|"The first warriors of CLAYMORE joined forces in the summer of 1999 in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria. There were only Martyn (guitar) ,Kamen (bass) and Tzvetelin (keyboards). Since then the formation underwent radical member changes, but Nikolay (drums), and vocalist Emyl (vokals) joined as permanent members to form the current line up.
CLAYMORE quickly became popular among Bulgarian fans with unique and pure style of melodic death/black metal combining aggression and melody as one with influences from other styles like heavy, thrash, grind as well as a good amount of classical music. Their first ever performance is in September 1999 to start a long tour in many cities across Bulgaria captivating audiences everywhere. This earns them a place at the biggest Bulgarian Underground Music Festival (Bourgas 2000).
At the end of 1999 CLAYMORE record their first demo tracks. They are quickly followed by a EP CD tilled "Warriors of Claymore" in 2000, which is posted on many web magazines and played on radio shows in Bulgaria and abroad.
During 2002 CLAYMORE worked hard on the sound quality for the recording of the actual EP "Released" consisting of 5 songs. These songs represent their style and part of their live shows.
CLAYMORE 's remarkable popularity and success earns them a place in "Trash till Death", "Heatework festival", "Heart Rock festival", "Chaos Festival", "Thrash Attack Festival", "Park Rock Open Air", "Massacre Festival", "Legacy
Open Air Festival", "Barock Fest", "Nightmare Fest","Ost Fest","Sea Black Festival"etc. where they played alongside well known international acts.
In 2007 the vocalist receives editor's choice award for outstanding achievements in poetry by presenting the lyrics to the International Library of Poetry in Maryland, USA.
CLAYMORE recorded with "Askeer" awarded sound engineer Plamen Mirchev "Mirona" and self-released their first full-lenght album "Prolonged Active Antagonism" before they took part in the, headlined by GRAVEWORM (IT) and Lord Belial (SE), "The Black Curse Over Europe" tour in 2008. The album was then distributed by D.O.P. and the band signed with Toxity Records to release the songs on "Vodafone live!". On the very next year CLAYMORE signed for this album's distribution with Forces of Satan Records from Norway (owned by Infernus of Gorgoroth and Vile Horg). One of the tracks (Holy Terror) was included in "The Legions of TchorT" compilation #6. CLAYMORE completed work on new, but symphonic, material... "