Solarcycles Folk Metal Music

Hi, we’re Solarcycles and we welcome you to our official website. We started our folk metal band in 2014 and have since been creating music and art. The primary goal of Solarcycles’ folk metal music is to create a transcendent experience of folk, fantasy, paganism and nature.

Our music is a mixture of the power of nature and the power of emotions. It is a battle as well as an embracement. It is a quest for a renewed union between humans and nature, a worship of nature and all those forces we can’t comprehend as well as a critique on society and all the potionous ideas it is build upon.

There’s so much more to this world than you could even imagine. As we engulf ourselves into spheres of wonder and pray for the balance of nature to be restored we create music, as a life style and a product of friendship. We just simply can’t imagine ourselves to be doing anything else.

Our music is a mixture of all kind of things. It is created from forces within our heart and soul and combined with everything we like. The main focus is on clean female vocals and the main folk instrument is a violin. In our folk metal music you can hear all kind of influences. Apart from metal and folk influences we also have rock and indie music influences. Our folk influences are celtic as well as scandinavian and slavic. We’ve often been told we remind people of the Cranberries or The Gathering.

Here you can listen for yourself:

Our first folkmetal music videos are out now!

On this year’s very special full moon Ostara (spring equinox) we released our first two folk metal music videos on Youtube!

These first two music videos are part of a collection of a total of five music videos that we are making for all the songs of our first EP Ethereal Storm.

Hold on to the Sun

Setting Sun

These videos are created by us (with some help of Jahra Esser and Thijs van Lexmond). Our singer Sascha van der Meer, was the director,  producer and editor. She started this project and came with all the ideas (Filmmaking is her job -> Szaz). She filmed some of the bandshots and also a very small part of the storyline shots as well. Our guitarist Iwan IJsbrandij filmed most of the storyline shots. We hope you like our videos! Expect more music videos from us this year 🙂