Northern Oak is founded in 2006. They have been spreading their unique brand of flute-heavy progressive folk metal across Sheffield and the rest of the UK ever since. After a demo in 2007 they released their first full lenght ‘Tales From Rivelin’ in 2008. After some changes in the line-up they unleashed their second full-length album ‘Monuments’, a darker and more complex offering than its predecessor.
With a rich, organic sound that evokes the lush, tranquil landscape of the White Peak then cascades onwards into harsh, jagged chaos reminiscent of the terrain of the Dark Peak, the music builds from rock-solid, groove-laden foundations and thunderous double-kick work into detailed harmonic overtures as guitar, flute, keyboards and violin complement and harmonise with each other. In keeping with the band’s roots, the lyrical themes often display a strong connection to and appreciation of the endless majesty of nature.