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Windir

Windir (Warrior in English) was a folkloric black metal band from Sogndal, Norway. The band combined black metal with Norwegian folk music and mythology. The band was formed in 1994 but did not debut until 1997. As is often the case in black metal bands it was the project of one man: Terje "Valfar" Bakken. Windir produced four albums in their almost ten years of existence each more complex and successful than the last. The band broke up when Valfar died of hypothermia amidst the hills of Sogndal in 01/2004. Three of the other members of the band have since created a new band called Vreid which continues Valfar's ambition.

Windir's lyrics are not written in contemporary Norwegian but instead in an ancient local dialect named Sognamål.

== Members =

  • Valfar: vocals, accordion, and additional instruments
  • Hvàll: bass
  • Steingrim: drums
  • Sture: Rhythm guitar
  • Strom: Lead guitar
  • Righ: Synthesizer

== Discography =

Demos: (Valfar: Vocals, Sorg: Guitars, Steingrim: Drums)



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