Skyforger on Iberian Warriors Metalfest

Skyforger after 8 years returns to Spain! On 24 September we play in Zaragoza, Iberian Warriors Metalfest.

Skyforger show exclusivo en España! Sábado 24 de septiembre Iberian Warriors Metalfest.

http://goo.gl/xLvge6 

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NORTH WINDS OVER EUROPE 2016

Quite possibly the best tour package of the spring – three unique bands joined for 10 live rituals over seven European countries. Do not sit home but come to support true Northern Heathen metal!

NORTH WINDS OVER EUROPE 2016 / with

Månegarm from Sweden [Viking metal] Skyforger from Latvia [Pagan black metal] Ereb Altor from Sweden [Epic viking doom metal]

31.03 CZ – Prague, Nova Chmelnice
01.04 PL – Krakow, Rotunda
02.04 DE – Lichtenfels, Ragnarök Festival
03.04 AT – Vienna, Escape Metalcorner
04.04 SI – Ljubljana, Orto Bar
05.04 CH – Zürich, Dynamo
06.04 DE – Weinheim, Cafe Zentral
07.04 NL – Tilburg, Little Devil
08.04 DE – Dresden, Skullcrusher
09.04 DE – Hamburg, Rock Cafe

Tour is presented by Legacy – The Voice From The Dark Side, Napalm Records, metal.de,Stormbringer.at & Metal Only e.V.

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Skyforger receives Latvian Music Award 2015

On 15th March, Skyforger latest album “Senprūsija” was honoured as “BEST ROCK & METAL ALBUM of 2015” at 20th Latvian Music Awards ceremony “Zelta Mikrofons” (Golden Microphone). Album is released by Thunderforge Records, Latvia.

The event took place in Latvian National Opera House in Riga, Latvia and was broadcasted live on Latvian National Television.

“Senprūsija” got nominated in 3 categories – best Rock & Metal album, best Concert Recording, and quite unexpectedly, was also voted into Top 5 for “Album Of The Year” by expert jury of Latvian music industry (out of 114 albums submitted).

“Zelta Mikrofons” is the oldest and most respected Latvian music awards (equivalent to the Grammy awards), it’s organized by Latvian Performers and Phonogram Producers Society (LaMPA) together with Latvian Performers and Producers Association (LaIPA) with the support from Ministry of Culture of Latvia.

Watch videoclip “Melnās Buras” from “Senprūsija”:

You can order physical copy directly from the band guys: http://goo.gl/1msddJ Get it on iTunes http://goo.gl/MqGAw2, Amazonhttp://goo.gl/pq6XKl

• • • UPCOMING TOUR DATES • • •

NORTH WINDS OVER EUROPE 2016

Månegarm – Skyforger – Ereb Altor

31. 03. – Prague, Nova Chmelnice (CZ)
01. 04. – Krakow, Rotunda Club (PL)
02. 04. – Lichtenfels, Ragnarök Festival (DE)
03. 04. – Vienna, Escape Metalcorner (AT)
04. 04. – Ljubljana, Orto Bar (SI)
05. 04. – Zürich, Dynamo (CH)
06. 04. – Weinheim, Cafe Zentral (DE)
07. 04. – Tilburg, Little Devil (NL)
08. 04. – Dresden, Skullcrusher (DE)
09. 04. – Hamburg, Rock Cafe (DE)

Follow Skyforger on:
FB: http://www.facebook.com/skyforgerofficial
Twitter: http://twitter.com/skyforger
Instagram: http://instagram.com/skyforgerofficial
Draugiem: https://www.draugiem.lv/skyforger

Tomorrow – Latvian Music Awards 2015

Tomorrow on 15th March, the ceremony of 20th edition of the most important Latvian Music Awards “Zelta Mikrofons” (translated as Golden Microphone) will take place in Latvian National Opera House in Riga, Latvia.

Skyforger new album “Senprūsija” has been nominated in three categories – best Rock & Metal album, best Concert Recording, and what comes quite unexpectedly, also as Album of the Year. In total there are awards given in 17th categories.

This is oldest Latvian music awards (equivalent to the Grammy awards) and it’s organized by Latvian Performers and Phonogram Producers Society (LaMPA) together with Latvian Performers and Producers Association (LaIPA) with the support from Ministry of Culture of Latvia.

Show will be broadcast on the Latvian TV channel LNT 21:00 (Eastern European Time, EET), and also available live from 19:10 online in portals “TVPlay.lv” un “Skaties.lv”.

Interview with band in latvian (from 5:50)

NORTH WINDS OVER EUROPE 2016 – TOUR DATES

Månegarm – Skyforger – Ereb Altor

Their fans have long known that the 20 year music business veteran vikings of Månegarm are not afraid of developing their melodic pagan sound further. With their latest, self-titled album the band keeps true to course: Månegarm remains expressive and varied from the first note to the last. The band comments: “The 31st of March we set sail once again to conquer Europe; this time together with our old friends and brothers in arms – Skyforger & Ereb Altor! This will be a blast brothers and sisters and we’re really looking forward to meet all of you on the road!”

 

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Convince yourself on the upcoming headlining-tour through Europe! From Swedish folk ballads reminiscent of camp fires to wild and forceful black metal interludes, everything the metal sounds of the north are known for is represented!

The support comes from well known pagan metal bands Skyforger and Ereb AltorSkyforger comments: “We are glad to be back on touring mode in this March and April. These will be our first gigs this year and we are really looking forward to visit some new places, and return to the old ones! What makes this package awesome is that we will be again on same stages with our old friends Månegarm, and also it will be great to meet new friends from Ereb Altor. Check out the dates and see you soon!”

Ereb Altor adds: “The ice on the Sea will soon break and Ereb Altor will leave the shores of Sweden and set sail to conquer Europe! The ravens will guide our way! We are looking forward to raise our fists in the air alongside Månegarm and Skyforger!”

Presented by Legacy, Napalm Records, metal.de, Stormbringer & Metal-Only:

NORTH WINDS OVER EUROPE 2016
Månegarm – Skyforger – Ereb Altor

31. 03. – Prague, Modra Vopice (CZ)
01. 04. – Krakow, Rotunda Club (PL)
02. 04. – Lichtenfels, Ragnarök Festival (DE)
03. 04. – Vienna, Escape Metalcorner (AT)
04. 04. – Ljubljana, Orto Bar (SI)
05. 04. – Zürich, Dynamo (CH)
06. 04. – Weinheim, Cafe Zentral (DE)
07. 04. – Tilburg, Little Devil (NL)
08. 04. – Dresden, Skullcrusher (DE)
09. 04. – Hamburg, Rock Cafe (DE)

For more info visit:

www.manegarmsweden.com
www.facebook.com/Manegarmsweden
www.facebook.com/skyforgerofficial
www.erebaltor.com
www.facebook.com/erebaltorofficial

North winds over Europe!

SKYFORGER is confirmed for European tour next March / April, together with Viking metal bands MÅNEGARM and EREB ALTOR (both Sweden). Exact dates / cities to be confirmed later. See you on the road!

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Skyforger at Day of Lāčplēsis

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Skyforger will perform metal concert in Riga center (next to Occupation museum) at Day of Lāčplēsis, on 11 November 2015. This is open air event, start with various folk music bands at 19:30 – 21:00. Skyforger playtime is from 22:00 – 23:00. Free entry!

As every year, Latvia on 11 November will light up numerous candles to honour Latvian Freedom Fighters. On 11 November of 1919 Latvian army and Riga residents much less in numbers defeated the 50,000-strong West Russian volunteer army led by Russian colonel Pavel Bermont and German general Rudiger von der Goltz. Later this day was named ‘Lāčplēsis Day’ after the Latvian epic hero Lāčplēsis who had bear ears and strength, and he has become symbol of heroism.

SKYFORGER release first DVD “Senprūsija Live”!

The DVD features a series of live recordings filmed between 2010 and 2015.Sky-dvd-photo

 

The backbone of the disc is the 15th of May 2015 SKYFORGER performance at the “Sapņu Fabrika” club in Riga , and includes a number of songs from their latest release “Senprūsija”, including the title track, ‘Tagad vai nekad’, ‘Rāmava’, ‘Melnais jātnieks’, ‘Zem Lietuvas karogiem’, as well as older hits, such as ‘Kauja pie Saules’ and ‘Migla migla, rasa rasa’. The video for ‘Melnās buras’, SKYFORGER’s latest, concludes the first chapter of the release.

The second half of ‘Senprūsija Live’ features live recordings of SKYFORGER’s greatest hits – ‘Kurši’ and ‘Jūras dziesma’ taken from “Kurbads” release party in 2010, ‘Tīreļa purvā’ from the band’s performance on Lāčplēsis day in Riga in 2011, ‘Kad Ūsiņš jāj’ recorded at the “Positivus” festival in 2012, as well as performances of ‘Nāves sala’, ‘Čūsku sieviete’, ‘Night of the Winter Solstice”, ‘Pērkoņkalve’, ‘Uz ziemeļkrastu’, ‘Ķēves dēls’, ‘Tumsā un salā’ and ‘Uz kariņu bāliņš jāja’ shot at various music festivals, including “Fono Cēsis” and “Kilkim Žaibu” in Lithuania.

135 minutes of pure folk and metal energy will transport every true SKYFORGER connoisseur back to that perfect rock festival, let you mash the Pause button on the remote to find yourself in the crowd, or throw a genuine SKYFORGER party right in your living room, provided you have a proper telly and loudspeakers to match.

PETER (vocals, guitar) says:

“As now we celebrate the 20 years of SKYFORGER, we thought it is a great moment to release our first ever DVD. We based it on the “Senprūsija” release performance we did at the “Sapņu Fabrika” and topped it off with a generous helping of live recordings from a number of gigs we have gathered over the past five years. Fans have been asking us for a live recording and videos, so – here it is, guys!”

All videos are professionally shot by Rock’n’films Studio.

This DVD release is supported by the Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia.
You can order it from our website: http://skyforger.lv/en/product/senprusija-live-dvd/

And of course, fans will have a first chance to get it at HEIDENFEST concerts next week across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. For tour dates see: www.heidenfest.eu

Skyforger interview on Roadie Crew

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There’s report on Skyforger and its new album ‘Senprūsija’ on latest issue of leading Brazilian rock metal magazine Roadie Crew, nr. 198 with Slayer on cover.

Para nossos fãs brasileiros: a edição de julho da revista Roadie Crew (ed. 198), com o Slayer na capa, traz matéria sobre o Skyforger e entrevista com Peter. “Da Letônia para o mundo”! A revista está nas bancas até o dia 10 de julho.

Full report (PDF file)

Skyforger publish video for the song “The Black Sails”, embark on tour through Germany

Skyforger - plague doctorThis video transports you back into the grim times of the Great Northern War (1700-1721), when several plague outbreaks hit Europe, especially around the coast of the Baltic Sea. The plague spread from Central Asia via Constantinople into Poland as it followed the Swedish army route.

Prussia was struck hardest between 1709 and 1711, when about a third of the East Prussian population was killed by plague and famine. Unfortunately, it also took the last native speakers of the Old Prussian language. Also, it struck a devastating blow to the old pagan traditions around the Baltic coast, as many of those who still kept the old ways alive, passing them from generation to generation, died in the plague and with them went a great deal of the old lore and knowledge of the Balts.

It can be said that after the plague, the Old Prussians had ceased to exist as a nation.

The song is taken from SKYFORGER’s new album “Senprūsija”, which means “Old Prussia” and is dedicated to the Prussians, the now extinct third Baltic nation, the other two being Latvians and Lithuanians. Old Prussian tribes lived around the current territory of Kaliningrad (Russia), which formerly was known as Königsberg. This region is located between Poland and Lithuania next to the Baltic Sea.

The album is released and available from the band’s own Thunderforge Records.

SKYFORGER will embark on Polish and G/A/S tours in October – check details below.

POLAND, October 2015

With / Ensiferum, Metsatöll, Skyforger + supports

01.10.2015 Poland, Kraków, Kwadrat
02.10.2015 Poland, Wroclaw, Alibi
03.10.2015 Poland, Warszawa, Progresja

HEIDENFEST, October 2015

With / Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Korpiklaani, Varg, Skyforger, Winterstorm

+ *Finntroll, Hämatom

16.10.15 Germany Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended
17.10.15 Germany München, Backstage *Extended
18.10.15 Switzerland Pratteln, Z7 *Extended
19.10.15 Germany Berlin, Postbahnhof
20.10.15 Germany Frankfurt, Batschkapp
21.10.15 Germany Saarbrücken, Garage
22.10.15 Germany Hamburg, Markthalle
23.10.15 Germany Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended
24.10.15 Germany Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended
25.10.15 Austria Wien, Gasometer *Extended


 

Skyforger veröffentlichen Video zum Song “The Black Sails” und gehen auf Deutschland-Tour

Die Schwarzen Segel

Dieses Video transportiert Euch direkt in die grimmigen Zeiten des Großen Nordischen Krieges (1700-1721), in welchem Europa von mehreren Ausbrüchen der Pest heimgesucht wurde – vor allem in der Küstenregion der Ostsee/des Baltikums. Die Pest breitete sich von Zentralasien über Konstantinopel nach Polen aus, da die Krankheit der Route der schwedischen Armee folgte.

Preußen, das Gebiet der so genannten baltischen (alten) Prußen, war dabei zwischen 1709 und 1711 am schwersten betroffen. Ein Drittel der Ostprußen wurde durch die Pest und die Hungersnot getötet. Unglücklicherweise wurden dabei auch die letzten Muttersprachler dieses Volkes dahingerafft. Die Krankheit hat auch den alten heidnischen Traditionen der baltischen Küste schwer geschadet, sind doch viele Menschen gestorben, die die alten Traditionen noch pflegten und diese von Generation zu Generation weitergaben. Mit ihnen verschwanden auch ein großer Teil der alten Sagen und des alten Wissens der Balten.

Man kann sagen, dass nach diesem Ausbruch der Pest das alte Volk der Prußen („Old Prussians“) als Nation nicht mehr existent war.

Der Song selbst stammt vom neuen SKYFORGER-Album „Senprūsija”, wobei der Titel mit „Altes Preußen“ („Old Prussia“) übersetzt werden kann. Die Langrille ist ein Tribut an das Volk der Prußen, die ausgestorbene dritte Nation des Baltikums. Die anderen beiden Völker waren die Letten und die Litauer. Die Stämme der (alten) Prußen lebten im Gebiet des heutigen Kaliningrad (Russland), welches früher unter dem Namen Königsberg bekannt war. Diese Region befindet sich zwischen Polen und Litauen, in der Nähe der Ostsee/des Baltikums.

SKYFORGER starten im Oktober ihre Tour durch Polen und Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz – siehe Details unten.

POLAND, October 2015 / with Ensiferum, Metsatöll, Skyforger + supports

01.10.2015 Poland, Kraków, Kwadrat
02.10.2015 Poland, Wroclaw, Alibi
03.10.2015 Poland, Warszawa, Progresja

HEIDENFEST, October 2015 / with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Korpiklaani, Varg, Skyforger,

Winterstorm + *Finntroll, Hämatom

16.10.15 Germany Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended
17.10.15 Germany München, Backstage *Extended
18.10.15 Switzerland Pratteln, Z7 *Extended
19.10.15 Germany Berlin, Postbahnhof
20.10.15 Germany Frankfurt, Batschkapp
21.10.15 Germany Saarbrücken, Garage
22.10.15 Germany Hamburg, Markthalle
23.10.15 Germany Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended
24.10.15 Germany Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended
25.10.15 Austria Wien, Gasometer *Extended