The Most Folk Metal Flute: 18 Songs Featuring a Flute

Musicngear presents you 18 of our favorite folk metal songs that prominently feature a flute. The list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

By Eugenia RoditisMusicngear Editor

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(You can find a Youtube and Spotify playlist of the tracks included in this article at the bottom of the page)

1. Eluveitie - "Inis Mona"

Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zürich, founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann. Current band members are: Chrigel Glanzmann – harsh vocals, mandola, whistles, pipes, gaita, acoustic guitar, bodhrán, harp, sitar, Kay Brem – bass, Rafael Salzmann – lead guitar, Nicole Ansperger violin, backing vocals, Matteo Sisti – bagpipes, tin whistles, Jonas Wolf – rhythm guitar, Alain Ackermann – drums, Michalina Malisz – hurdy-gurdy, Fabienne Erni – clean vocals, Celtic harp.

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2. Leshak - "Marjushka"

Leshak is a Folk/Death Metal band from Moscow, Russia formed in 2006. Band's line up is: Redgoat - guitar, Frontline - vocals, Owl - bass,  Funt- vocal,percussion, Napalm-guitar, Prorubono - vocal,samples, Anakharsis -drums. 

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3. Månegarm - "Nattväsen"

Månegarm is a Swedish Viking/black/folk metal band from Norrtälje formed in 1995. Band members are: Erik Grawsiö - Drums, Vocals, Bass, Markus Andé - Guitar, Jacob Hallegren - Drums.

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4. Hantaoma - "Malombra"

Hantaoma is a folk-metal band from France, formed in 1997. Current line up is: Thomas Marasi - Drums, Patrice Roques - Vocals, Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Fiddle, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Patrick Lafforgue - Vocals, Guitars, Shawm, Bombard, Flute, Crumhorn, Hurdy-gurdy, Fëarann - Bass, Bagpipes, Oboe, Baptiste Labenne - Guitars (rhythm).

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5. Arkona - "Nevidal" (The Wonder)

Arkona is a Russian folk metal band formed in 2002 in Moscow, Russia. Members are: Maria "Masha Scream" Arkhipova – vocals, keyboards, Sergei "Lazar" Atrashkevich – guitars, Ruslan "Kniaz" Rosomaherov – bass, Vladimir "Volk" Reshetnikov – wind ethnic instruments.

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6. Metsatöll - "Kuu"

Metsatöll is an Estonian heavy metal band formed in 1999 in Tallinn, Estonia. Current lineup is: Markus "Rabapagan" Teeäär – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Lauri "Varulven" Õunapuu – guitar, lead vocals, traditional instruments, Raivo "KuriRaivo" Piirsalu – bass, backing vocals, contrabass, Tõnis Noevere – drums, backing vocals.

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7. Korpiklaani - "Crows Bring The Spring"

Korpiklaani is a folk metal band from Finland formed in 1993. Band members are: Jonne Järvelä – vocals, guitars, Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi – guitars, Jarkko Aaltonen – bass, Tuomas Rounakari – violin, Sami Perttula – accordion, Samuli Mikkonen – drums.

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8. Grai - "The song about Native Land"

Grai is a folk metal band formed in 2005 in Russia. Current band members are: Irina Zybina - vocal, Aliya "Leta" - flute, vocal, Ilnur Zarev - drums, Dani "Skorb" - bass, Vitold Buznaev - growl, guitar, Ruzveld Grai - guitar.

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9.  Munarheim - "Dein ist der Tag"

Munarheim is a black symphonic folk metal band from Coburg, Bavaria formed in 2007. Current lineup is: Julius Heymann - Bass, Wolfgang Mehringer - Drums, Ramona Müller - Flute, Sabine Götze - Flute, Whistles, Helge Pohl - Guitars, Christoph Witter - Guitars, Theresa Trebes - Guitars (acoustic), Vocals (backing), Sebastian Braun - Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Keyboards, Vocals (backing), Pascal Pfannenschmidt - Vocals, Lyrics.

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10. Waylander - "Born to the Fight"

Waylander is a Northern Irish folk metal band formed in 1993 in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Band members are: Ciaran O'Hagan - vocals, Saul McMichael - guitars, Lee McCartney - drums, Dave Briggs - tin whistle, Irish bouzouki, mandolin and bodhrán, Tor Dennison - guitars, Steve Reynolds - bass.

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11. Temnozor - "White Thunder Roars"

Temnozor is a Russian folk/black metal band from Moscow, formed in Obninsk in 1997. Current lineup is Gorruth - lyrics, Ratibor - flute, vocals, Svyagir - guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, P. Noir - vocals.

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12. Wuthering Heights - "The Road Goes Ever On"

Wuthering Heights is a Danish Progressive/Power/Folk Metal band formed in 1989 by guitarist and songwriter Erik Ravn. Band members are: Erik Ravn – guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, Morten Gade Sørensen – drums, percussion, Nils Patrik Johansson – vocals, Teddy Möller – bass, vocals, Andreas Lindhal – keyboards, Martin Arendal – guitar. 

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13. KRANIUM - "El Obraje"

KRANIUM is a Folk/Doom/Death Metal band formed in Peru in 1984. Current lineup is: Eloy Arturo - guitars (lead), songwriting, Mito Espíritu - guitars (rhythm), wind instruments, charango, bass, Dennis Yamazato - drums, Ian Chang - bass, Christian Meléndez - keyboards, vocals.

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14. Finntroll - "Blodnatt"

Finntroll is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1997. Line- up: Vreth – vocals, Routa – guitars, Skrymer – guitars, Trollhorn – keyboards, guitar, Virta – keyboards, Tundra – bass, MörkÖ – drums.

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15. Ensiferum - "Wanderer"

Ensiferum is a Finnish folk metal band formed in Helsinki in 1995. Current band members are: Markus Toivonen – guitars, backing vocals, clean vocals, Petri Lindroos – harsh vocals, guitars, Sami Hinkka – bass, clean vocals, Janne Parviainen – drums, Pekka Montin – keyboards, clean vocals.

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16. Moonsorrow - "Kaiku"

Moonsorrow is a Folk/Pagan/Black Metal band formed in Helsinki in 1995. The band consists of: Ville Sorvali - vocals, bass, Henri Sorvali - guitars, keyboards, Marko Tarvonen - drums, Mitja Harvilahti - guitars, Markus Eurén - keyboards, Janne Perttilä - guitars

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17. Svartsot - "Jotunheimsfærden"

Svartsot is a Danish folk metal band formed in 2005 in Randers, Denmark. Band members are: Thor Bager - Vocals, Hans-Jørgen Martinus Hansen - Irish whistles, mandolin, bagpipes, Cristoffer J.S. Frederiksen - lead guitar, mandolin, acoustic guitar, Michael Alm - Rhythm guitar, Frederik Uglebjerg - drums, Simon Buje - Bass. 

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18. Adorned Brood - "In Battle"

Adorned Brood is a folk black metal band from Neuss, Germany formed in 1993. Current line up is: Markus 'Teutobot' Frost - vocals, bass guitar, Thorsten Derks - guitar, Jan Jansohn - guitars, Niklas Enns - keyboards, Anne - flute, Mischa Kliege - drums,

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Do you know of any other folk metal bands featuring a flute in their songs? Tell us in the comments below and we'll make sure to add them!

About Eugenia Roditis

Eugenia isn’t a musician herself but grew up in a family composed of musicians. She loves going to concerts and festivals when she actually has the time to as she is a mother of two. Eugenia joined the MusicnGear team in 2012.

Contact Eugenia Roditis at eugenia.roditis@kinkl.com

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