My HeadBangers, never did I think this band who plays Celtic Power Folk Metal was from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are just above and beyond. Listen to this…
“Dare to Tame Me”
“The Ground of the Fallen”
This band has taken me totally by surprise. They are so good. Let’s look at some bio:
Formed in 2011, after several members departed from Skiltron. Triddana’s music is a fusion of Scottish and Irish folk and powerful pure metal. The name of the band is taken from the Irish word “troideanna”, which means “Fights” or “Battles”. The current lineup consists of Juan José Fornés (vocals and lead guitar), Pablo Allen (bagpipe and whistles), Diego Rodríguez (bass) and Joaquín Franco (drums).
The band have released four albums since their formation: three studio albums and another one consisting of acoustic versions of their own songs. Since 2016, they have toured Europe every year, thus alternating performances in Argentina and that continent.
Their music is usually branded as a combination of heavy metal and European Nordic “Celtic Music” and/or folk, in that it combines conventional rock instruments with traditional Celtic instruments (Highland bagpipes, Irish tin whistle, etc.). This band’s songwriting style is different from most bands also considered folk metal, featuring clean singing and a more melodic sound.
This band has a lot of history, so I’m jumping ahead in 2016.
In the summer of 2016, the band played their first concerts in Europe, the first of which was at the festival “Torres Rock”, in the province of Jaén, in Andalucía, Spain, on July 22. Their next performances took place in Germany. First, at the “Free & Easy Festival” at the renowned venue “Backstage”, located in Munich, and later at the open air festival “Chaostraum”, in Hessen.
After returning from their first European tour, the band concentrated on the production of their following album, titled “Twelve Acoustic Pieces”. This release consisted of versions of songs of their first two albums, adapted into acoustic versions, with several guest musicians, special arrangements and placing more emphasis on the traditional instruments used by the band. Norbert “Norri” Drescher, drum/percussion performer of the medieval band Corvus Corax participated, providing the whole rhythm/percussion part for the track “The Wicked Wheel”. Other featured instruments were: Irish Bouzouki, Lambeg drum and Harmonica. The album was announced and produced through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, and after the production was completed, it was released in digital format. The digital album received by the crowdfunding contributors contained an exceptional bonus track, which was a cover of Queen’s celebrated song “Who Wants to Live Forever”, featuring a Highland Bagpipe introduction and acoustic guitar arrangements of the original parts.
“Who Wants To Live Forever – Queen Cover”
The band continued to tour Europe the following years and in particular, performing in numerous open air festivals in Germany, among which Dong Open Air and M.I.S.E. Open Air were counted. Their next full-length album, “Rising from Within”, was released independently in 2018 during their European tour of that year. Furthemore, in 2019, the band re-released and promoted during touring their debut album, featuring the vocals of Juan José Fornés. Towards the end of that same year, they announced their fifth European tour during 2020, which included their confirmation for the German festival Summer Breeze Open Air.
Let’s meet the band:
Juan José Fornés – Vocals (2015-present), Guitar (2011-present)
Pablo Allen – Bagpipe, Whistles (2011-present)
Diego Rodriguez – Bass (2014-present)
Joaquín Franco – Drums (2016-present)
What can I say my HeadBangers, this was not even on my radar for this week. But, once I listened to them it was a done deal. I never knew where they were from, I thought I had stumbled on an Irish band lmao. Just goes to show you never judge a book by its cover. This band is so good I can close my eyes and think I’m in Ireland…
All I can say is what a great job they have done and the talent here is undeniable. Check them out on all their social media. They are hot…………….
That’s it for this week my HeadBangers. Join me Wednesday for Hump Day and next Saturday for the weekly band. Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..