WorldWide Metal: Romania

Romanian Metal: A Diverse and Flourishing Scene

Romania’s Metal scene is a vibrant and diverse landscape, encompassing a wide range of subgenres, from Black Metal to Symphonic Metal.

The early days of Romanian metal were heavily influenced by European and American metal bands, such as Black Sabbath and Metallica. However, as the scene matured, Romanian bands began to develop their own unique sound, incorporating elements of traditional Romanian music and folklore.

Today, Romanian metal is recognized for its originality and creativity. Bands like Negura Bunget and Dordeduh have gained international recognition for their innovative approach to Black Metal.

Beyond Black Metal, Romanian metal also encompasses a diverse range of other subgenres, including Thrash metal, Death metal, Doom Metal and Folk Metal. Bands like Bucovina,E-An-Na, Cargo, Scarlet Aura or Dorderuh have carved out their own niches in these genres, showcasing their technical prowess and songwriting abilities.

If you’re a fan of metal music, be sure to check out the Romanian scene. It’s sure to surprise and delight you.



  • Genre: Black Metal
  • Location: Bacău, Bacău County / Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2012
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Black Metal; Progressive/Folk/Atmospheric Black Metal
  • Location: Timișoara, Timiș County
  • Status: Split-up
  • Formed in: 1995
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum



  • Genre: Symphonic Heavy/Power Metal, Rock
  • Location: Bucharest
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2014
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Death Metal
  • Location: Brașov, Brașov County
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2019
  • Encyclopedia Metallum