Severnye Vrata is one of the big names in the pagan metal scene in Russia. The band was founded in 1997. As main theme they’ve chosen the Heathen mythology, supported by reconstructed melodies, not only from traditional folk but also from the real Pagan history. The lyrics contain ancient words. The band changes their style form album to album in a continuing motion to experiment with the mix of pagan and all kind of metalgenre’s.