Ukrainian folk metal band Holy Blood checked in with the following:
Hello friends!, In 2019 Holy Blood will celebrate 20th Anniversary. It’s a good date to share with our fans! If you’re an organizator of festival or can organizate tour – contact us. A lot of festivals are held in same days so please don’t hesitate. Also will be greateful for repost. Thank you, friends!
Holy Blood formed in 1999. The band is notable for being one of the few Christian bands in its genre, and the fact that they are the most successful group on its label Bombworks Records, and the band has been noted world wide despite being an underground group. Holy Blood has released five albums: “The Wanderer” (2002) “Waves are Dancing” (2005) “The Patriot”(2008) “Shining Sun” (2010) and “Day of Vengeance” (2014).
Holy Blood plays folk metal with death and black metal elements. Their music is characterized by elements based on Ukrainian folk traditions and Celtic music. They incorporate ethnic instruments such as blockflute and bagpipe. The vocals are high-pitched shrieking but also incorporates folk choirs. The band is influenced by groups such as Ensiferum and Finntroll. “The Wanderer” has been compared to melodic black metal groups such as Dissection but is said to be more modern in sound and style. “The Wanderer” is also said to contain more variety and complex songwriting than “Waves Are Dancing” does. “Waves are Dancing” embraced more folk oriented direction as majority of the songs incorporate flute and bagpipe. Several songs incorporate guitar solos keyboards and folk choirs. Holy Blood‘s lyrical themes tend to revolve around their Christian faith, heaven, and God.
The bands latest effort “Glory to the Heroes” ep has been released on May 15, 2017 via Vision of God Records.
The line-up consist of: Sergii Khylko, Fedor Buzilevich, Philipp Kharouk and Deny Bass.
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