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Corvux Corax

A successful symbiosis of traditional instruments and heavy metal

It’s going to get hard with Corvus Corax - harder than we were used to from the kings of minstrels. We know and love them for their mighty drums, their impressive stage shows and their imposing bagpipe wall. Now the musicians from Berlin are going one step further: Their new project ERA METALLUM get together the epic of Corvus Corax with the force of metal and thus creates a new and unique music experience.

With passionate metal guitars and skilful, progressive drums, the quick-change artists from Corvus Corax shape their well-known playing styles into a successful symbiosis of traditional instruments and heavy metal. A unique connection between the traditional and the dazzlingly modern was created. If the Vikings had had electric guitars, this form of metal would probably have been produced. CORVUS CORAX - ERA METALLUM creates a unique and unprecedented epic atmosphere - massive and symphonic, powerful and intoxicating.

Although ERA METALLUM does by no means require any knowledge of history, specialists will notice that Corvus Corax cover the entire Old Norse cultural sphere including the Anglo-Saxon and Irish contact zones – without even so much as a hint of a lecturing attitude.

Corvus Corax is one of the original instigators of a specific part of the German rock scene, which is dedicated to old instruments like bagpipes, drums, and shawms. The band's two founding members Castus and Wim Dobbrisch had already come together in times of the GDR and via their country's popular "medieval fairs", CORVUS CORAX's path led to the biggest concert halls and large music festivals such as the famous Wacken Open Air and multiple performances at Castlefest. With projects like the elaborate re-imaging of the Carmina Burana entitled "Cantus Buranus" with a symphony orchestra and choir or the tongue-in-cheek fantastical "The Curse of the Dragon", the band has always displayed a wide stylistic range and penchant to explore new musical grounds.

Photo of Corvus Corax by Heiko Roith

3 August 2023
Village stage


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