Brazilian TUATHA DE DANANN make Metal with influences from Celtic folk music, their biggest inspiration is one of the forerunners of Folk Metal, Skyclad, mainly from the Martin Walkyer’s era, who Tuatha’s founder Bruno Maia considers the best lyricist of the style.
Martin Walkyer and Tuatha de Danann have been maintaining a strong friendship relationship for some years now, including Walkyer coming to Brazil three times already, sharing the stage with the band in a traditional festival in Varginha (MG), Tuatha’s birthplace.
And that partnership didn’t stop there, Walkyer recorded and co-wrote two Tuatha de Danann songs, “Rhymes Against Humanity” and “Your Wall Shall Fall”.
To honor their great influence, the idol who also became a friend and songwriting partner, the band recorded five versions of some of their favorite Skyclad songs. Due to the pandemic, naturally each of the members recorded their parts in their homes, and later the mixing and production was done by Bruno Maia at Braia studios.
This tribute also gave rise to the possibility of a future European tour of this tribute, with the partnership of Tuatha de Danann and Martin Walkyer. It would be an interesting idea, and one that Walkyer and Skyclad fans would certainly appreciate.
Check out the tribute videos o below.
Building a Ruin (feat. Elodie Buchonett) :
Thinking Aloud( Feat. May Undead):
Think Back and Lie of England:
Cardboard City( Feat. Leandro Caçoilo):