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The band Ancient Rites was founded in 1988. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Diest. Generally, music journalists would define Ancient Rites’s style within the genre/s of and other rock music.

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Necromantia is a Greek black metal band that was founded in 1989 in Athens, Greece. Alongside Rotting Christ and Varathron, they are considered to be pioneers in establishing the Greek black metal scene in the early 1990s. The band is notable for the complete ... [wikipedia]
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Ancient is a Norwegian black metal band from Bergen, formed in 1992. The band released six full-length albums released by Metal Blade Records to date and a variety of mini-albums, EPs and special releases. Ancient used to have the classic raw black metal sound... [wikipedia]
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Einherjer is a Viking metal band from Haugesund, Norway, founded in 1993. Some of the band's albums are heavily folk influenced, while others have a more traditional symphonic black metal sound. Their lyrics retell Norse legends, and each of their albums has i... [wikipedia]
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Thyrfing is a viking metal band from Sweden. The band is named after the royal sword Tyrfing from Norse mythology.... [wikipedia]
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Falkenbach (German: [ˈfalkənbax]) is a pagan black metal group from Germany that is signed to Prophecy Productions. The name means "Falconbrook" in German.... [wikipedia]
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Absu was an American extreme metal band from Dallas, Texas. Their demos and first album leaned towards death metal, but evolved more towards a black metal and thrash metal style which includes elements of Celtic and folk music (and later, elements of jazz fusi... [wikipedia]
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Mithotyn was a Viking metal band from Mjölby, Sweden.... [wikipedia]
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Cryptic Wintermoon

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Limbonic Art

Limbonic Art is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Sandefjord.... [wikipedia]
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Enthroned is a black metal band formed in Charleroi, Belgium. It is one of the premier acts of the Belgian Black metal scene.... [wikipedia]
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Forefather is an English folk metal band from Surrey, England. There is a lack of consensus as to which of the "Anglo-Saxon Metal" or "Viking Metal" subgenre or subgenres of metal it belongs. Since inception in 1997 the band has released seven studio albums.... [wikipedia]
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Barathrum is a Finnish black-doom metal band, formed in 1990. The band's name is Latin for pit or abyss. The first letters of their eight full-length albums spell "HEIL SOVA" - referring to the band's frontman, Demonos Sova, who is the only original member of ... [wikipedia]
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Adorned Brood

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Abigor is an Austrian black metal band formed in 1993. They are named after an upper demon of war in Christian demonology.... [wikipedia]
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Kampfar is a black metal band from Fredrikstad, Norway. According to their singer, Dolk, their name is an ancient Norse battle cry which means Odin or Wotan. The music of Kampfar can be described as Black Metal inspired by Norwegian folklore and nature. The ba... [wikipedia]
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Ancient Rites genre is not easily defined. Music magazines and journalists have different opinions on a clearly defined genre for Ancient Rites. However, many describe the style within the genre/s of and other rock music.

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