"Welicoruss" is a Symphonic Black Metal / Pagan Metal band from Novosibirsk, a city in Siberia, Russia. Initially founded as a solo project by Alexey Boganov in 2002, several demos were self-produced early on before becoming a full band in 2006, their first full-length album, called "WinterMoon Symphony", was released in 2008.
The band's name, "Welicoruss", has a historical connotation, derived from the name of north-eastern part of ancient Russia. The name is also a reference to the Russian revolutionary, Chernyshevsky. While the band’s sound and imagery is undoubtedly that of black metal with its darkness and intensity, WelicoRuss also incorporates high production values, traditional folk melodies, and symphonic elements into their compositions. The lyrics, concept and ideology are inspired by the ancient Rus' lore and pagan heritage. Wide ThumbClearartFanart Banner User Comments