Forefather

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Forefather
Origin Surrey, England
Genres Black metal
Pagan metal
Years active 1997–present
Labels Angelisc Enterprises
Karmageddon Media
Seven Kingdoms
Eisenwald Tonschmiede
Associated acts Folkearth
Website forefather.net
Members Athelstan
Wulfstan

Forefather is a pagan metal band from Surrey, England. There is debate as to which sub-genre or sub-genres of metal the band belongs[1] while the band itself describes its music as 'Anglo-Saxon Metal' due to its Anglo-Saxon themed lyrical content .[2] Since their inception in 1997 the band has released six studio albums.

History[edit]

Forefather was formed in September 1997 by brothers Wulfstan and Athelstan.[3] Two years later Forefather released its first album, Deep Into Time, on the bands own label, Angelisc Enterprises, on which two more albums would be released by the band, The Fighting Man and Engla Tocyme, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.[3] Forefather's fourth album, Ours Is the Kingdom was released in 2004 by Karmageddon Media, on which the band's entire back catalogue of full-length albums was re-released as well - remastered and with added bonus tracks.[4] In 2008, Forefather released its fifth full-length album, Steadfast,[5] on the band's new own label, Seven Kingdoms,[6] on which three years later the band's sixth album, Last of the Line, would also be released.[7]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Athelstan – guitars, bass, keyboards
  • Wulfstan – guitars, bass, vocals

Both Athelstan and Wulfstan also are former members of the folk metal project Folkearth.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Legends Untold (2000)

Singles[edit]

  • Summer's Flame (2009)

References[edit]

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