Aisling (meaning dream-like vision) is Melodic Black Metal band from Italy where symphonic elements are mixed with sonorities mindful of the black metal, more sensitive to pagan feelings that recall ancient visions and emotions. Aisling is a name of Celtic origin chosen to represent our musical dimension. Our city, Trieste, has been founded around 500 B.C. by the Celtic tribe of the Carni Càtali and not withstanding that more then 2000 years have passed, we feel a strong bond with the traditions, the mentality, and specially with the spirituality of our ancestors.
There are two artists using this name: a Swedish vikingarock band and a German pagan/viking metal band. 1. Hel is a vikingarock band from Sweden which in the beginning was tied to Ultima Thule's record label, and later they produced their music through their own label, Peanut Music AB. The group, which consists of Malin Pettersson (vocal), Ulrica Pettersson (vocal), Esa Rosenstr
Mondvolland stands for black metal with a unique and non-typical character, combining both scream, lower grunt and different styles of clean vocals. The lyrics and atmosphere of the music bring back olden times of the birthplace of its founding members. Having started out as a more folk-focused concept in 2006, Mondvolland, since 2010 a solid foursome, stands for a more atmospheric and layered side of black metal. For live shows, energy and dedication are keywords.
There seem to be more than 1 artists that go by the name of Morrigan 1. A German Black Metal band, formed by ex-members of Mayhemic Truth. See here for the band's biography.
2. A Japanese solo artist who works with the "WAVE" doujin circle. Mainly produces touhou arranges.
3. A German (Fulda, Hesse) Melodic Power Metal band formed in 1997,now split-up.(http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=1667)
4. A vocal trio from Seattle specializing in nautical songs.
Kampfar, formed in 1994, was born in the realms of the mighty Mock, in the early times of Norwegian Black Metal. The whole idea is to make music inspired by the nordic nature, folklores and myths. The Kampfar releases are spread on three different labels. Members:
Dolk - Vocals (also in Gruesome)
Thomas - Guitars
II13 - Drums (also in Mondvolland, Graven Image)
Jon - Bass (also in Gruesome, Carpathian Full Moon)
One of the most long lived Rock Against Communism bands in existence, fronted by Ken McLellan.
There are many bands under the name of Valhalla, 10 of them are metal. 1) The best known Valhalla hails from Petrozavodsk, Rusland and has released one album under the name of "Hail To The Fallen Majesty" in 2003. 2) There is another Valhalla originating from Bedfordshire in England from 1979 playing progressive metal. They had two national single releases on the NEAT records label, "Coming Home" and the double A sides of "Jack" and "Still in Love with You" together with tracks on the compilation album sponsored by the popular music paper SOUNDS.
There are three bands named Triskele, one is black metal from Canada, another is an Estonian folk group, and the other is an NSBM group from Scotland. The Estonian Triskele started its activities in 1997 with the aim to perform Estonian folk music, concentrating on ancient runesongs and folk hymns.
Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound. The band call their sound "epic heathen metal" and try to distance themselves from the term "viking metal". The group's earliest formation consisted of cousins Ville Sorvali (vocals and bass) and Henri Sorvali (guitar and keyboards; also keyboards for Finntroll, Barathrum, and session member of Ensiferum) who released various demos that were much more characteristic of melodic black metal than future releases.