After their second demo entitled ‘Dawning of a New Age’ (1996) WAYLANDER gained a prominent position in the fledgling Folk Metal scene thanks also to the addition of a full time tin-whistle player in the line up .Such position was cemented when WAYLANDER released their debut album ‘Reawakening Pride Once Lost’ in 1998. After overcoming some line-up changes, the band ’s sophomore album, ‘The Light, the Dark and the Endless Knot’ was released in 2001.
In the last few years notable festivals and tours followed including Summer Breeze, Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock, Cernunnos Pagan Fest, Black Trolls Over Europe and Ultima Ratio Festival, as well as gigs all over Europe with some of the biggest names in the industry.
In 2008 WAYLANDER signed to Listenable Records and released their acclaimed third album, ‘Honour Amongst Chaos’, which received a fantastic reaction worldwide. This set the tone for their fourth studio release, “Kindred Spirits”. “Kindred Spirits” is claimed to be the bands strongest work to date and helped push the band’s sound to a much heavier and more distinctive place.
The band will once again enter Stone Circle studio to record the 5th full length album in April. This will be WAYLANDER’s first concept album which will bring the listener on a journey through the wheel of the Pagan year, beginning at Samhain and ending at the Autumn Equinox.The 8 songs will attempt to encapsulate the atmosphere of the changing seasons as well as the celebrationary, yet solemn, vibe of the four fire festivals, solstices and equinoxes.
The new album will be released via Listenable Records during the second part of 2018.