Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hungarian folk heavy metal

I never knew there was such a thing as Hungarian folk metal, but it looks as if there is. I'm not a heavy metal fan at all, but this is an interesting combination of music styles that sounds pretty good. The group is called Dalriada and the song in the YouTube video is called "A Dudás" or in English "The Piper".

Dalriada is a folk metal band from Sopron, Hungary that was formed in 1998 as Echo of Dalriada, but shortened their name to Dalriada in late 2006. In 2009, their "Gold Album" won the HangSúly Metal Awards out of 70 other Hungarian bands. In 2012, the band toured through Europe with groups Arkona and Darkest Era.