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This is a list of Viking metal bands with articles on Metal Wiki.

Band Country Formed Debut album Notes
Amon Amarth Sweden 1992 1998 Once Sent from the Golden Hall Melodic death metal with Viking themes.[1]


Asmegin Norway 1998 2003 Hin Vordende Sod & Sø Black metal and folk metal.[2]


Bathory Sweden 1983 1984 Bathory Black metal band that pioneered the Viking metal genre with their 1988 album Blood Fire Death.[3]


Borknagar Norway 1995 1995 Borknagar Black metal with progressive tendencies.[4]


Einherjer Norway 1993 1996 Dragons of the North Viking metal.[5]


Ensiferum Finland 1995 2001 Ensiferum Folk metal with some melodic death and power metal influences.[6]


Enslaved Norway 1991 1994 Vikingligr Veldi Black metal.[7]


Equilibrium Germany 2003 2005 Turis Fratyr Black metal and folk metal.[8]


Falkenbach Germany 1989 1996 ...En Their Medh Riki Fara... Black metal and folk metal.[9]


Folkearth International 2003 2004 A Nordic Poem Folk metal.[10]


Glittertind Norway 2001 2002 Mellom Bäkkär Og Berg Folk metal with some punk music.[11]


Helheim Norway 1992 1995 Jormundgand Black metal.[12]


Kampfar Norway 1994 1997 Mellom Skogkledde Aaser Black metal and folk metal with pagan themes.[13]


Månegarm Sweden 1995 1998 Nordstjärnans Tidsålder Black metal.[14]


Manowar American 1980 1982 Battle Hymns Viking metal


Mithotyn Sweden 1993 1997 In the Sign of the Ravens Black metal and folk metal.[15]


Slechtvalk Netherlands 2000 2000 Falconry Black metal and folk metal.[16]


Sólstafir Iceland 1994 2002 Í Blóði og Anda Black metal and viking metal.[17]


Storm Norway 1994 1995 Nordavind A short lived folk metal project featuring members of Darkthrone, Satyricon and The 3rd and the Mortal.[18][19]


Svartsot Denmark 2005 2007 Ravnenes Saga Folk metal[20] with pagan themes.[21]


Thyrfing Sweden 1995 1998 Thyrfing A mix of black,[22] death, thrash and folk metal.[23]


Turisas Finland 1997 2004 Battle Metal Symphonic power metal with progressive tendencies.[24] Also known as folk metal.[25][26]


Týr Faroe Islands 1998 2002 How Far to Asgaard Folk metal[27] with progressive tendencies.[28]


Unleashed Sweden 1989 1991 Where No Life Dwells Death metal with Viking themes.[29]


Vanaheim Norway 1995 1998 Helter og Kongers Fall Viking metal with fantasy themes.[30]


Vintersorg Sweden 1994 1998 Till Fjälls Black metal, folk metal and progressive metal.[31]


Windir Norway 1994 1997 Sóknardalr Black metal and folk metal.[32][33]


Wolfchant Germany 2001 2005 Bloody Tales of Disgraced Lands Black metal and folk metal.[34][35]


See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Amon Amarth. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  2. S., Mike. Interview with Erik F. Rasmussen of Asmegin. Deadtide.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  3. Rivadavia, Ed. AMG Blood Fire Death Review. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on March 25, 2008.
  4. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Borknagar. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  5. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Einherjer. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  6. Bowar, Chad. Victory Songs Review. About.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  7. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Enslaved. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  8. Dicks, Britton. Turis Fratyr Review. Metalcoven.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  9. Bowar, Chad. Heralding: The Fireblade Review. About.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  10. Dicks, Britton. A Nordic Poem Review. Metalcoven.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  11. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Glittertind. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  12. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Helheim. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2008.
  13. Bowar, Chad. Kvass Review. About.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  14. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Månegarm. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  15. Rivadavia, Eduardo. AMG Falconer. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on March 18, 2008.
  16. Eck, Markus. Interview with Shamgar of Slechtvalk. Metalmessage.net. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  17. Mad-Dog_Berserker. Encyclopaedia Metallum - Sólstafir Index. Encyclopaedia Metallum.. Retrieved on July 2, 2008.
  18. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Storm. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  19. Cuevas, Carlos Martin. Nordavind Review. Tartareandesire.com. Retrieved on March 14, 2008.
  20. Bowar, Chad. Ravnenes Saga Review. About.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  21. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Svartsot. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  22. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Thyrfing. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  23. Serba, John. Vansinnesvisor Review. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  24. Deming, Mark. AMG Turisas. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on March 16, 2008.
  25. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Turisas. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  26. Bowar, Chad. The Varangian Way Review. About.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  27. Bowar, Chad. Eric the Red Review. About.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  28. Matthijssens, Vera. Interview with Heri Joensen. Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved on March 18, 2008.
  29. Blackburn, E.. Sworn Allegiance Review. Metalcoven.com. Retrieved on March 28, 2008.
  30. Sharpe-Young, Garry. Rockdetector Vanaheim. Rockdetector.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  31. Manoukas, Stergios. Vintersorg - Solens Rotter review. Metal-invader.com. Retrieved on April 28, 2008.
  32. S., Mike. Likferd review. Deadtide.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  33. Rivadavia, Eduardo. AMG Windir. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
  34. Sadeghi, Nima. A Pagan Storm Review. Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  35. Kourtidis, Andreas. A Pagan Storm Review. Metal-invader.com. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.

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