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OreiginSogndal, Noraea
GenresBlack metal
Viking metal
Fowk metal
Years active1994–2004
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Associate actsVreid
Cor Scorpii

Windir (gaes ower intae Scots as "Warrior") wis a Fowk metal/ Black metal baund frae Sogndal, Norawa. The baund jyned thegither black metal wi Norse fowk muisic an meethology.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Windir stairtit oot in 1994, but didna set furth an album till 1997. As is aften the case in Black metal, the baund wis essentially the project o the ae man, Terje "Valfar" Bakken that wrate the leerics an tukk owerins ower the baund's muisical airt. Thay set furth fower albums in awmaist ten year o existence, ilkane mair muisically compticate an successfu nor the last, but a promisin career wis tragically cut scort in Januar 2004, whan Valfar dee'd o hypothermia whan he wis taigelt in a snaw storm whan he wis walkin in the hills o Sogndal tae his familie's hoose at Fagereggi. Efter his daith, the ither members o the baund held a tribute concert for tae mynd him, that wis filmed an setten furth on DVD. Efter the baund spleet, three o the ither members stairtit a baund cried Vreid that conteenas wi a seemilar kynd o thocht tae Windir.

Leerics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As wi awmaist aw Black metal baunds, Windir's leerics wis for ordinar anent hatred, iil etc. but thay wrate anent history as weel as Norse meethology an fowklair. The maist kenspeckle thing anent thair leerics is that thay war for the maist pairt in Sognamål, the auld-farrant byleid o thair region (tho maist o the leerics on the 1184 album wis in Inglis).

Final line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sogneriket (1995)
  • Det Gamle Riket (1996])

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sóknardalr (1997)
  • Arntor (1999)
  • 1184 (2001)
  • Likferd (2003)
  • Valfar, ein Windir (Compilation album, tribute tae the deid foonder Valfar) (2004)

Videos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • SognaMetal (DVD) (2005)

Fremmit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]