In 1989, the first Falkenbach demo was released. Musically the band focused on folk elements, but soon developed an anthem-like style. Over the years, the number of demos grew to seven before Vratyas Vakyas finally decided to produce Falkenbach’s first full-length album.
Plans for the band’s first major production, “Fireblade”, ran aground, when technical difficulties in the studio prevented Falkenbach from presenting a sound deserving of the material. Not satisfied with imperfection, Falkenbach put the release on hold. In March of 1996, Vratyas Vakyas succeed in finishing the recordings for the debut album entitled “…En Their Medh Riki Fara…” at Blue House Studio.
"...En Their Medh Riki Fara..." quickly caught the attention of Napalm Records and led to the band signing on to the Austrian label, which released the debut’s follow up, “Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri” in December 1998.
While Falkenbach’s debut into the spotlight seemed to be heavily influenced by Black Metal, the band’s second release focused mainly on the epic anthem-inspired compositions.
Following a six-year sabbatical, Falkenbach returned to the spotlight with high hopes for the highly awaited masterpiece “Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty”. For the first time, Vratyas Vakyas accepted the collaboration of guest musicians during the recording process—Bolthorn (Drums), Hagalaz (additional acoustic Guitars), and Tyrann (additional vocals) of the band VINDSVAL. Recorded at Tidal Wave Studio with producer Patrick Damiani, “Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty” is characterized by its fresh and powerful sound.
In November 2005, Falkenbach returned with “Heralding – The Fireblade”, the band’s fourth release.
Falkenbach’s lyrical concept remains constant, while the music featured on this album made use of myriad elements presented by the band throughout the years. The raw elements prevalent in previous works complimented the epic arrangements and calm passages found on “Heralding”. Epic anthems coexisted with a mix of choruses, clean vocals, acoustic guitars, wind instruments, raw parts, screams, and even fast songs. Once again, “Heralding the Fireblade” was recorded in Tidalwave Studio under the direction of Patrick Damiani. With the help of Boltthorn, Hagalz, and Tyrann, the genius behind Falkenbach had managed to produce his most varied and impressive work to date.
After years of waiting, the cries of Odin's ravens and the powerful thunder of Thor's hammer Mjöllnir resonate over Midgard. The fifth work by the Skaldic Art mastermind Vratyas Vakyas impressively resumes the journey into the world of Nordic mythology. Epic melodies, raw parts, catchy leads, and calm interludes come together on "Tiurida" (Eng. "Glory") to deliver the characteristic sound attributed to Falkenbach. Clean vocals, choral arrangements, and acoustic guitars add a melancholic folk touch to the sound universe of Vratyas Vakyas, who used his time well to craft true anthems. The new tracks were recorded under the supervision of Patrick Damiani of Tidalwave Studio, and deliver a full and crystal-clear sound, allowing every last detail and melody line to shine. The new album is the culmination of Vratyas Vakyas' past work and has most certainly already earned him entry into the pantheon of the gods.
"Tiurida" will be available as a digipack, a gatefold LP, and a deluxe box set including pendant.