Friends, we are glad to inform that Skyforger is confirmed for biggest heavy metal festival in the world WACKEN OPEN AIR, which will take place 4th to 6th August in Germany.
What to do if you have no ticket for W:O:A 2022. Register at the Wacken Ticketcenter at: https://ticketcenter.wacken.com There you will find offers from other fans who are selling tickets at the original price.
Friends! We have published the first song “Rāmava” from our recent performance in Ogre. We hope that music can help and inspire in these difficult times. The full recording of the concert will follow later.
It is the last day of the year, and we would like to say a thunderous “thank you” to all our fans for their continuous support in these not so easy times, with their presence at this summer’s concerts, as well as in any other way!
For a better festive mood, you can visit the website of the Cultural Information Systems Center “Diva.lv” and watch a fresh video recording of the SKYFORGER folk music program “Sword Song” at the ethno festival “Sviests” in Valmiermuiža on August 28. The French bagpiper Geoffroy Dell’Aria from Belgium joined the group as a special guest for the festival.
The recording of the concert was made within the framework of the project “Digitization of Cultural Heritage Content (Round 2)” co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Many thanks to the organizers of the event Daina Zalāne and Juris Zalāns, producer Daina Markova and video director Gints Fārenhorsts!
As the year draws to the end, inevitably thoughts are going back to the past trying to relive the unforgettable moments. There are a lot of great memories to keep, both onstage and offstage. In total we did 23 shows in 11 countries, from it ranging to a small club in Nottingham or Malta, up to ice hockey hall sized gigs in Riga. We had small local festivals and huge foreign metal open airs. The kind of feelings you get when you see thousands people in front of you at Kurbads metalopera is indescribable. Touring with great bands from other countries and continents gives new drinking slogans. All in all, this was a hard and interesting year. Between all hustle, band have already started to work on new music, so things are moving on. And what is your best Skyforger memory from this year?
We would like to wish all Skyforger fans a happy and heavy new year! Thanx a lot for all your support! Thanx to all the promoters for having us! See you somewhere on the road! \m/
Heavy metal multimedia spectacle “Kurbads: Son of the Mare” returns!
The heavy metal opera is based on the adventures of the legendary Latvian folk hero Kurbads. Stories of willpower, personal growth and battles with internal and external demons all intertwine in this beloved legend and are as pertinent today as ever before. The production is a 21st century interpretation of this tale and to this day, has been performed only once, in the summer of 2017 in Limbaži, Latvia. The show became one of the cultural highlights of the year in Latvia and garnered both public affection and critical acclaim.
Now, come see it reborn on the 23rd of August in Lucavsala, Riga. Music by Latvian Folk Metal band SKYFORGER, featuring top modern dance performers.
Directed by Inga Tropa, stage design by Uģis Bērziņš, choreography by Guntis Spridzāns, Liene Stepena, Liene Grava, costumes by Kristians Aglonietis.