Second song online – Rāmava / Romuve

Old German chronicles tell of a legend about a central place of pagan worship in Prussia at Romuve or Rickoyot, which was sacred for all Baltic peoples of the time. In the centre of Romuve, there was a huge oak and besides it (or in its hollow trunk) stood idols of the three main gods: Perkuns, Peckols (or Patollo) and Potrimpus. In this sanctuary, lived the priests and priestesses (vaidelots), as well as the high priest Krive Krivaito himself. In Romuve, they conducted the most important pagan ceremonies and brought sacrifice to their gods. You will find more info in the CD booklet.

In this song, you can hear a little bit of the Prussian language, as we used an old Prussian/Lithuanian folk song (thanks to Jonas Trinkūnas and Kūlgrinda) as the main theme for this track.

If you like music, you can order album right here from our website at http://goo.gl/1msddJ

First song online – Tagad vai nekad / Now or Never!

Today we publish first song from new album, it is called “Tagad vai nekad”, or in English  “Now or Never”!

The song tells about the Great Prussian uprising in 1260 – 1274, when the Prussian tribes almost succeeded in driving the Order of Teutonic Knights out of Prussia. However, due to the continuous influx of fresh manpower from Europe and many European leaders joining the conflict, the uprising was suppressed and the Prussians had to once again yield the Teutonic Order. More about it you will find in CD booklet.

 

You can pre-order CD here: http://skyforger.lv/en/shop/

Later we will post mailorders where to order album and, of course, you always will have a chance to get it at concerts. See tour date section for upcoming live assaults.

TAGAD VAI NEKAD / NOW OR NEVER

(The Great Prussian Uprising 1260 – 1274)

It all began back in 1260
At a place called Durbe
Where knights of the Teutonic Order
Were defeated by Lithuanians

The bloody dawn is rising
The black ravens are calling out for death
We were tolerated enough by slave lords
They are few, but we’re in numbers

Only now, now or never
Prussia wake up!
Only now, now or never
Rise from your knees
Only now, now or never
For the last stand
Only now, now or never
It’s time to raise our swords

One for all and all for one
The forest of spears and wall of shields
This fire can’t be quenched anymore
The storm will reap the one, who sows the wind

Remember their names:
Herkus Monte, Glappo, Auktumo
Diwanus from Bartia and there at Kulm
Skomantas fought Teutonic Order

Like mad dogs they tear our land apart
For years they sit on our backs
We aren’t giving away a inch of land anymore
Our freedom we are taking back!

New Skyforger album “Senprūsija” out soon!

Some of you already know that for the last few years, SKYFORGER has been busy working on a new album. Today we finally can reveal some details, including cover art, track list and release date. We titled it “Senprūsija” or “Old Prussia” in English, and it will be released on the 6th of April, 2015 !!!

SKYFORGER frontman Peter comments: Our new album “Senprūsija” (Old Prussia) is dedicated to the Prussians, the now extinct third Baltic nation. For us Latvians and Lithuanians, the two remaining Baltic nations, it is very important not to forget this part of our common history and that is why we made this album. (Note: the Germans, who conquered Prussia, also started to call themselves Prussians; however, they had nothing in common with the actual Baltic people of ancient Prussia.)

The idea behind the album’s cover art is that there is nothing left of Old Prussians, except some bones found in archaeological sites and a few other artefacts, while the rest is lost into the darkness of past.

Senprusija vāks

Album tracklist:

  1. Oh Rise, Rise
  2. Old Prussia
  3. Sudovian Horsemen
  4. Now or Never
  5. Herkus Monte
  6. Romuve
  7. Pride and Defiance
  8. Two Brothers
  9. The Black Sails
  10. Nothing is Forgotten
  11. The Ritual
  12. Under Lithuanian Banners

More news and first song coming soon, stay tuned!

SKYFORGER – “Senprūsija” – 06.04.2015 – Thunderforge Records (Latvia)

Skyforger returns to Ragnarök Festival!

SKYFORGER has been confirmed for biggest German pagan | folk | viking metal gathering Ragnarök Festival 12!

We have few also more dates around,  check links and join events.

April 8, Budapest (Hungary), Dürer Kert http://goo.gl/8MrgVv
April 9, Brno (Czech Rep.), Melodka http://goo.gl/PJUSQl
April 10, Plzen (Czech Rep.), Parlament http://goo.gl/GW84X6
April 11, Ragnarök Festival (Germany), http://goo.gl/j4UfpO

Flyer-Ragn-500

Skyforger confirmed for Hellfest 2015

First SKYFORGER show for 2015 is confirmed! Let’s meet at the world’s most eclectic metal festival HELLFEST # 10.

Location: Clisson, Nantes, France.

Show date: Skyforger plays on Friday, 19 June, 2015

Few other confirmed acts: Judas Priest, Motörhead, Venom, ZZ Top, Faith No More, Slipknot, Alice Cooper, Dead Kennedys, Ace Frehley, Billy Idol, Scorpions, Slash, Nightwish, Airbourne and many more. In total will perform more than 150 bands.

SEE BAND LIST PER STAGES: www.hellfest.fr/fr/artistes

À bientôt! www.hellfest.fr

Hellfest-flyer-500