F.A.Q.

From which country are you?
I am coming from Hellas.

What are the bands that Hildr Valkyrie worked at the past?
Before the creation of Hildr Valkyrie, I played in many bands such as Nocternity, Lloth (nowadays Astarte), Worship-Beyond the Forests -which is the same band- (nowadays Stutthof  which transformed to Acherontas) and others, using different nicknames such as Queen of Hades, Iris etc.

Why you changed so often those nicknames?
Because every band had a psychical role and so, during the years I changed the nicknames depending on which band I was playing with.

What have you released so far with those bands?
To tell you the truth there was not official release except of some recordings and unofficial demos. For example, with Nocternity for the beginning, we had entered the studio to record our first demo and released a demo tape, with Worship we released a demo mini cd, with Beyond the Forests a demo cd and with Lloth I took part to their first demo recordings but my name was never referenced for some undefined reasons. I never asked or searched why.

Regarding the past with all those bands, why they didn't affect you to continue to write lyrics, in the same vein?
Why should I? I never felt to write lyrics about satan or whatever includes x-stian products and sick-minded imaginaries.

Being Hellene, why you chose to write lyrics about the Norse Pantheon and not for the Hellenic one?
It is not that complicate as it seems, I read and read several articles about the Norse Pantheon. The beginning came with comparing the two “Mythologies” together, the Hellenic and the Norse. Then I was felt really close to Norse Pantheon, and so I read more and more. It is not a matter of geopolitical stuff here, it is what your heart calls! 

Are you x-stian?
Certainly I am not! 

So what is your religion?
I follow the Old Ways, the faith of my Ancestors.

What are your political views?
I do not belong to any political party or political system of our –now- days. I just believe in the word Ethnos and what's this word includes in. This is the opposite of what they try to do with globalism or the pseudo democracy that we are living in nowadays, if you understand what I mean. 

So now, back to the band. Which are the members of the band?
Hildr Valkyrie is a one-woman band if you call that so. I compose the music; write the lyrics, sing and play. Furthermore I had a Session guitarist Alboin from Geist –Germany- which played the electric guitars in “Shield Bothers of Valhalla” and Aled Pashley from Annwn –Wales- which he played the guitars to the two covers of the album and a Guest Thanos Karapanos from Winters Dawn –Hellas- which he sang to the track “To walhall shall meet”. 

From the creation till now in “2014” as Hildr Valkyrie, what you have released as far?
Not much to be honest, in “2004” I released a Demo CD-R called “Deceitful Fate” (self financed) after that I started the recordings for my second work which during “2006” a rough version was spread out on internet with the title “To Walhall Shall Meet”, that Demo was never released to any form such as tape or CD-R that’s why I do not include this “release” to my releases even if big sites insist of that, they wont tell me my releases, right?. In the year of “2008” I released my first CD which called “Shield Brothers of Valhalla” from “Stygian Crypt Productions” and contains some of the tracks of the demo “To Walhall Shall Meet” plus new tracks and two covers. After that, in the first months of “2009” I released a self financed collection of my first demo songs and one unreleased demo track with the name “Heading North” just for inner consumption so I do not count it to my “releases” at all. Now I am on the process of recordings for my new album which it will be called "Revealing The Heathen Sun" and I hope to manage to release it in "2014" 

Great, now tell us with which bands you worked with, in Metal Archives we can see  many bands but with some of them we have never seen your work with.
Indeed. Back then I used enough the myspace page and that means I had an open window to everyone who asked my help. Firstly let’s talk about the bands that I am still working with which are Folkearth and Folkodia. Secondly let’s talk about the bands that I worked with as Guest or Session and they are: Uruk Hai for Austria, Voluspaa from Norway, Sacred Blood from Hellas, Athlos from Hellas, Kawir from Hellas, Elffor from Basque (Spain), Eliwagar from Norway and last but not least Helrunar from Germany. To tell you the truth I had made some recordings for Death Army from Italy, but in the end I never learned if they indeed used the material because I lost their traces, so really I do not know where to muster them in. Also I worked with Kabeiros a Folkish band from Hellas that we only had two live shows. Unfortunately I never worked with Morgan the Bard from Italy (just gave a cover to work with and release it to his upcoming album) which in my opinion was big loss because his music was excellent and in the end –finally- I never worked with Femegericht from Germany or Odins Court from Hellas at all, was only just words even if they used my photos and my name as their member, we never had any collaboration with and not a single recording. There was also a chance for the blabbermouths to write down another band which came from Belgium but for my own luck –even if I talked to one of my interviews about it without mentioning the name- was never revealed, so one less band for the time!

What about the official website?
Ow, that’s a story that gives me pain! In the beginning I had a page on geocities which I decided to close after the proposal of my first webmaster who did to me, opening a better page on cjb.net. I accepted the offer but after a year or so, my webmaster moved to another country and couldn’t continue the website for his own reasons; the problem was that he had lost the passwords and we couldn’t enter anymore so I suggested him to speak with cjb.net and put down the site. After that, for my big surprise another webmaster created a website for me as a gift which was also the one who offered me to master my CD to his studio in America. After the two years that usually allows to renewal the site, I was in a very bad money situation, so also this site went down and someone else bought the .com. Later ons I opened the Blogspot as my official Site and then came the Google site. Right now we are about to open a new website thanks to a very kind lady and good old friend of mine! The link will be hildrvalkyrie.net

What about the Hildr Valkyrie’s myspace page?
Aha! Yes, another big story! The first page was phished so went down with 4.500 followers, the second page does exist, but I had chosen to remove all the comments, after myspace page changed so commetns were deleted anyway. The fact is that I got lost from the social media for a very good reason, I wanted to focus to other things in my life and to my Oikos, rather answering questions such as “Is the color of your hair natural?”, I really never understood what exactly this question had to  do with music...hmmm... that’s why I still remember it, so I believe that my free time worths much more than that. In the end if anyone really needs to get in contact with me, there are a lot of ways to do it.


Does Hildr Valkyrie owns a Facebook page?
I did not had an account on Facebook since the 1st o July 2013 and now I am running from 3rd of July 2013 the Official Page of Hildr Valkyrie on Facebook. This page was kindly created by a fan (was linked as one of my fanpages) and when I contacted with the admin of the fanpage, he passed the page to my hands! I am really greatful to him! Any other pages of H.V. on Facebook that you might find, are not running by me. The only negavive to this, is that Facebook does not allow to change the name of the page after the 200 followers, so we "stucked" with the word "Fanpage" but I quarantee you that this is the official one!
Here is the link of the Official Page on Facebook


And what about the official Forum of Hildr Valkyrie?
There was an attempt of having a forum as well from a fan, but I learned that “The realm of the dark angel” forums were about to move so I didn’t gave any importance to continue having a forum since was too silent. In the end there was no need for that. 

In Metal Archives we can see that you are the moderator of the Falkenbach Forum, how true is that?
It is not true! I was the Falkenbach’s Fansite and Tribute’s Site webmistress when geocities was online, after geocities shutted down I do not own any title except that I am a member of the Falkenbach’s Forum. I do not have –nor had- any authority there. 

Where we can find material of your work except from your releases?
The first CD that you can find Hildr Valkyrie’s work is in “Homage to Falkenbach” a 2CD’s Tribute back in 2006”, where there has been released the track “The Heralder” not “Heralder” as the most of you might know, it is the first version of the track which I covered and can be found in Falkenbach’s  “En Their Medh Riki Fara” Picture LP only as bonus track. Also in that tribute, I appear with Folkearth as well to the cover “Heathenpride”.
There after that in “2007” came a V.A. Collection” Celtiberia war vol.1” an attempt from someone from myspace.
In “2008” from someone which I never give permission and do not know who he/she was –even if you kill me I do not have any clue of who was-, released a tribute to Bathory “Covers Compilation Vol.1” and used the “Ring of Gold” cover which can be found in “Shield Brothers of Valhalla”.
In “2009” came another tribute, Summoning’s tribute that time with the title “And In The Darkness Bind Them” and I covered the track “Farewell” from the album “Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame”.

In the beginning of “2010” I gave “Valkyrja’s Spoken Words” from “Shield Brothers of Valhalla” for an Odinist Compilation that called “Folk Spirit”.
Last but not least in "2011" another V/A compilation from the Odinic Rite called  Folk Soul - "A Second Compilation of Odinist Artists" was released with my brand new track "Vanadis Hall" specially recorded for this release and only!



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last update 05/April/"2014"