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Skiltron is an Argentinian folk/power metal band formed in 2004 by 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.
Their latest album "Into The Battleground" was released in July 2013, finding the band in their best shape and stronger than ever! Followed by a European Tour playing at festivals like Haedbangers Open Air (Germany) and Bloodstock (UK), sharing stage with bands such as Slayer, Avantasia, King Diamond, Accept, among others.
2015 was a landmark for the band as they were playing at Wacken Open air (which also was the first time ever for an Argentinian band playing in the biggest metal festival of the world), and also more European festivals and a UK tour in September.
Now the band is working on their new album due to be released in the first semester of 2016 through the German label Trollzorn.
Throughout the last 11 years, Skiltron have constantly earned recognition within the Folk and Metal scene, projecting themselves as one of the references of the style.
- Emilio Souto − Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki
- Matias Pena − Drums
- Ignacio Lopez - Bass
- Pereg Ar Bagol - Bagpipes
- Martin McManus - Vocals
|2004||Gathering the Clans|
|2007||The Blind Harry|
Albums and Live Albums
|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|
|2016||Legacy of Blood|
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