PERCHTA is an Austrian music project founded 2017 in Tirol. Ritualistic sounds with influences from black- and pagan metal are the foundation for atmospherically embedded lyrics presented in dialect, that deal with topics of alpine nature, culture and myths. Rites of times long passed and impressions of craggy mountains are brought to life by folk instruments.
Composed, Lyrics and Music by Perchta
Music, Composed and Produced by Fabio D'Amore
Lady Perchta or Lady Percht is a mythic being that can be found in continental Germanic and Slavic mythology. It is assumed that she emerged out of the Germanic goddess Frigg through assimilation of Celtic influences. In middle Germany she corresponds most closely to „Frau Holle“. The name can be derived from the old German word perhat, which translates to bright or shiny and therefore means „the radiant“. Others suggest, that the name Perchta or Percht is of Celtic origin.