Origin: England  
Genres: Viking Metal
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Page online: November 1, 2006
Last update/review: September 2, 2017

Forefather

Forefather was formed in 1997 by a pair of brothers interested in creating "Anglo-Saxon metal", meaning music that honors their heritage. Their music has strong elements of black metal, and they are frequently described as such (much to the brothers' displeasure), though they are better placed in the viking metal camp -- like many such bands, they combine black metal riffing with a more rollicking vocal style (some clean singing, some black singing), and, of course, lyrics dealing with the days of yore. Nicely done.

Current Members

Wulfstan

guitars/bass/vocals

Athelstan

guitars/bass/keyboards



Discography



Deep Into Time  
1999 Angelisc
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Legends Unfold  
2000 Millennium
  1. The Fyrdman Cometh
  2. Winds Of Eternal Freedom
  3. Visions Of Elders
  4. These Lands
  5. The Path Of Yesterdays
  6. These Lands II
  7. Ancient Voice
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



The Fighting Man  
2000 Angelisc
  1. The Fighting Man
  2. A New Dawn
  3. Together They Stood
  4. For These Shores
  5. The Call To Arms
  6. Out Of Darkness
  7. The Paths Of Yesterdays
  8. The Last Battle
  9. When Our England Died
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Engla Tocyme  
2002 Angelisc
  1. Engla Tocyme
  2. Into The Forever
  3. Iron Hand
  4. Fifeldor
  5. The Swan's Road
  6. Forever In Chains
  7. The Fate Of Kings
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Ours Is The Kingdom  
2004 Karmageddon Media
  1. The Shield-Wall
  2. Ours Is The Kingdom
  3. Proud To Be Proud
  4. The Golden Dragon
  5. Smashed By Fate
  6. The Sea Kings
  7. To The Mountains They Fled
  8. The Folk That Time Forgot
  9. Threads Of Time
  10. Keep Marching On
  11. Rebel Of The Marshlands & Wudugast
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Steadfast  
2008 Seven Kingdoms
  1. Brunanburh
  2. Cween of the Mark
  3. Theodish Belief
  4. Hallowed Halls
  5. Steadfast
  6. Three Great Ships
  7. Eostre
  8. Fire From the Sky
  9. Mellowing of the Mains
  10. Wolfhead's Tree
  11. Miri it is
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Last Of The Line  
2011 Seven Kingdoms
  1. Cometh The King
  2. Last Of The Line
  3. Chorus Of Steel
  4. By Thy Deeds
  5. Up High
  6. Wolves Of Prayer
  7. Wyrda Gesceaft
  8. Doomsday Dawns
  9. Shadows Of The Dead
  10. Spears Of Faith
  11. The Downfallen
  12. Into The Rising Sun
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Curse Of The Cwelled  
2015
  1. Havoc on Holy Island
  2. The Anvil
  3. By My Lord I Will Lie
  4. Fire of Baited Blood
  5. Curse of the Cwelled
  6. Awakened Hate
  7. Painted with Blood
  8. Rustics to Remain
  9. Edge of Oblivion
  10. Masters of Fate
  11. The River-Maid's Fairwell
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan



Tales From A Cloud-Born Land  EP
2017 Seven Kingdoms
  1. Opening
  2. Two Sacred Oaks
  3. One Blood and One Bone
  4. Strongbow's Death
  5. In Victory We Feast
  6. Out of Time
  7. Daughter of Twilight
  • Wulfstan
  • Athelstan




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