Press Kit

About us


Exploring environmental topics towards pagan spirit
France, Loire Valley
For fans of Eluveitie, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum

New album out now


Released on January,12th 2023

Music Video

Live Video



Album 2023 – 10 tracks


Album 2016 – 10 tracks


Album 2014 – 10 tracks


Demo 2012 – 5 tracks

Performance Highlights

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Founded in 2010 in Tours (Loire Valley, France), Drakwald is a Pagan/Folk Metal band combining melodic death metal riffs with traditional instruments such as Scottish bagpipes and Irish whistles.

Thanks to an E.P released in 2012 and a first album released in 2014, Drakwald has imposed itself as a figurehead of the French Folk Metal scene by playing across France with significant gigs at Mfest 2012, Cernunnos Pagan Fest 2013, plus some gigs supporting Suidakra, Belenos, Eluveitie, Stille Volk in 2014.

During the composition process, the band crossed a line further by playing at Motocultor 2015. Thanks to a well-acclaimed artistic performance and a good feedback from press, Drakwald had the opportunity to play with Ensiferum as main support during their French tour in late 2015.

At the same time, the band raised more than €5,000 through a successful crowdfunding campaign in order to produce his 2nd album:  « Riven Earth ». Drakwald developed a strong lyrical concept about a dystopia where humanity returns to their pagan roots after the collapse of the whole society due to environmental issues; showing that paganism is nothing more than a communion with nature in all these ways.  Released on May, 7th, 2016 through Dooweet Agency alongside a music video to promote it, the album is critically acclaimed by European medias.

In 2017, Drakwald played his first gigs in Belgium & Germany to promote Riven Earth until HellFest 2018 where the band played in front of 10,000 people. Since then Drakwald started to write new material and released 2 new songs in 2022 before releasing the new album « Black Moon Falls » on January, 12th 2023.

Créé en 2010 à Tours, Drakwald propose un Death Metal aggrémenté de cornemuse et de flûte irlandaises éloigné des clichés habituels du genre. Avec le quintet, c’est plutôt une atmosphère sombre et puissante qui vous attends, afin de vous faire rentrer dans cette dystopie où l’humanité s’est repliée sur ses croyances païennes après une catastrophe environnementale.

Avec la sortie de Riven Earth, deuxième album paru en 2016 qui marque une évolution musicale, le groupe passe beaucoup de temps sur la route en France, Belgique et Allemagne avec une prestation acclamée au HellFest 2018. Jusqu’en 2020, le groupe déploie sur scène une énergie salvatrice saluée par le publique et fini par sortir Black Moon Falls en 2023. Symbolisant l’aspect néfaste de la lune, cet album invite l’auditeur dans un monde au bord du gouffre à travers un Folk Metal obscur.

Previous Release


  • Released on May, 7th 2016
  • Funded by raising €5,000 through Indiegogo
  • More than 900 copies sold
  • Engineered, recorded, mixed and mastering at Dome Studio by David & Franck POTVIN
  • 10 tracks – 45 min. long – 1 music video
  • Artworks by Ani Artworks

What Others Are Saying

 « ‘Despair of the Last Men’ is another fine example of Drakwald’s pagan folk side. […] I say: give them a place on the next Paganfest tour. »

« It is a great folk metal album, and maybe one day in the future the band can rival the success of Ensiferum. I give this album 8/10. »DutchMetalManiac

« Drakwald seems to be a band that might have a golden future in hands, […] and will fit on many open air Festivals during summer season! »  –

« Riven Earth sounds like a magical world and if possible we seek this world with great pleasure. »

+ Interview & review on Metallian #95
+ German reviews ( &

Band Logo

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Promo Pics

Band photos by Alban Verneret

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