FALKENBACH

FALKENBACH
Falkenbach means "Runnel of (the) Falcons".
Vratyas Vakyas is from Germany, but he lived in Iceland for a while as a child.

In 2006, Skaldic Art Productions released a tribute album entitled ...An Homage To Falkenbach; ''Tribute: Part I'' and ''Tribute: Part II'' with "Tribute" written like the Falkenbach logo. Limited to 500 copies each. Skaldic Art Productions is the label of Vratyas Vakyas. Bands on the tribute include Eluveitie, Folkearth, Vinterriket and others.

Vratyas Vakyas roughly means ''the searching wanderer''. In fact, Vratyas Vakyas is not a name. "Vratyas" and "Vakyas" are two proper names, whose origin can be found in the "Vatan", which is not a religion, but more a form of philosophy connected to Ásatrú. Vratyas and Vakyas are the first two ''steps'' in Vatan, and can be compared to Christian ''ranks'' such as Priest or Bishop.

Most of Falkenbach lyrics were written in English, but some were written in Norræna (old Icelandic), Latin, and Old German.

In 1989, Vratyas Vakyas recorded his first three-track demo tape, "Havamal", limited to 9 copies. After that, Vratyas played in a band called Crimson Gates, with which he recorded 2 unreleased demos. The band had two live performances, and split up in 1994. In 1995, recording of the debut album "Fireblade" began, but due to equipment malfunctions, recording was ceased a shortly before the mixing process. "Fireblade" was never released, although a lot of the tracks from these sessions have been re-recorded and used on the "Heralding - The Fireblade" album.

Falkenbach recorded a total of 9 demos. Nothing is known about 2 of them, and the tracklist of 3 remains unclear as most were limited to 9 copies.
1. Havamal 1989
2. Demo 1 (1991-1993) * (as Crimson Gates?)
3. Demo 2 (1991-1994) * (as Crimson Gates?)
4. Laeknishendr 1995
5. Promo ''95
6. ...Skinn Av Sverdhi Sol Valtiva...1996
7. Ásynja (1996?) *

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FALKENBACH items we have:

14,90 €
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NEUTRON HAMMER: Extermination Kommand
1. NEUTRON HAMMER
Exterminat ion ...
10": 11,90 €
GOATS OF DOOM: Alla Kirkkaimman Tähden
2. GOATS OF DOOM
Alla Kirkkaimm. ..
cd: 14,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
3. MUSTA KAPPELI

lp: 19,90 €
FLAME: March Into Firelands - Marble Vinyl
4. FLAME
March Into Fir...
lp: 19,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Post-Apocalypse Trilogy
5. BLOODHAMMER
Post-Apoca lyps...
dlp: 19,90 €
USURPER: Threshold of the Usurper LS S-Size
6. USURPER
Threshold of t...
shirt: 19,90 €
SPELL OF TORMENT: Son Of Mourning
7. SPELL OF TOR...
Son Of Mourning
mcd: 9,90 €
DARK AGES: Twilight of Europe
8. DARK AGES
Twilight of Eu...
digi cd: 11,90 €
ARMOUR: Armour
9. ARMOUR
Armour
cd: 14,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Suicide
10. NEKROKRIST SS
Suicide
cd: 14,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon TS S-Size
11. MUSTA KAPPELI

shirt: 9,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Der Todesking
12. NEKROKRIST SS
Der Todesking
mc: 9,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Black Torment Years 2007-1997
13. BLOODHAMMER
Black Torment ...
mc: 9,90 €
USURPER: Threshold of the Usurper TS S-Size
14. USURPER
Threshold of t...
shirt: 14,90 €
SCYTHE: Beware the Scythe
15. SCYTHE
Beware the Scythe
cd: 12,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia
16. HÄMYS
Alkemia
lp: 19,90 €
GOATS OF DOOM: Alla Kirkkaimman Tähden
17. GOATS OF DOOM
Alla Kirkkaimm. ..
lp: 19,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia TS M-Size
18. HÄMYS
Alkemia TS M-Size
shirt: 19,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Saatanassa Ulvoneet
19. MUSTA KAPPELI
Saatanassa Ulv...
mcd: 7,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Der Todesking
20. NEKROKRIST SS
Der Todesking
cd: 14,90 €