Skyforger

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Skyforger
Skyforger 16127 Cernunnos Fest 11.jpg
Background information
OreiginRiga, Latvie
GenresFowk metal
Black metal
Years active1995–present
LabelsMetal Blade Records, Folter Records,
Mascot Records
Wabsteidwww.skyforger.lv/
MembersPēteris Kvetkovskis
Edgars Grabovskis
Edgars Krūmiņš
Kaspars Bārbals
Mārtiņš Pētersons
Past membersViesturs Grīnbergs
Konstantīns Švedovs
Linda Bēce
Imants Vovers
Rihards Skudrītis
Ģirts "Motors" Kļaviņš

Skyforger is a Fowk metal baund frae Latvie. As weel as their ain sangs that's for ordinar anent pagan gods, Latvie history an war; the baund aften kivers tradeetional Latvie fowk sangs as weel as kiverin metal staundarts.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Skyforger begoud in 1995 wi the umwhile members o a spleet baund cried Grindmaster's Death, an pit oot their first demo twa year efter. The demo won thaim a record contract, an the follaein year they pit oot their first fou-lenth album, Kauja pie Saules (Sco: The Battle o the Saule). In 1999, for tae merk the aichtiet year efter the Latvian War o Unthirldom, they pit oot Latviešu Strēlnieki (Sco: Latvie Riflemen) that wis anent an dedicate tae the Latvie Riflemen that teuk a muckle pairt in that war. The maist diferent soondin o their albums wis Zobena Dziesma (Sco: Swuirdsang) in 2003 that wis aw fowk muisic wi nae metal in it ava.

Tho the baund haed aye taen a wheen o tift frae Black metal, their album Semigalls' Warchant (2005, maistlins a re-release o their 1997 demo, but wi fower new sangs) haed a wheen mair tift frae Thrash metal, tho the leerics wis aye anent Lativan history an paganism as aye.

Controversy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Due tae their uiss o auncient pagan seembols, the baund wis inrowed in a scaudnal. Tho the baund haes aye gane oot their gate tae pynt oot that they arna poleetical in ony wey, their uiss o seembols sic as the swastika, or sunwheel, wis misread bi some fowk as a Neo-Nazi statment. The producer o the Pērkonkalve (Sco:Thunnerforge) album jaloused they war allee'd wi Neo-Nazism an quat warkin wi thaim. Sinsyne, the baund haes chynged their logo sae that the sunwheel isna pairt o it ony langer, forby pittin a statement on the back o their first twa albums sayin "No Nazi stuff here!". The baund sees thaimsels as patriotic, but no poleetical ava.

Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Pēteris Kvetkovskis - vocals, guitar an Latvie fowk instruments
  • Edgars Grabovskis - bass guitar, backgrund vocals, Latvie fowk instruments
  • Edgars Krūmiņš - drums, percussion
  • Kaspars Bārbals - Latvie fowk instruments, backgrund vocals
  • Rihards Skudrîtis - guitar

Umwhile Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Mārtiņš Pētersons - guitar
  • Viesturs Grīnbergs - guitar
  • Konstantīns Švedovs - vocals
  • Linda Bēce - fluit
  • Imants Vovers - drums
  • Girts "Motors" Kļaviņš - guitar

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Semigall's Warchant (1997) (demo)

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kauja pie Saules (Sco: Battle o the Saule) (1998)
  • Latviešu Strēlnieki]] (Sco: Latvian Riflemen) (1999)
  • Pērkonkalve (Sco: Thunnerforge) (2003)
  • Zobena Dziesma (Sco: Swuird Sang) (2003)
  • Semigalls' Warchant (2005) (re-release o the 1997 demo wi fower new sangs eikit)
  • Kurbads (2010)
  • Senprūsija (Old Prussia) (2015)

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