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Gwydion Biography

Gwydion's journey started in 1995, a project founded by a group of friends that shared the same passion for metal and interest in Celtic culture. During these first stages of the band, three demos were presented to the Portuguese metal scene and dozens of gigs were performed throughout Portugal.

In 2007, Gwydion prepared to record their first full-length album "Ynys Mön". Their originality and effort triggered the interest of the German label TROLLZORN, which offered a contract to release the album. With Ynys Mön, Gwydion finally started to draw some international attention and ultimately received an invitation to make an European tour in October 2008 with top bands TYR, HOLLENTHON, ALESTORM, and SVARTSOT: the RAGNAROK AASKEREIA'S TOUR.


During 2009, Gwydion played in nearly all major metal Portuguese metal festivals, delivering a distinct sound and attitude, and received continuously great feedback. At the end of the year, Gwydion finished the recordings and production of their second album "Horn Triskelion". "Horn Triskelion" truly represented fifteen years of accumulated experience and ideas. The readers of Portugal's biggest metal magazine LOUD magazine have chosen GWYDION to be the 2nd best band over 2010 + their album "Horn Triskelion" was considered the 3rd best album of 2010!

In 2013, Gwydion presented "VETERAN". Fans experienced a slightly different musical-style, as the music was much more epic and "metal" than folk compared to the previous release. Since the beginning of the band, they had a very influential epic component in their songs, so naturally when they created "VETERAN", they decided to have a strong mixture of heavy metal riffs and epic/folk songs. "VETERAN" is a story of a warrior since it's birth through his training, conquests and defeats with relevance to the History of Portugal. VETERAN was nominated by Metal Storm website for best Folk Metal album of 2013.

After a band hiatus Gwydion returned I n 2018 with a new Album “Thirteen” which was divided in two parts, one talks about known Viking personalities and the other part about the Viking invasion in Portugal! The name “Thirteen” is related to this last part!

Now the band completes 25 years of history and it was time to release a self-titled album to honor the god Gwydion and the band itself! It will be released through AGR Records on 13 of November 2020 and it will be the most epic, dramatic, folk and strong album from Gwydion up to date!!!

Gwydion Discography

GWYDION (2020)

cover 01 Stand Alone
02 The Bards
03 The Chair of the Sovereign
04 Hostile Alliance
05 Battle of Alclud Ford
06 Cad Goddeu
07 Gwydion
08 Dead Song
09 Steed Song
10 Ale, Mead and Wine
11 A Battle
12 Plaeu Yr Reifft
13 Hammer of the Gods
14 A Roda


cover 01 Heathen
02 793
03 Bålverk Warfare
04 Strenght Remains
05 King Last Breath
06 Revenge
07 Under Siege
08 Shield Maiden's Cry
09 Thirteen Days
10 Oh Land of Ours - Al Andalus
11 Voyage
12 Alláh Tágides

VETERAN (2013)

cover 01 Timeless Conception
02 Womb Of Fire
03 Endurance Of The Mind
04 Math Of War
05 Trail To A New Land
06 Brewed To Taste Like Glory
07 Years Of Peace
08 Lured To Comfort
09 Fighting To The End
10 Path Of Shadows
11 Veteran


cover 01 The Departure
02 Fara I Viking
03 From Hel To Asgard
04 Ofiússa (A Terra Des Serpentes)
05 Mead Of Poetry
06 Triskelion Horde Is Nigh
07 Odhinn's Cult
08 At The Sumbel
09 Cold Tempered
10 The Terror Of The Northern
11 Six Trials To Become A Beerzerker

ŶNYS MÖN (2008)

cover 01 ...Arrival (Intro)
02 Rebirth
03 Viking's Horned Parody
04 Spirals
05 Inquisition Queries
06 Descendent Of Don
07 The Trickster Of Ragnarök
08 Turning Of The Wheel



• Augmentation (2001)
• First Channelling (2000)
• Debt To Morrighan (1998)

Gwydion line-up
Gwydion Pedro Dias

Pedro Dias


Gwydion Daniel César

Daniel César


Gwydion Miguel Kaveirinha

Miguel Kaveirinha


Gwydion Marta Brissos

Marta Brissos


Gwydion Luis Figueira

Luis Figueira


Gwydion Bruno Ezz

Bruno Ezz



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