Graveland is a Polish black and viking metal band from Wroclaw. The group is controversial because of its sympathies more or less displayed for an ideology of far right, which earned him to be associated with the scene NSBM >>>. The group's lyrics deal with Germanic mythology.
Graveland is formed by Rob Darken (Robert Fudali) in 1991 >>> or 1992>, according to sources. The group was initially inspired by other groups such as Emperor and Bathory>. During this period, they record their first demos) that are Necromanteion and Drunemeton. In 1993, Capricornus joined the band as a full time drummer. In the same year, the In the Glare of Burning Churches demo is released, whose title is inspired by the criminal fires related to black metal against churches in Norway.
In 2004, the bassist Karcharoth (Grzegorz Jurgielewicz), commits suicide by jumping from a building in Wrocław. Fudali will reveal the following year that Karcharoth planned to kill Fenriz from Darkthrone group.
In 2008, four albums of the group are indexed dangerous by the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien in Germany. As a result of this decision, the label No Colors Records, which distributed Graveland, was seized several copies of the four albums concerned (Following the Voices of Blood, Immortal Pride, and the two demos, In the Glare of Burning Churches and The Celtic Winter). Since then, the band has been signed to another label. Graveland is also classified as a group of "hate music" by the American Anti-Defamation League. Later, the album Dawn of Iron Blades and the EP Blood of Heroes were also banned for sale.