In 1988 a bunch of merry musicians had the idea to play some folkpieces in the fresh summer air with a glass beer in one hand. Then they added some covers to their repertoire, but needed an electric guitar and bongo’s for this. This made an end to playing Music in the garden and they had to enter a rehearsal-room. After a while they were tired of playing only covers and so they wrote their First song. Medieval folkrock, a new phenomenon. Schandmaul is one of the most successful bands in this genre. Their Music is not very heavy, but has tons of atmosphere.