Latvian pagan metal band has reissued their long out of print 2003 album Zobena dziesma (Thunderforge Records, TFR 003). In contrast to the heavy metal musical style on their other albums, Zobena dziesma is an album made up entirely of Latvian folk songs performed in a traditional manner.
The songs, mainly about war and Latvian mythology, also feature well known Latvian folk musicians, such as Kaspars Bārbals from the group Auļi on bagpipes.
The CD booklet contains all the lyrics, as well as English translations.
The album also includes two bonus tracks – “Pār kalniņu Ūsiņš jāj” and “Cekulaina zīle dzied”, both recorded in 2006.
In other Skyforger news, the band’s 2015 album Senprūsija was awarded the Latvian Gold Microphone award for being 2015’s best hard rock/heavy metal album.
The band will be performing at a number of European festivals in the summer of 2016, including Steelfest Open Air 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, the Under the Black Sun Festival 2016 in Bernau, Germany, and the Positivus Festival in Salacgrīva, Latvia.
For further information, please visit the Skyforger website.
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