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Velesar - Polish folk metal band and one of the most famous Polish representatives of this musical genre, deeply rooted in Slavic history and culture. Winner of the 1st place in the "Wirtualne Gęśle" plebiscite for the folk album of the year 2021 for the album "Szczodre Gody".

 

The band was founded in 2018 in Cieszyn (initially as a solo project) by Marcin Velesar Wieczorek – a former vocalist of bands Goddess of Sin (2001-2007) and Radogost (2010-2014) and creator of band River of Time (2014-2018). The band was born out of the fascination with Slavic culture and history as well as the passion for metal and folk music. The main inspirations come from Slavic mythology, ancient beliefs and rituals but also fairy tales and legends that are a remnant of the rich cultural heritage of the Slavs.

 

On July 6, 2019, the first Velesar's album "Dziwadła" was premiered. The album was recorded with the participation of musicians from such bands as Percival Schuttenbach, Helroth, Radogost and River of Time. The band's second album, entitled "Szczodre Gody", was released on October 1, 2021.

Marcin Velesar Wieczorek – a Polish vocalist, guitarist, composer and songwriter. He has been inextricably connected with music since 1990. In 2001, he founded the metal band Goddess of Sin in Rybnik, with which he performed until 2007. In meantime, he participated in several other music projects, not related to metal music. In 2010 he joined as a vocalist to polish folk metal band Radogost (one of the precursors of folk metal music in Poland), with which he toured in Poland and abroad until 2014. Then, in March 2014, he founded the metal band River of Time, whose debut album "Revival" was released on September 1, 2017, under the aegis of the Art of the Night Productions label.

 

At the beginning of 2018, he announced his return to the folk metal scene bringing to life a solo project Velesar which quickly became a full-fledged band. Velesar's first album, entitled "Dziwadła", was released in 2019. The premiere of the second album – "Szczodre Gody" – took place in 2021.

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PAST MEMBERS:

 

Marcin Froncek Frąckowiak (rhythm guitar)

Adam Kłosek (bass)

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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

  • 1st place in the "Wirtualne Gęśle" plebiscite for the folk album of 2021 (for the album "Szczodre Gody"),
  • 3rd place in the category "Best Debut of 2019" by the Dutch portal Folk-metal.nl (for the album "Dziwadła"),
  • 3rd place in a contest on "Best Folk Metal Album 2019" in the Polish portal Folkmetal.pl (for the album "Dziwadła"),
  • 6th place in the "Wirtualne Gęśle" plebiscite for the folk album of 2019 (for the album "Dziwadła").
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