Foundations for :NODFYR: were laid by Joris and Niels in 2011, fueled by a desire to make heathen metal inspired by the folklore, mythology and nature of their native Gelderland. The term “nodfyr” refers to a pagan Germanic practice of fire making, mentioned in the 8th century Indiculus superstitionum et paganiarum. “Nodfyr” is one of the oldest (proto-) Dutch words.
Early versions of songs were recorded with the help of violin player Irma and after Niels went on to pursue other goals in 2014 Jasper and Mark joined in 2015. The “In een andere tijd” EP was released in 2017, followed by the “Eigenheid” full-length in 2021.
Jasper: keys and backing vocals
Mark: guitars and backing vocals
Nico: drums (live)
Ernstjan: bass (live)
MJWW: guitar (live)