List of folk metal bands

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With a bagpiper in their line-up, Skyforger is an example of a folk metal band that performs with traditional folk instruments.[1]

This is a list of folk metal bands. The genre of folk metal is a fusion of heavy metal music with folk music. This includes the widespread use of folk instruments[2] and to a lesser extent traditional singing styles.[3]

The music of folk metal is characterised by its diversity with bands known to perform different styles of both heavy metal music and folk music.[4] Bands are identified in the list below.[5]

List of bands[edit]

Anna Murphy of Eluveitie with a hurdy gurdy.
Juho Kauppinen of Korpiklaani on the accordion.
Lauri Õunapuu of Metsatöll with the torupill.
Alea der Bescheidene of Saltatio Mortis.
Olli Vänskä of Turisas.
Band Country Formed Notes
Agalloch USA 1996 [6]
Alestorm Scotland 2004 [7]
Amorphis Finland 1990 [8]
Angizia Austria 1994 [9]
Arkona Russia 2002 [10]
Balkandji Bulgaria 1999 [11]
Bathory Sweden 1983 [12]
Battlelore Finland 1999 [13]
Blackguard Canada 2001 [14][15]
Borknagar Norway 1995 [16]
Cadacross Finland 1997 [17]
Crimfall Finland 2007
Cruachan Ireland 1992 [18][19]
Chthonic Taiwan 1995 [20]
Dalriada Hungary 1998 [21]
Elvenking Italy 1997 [22][23]
Eluveitie Switzerland 2002 [24][25]
Empyrium Germany 1994 [26]
Ensiferum Finland 1995 [27]
Equilibrium Germany 2001 [28]
Falconer Sweden 1999 [29]
Falkenbach Germany 1989 [30]
Finntroll Finland 1997 [31]
Folkearth International 2003 [32]
Forefather England 1997 [33][34]
Geasa Ireland 1994 [35]
Glittertind Norway 2001 [36]
Gloryhammer Scotland 2010 [37]
Heidevolk Netherlands 2002 [38]
Holy Blood Ukraine 1999 [39]
In Extremo Germany 1996 [40][41]
Kampfar Norway 1994 [42]
Kivimetsän Druidi Finland 2002 [43]
Korpiklaani Finland 2003 (1993) [44]
Lex Talion Argentina 2010 [45][46]
Lord Weird Slough Feg, The USA 1990 [47]
Lumsk Norway 1999 [48]
Letzte Instanz Germany 1996 [49][50]
Lyriel Germany 2003 [51]
Mael Mórdha Ireland 1998 [52]
Mägo de Oz Spain 1989 [53]
Metsatöll Estonia 1998 [54]
Midnattsol Germany 2003 [55]
Mithotyn Sweden 1992 [56]
Moonsorrow Finland 1995 [57]
Primordial Ireland 1991 [58]
Rudra Singapore 1992 [59]
Saltatio Mortis Germany 2000 [60]
Schandmaul Germany 1998 [40][61]
Schattentantz Germany 1999 [62]
Silent Stream of Godless Elegy Czech republic 1995 [63]
Skálmöld Iceland 2009 [64]
Skyclad England 1990 [65][66]
Skyforger Latvia 1995 [67]
Storm Norway 1994 [68]
Subway to Sally Germany 1992 [40][69]
Suidakra Germany 1994 [70]
Summoning Austria 1993 [71]
Svartsot Denmark 2005 [72]
Tanzwut Germany 1998 [73]
Taranus Asturies/Spain 2009 [74]
Tengger Cavalry China 2010 [75]
Tierramystica Brazil 2008 [76]
Triddana Argentina 2011 [77]
Tuatha de Danann Brazil 1995 [78]
Tumulus Russia 1997 [79]
Turisas Finland 1997 [80]
Týr Faroe Islands 1998 [81]
Vintersorg Sweden 1994 [82]
Waylander Northern Ireland 1993 [18][83]
Windir Norway 1994 [84]
Wintersun Finland 2004 [85]


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    * See also Folk metal#Instruments
  3. ^ See Folk metal#Vocals
  4. ^ See Folk metal#Music
  5. ^ See Folk metal#Regional variations
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