Winterfylleth (band)

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Winterfylleth
Winterfylleth at Asylum 2, Birmingham (September 2013).jpg
Winterfylleth performing live in Birmingham in September 2013
Background information
Origin Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Genres Black metal
Years active 2007 - Present
Labels Candlelight, Profound Lore
Associated acts Wodensthrone
Website www.winterfylleth.co.uk
Members Chris Naughton
Simon Lucas
Nick Wallwork
Mark Wood
Past members Richard Brass
Chris Westby

Winterfylleth is an English black-metal band, from Manchester. Since their inception in 2007, the band has released three studio albums and have become a popular act in both the English underground metal scene and the wider international metal arena. Winterfylleth is often considered to be musical 'brothers-in-arms' with fellow English black metal band Wodensthrone owing to the common lyrical and aesthetic themes they share.[1][2]

History[edit]

Formed and releasing a demo (Rising of the Winter Full Moon) in 2007, Winterfylleth rapidly gained attention in the metal underground, earning them a record deal with Profound Lore Records on which to release their debut 2008 album The Ghost of Heritage.[3] The release was critically well received and garnered the band considerable attention within the English black metal scene. Following this release, Richard Brass (also a member of Wodensthrone) departed the band and Chris Naughton and Simon Lucas were joined by Nick Wallwork and Mark Wood, completing the current line-up. Winterfylleth then set to work on their second full length album, The Mercian Sphere, which was released on Candlelight Records in 2010.[3] Again, the release was a critical success (Terrorizer magazine album of the month and twentieth best album of 2010[4]) and propelled the band to international success. This new found recognition landed the band high profile appearances at a number of top metal festivals including Wacken Open Air,[5] Hellfest, Graspop[6] and Bloodstock Open Air.[7] Winterfylleth released their third album in 2012, The Threnody of Triumph,[3] once again to widespread critical acclaim: This release again obtaining Terrorizer magazine's album of the month and 15th best album of 2012.[4] It also was ranked as the 12th best album of 2012 by Kerrang![8] and made the top ten lists of many Kerrang! contributors that year as well.[9]

In March and April 2013 Winterfylleth toured with and supported Enslaved in seventeen shows out of their eighteen show Spring Rite European tour.[10] Later in the year the band returned to Graspop Metal Meeting for the second year running[11] and soon after made their Summer Breeze Open Air debut.[12] The first half of 2014 saw two releases from Winterfylleth. The first, released in January, was a split EP on vinyl with Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh entitled Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates which featured covers of bands that have influenced Winterfylleth and Drudkh.[13] The second, released in May, was a compilation album in which Winterfylleth participated entitled One And All, Together, For Home, featuring folk songs recorded by various metal bands including Primordial, Kampfar and, once again, Drudkh.[14] In July 2014 Winterfylleth announced that they plan to release their fourth album, The Divination of Antiquity, in October 2014.[15]

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Rising of the Winter Full Moon (2007)

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Ghost of Heritage (2008)
  • The Mercian Sphere (2010)
  • The Threnody of Triumph (2012)
  • The Divination of Antiquity (2014)

Splits[edit]

  • Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates (2014)

Compilations[edit]

  • One And All, Together, For Home (2014)

Members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Simon Lucas: Drums, Backing vocals
  • Chris Naughton: Guitars, Vocals
  • Nick Wallwork: Bass, Backing vocals
  • Mark Wood: Guitars, Backing vocals

Former members[edit]

  • Richard Brass: Guitars
  • Chris Westby: Bass

See also[edit]

Wodensthrone

References[edit]

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