Founded in 2005 by Alexey Boganov, the band WELICORUSS have established themselves in the top ranks of pagan metal scene with intense live gigs and striking, full-length masterpieces that were appreciated by fans and critics both.
Throughout its history band has released two full-length albums on the major russian metal label CD-MAXIMUM, shot 4 official video, blast the scene of many cities in Russia and CIS as well as participated in many large-scale festivals. WELICORUSS posted on the internet new videos “Kharnha” and “Sons Of The North”, which received high marks in the press and made a new coming album very anticipated for the fans of as well as symphonic as pagan / black metal. At this time, band is actively working on his long-awaited third album, making new video "Az Esm`" and prepares for fans an intriguing DVD with delicious moments of life and stage presence.
WELICORUSS delivers dark, intense and mystic sound that demonstrates how to impressively unite the contemporary metal with the dim and distant mythological past. Their music recreates the Old Rus solemn and sunless atmosphere, expressing both national feelings and personal perception of the Ancient Northen Rus Spirit through the lyrics. Devoted to their pagan heritage, Welicoruss reflects in their compositions their admiration of Nature and search for the hidden mysteries of the secret Powers that rule the Universe.
In autumn 2013 the band decided to change their place of location and moved to the center of Europe - Prague.