KAIRA


"Your name will sound, Perun (chief Slavic deity who ruled the sky), in the call of steel swords!

In the call of the horns of combat, in the thunder of heaven battles!" (x)

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A Belarusian band, a voice calling from Viking ages: KAIRA!

Kaira Spiel has many successful pursuits under her bad-ass belt since 1999:

"aggressive pagan groove metal"

musician (Battle Helm), model, motorcyclist (possibly prophetess).

Pavel Drozdov plays droning, masterful guitar.

Anna Petroshenko summons ancient melodies via the keyboard.

Vitaly is bassist, and Dzmitry plays drums alongside Kaira.

'Mein Herz Brennt' (Rammstein Cover), Zheleznye Devy Festival, 2015  VIDEO

Kaira is a Finnish word that derives from the Old Norse term geirr, 'spear'.

Kaira also means a forested river wilderness.

Germanic tribes migrated from modern-day Nordic nations in the 9th and

10th centuries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Their trade routes were well-connected to Eastern Europe by the mid-1100's.

Maskovichi ("wakefulness") is one among many Belarusian Viking settlements.

Learn more about this discovery here.

 The Rus sold fur, sailed across the open Baltic and Black seas of Northern Europe, made iron weapons—

and brought spiritual beliefs of ancestral Viking gods.

These medieval merchant-warriors assimilated into a new Balto-Slavic culture, one which spans from Belarus to Finland.

KAIRA mixes this history into modern metal.

"Belaya-Rus is a country where there are no mountains and seas, but a country where the forest is

our walls, lakes are our mirrors, rivers, veins, flesh and earth.

We are residents of *Polesie, grandchildren of Veles*, descendants of the Balto-Slavs.

We were reached by Khazars and Vikings.

Our fertile lands were cultivated by the mighty tribes of Krivichi, Dregovichi and Radimichi,

later with mixed blood, different cultures, but united by Gods..."  VIDEO

KAIRA hopes that the world takes notice! Listen for truth in our past to know the future!

Their new single, Belyj Dym (Белый дым) is out now on YouTube, Soundcloud and Facebook.


Glossary

*Khazars - an ancient Avar or Bulgar community in Southeastern Europe which migrated

to Central-Eastern Europe and created one of the first regional states (300-1079 CE).

They traded with Byzantine, East Asian, Scandinavian and Slavic empires

until assimilation into local provinces (Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine)

*Perun (or Perkun in Baltic states) - a deity who protects humans and warriors,

ruled over storms, thunder and weaponry  (Slavic Gods/

Polish); the Viking equivalent is Thor (Slavic Souvenirs)

*Polesie - a region in southern Belarus and Europe's largest forested wetland;

Belarus, Poland, northwestern Russia and the Ukraine are part of it.

Poleshuks share a common culture and dialect (Belarus)

*Veles - a chief god of forests, the law, livestock, the underworld

(Navia), wealth and wild animals like wolves (Slavic Gods/(Polish); Christianization

turned Veles into a demonic poltergeist, or a saint in other areas (Slavic Souvenirs)