Vėlių Namai is a Baltic post-industrial, ritualistic, dark-folk project founded in 2006, in Prague. Its music features themes coming from Baltic paganism, death, solitude, war and the spirit world. Vėlių Namai welcomes you to experience the darker side of nature and existence. Through the trails of the spirits, to feel the other world shrouded in mist and mysticism, to visit your home that lies beyond. The project is only performed in a ritualistic setting and performances always include smoke, video projections, ancient Baltic incense, over 100 candles, animal bones, make-up/clothes and various old Baltic and Middle Eastern objects and symbols. The project uses ancient Baltic and otherworldly symbols, but it has nothing to do with any radical politics, racism or similar views, which it strongly opposes. As project creator, Julius Mitė has lived in five different countries throughout his life and the music is influenced by the cultures and experiences gained in Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Scotland, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The project’s main musical influences are Dead Can Dance, Shape of Despair, Wardruna, Sunn O))), Sigur Ros. At the moment the project has started to move away from ambient towards more beat-heavy, techno-influenced dark-folk music. Nevertheless, a lot of instruments are used for the fulfilling sounds such as guitar, baglama, keyboards, mouth harp and Ableton. Julius sings in Lithuanian, Norwegian and Swedish languages and has already performed in Lithuania, Czech Republic, Scotland, The Netherlands, Latvia.
Vėlių Namai - Nordens Vrede
Vėlių Namai - Sventovit