Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Latvian pagan metal kings SKYFORGER. The band is currently mixing its new album, "Kurbads", for an April 26 European release.

Without a doubt SKYFORGER are one of the leading bands in the worldwide pagan and folk metal movement and finally the Baltic men have found a proper home that will provide them full support to reach global domination.

Commented SKYFORGER frontman Peter: "For sure this is a new chapter in the band's career. We've come a long way from the underground, so this is definitely a highlight to be recognized by Metal Blade Records, which is known as one of the most hard-working and well-known labels in the metal music industry."

SKYFORGER have been tempering their music in the smithy of the Thundergod since 1995. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the flag of Latvian Pagan metal; an extreme blend of traditional Baltic folk music and various metal influences ranging from Norwegian-inspired black metal through to '80s-rooted heavy metal. The band's unique combination of ancient and modern influence has given them a wide appeal throughout both the metal and folk scenes, and has brought great variety to their songwriting over the course of the five SKYFORGER albums.

Through the years SKYFORGER has been busy on stages all over Europe. Behind the belt of SKYFORGER are already four European tours, many mini-tours and festival appearances and SKYFORGER is well known for their non-compromising live performances.


Peter - lead vocals/guitars
Edgars Zirgs - bass/vocals
Edgars Mazais - drums/percussion
Kaspars - folk instruments/backing vocal
Martins - guitars/backing vocals

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