With a name derived from "völva," a seeress in Norse folklore, Völur are not the kind of band to fulfill faux-pagan longings, neither thematically nor musically. The Toronto based trio is comprised of Blood Ceremony bassist Lucas Gadke, drummer James Payment of post-rock stalwarts Do Make Say Think, and experimental electric violinist Laura C. Bates. Together they weave together folk melodies, heavy riffs, and chthonic chants to breed powerful and chilling slabs of meditative doom. Moving between high-tension, plodding chaos, and beautiful pastoral moods, Völur aims to reflect the world of primordial nature inspired by ancient myths and chilling poems of death and heroism. Leaving all those who witness their live shows transfixed and spellbound, the power trio has become one of Canada's premiere forces in heavy music.
Electric & Upright Bass, Vocals / Lucas Gadke
Electric Violin, Viola, Vocals / Laura C. Bates
Drums / James Payment