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]

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 1995 [6]
Alestorm Scotland 2004 [7]
Amorphis Finland 1990 [8]
An Theos Romania 2010 [9]
Angizia Austria 1994 [10]
Arkona Russia 2002 [11]
Balkandji Bulgaria 1999 [12]
Bathory Sweden 1983 [13]
Battlelore Finland 1999 [14]
Blackguard Canada 2001 [15][16]
Bucovina Romania 2000
Cadacross Finland 1997 [17]
Cellar Darling Switzerland 2016
Chthonic Taiwan 1995
Cruachan Ireland 1992 [18][19]
Dalriada Hungary 1998 [20]
E-an-na Romania 2014 [21]
Eluveitie Switzerland 2002 [22][23]
Elvenking Italy 1997 [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]
Finsterforst Germany 2004
Folkearth International 2003 [32]
Forefather England 1997 [33][34]
Geasa Ireland 1994 [35]
Glittertind Norway 2001 [36]
Gwydion Portugal 1995 [37]
Heidevolk Netherlands 2002 [38]
Holy Blood Ukraine 1999 [39]
Huldre Denmark 2009
Hyubris Portugal 1998 [40]
In Extremo Germany 1996 [41][42]
Ithilien Belgium 2005 [43]
Isarnos UK 2014 [44]
Kampfar Norway 1994 [45]
Kivimetsän Druidi Finland 2002 [46]
Korpiklaani Finland 1993 [47]
Letzte Instanz Germany 1996 [48][49]
The Lord Weird Slough Feg USA 1990 [50]
Lumsk Norway 1999 [51]
Lyriel Germany 2003 [52]
Mael Mórdha Ireland 1998 [53]
Mägo de Oz Spain 1989 [54]
Methysos Cyprus 2011 [55]
Metsatöll Estonia 1998 [56]
Midnattsol Germany 2003 [57]
Mithotyn Sweden 1992 [58]
Moonsorrow Finland 1995 [59]
Na Cruithne Ireland 2011 [60]
Orphaned Land Israel 1991 [61]
Myrath Tunisia 2001 [62][63]
Percival Schuttenbach Poland 1999 [64]
Radogost Poland 1995 [65]
Saltatio Mortis Germany 2000 [66]
Schandmaul Germany 1998 [41][67]
Scythia Canada 2010 [68]
Skálmöld Iceland 2009 [69]
Skyclad England 1990 [70][71]
Skyforger Latvia 1995 [72]
Storm Norway 1994 [73]
Subway to Sally Germany 1992 [41][74]
Suidakra Germany 1994 [75]
Summoning Austria 1993 [76]
Svartsot Denmark 2005 [77]
Tanzwut Germany 1998 [78]
Tengger cavalry USA 2010 [79][better source needed]
Triddana Argentina 2011 [80]
Tuatha de Danann Brazil 1995 [81]
Tumulus Russia 1997 [82]
Turisas Finland 1997 [83]
Týr Faroe Islands 1998 [84]
Viikate Finland 1996
Vintersorg Sweden 1994 [85]
Waylander Northern Ireland 1993 [18][86]
Windir Norway 1994 [87]
Wintersun Finland 2004 [88]
Wytch Hazel England 2011 [89]
Ymyrgar Tunisia 2012 [90]

See also[edit]

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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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