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Weihan

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West Flanders, Belgium (1999 – present)

Hailing from West Flanders, Belgium, Weihan is the manifestation of the dynamic musical vision of Miguel Boriau (mastermind behind Simulacra, Insomnia, Mannus, Beyond Infinity, and NOTHingness REcords) and Jurgen (guitarist/vocalist of the pagan metal band Theudho).

Founded in 1999 as an industrial project to counter the stagnating and degenerating black metal scene, Weihan has become synonymous with musical progression and lyrical and conceptual integrity.

Even though the lyrics of Weihan have been devoted to Indo-Germanic culture, religion and history throughout the band’s existence, the music has ventured in many different places. While the strictly limited 2000 demo “Wonnemond MM” stayed true to the original sinister industrial vibe, the 2004 “Galder” album shows Weihan performing rough and crude sounding neofolk.

Crafted in their own studio, the deliberate primitive production of the debut album seems to reflect the eagerness to rise up against commercial and conformist standards that besieged the underground scene. Some reviewers correctly noted the relation between the landscapes and the climate of the musicians’ homeland and the organic nature of their compositions.
The stubborn decision to write all lyrics in their native language instead of English and to use paintings by their renowned countryman Pieter Breughel the Elder as artwork enhances the ethnic and almost patriotic feel of this album – a sense of patriotism that does not

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