1. Formed in 2000 in Lviv, Ukraine, Irij (or Iрiй) is a folk doom metal band with gothic metal influences. They have so far released the Legend demo in 2002 and in 2007, a compilation of demos recorded in 2006 and 2007. On a lyrical point of view, the themes range from Slavic pagan mythology to Ukrainian folklore.
Source: Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives
2. Irij is a one-woman-folk project brought to life by former Eluveitie violinist Meri Tadic in autumn 2006. Her compositions range from mere instrumentals all the way to a cappella songs. It's a journey through a Slavic soul devoted to tradition and sincerity. Irij is mentioned in Slavic mythology with almost oppositional meanings. It’s the celestial residence of pagan gods as well as the here and now and the materialistic world. Her music sounds bewitching and bright, but dark and plain at the same time. It catches up with what is in between, a world between the worlds.
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