From the Netherlands hails Ilmarinen, an Epic Folk Metal band who aim to tell old folk tales, legends, and myths through their music and an eccentric stage show. The songs are a blend of metal and folk music. Loud grunts and distorted guitars that are well known in the world of metal, combined with danceable folk instruments like the violin and whistles. The keyboards add an orchestral layer, putting the “Epic” in Folk Metal.
In 2017 they released a first (live) album.
Live at Slim Herfstfestival 2017 (Live 2017)
Tribute to a King (EP 2019)
Gold (EP 2023)