SKYFORGER releases “Nothing Is Forgotten” video, dedicated to the centenary of Latvian independence!

SKYFORGER today have released a brand new video for their track “Nekas nav aizmirsts / Nothing Is Forgotten” from their 2015 album Old Prussia, dedicating it to the 100th anniversary since the independence of their Latvian homeland.

Kristīne NEIKENA, who directed the video, says that main idea is there to remind that when it comes to Latvian history, “nothing is forgotten”, including the hardships and struggles of the Latvian people throughout the years.

The video tells the story through the eyes of a young woman played by Maija ARVENA, a rising Latvian film star. Her character’s journey is an emotional and symbolic account of the pivotal moments in the history of a Latvian nation, its birth, hopes, rise, fall and, ultimately, rebirth and strength while national landmarks, nature and events feature in the background.

Peter KVETKOVSKIS, SKYFORGER’s vocalist:

“As we celebrate the centenary of Latvia’s independence, we want to dedicate this video as an epitaph of sorts to all those whose lives were broken by all the wars and conflicts that have befallen our land, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, so that future generations could live happily as a free and independent nation. The thing is, history tends to remember only the key figures, including the villains and monsters, while the lives of hundreds of thousands of “ordinary” folks slowly disappear and vanish from the nation’s memory… Well, our song is about exactly these people and in their memory!”

Video director – Kristīne Neikena
Cameras – Mārtiņš Eglītis, Tomass Beķeris
Art – Elza Bukuma
Video editing – Mārtiņš Lazdāns
Concept and production – Andis Mikainis

Actress: Maija Arvena

SKYFORGER would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in making of this video: Maija Arvena, Ģirts Majors and Artūrs Majors (Palladium), Inese Boka-Grūbe and Gints Grūbe (film studio Mistrus Media), Bruno Aščuks (film studio Centrums / Terra Europa), Oskars Timbars & GaCo, Ilze Krīgere (Latvian War museum), Gints Lundbergs, Jānis Freimanis, Dainis Stūrmanis, Kristaps Ēberliņš, Katrīna Vīksna, Iluta Reimarte, Pēteris Bērziņš, Normunds Jērums, Gatis Kalniņš, Toms Rumba, Jānis Belovs, Gatis Svoks, Toms Krivods and Latvian State Archive of Audiovisual Documents.

Very special thanks to Aigars Grauba, brothers Ābeles, Viesturs Kairišs and Askolds Saulītis!

Release date: 18th November 2018

“Senprūsija” album released on vinyl!

Hey guys! In cooperation with Folter Records we have released our latest album “Senprūsija” on vinyl.

The 11-track LP is housed in a full colour outer & inner sleeves, with included poster 30 cm x 51 cm.

For sound there’s been done special vinyl mastering.

One track from CD version – “The Ritual” is omitted for space reasons. Enjoy!

You can order your copy right here:

https://www.folter666shop.de/en/Vinyl/LP-MLP/senprusija.html

Track list:

Side A

1. Ei skīja, skīja 01:22
2. Senprūsija 05:32
3. Sudāvu jātnieki 04:13
4. Tagad vai nekad 05:00
5. Herkus Monte 04:17
6. Rāmava 06:44

Side B

7. Lepnums un spīts 06:13
8. Divi brāļi 04:49
9. Melnās buras 04:49
10. Nekas nav aizmirsts 06:50
11. Zem Lietuvas karogiem 05:07

Total length: 54:56 min.

 

Concert “Kurbads. Son Of The Mare” received the annual Latvian Broadcasting Media award “A Kilogram of Culture’”

We are very honored to say, we just received the annual Latvian Broadcasting Media award “A Kilogram of Culture’” in the category “Surprise of the year” for concert “Kurbads. Son Of The Mare” on 3rd June, 2017.

A Kilogram of Culture is an annual award given by Latvian Television and Latvian Radio for achievements in Latvian field of culture.

Autumn tour across Spain and Portugal / New interview for ‘Sounds from Apocalypse’!

Hi friends! We are glad to announce five Skyforger concerts across Spain and Portugal this October!
It will be great to meet old fans in cities we didn’t play in last touring cycle (Madrid) and to discover some new places as well (Oviedo, Vigo and Lisboa).
Check out your nearest city and please share updated tour flyer. We hope to see you at these shows!
10 October – Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol
11 October – Zaragoza (Spain) – C. C. Delicias
12 October – Oviedo (Spain) – Sir Lauren’s
13 October – Vigo (Spain) – Sala Master (Autumn Alive)
14 October – Lisboa (Portugal) – RCA Club
All dates will play also Spanish folk metal band Salduie.
On Lisboa date three more bands were added: Gwydion, Air Raid and Evil Killer.
In connection with upcoming tour, Peter spoke about past and future with Portuguese webzine ‘Sounds from Apocalypse’ webzine (in english).
Facebook events / tickets:
Organized by: Kivents, Suspiria Records & ITP Promotions.
Hola amigos! En Octubre volvemos a España y Portugal! Nos vemos!
Olá pessoal, é com muito gosto que teremos a honra de voltar a Espanha e Portugal no próximo mês de Outubro. Até lá!

“Kurbads. Son of the Mare” heavy metal opera – watch it online!

Watch the most ambitious Skyforger show of this summer!

KURBADS. SON OF THE MARE is a multimedia heavy metal experience that was performed live on the 3rd of June at the Lielezers open air stage in Limbaži, Latvia.

The heavy metal opera tells the story of the legendary Latvian folk hero Kurbads. Tales about will, individual advancement, initiation and fight against demons imagined and real all intertwine in this beloved folk tale, which remains relevant to this day. KURBADS. SON OF THE MARE is a modern day interpretation of the tale, employing the elements of nature, such as timber and fire, along modern stage technologies, bringing you the most spectacular stage show so far in history of Skyforger.

Music by SKYFORGER. Directed by Inga Tropa, stage design by Uģis Bērziņš, choreography by Guntis Spridzāns.

KILKIM ŽAIBU SUMMONS ITS FOLLOWERS FOR 18TH TIME!

After many years we are pleased to announce Skyforger folk music concert in Lithuania and it will happen at beautiful lake side of Kilkim Žaibu festival.

The biggest festival of extreme music, dark arts and ancient traditions in Baltic states, KILKIM ŽAIBU summons its followers already for 18th time!

KILKIM ŽAIBU – this is more than a festival. This is passion to live! It means top level sound / stage and exclusive bands from all over the world! It is amazing nature and fantastic audience! This is authentic folklore, real warfare, true rock’n’roll and genuine bastion of metal music in Lithuania! Come to check it out yourself!

Confirmed bands:

ABBATH – Norway, Black Metal
MGŁA – Poland, Black Metal
ARCHGOAT – Finland, Death Black Metal
MÅNEGARM – Sweden, Viking Black Metal
HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY – Austria, Black Metal / Post Rock
GRIMNER – Sweden, Folk Viking Metal
VALKYRJA – Sweden, Black Metal
BOSSK – England, Atmospheric Post Sludge Metal
SKYFORGER – Latvia, Archaic Folk
OBTEST, Lithuania, Pagan Metal
LOITS – Estonia, Flak’n’Roll
1914 – Ukraine, Blackened Death Doom Metal
KHEPRA – Turkey, Symphonic Death Metal
AU-DESSUS – Lithuania, Post Black Metal
FRAILTY – Latvia, Death Doom Metal
PULSE OF NEBULAE – Latvia, Progressive Death Metal
AUTISM – Lithuania, Post Rock / Post Metal
EXTRAVAGANZA – Lithuania, Depressive Post Black Metal
PEKLA – Lithuania, Rock’n’Roll / Heavy Metal
VELNEZERS – Latvia, Black Metal
ROMOWE RIKOITO – Prussia, Dark Neo Folk
MARGA MUZIKA – Lithuania, World Music
SHAMAN JUNGLE – Belarus, Ethno Trance
ŪKANOSE – Lithuania, Baltic Folk Metal
DELVE – Latvia, Archaic Folk
UGNIAVIJAS – Lithuania, Authentic Folklore
OBELIJA – Lithuania, Archaic Folk
RĀVA – Latvia, Archaic Folklore
JOTVOS SŪNŪS – Lithuania, Ancient Baltic warriors reenactment society
PILOTS – Lithuania, Historical club

+ and will be more bands!

Book your tickets here:
http://www.kilkimzaibu.com/en/tickets

Follow for information:
www.kilkimzaibu.com

Folk concert at Kilkim Žaibu festival!

After many years we are pleased to announce our folk music concert in our neighbouring country Lithuania and it will happen at beautiful lake side of Kilkim Žaibu festival!

Other bands on bill includes such names as Abbath, Månegarm, Obtest, Mgła, Archgoat, Vulture Industries, Loits and a lot more.

Kilkim Žaibu is biggest festival of extreme music and ancient traditions in Baltic states.

Read more about festival at http://www.kilkimzaibu.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181763428577580/

Skyforger will make autumn tour across Spain and Portugal!

Hi friends! We are glad to announce five Skyforger concerts in Spain and Portugal this October!
It will be great to meet old fans in cities we didn’t play in last touring cycle (Madrid) and to discover some new places as well (Lisbon).
Check out your nearest city and please share flyer. We hope to see you at shows!

10 October – Madrid (Spain) – Sala Lemon
11 October – Zaragoza (Spain) – Centro Cívico Delicias
12 October – Vigo (Spain) – Pub Transylvania (Vigo)
13 October – Porto (Portugal) – TBA
14 October – Lisbon (Portugal) – RCA Club

Organized by: Kivents, Suspiria Records & ITP Promotions.

Hola amigos! En Octubre volvemos a España y Portugal! Nos vemos!

Olá pessoal, é com muito gosto que teremos a honra de voltar a Espanha e Portugal no próximo mês de Outubro. Até lá!

METENIS `17. Craft beer and folk festival.

For the fourth year now Labietis will be inviting a dozen of the best breweries of the Baltics as well as some interesting breweries from the rest of Europe for a beer festival in Riga.

Besides the best possible choice of beers in Latvia, the folk group Grodi will see you through the traditional activities of the ancient beginning of spring celebration – Metenis. And be sure not to miss an exclusive folk concert by the worldfamous latvian heavy metal band Skyforger.

This year Metenis will be a 2 day festival (3rd and 4th of March), to ensure an opportunity for beer lovers to try more of the excelent brews in 160ml or 80ml servings. Expect 100+ beer varieties.

List of breweries, as well as additional musicians and ticket info coming soon.

Two new interviews with guitar player and singer Peter

There are two new interviews with guitar player and singer Peter, you can read them here:

https://viktorasblogas.blogspot.lt/2016/08/skyforger-latvians-and-lithuanians-are.html

http://www.metalstorm.net/pub/interview.php?interview_id=739

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