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Skiltron is an Argentinian folk/power metal[1] band formed in 2004 by Matias Pena and Emilio Souto. While a fusion between heavy metal and celtic music is common in many parts of Europe, it is uncommon in South America, and especially in Argentina, Skiltron being pioneers of the genre. The name "Skiltron" derives from a variation of the word schiltron, a formation used by the Scottish during the Wars of Independence.

After a 3 song demo in 2004 called "Gathering the Clans", the band released their full length debut album "The Clans have United" (First Folk-Metal album ever released in Argentina) in 2006 through European record label "Underground Symphony".

In 2008 Skiltron released their second album "Beheading the Liars", and two years later in 2010, their third album "The Highland Way", each album continually building on the band's unique style and sound.

Most of the early gigs took place in Argentina, featuring shows with Grave Digger, In Extremo, Martin Walkyier and Korpiklaani, with whom the band shared a South American tour in 2010.

In 2012, Skiltron made their European live debut playing a UK tour with Martin Walkyier (ex Sabbat, Skyclad) as a guest singer.

Their latest album "Into the Battleground" was released in July 2013. This was followed by a European tour playing at festivals like Bloodstock and Headbangers Open Air, sharing stage with bands such as Slayer, Avantasia, King Diamond, Accept, among others.

From the 9 years from their formation, SKILTRON have earned recognition within Folk Metal scene, projecting themselves as one of the references of the style.


Current members[edit]

  • Emilio Souto − Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzuki
  • Matias Pena − Drums
  • Ignacio Lopez - Bass
  • Pereg Ar Bagol - Bagpipes

Former members[edit]

  • Juan José Fornés − Electric Guitar
  • Fernando Marty − Bass
  • Diego Valdez − Vocals
  • Pablo Allen − Bagpipes, Tin whistle



Year Title
2004 Gathering the Clans
2007 The Blind Harry

Albums and Live Albums[edit]

Year Title
2006 The Clans Have United
2008 Beheading The Liars
2010 The Clans Have United (Remastered)
2010 The Highland Way (CD+DVD)
2013 Into The Battleground


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