Crew

Michel
michel(at)folk-metal.nl
As founder of Folk-metal.nl, I’m here since the start in 2008, when we had 10 visitors a day and we only published news and sometimes a showreview. This changed rapidly and there are hundreds of fans everyday who appreciate what we do. I’m the oldest reviewer here, and I have to say, I’m very fond of the use of authentic instruments, like hurdy gurdy, violin, bagpipes, etc. But I can appreciate bands without these instruments, which play folkmelodies too. Most of the time I don’t like it very much when a band only uses metalscreams for the vocals. Favourite bands are bands which use a lot of folk, like Eluveitie, and Arkona for instance, Celtic Punk bands like The Mahones and Medieval rockbands like Saltatio Mortis.

Colin
I’m here from the start. I listen to a broad range of music, The Dubliners to Leaves’ Eyes, to Nile. I discovered Korpiklaani by a flyer we got at a festival where we were watching Leaves’ Eyes. It wasn’t my favourite at that point, but only a few clicks further I stumbled on Ensiferum and Finntroll, I never left the genre since then. My favourite bands change now and then, but at the end there are always MoonsorroW, Svartsot and Amon Amarth. My all-time favourite song: Blind Guardian – Nightfall

Nick
nick(at)folk-metal.nl
I’m Nick, I’m with Folk-metal.nl from 2011. Despite the fact I’m only listening to metal from 2006, I visited a lot of festivals and concerts. My passion with metal started with Blind Guardian (still my favourite band), and I found my way to folk-metal throug power-metal. Starting with Paganfest 2008 I’m a big fan of this genre. I’m very interested in the German branch of Folk-metal and Folk-rock. I’m playing in a folk-metalband, named ‘Druantia’ and I’m a big fan of Nordic and Celtic mythology.

Eline
Interviewer since 2013 and writes reviews occasionally as well.

Yvette
I’m Yvette, I joined folk-metal.nl at the beginning of 2014 and haven’t left ever since. I study Media & Entertainment Management and hope to be able to work as an event manager for a music festival or concert venue some day, I am full of dreams! Music is one of my greatest passions and I have been going to concerts and festivals ever since I was in high school. My interest in folk metal started out with my passion for Norse Mythology and my interest in traditional folk instruments such as the violin and hurdy gurdy. Although I mostly listen to folk metal I have a very wide musical interest. My favourite genres would be melodic death, pagan and black metal. Moonsorrow, Amorphis and Insomnium are among my favourite bands.

Jeff
Hi my name is Jeff and I live in Pennsylvania USA!! I have been a diehard metal fan for 30+ years and listen to all types of metal from the classics to the newest crop of folk, pagan, Viking and black metal. I also have been playing bass and singing in various projects for over 25 years, currently in a Metallica tribute band and in Rannoch Moor, an original blackened Celtic folk metal project. Professionally, I am regional supervisor for a large security company and have a background in audio/video installation/sales as well as working in record stores. When not writing about, playing or listening to metal, I enjoy reading, travel, sports and spending time with my wife of 20 years, Lisa, and our two sons, Ethan and Finnegan (who happen to love Trollfest and Korpiklaani as much as I do!) HAIL!!!!

Gur
I’m involved in folk-metal.nl since 2011 and working on the development of the website. I’m doing an album or festival review every now and then. My all-time favourite is Moonsorrow.
My first contact with music in the folk/viking were ‘Storm’ and ‘Bathory’.

Dorien
I’m Dorien, I joined Folk-metal.nl when I was 18 in 2010. I’m listening to a all kinds of music. I landed n Folk-metal because of my interest (you can call it fascination) in the Middle Ages and in Viking/Nordic mythology in particular. I like nice lyrics. That’s why I’m fan of Týr. They use old, traditional Faroes sagas. A mix of grunt and clean vocals is something I like a lot. My favourite bands are: Heidevolk, Ensiferum, Týr and Amon Amarth. I’m doing interviews for Folk-metal.nl mainly.

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