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Mägo de Oz
Mägo de Oz
ESPFolk Metal

Mägo de Oz

ESPMetalFolk Metal
The HU
The HU
MNGFolk Metal

The HU

MNGMetalFolk Metal
Wind Rose
Wind Rose
ITAFolk Metal

Wind Rose

ITAMetalFolk Metal
Eluveitie
Eluveitie
CHEFolk Metal

Eluveitie

CHEMetalFolk Metal
Korpiklaani
Korpiklaani
FINFolk Metal

Korpiklaani

FINMetalFolk Metal
Alestorm
Alestorm
GBRFolk Metal

Alestorm

GBRMetalFolk Metal
Feuerschwanz
Feuerschwanz
DEUFolk Metal

Feuerschwanz

DEUMetalFolk Metal
Saltatio Mortis
Saltatio Mortis
DEUFolk Metal

Saltatio Mortis

DEUMetalFolk Metal
Saurom
Saurom
ESPFolk Metal

Saurom

ESPMetalFolk Metal
Bloodywood
Bloodywood
INDFolk Metal

Bloodywood

INDMetalFolk Metal
In Extremo
In Extremo
DEUFolk Metal

In Extremo

DEUMetalFolk Metal
Myrkur
Myrkur
DNKFolk Metal

Myrkur

DNKMetalFolk Metal
Ensiferum
Ensiferum
FINFolk Metal

Ensiferum

FINMetalFolk Metal
Nekrogoblikon
Nekrogoblikon
USADeath Metal

Nekrogoblikon

USAMetalDeath Metal
Equilibrium
Equilibrium
DEUFolk Metal

Equilibrium

DEUMetalFolk Metal
Orden Ogan
Orden Ogan
DEUPower Metal

Orden Ogan

DEUMetalPower Metal
Týr
Týr
FROFolk Metal

Týr

FROMetalFolk Metal
Subway To Sally
Subway To Sally
DEUFolk Metal

Subway To Sally

DEUMetalFolk Metal
Lèpoka
Lèpoka
ESPFolk Metal

Lèpoka

ESPMetalFolk Metal
Percival Schuttenbach
Percival Schuttenbach
POLFolk Metal

Percival Schuttenbach

POLMetalFolk Metal
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Mägo de Oz
Mägo de Oz
ESPFolk Metal

Mägo de Oz

ESPMetalFolk Metal
9.9K radio spins
Saltatio Mortis
Saltatio Mortis
DEUFolk Metal

Saltatio Mortis

DEUMetalFolk Metal
6.8K radio spins
Feuerschwanz
Feuerschwanz
DEUFolk Metal

Feuerschwanz

DEUMetalFolk Metal
5.3K radio spins
Subway To Sally
Subway To Sally
DEUFolk Metal

Subway To Sally

DEUMetalFolk Metal
4.7K radio spins
In Extremo
In Extremo
DEUFolk Metal

In Extremo

DEUMetalFolk Metal
3.8K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
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Fiesta Pagana
Fiesta Pagana
615.7K streams
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Molinos De Viento
Molinos De Viento
564K streams
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Diggy Diggy Hole
Diggy Diggy Hole
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Path of Destiny
Path of Destiny
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Haste Que El Cuerpo Aguante
Haste Que El Cuerpo Aguante
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La Costa Del Silencio
La Costa Del Silencio
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La danza del fuego
La danza del fuego
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Black Thunder (feat. Serj Tankian and DL of Bad Wolves)
Black Thunder (feat. Serj Tankian and DL of Bad Wolves)
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Hoy toca ser feliz
Hoy toca ser feliz
178.8K streams
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Wolf Totem
Wolf Totem
166.9K streams
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Fiesta Pagana

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Molinos De Viento

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Diggy Diggy Hole

5

Haste Que El Cuerpo Aguante

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La Costa Del Silencio

7

La danza del fuego

8

Black Thunder (feat. Serj Tankian and DL of Bad Wolves)

9

Hoy toca ser feliz

10

Wolf Totem

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This Is Mägo de Oz
This Is Mägo de Oz
Spotify
293K followers
Arab Metal
Arab Metal
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This Is Alestorm
Spotify
40.5K followers
The HU Radio
The HU Radio
Spotify
31.3K followers
Viking Celtic Folk Metal
Viking Celtic Folk Metal
Jordan Linn
27.8K followers
Folk Metal (Viking, Pagan, Heathen, Norse, Pirate, Asatru, Mythology, Gods, Medieval, Midgard, Heavy, Dark, Celtic, Irish, German, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
Folk Metal (Viking, Pagan, Heathen, Norse, Pirate, Asatru, Mythology, Gods, Medieval, Midgard, Heavy, Dark, Celtic, Irish, German, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
4eire
27K followers

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      55.4M
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      Overview of Folk Metal music

      Folk Metal emerged in the mid-1990s, blending traditional folk music with heavy metal. The genre is characterized by the use of traditional folk instruments such as bagpipes, flutes, and fiddles, alongside electric guitars, bass, and drums.

      Lyrically, Folk Metal often draws inspiration from folklore, mythology, and historical events. The genre quickly gained popularity, particularly in Europe, and has since developed into many sub-genres, including Viking Metal and Celtic Metal. Folk Metal has been praised for its ability to fuse seemingly disparate musical styles and create a unique sound that appeals to fans of both folk and metal.

      Despite criticism from some who view the genre as gimmicky, Folk Metal has proven to be a lasting movement, with bands like Eluveitie and Ensiferum continuing to release popular albums and tour to this day.

      Which musicians and bands defined Folk Metal music?

      Folk metal, a genre that merges traditional folk music with heavy metal, has been enriched by a diverse range of influential bands that have crafted their unique identities within the genre.

      Skyclad, considered pioneers of folk metal, seamlessly blend folk melodies with heavy metal, delivering thought-provoking lyrics and energetic performances that resonate with fans.

      Cruachan, hailing from Ireland, infuse their music with traditional Irish folk instruments, intertwining Celtic folklore with powerful metal elements, creating a captivating fusion of cultural heritage and heaviness.

      Finntroll, known for their energetic blend of Finnish polka and black metal, transport listeners to a mythical realm with their infectious and raucous sound, where folk melodies intertwine with aggressive metal.

      Eluveitie, rooted in Swiss folklore, combine melodic death metal with traditional Celtic instruments, paying homage to their ancient heritage and creating a dynamic sound that captivates audiences.

      Alestorm, with their pirate-themed lyrics and rollicking melodies, inject a spirit of adventure into folk metal, infusing their music with folk elements that result in a spirited and unforgettable atmosphere.

      These bands, each with their own distinct approach to folk metal, have contributed to the genre's rich tapestry, enchanting listeners with their fusion of traditional folk sounds and the power of heavy metal.

      Which songs and albums defined Folk Metal music?

      Skyclad's album "The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth" (1991) serves as a cornerstone of folk metal, blending traditional folk melodies with heavy metal elements, creating a captivating fusion of genres.

      Cruachan's song "The Children of Lir" (2002) showcases their unique approach to folk metal, intertwining Celtic folklore with powerful metal riffs, transporting listeners to a realm of myth and legend.

      Finntroll's energetic song "Trollhammaren" (2004) encapsulates the band's signature style, with its infectious melodies, ferocious growls, and a lively blend of Finnish polka and black metal, delivering an irresistibly raucous and memorable experience.

      Eluveitie's album "Slania" (2008) showcases their ability to seamlessly combine melodic death metal with traditional Celtic instruments, resulting in a harmonious tapestry of heavy riffs and enchanting folk melodies.

      Alestorm's album "Captain Morgan's Revenge" (2008) epitomizes their pirate-themed folk metal, featuring anthems that celebrate the spirit of adventure, blending catchy melodies, tales of the high seas, and a sense of reckless fun.

      These songs and albums, among others in the folk metal genre, represent the vibrant and diverse landscape of this musical style, captivating audiences with their fusion of folk elements and the power of metal.

      Which music festivals and events represent Folk Metal music?

      Folk metal, with its fusion of traditional folk elements and heavy metal, has gained a dedicated following and is celebrated at various music festivals and events around the world. These gatherings provide a platform for folk metal bands to showcase their unique sound and connect with fans who appreciate the genre's energetic and folk-inspired music. While there are numerous festivals that feature folk metal acts, here are a few active events known for representing the genre:

      Wacken Open Air, Paganfest, and Heidenfest. Wacken Open Air is a German festival that has been running since 1990 and is known for its diverse metal lineup, including Folk Metal bands. Paganfest is a touring festival that takes place across Europe, featuring Folk Metal bands from different countries. Heidenfest is another touring festival that focuses specifically on Folk Metal and Pagan Metal bands.

      These events attract Folk Metal fans from all over the world and provide a platform for emerging and established bands to showcase their music.