Tuatha de Danann, the folk metal band from Brazil, have released some videos of Skyclad covers, as a tribute to the Skyclad and Martin Walkyier. Below you can read the official press release.
The Brazilians of Tuatha de Danann have as main influences Celtic folk music, and one of their biggest inspiration is one of the forerunners of Folk Metal, Skyclad, mainly from the Martin Walkyier’s era, who Tuatha’s founder Bruno Maia considers the best lyricist of the style. Martin Walkyier and Tuatha de Danann have been maintaining a strong friendship relationship for some years now, including Walkyier’s coming to Brazil three times already, sharing the stage with the band in many concerts. And that partnership didn’t stop there, Walkyier recorded and co-wrote two Tuatha de Danann songs, “Rhymes Against Humanity” and “Your Wall Shall Fall”. To honor their great influence, the idol who also became a friend and songwriting partner, the band recorded five versions of some of their favorite Skyclad songs. Due to the pandemic, naturally each of the members recorded their parts in their homes, and later the mixing and production was done by Bruno Maia at Braia studios. Check out the tribute videos on the links below.
Building a Ruin (feat. Elodie Buchonett):
Thinking Aloud( Feat. May Undead from Torture Squad):
Think Back and Lie of England:
Cardboard City( Feat. Leandro Caçoilo):