Rāmava. Live at Ogre, 2022

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.

Watch folk album “Zobena dziesma” video

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!

Skyforger – Metal Band Of 2019

2019 was a very busy year for Skyforger, and our passion for music was appreciated by “Latvian Metal Music Awards” where we won in nomination “Latvian Metal Band of 2019”.

Once again we would like to express a big thanx to all our fans and supporters! See you in concerts!

Heavy New Year!!!

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/

Photo: Kristaps Ēberliņš (Kurbads metalopera in Riga, Latvia)

Metalopera “KURBADS. Kēves dēls” second time – 23rd August in Riga!

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.

Cast: The Narrator – Zane Jančevska, Kurbads – Ģirts Bisenieks, Snake Witch – Liene Stepena.

Dancers: Ivars Broničs, Gints Dancītis, Liene Grava, Jūlija Kobceva, Aldis Liepiņš, Artūrs Nīgalis, Rūta Pūce, Reinis Rešetins, Asnate Rikse, Maija Sukute.

Doors: 18:00

Opening acts from Lithuania and Estonia: 19:30 and 20:45

Entrance – free of charge!

Pagan Warriors Across Europe tour – October / November 2019

In Fiction Entertainment, in cooperation with HeathenRock Entertainment and THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY, are pleased to present this massive Pagan Black Metal package:

Skyforger (LV)
Pagan, Black, Historical Metal
Thunderforge Records

Finsterforst (D)
Black Forest Metal
Napalm Records
new studio album 2nd August

Enisum (IT)
Arpitanian Black Metal
Avantgarde Music
new album launched 15th March 2019

Helsott (USA)
Pagan Death Metal
M-Theory Audio


Friday 25th October – Eindhoven / Dynamo – The Netherlands

Saturday 26th October – Eisleben / Wiesenhaus – Germany
10 Years Best Of Dark Troll Show

Sunday 27th October – Ostrava / Barrak Music Club – Czech Republic

Monday 28th October – Brno / Melodka – Czech Republic

Tuesday 29th Graz / Explosiv – Austria

Wednesdays 30th October – San donà di Piave / Revolver – Italy

Thursay 31st October – St. Maurice / Manoir Pub – Switzerland

Friday 01st November – Hamburg / headCRASH – Germany

Saturday 02nd November – Oberhausen / Helvete – Germany