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Origin Skellefteå, Sweden
Genres Folk metal
Years active 1995–2002, 2012-present
Labels Napalm
Associated acts Vintersorg, Borknagar, Folkearth, Havayoth, Cronian, Fission, Waterclime
Members Vintersorg
Daniel Fredriksson
Mattias Marklund
Cia Hedmark
Fredrik Nilsson

Otyg is a folk metal band from Sweden, featuring Andreas Hedlund, the frontman for Vintersorg.

During their existence, Otyg released two albums with songs written in traditional Scandinavian folk style, featuring traditional Scandinavian instruments not frequently heard in heavy metal, such as the keyed fiddle and willow flute. All the lyrics were written in Swedish. Vintersorg had unofficially expressed that Otyg didn't find anymore inspiration to resume with the project[citation needed].

Two songs from the band were used in the MMORPG Granado Espada: "Huldran" and "Trollslottet".[citation needed]

In an interview in May 2012 Andreas Hedlund stated that Otyg is now reactivated and a new album is going to be released.[1]


Studio albums
  • Bergtagen (1995)
  • I trollskogens drömmande mörker (1996)
  • Galdersång till bergfadern (1997)

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Samuel Norberg – mouth harp (1995–1997)
  • Stefan Strömberg – drums (1995–1997)


  1. ^ Interview with Swedish Black/Folk Metal band Vintersorg globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com. 21 May 2012. Retrieved on 17 July 2012.