With their roots in Dublin, Ireland, the folk metal band Cruachan have staggered their heavy Celtic inspired metal all over the world since 1992. The band is pioneers in the folk metal genre and are recognized as one of the founders of the music genre, the band has arguably gone the furthest of all in their attempts to expand this still largely unexplored subgenre. With a brutal but yet delicate mix of traditional Celtic music, pure metal and the use of Celtic mythology in their lyrics, the band has built a huge and dedicated fan-base all over the world.
“We are delighted to have signed with Despotz Records and look forward to starting the next chapter of Cruachans journey with them. We chose Despotz based on their proven track record and their professionalism. Here’s to 2020! Sláinte!”// Cruachan
“We’re happy and proud to finally announce that we’ll be working with Cruachan and their upcoming material that will be released in 2020. The band is true pioneers in the folk metal genre and we’re looking forward to collaborate with joined forces of experience, impact and our genuine passion of metal music to take part in Cruachan‘s journey.”// Ömer Akay, Despotz Records
Cruachan is known for their strikingly great live performances and stage presence and has been touring and headlined festivals all over the world, such as Europe, South America and Russia to name a few. In 2020, the band celebrate their 25 year anniversary and will release a brand new album via Despotz Records.
Keith Fay – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Banjo, Tin-whistle, Bodhran
Kieran Ball – Guitar
Rustam Shakirzianov – Bass
John Ryan – Violin, Mandocello, Bouzouki
Mauro Frison – Drums, Percussion