Percival is a Polish folk music band from Lubin, Poland formed by musicians of folk-metal Percival Schuttenbach due to their fascination with history and historical reenactment. The name "Percival" however refers not to any historical figure but to the gnome Percival Schuttenbach from the third volume of Andrzej Sapkowski's "The Witcher" novel.
The band plays traditional songs of Europe, mostly Slavic, and its own compositions referring to Early Medieval times - Vikings era - pagan Europe. Musicians play traditional instruments: long-necked lute (saz or Bağlama), byzantine lyra (rebec), drums, and flutes. Percival presents its music during historical events in Poland (e.g. the biggest Viking and Slavs festival in Poland on Wolin island), as well as abroad: in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Belgium, Isle of Man and in Scandinavian countries. In 2010, the musicians began cooperation with music producer Donatan. Project "Equinox" (Polish: Równonoc) combines traditional Slavic sounds with hip-hop music. The album, released in 2012, became a diamond record in Poland. At the end of 2013, Percival began cooperation with CDP.pl. One of Percival's songs (inspired by the game "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt") was added to an e-book "Sezon Burz" by Andrzej Sapkowski.
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