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Falkenbach Bio

Band members
Vratyas Vakyas


In 1989, the first FALKENBACH demo was released. Musically the band focused on folk elements, but developed the style toward the more hymn-like and sounds. Over the years, the number of demos grew to seven before Vratyas Vakyas finally decided to produce FALKENBACH's first full-length album.

But plans for the band's first major production, Fireblade ran aground, when technical difficulties in the studio prevented FALKENBACH from presenting a sound deserving of their material. Plans for the album where scratched and not until March of 1996 did FALKENBACH succeed in finishing the recordings for the debut album entitled …En Their Medh Riki Fara… at Blue House Studio.

…En Their Medh Riki Fara… quickly caught the attention of Napalm Records and led to the band signing on to the Austrian label, which released the debut's follow up, Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri in December 1998.

While FALKENBACH's debut into the spotlight seemed to be heavily influenced by Black Metal, the band's second release focused mainly on the epic and hymn-like compositions.

Following a six-year sabbatical, FALKENBACH returned to the spotlight with high hopes for the highly awaited masterpiece Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty. For the first time, Vratyas Vakyas accepted the collaboration of guest musicians during the recording process-Bolthorn (Drums), Hagalaz (additional acoustic Guitars), and Tyrann (additional vocals) of the band VINDSVAL. Recorded at Tidal Wave Studio with producer Patrick Damiani, Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty is characterized by its fresh and powerful sound.

In November 2005 FALKENBACH returns with Heralding - The Fireblade, the band's fourth release.

FALKENBACH's lyrical concept remains constant, while the music featured on this latest work makes use of myriad elements presented by the band throughout the years. The raw elements prevalent in previous works compliment the epic arrangements and calm passages found on Heralding. Epic hymns coexists with a mix of choruses, clean vocals, acoustic guitars, wind instruments, raw parts, screams, and even fast songs. Once again, Heralding the Fireblade was recorded in Tidalwave Studio under the direction of Patrick Damiani. With the help of Boltthorn, Hagalz, and Tyrann, the genius behind FALKENBACH has managed to produce his most varied and impressive work to date.

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