Bands/Musicians German Folk Metal Bands List

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List of German folk metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as folk metal solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The folk metal bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German folk metal band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List contains bands like Equilibrium, Running Wild.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular folk metal bands from Germany?" and "Which folk metal bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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Running Wild is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

3
Leaves' Eyes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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Falkenbach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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Tom Angelripper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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Wolfchant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Absurd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Rock Against Communism, Black metal, National Socialist black metal

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Adorned Brood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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In Extremo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Medieval metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Suidakra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Tanzwut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Medieval metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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Midnattsol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Schandmaul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Medieval metal, Medieval folk rock, Folk rock

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Subway to Sally is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Medieval metal, Industrial metal, Folk rock

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Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Medieval metal, Folk metal

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Haggard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Medieval metal, Melodic death metal

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Letzte Instanz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Medieval metal, Industrial rock, Gothic metal

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Masterplan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Folk rock, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Lyriel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Rock music, Gothic metal, Folk rock

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Fjoergyn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Schattentantz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German Folk Metal Bands List
Schattentantz Medieval metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal