2017 Spinefarm Reissue
Formed in 2007 with the intention of honoring England's proud ancestral heritage and rich national culture, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK's most devastating doom contingent Atavist) set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness to England's historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past through their folk-influenced vitriolic black metal. Coining the term English Heritage Black Metal (EHBM), Winterfylleth (which translates into ‘Winter Full Moon' from the Olde English language) represents the first full moon in October as well as the Anglo-Saxon festival of the arrival of winter.
The band's cornerstone 2008 debut The Ghost Of Heritage signaled a new shift for the underground UK black metal scene that fit nicely within the paradigm of the folk black metal movement, with Winterfylleth being considered by much of the music press to be one of the most distinct, special acts of this movement. Lyrically, the band delve into tales of England's archaic history, re-counting major events, battles, and even draw inspiration from certain sites and scenery that grace the countryside of England and have played an integral part in its history.