Huldre - Biography



Huldre is a Copenhagen (Denmark) based folkmetal act with strong emphasis on the folk elements of this genre. Pulling on the varied backgrounds of its seasoned and experienced musicians, Huldre creates heavy and melodic folkmetal based on the legacy of medieval danish and nordic folkmusic. The 6 members of Huldre has backgrounds in genres such as traditional acoustic medieval music, death & black metal, reggae, traditional danish folkmusic, classical music and from bands such as Gny, Asynje, Virelai, Submission, Eldjudnir, Roskilde Symphony Orchestra and Voodoom.

The musical style of Huldre has been compared to bands like early Lumsk and Gaate while the live performances has been described as "...this could easily have been a dance-moshpit which could rival the best of Korpiklaani" ( That the emphasis is on the folk elements, and what seperates Huldre from the rest of the crowd, was best noted by Anders Boetter when he said "where other folkmetal bands play metal with added folk, Huldre plays folk with added metal".

Huldre has played with notable names such as Svartsot and Valravn and is currently working on new material while playing concerts throughout the land. Huldre first full-length album was recorded during the months of December and January 2011/12, and will be released in the early summer of 2012.

Huldre has its beginnings back in 2006 with Bjarne Kristiansen (bass), Laura Beck (violin) and Nanna Barslev (vocals) but it wasn't until early 2009 that Huldre, as you know it today, really started to take shape with the addition of Lasse Olufson (guitar) and Mikael Skou (drums).

In late 2009 Mikael left the band to pursue other goals and his replacement was found in young drummer Jacob Lund and during the following year Huldre recorded the low-budget, selftitled 5-track demo and made it available to the public for free. In late 2010 the band was joined by Aarhus based flute and hurdy-gurdy player Troels Noergaard and thus the lineup of today was complete.

(Source: Official website, 8.2.2013)