylander were soon dubbed fowk, Celtic an pagan metal. In 1996, with the addition o a full time tin-whistle player, Waylander released their seicont demo, Dawning o a New Age, which soon gained the baund a prominent position in the fowk metal scene. This wis cemented when Waylander signed to Century Media Records, an in 1998 their debut album was released, entitled Reawakening Pride Once Lost. A handful o gigs were undertaken to promote this album but label problems an internal strife blunted the potential somewhat. After overcoming some line-up changes, Waylander signed with Blackend Records an released their The Light, the Dark and the Endless Knot album in early 2001. Again internal strife reared up, culminating in numerous line-up changes for several years. Despite this Waylander managed to perform some notable gigs, including the Bloodstock an Day of Darkness festivals, as well as gigs with Ancient Rites, Cathedral, Return to the Sabbat an Skyforger. In 2005, joining original members ArdChieftain O’ Hagan, Michael Proctor, an Den Ferran were Saul McMichael an Gareth Murdock on guitars.

Waylander hae inked a deal with Listenable Records an Waylander's new third album, entitled Honour Amongst Chaos, is "more pouerful an beautiful than ever, using a vast array o Erse fowk instruments an armed with their passion for metal in its truest form," according to a press release. "Blending epic atmospheres an relentless brutality, 'Honour Amongst Chaos' reflects the heart an soul o pagan warriors worldwide. Waylander's debut album, Reawakening Pride Once Lost, haes been re-released bi Midhir Records on CD an vinyl.

In 2009, Gareth Murdock left the baund to be the new bassist for Alestorm.

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Current Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jason Barriskill - bass
  • Máirtín Mac Cormaic - tin-whistle + bodhrán
  • Redser O'Hagan - guitars
  • Owen Bowden - guitars
  • Nick Shannon - drums
  • Kevin Canavan - guitars
  • Fearghal Duffy - guitars
  • Gareth Murdock - guitars