FAUN combines medieval and ancient instruments with modern influences to create an enchanting and powerful atmosphere. The german pagan folk band incorporates traditional themes along with a contemporary electronic musical sheen. Founded in 2002 in Munich, the band is comprised of Oliver S. Tyr (vocals, nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, bouzouki), Fiona Frewert (vocals, bagpipes, flutes), Laura Fella (vocals), Stephan Groth (hurdy-gurdy, vocals), Rüdiger Maul (percussion, drums) and Niel Mitra (programming, sampler, synthesizer); The band made its recording debut in 2002 with Zaubersprüche (2002), followed by Licht (2003), Renaissance (2005), and Totem (2007), the latter of which was their first to break into the German Top 100 album chart. In 2008 the band released its first live album, Faun & the Pagan Folk Festival (2008). An entirely acoustic album, Buch der Balladen, appeared in 2009 followed in 2011 by Eden. In 2013, Faun signed with Universal Records and released their seventh studio album, Von den Elben. Nominated various times for the german Echo music award, FAUN is following the path of success with the release of the night themed album Luna in the year 2014 and Midgard, a journey to the north also featuring Einar Selvik/Wardruna in 2016.
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