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Falkenbach

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German (1989 – present)

Falkenbach is a one-man German project created by Vratyas Vakyas (literally, “The Searching Wanderer”). Vratyas Vakyas lived in Iceland for a considerable time, but now lives in Düsseldorf, Germany again. Throughout the band’s lifetime, Falkenbach has progressed from a rawer, more “black” sound towards viking-influenced folk metal with mainly clean vocals. Vakyas’ music is nowdays accompanied by session musicians.

1989:

Vratyas Vakyas recorded the 1st tape called “Havamal”. The tape contains 3 tracks and was limited to 9 copies.

1991:
Vratyas started to play guitar in a band called “Crimson Gates”. Two demos (unreleased) were recorded between 1991 and 1993 and two live performances took place. The band decided to split up in 1994.

1995:
The tape “Laeknishendr” was recorded and mixed, containing 6 old re-recorded tracks. In 1995 the recording session of Falkenbach’s debut album “The Fireblade” began, due to heavy problems with the studio equipment Vratyas decided to stop the session a short while before the mix. “Heralding - The Fireblade” was later in 2005 completely recorded and released. In December 1995 Vratyas entered the Blue House Studio to start recording “…En Their Medh Riki Fara…”.

1996:
In March 1996 Vratyas recorded an completed the debut album. “…En Their Medh Riki Fara…” was released via NCR.

1998:

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