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Wacken Records / SPV
Release Date Germany: 20.02.2009
Release Date Europe: 23.02.2009


While so-called "pagan metal" bands seem to be popping up around every corner lately, trying to conform to current trends instead of coming up with ideas of their own, SUIDAKRA have stayed true to the sound that they have become known for. Reaching new heights in their fourteen year history, the German celtic metallers return full steam ahead with their 9th studio album, "Crógacht". Combining fast melodic death metal, Irish folk music, and a torrent of harmonies, they prove yet again the ability blend several different influences into their unique sound. To put a spin on things, new elements are introduced, like traditional instruments (bagpipes, banjo, tin whistles), a sixteen member choir and epic orchestral arrangements.

Recorded at Gernhart Studios with producer Martin Buchwalter, "Crógacht" delivers the most powerful candy for the ears. But the eyes and mind will also be pleased, as famous Belgian graphic artist Kris Verwimp is responsible not only for the magnificent artwork in the digipack and 16-page booklet, but also for the lyrics of this fascinating concept album. "Crógacht", meaning bravery, is based in its entirety on one of the most dramatic tales in Irish mythology. It tells the story of the hero Cuchulainn’s epic journey to the Isle of Skye, where he seeks to learn the arts of war from the Scythian warrior woman Scáthach. The decisions he then has to make set the events in motion that will lead up to his son Conlaoch’s tragic fate...

With overwhelming reactions to their 2006 release, "Caledonia", and their May 2008 DVD / Best of CD, "13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes", SUIDAKRA have performed at over 200 live shows (including the world famous Wacken Open Air five times), and successfully completed several tours in Europe, Russia and a first-ever American tour. SUIDAKRA will take part in the four week Pagan Knights North American tour starting in February 2009 before rocking stages all over Europe and beyond.


1. Slan
2. Conlaoch
3. Isle Of Skye
4. Scathach
5. Feats Of War
6. Shattering Swords
7. Ar Nasc Fola
8. Gilded Oars
9. Baile`s Strand


Arkadius – Rhythm-, Lead-, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Banjo, Clean & Aggressive Vocals
Lars – Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals
Marcus – Bass

Guest musicians:

Axel Römer – Highland Bagpipes & Tin Whistle
Tina Stabel – Female Vocals on “Feats Of War”
Sebastian Hintz – Backing Vocals on “Gilded Oars” & “Baile’s Strand”
Miriam Hensel – Female Voice on “Shattering Swords”
Luisen Vocalensemble Berlin – Choir on “Baile’s Strand”

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