SKYFORGER (LATVIA)


Pagan Black Metal band SKYFORGER, named after a mythological God, was created by erstwhile GRINDMASTER DEAD members guitarist Peter, bassist Edgar and drummer Imant in 1995. Released their only demo in 1997, the demo album told tales of the last free Pagan tribes of the Baltic peoples; and their struggles with Christian invaders throughout the thirteenth century.  The music is heavily inspired by the Scandinavian Black Metal of the early nineties. Harsh and cold, the extremity is balanced by traditional Folk instruments, which anchor the venomous brutality firmly in the past; never loosing sight of the ancestral legends the music seeks to describe.  These tales of ancient tribal Latvia and its Heathen tradition were to be expanded upon in Skyforger's first CD, 1998's 'Kauja Pie Saules' ('The Battle of Saule').


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SEMIGALLS WARCHANT 1997 DEMO

This is Skyforgers only demo, with pro-printed glossy b/w cover. Approximately 500 copies were made and distributed in underground. It got great reviews in metal press and was voted by some magazines as Demo of the Year.-Andy


TRACK LISTING:

- Saullekts Par Sveto Mezu (Sunrise Over the Sacred Forest)
- Werewolves
- Virsaitis Nameisis (Chief Nameisis)
- Akmeni Iekaltas Zimes (Signs Carved in Stone)
- Night of the Winter Solstice
- Sen Dzirdeju, Nu Ieraugu (Long I Heard, Now I See)
- Semigalls' Warchant


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