Although springing from the era of the first wave of Norwegian black metal in the early 90's, Wallachia, named after the southern region of Romania that was formed in the fourteenth century, are one of the lesser acknowledged acts. WALLACHIA GENRES
The band's sound is notably dark in power, but also carries a few symphonic elements. A slight death metal influence is presented in the vocals.
Their album, 'From Behind The Light', was released on small label Velvet International in 1999 and quickly went out of print. The band have since disappeared, but Dark Horizon Records has reissued this worthy black metal effort and adds the tracks from Wallachia's 1996 demo as a bonus.
The band have not disappeared, just staying behind the light... Wallachia is back with two albums written. Having existed in the shadows ever since "From Behind The Light" was released back in the day, Wallachia now have made some signs of vital existence again.
A new album is in the making now in autumn 2007 after countless delays and struggles with (lack of) line-up. Featuring a session-drummer the "Ceremony Of Ascension" album will be recorded in Salzburg, Austria with Stefan of Golden Dawn engineering and co-producing the album. 8 songs and almost 40 minutes of playing-time. The music on this opus have been created between 1998 - 2004. Some instrumental pre-productions can be heard on the one and only Wallachia website www.myspace.com/wallachiamusic
Symphonic Black Metal
WALLACHIA LYRICAL THEMES
Nature, Paganism, Darkness
Norway (Steinkjer), formed in 1992
WALLACHIA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Dark Horizon Records
WALLACHIA CURRENT LINE-UP
Lars Stavdal - everything (Eternal Dementia)
WALLACHIA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Eystein Garberg (1995-1998) - Guitars, Synths, Drums (Folkvang (Nor),Lumsk, Walhalla)
Michael Duna - Drums (ex-Subliritum,Gaia Epicus)
Lars Erik Vesterdal - Drums