Suidakra由吉他手Arkadius Antonik和鼓手StefanMöller于1994年成立，名为Gloryfication。乐队录制了两个具有不同阵容的演示，直到最终与键盘手Daniela Voigt，吉他手Marcel Schoenen和贝斯手Christoph Zacharowski巩固了阵容。同年晚些时候，乐队的名称改为Suidakra（Arkadius拼写倒退）。
1997年，乐队发行了他们的第一张专辑，即自己发行的Lupine Essence。这张专辑引起了德国唱片公司Last Episode的关注。签订了协议，乐队于1998年开始录制第二张专辑Auld Lang Syne。发行后的贝斯手Nils Bross很快取代了Christoph Zacharowski。
Afar和The Arcanum的唱片分别于1999年和2000年发行。在这一点上，乐队的声音已经发展成旋律般的死亡金属，让人联想到哥德堡地区的许多乐队。《神秘奥秘》发行后，阵容发生了进一步变化，丹妮拉·沃伊特（Daniela Voigt）和史蒂芬·莫勒（StefanMöller）离开了乐队，马塞尔·舍嫩（Marcel Schoenen）退下了乐队的位置，专注于歌曲创作。
2001年，SuidAkrA与Century Media Records签署了一项协议。鼓手Lars Wehner和吉他手Germano Sanna加入了Antonik和Bross，以录制2002年发行的名为Emprise to Avalon的Arcanum的后续音乐。由于录音完成后不久Bross离开了乐队，乐队的演出并没有持续很长时间。Marcus Riewaldt加入了乐队，获得了低音。一年后，Marcel Schoenen返回以取代Sanna。
新的阵容意味着创新职责的改变。对于乐队的第六张录音室专辑，Signs for the Fallen，所有成员都参与了写作材料。尽管下一张专辑的阵容保持不变，但乐队与他们的唱片公司意见不一致，最终分裂。他们继续为自己的下一张专辑提供资金，后来与Armageddon Music签订了新的唱片合约。《命令冲锋》于2005年发布。
乐队于2007年11月在Ultima Ratio 3中演出后不久，乐队宣布Marcel Schoenen第二次离开乐队，专心工作。因此，以解散了《沉睡的神》乐队前成员的蒂姆·西布雷希特的身份招募了一位新的现场吉他手。
在2010年10月6日，乐队宣布经过短暂的巡回演出和一些节日的演出后，他们将进入录音室开始录制第十张录音室专辑Book of Dowth。早在明年，随着签约乐队AFM记录，和书道思的是通过标签发布2011年3月25日立即专辑发行后，乐队踏上了欧洲之旅。
2012年2月，Suidakra首次在印度演出，出现在Vellore的VIT大学，并在夏季风暴节（支持Opeth）在班加罗尔演出。随后是美国巡回演出，蒂姆·西布雷希特（Tim Siebrecht）代表贝斯（Marcus Riewaldt）担任贝斯手。希伯里希特将成为乐队的永久贝斯手。SUIDAKRA回到印度在6月在班加罗尔露天作为填充在行为的执行冰的地球。
乐队的第十一张专辑的名字Eternal Defiance于2012年12月宣布，录音在2013年2月之前完成。EFMRecords在2013年5月24日发行了Eternal Defiance。那年的9月，Suidakra与民间金属乐队Equilibrium，Ensiferum和Turisas一起参加了Heidenfest巡回演出。
Suidakra的第十二张录音室专辑《 Realms of Odoric》的歌曲创作始于2015年1月。《气味的领域》将与Kris Verwimp合作，后者正在为专辑制作歌词。 Verwimp以前曾为乐队的几张专辑做封面插图。
Suidakra (stylized “SuidAkrA”) is a German melodic death metal band from Düsseldorf, Germany. During their twenty-year career, they have performed over 200 live shows for several European and Russian tours, as well as a North American tour. They are known for their use of traditional instruments to augment their sound, such as the bagpipe, banjo, and tin whistle.
Suidakra was formed in 1994 by guitarist Arkadius Antonik and drummer Stefan Möller under the name Gloryfication. The band recorded two demos with varying lineups, until finally solidifying its line-up with keyboardist Daniela Voigt, guitarist Marcel Schoenen and bassist Christoph Zacharowski. Later in the same year the band’s name was changed to Suidakra (Arkadius spelled backwards).
In 1997, the band released their first album, the self-published Lupine Essence. The album attracted the attention of German record company Last Episode. A deal was signed, and the band proceeded to record their second album Auld Lang Syne in 1998. Soon after the release bassist Nils Bross replaced Christoph Zacharowski.
Lays from Afar and The Arcanum were released in 1999 and 2000, respectively. At this point, the sound of the band had developed into melodic death metal reminiscent of many Gothenburg area bands. Further lineup changes took place after the release of The Arcanum, as Daniela Voigt and Stefan Möller left the band and Marcel Schoenen retired his band position to concentrate on song writing.
In 2001, SuidAkrA signed a deal with Century Media Records. Drummer Lars Wehner and guitarist Germano Sanna joined Antonik and Bross to record the follow-up to The Arcanum, titled Emprise to Avalon, released in 2002. This lineup did not last long, as Bross left the band soon after recordings were complete. Marcus Riewaldt joined the band to take up the bass spot. A year later Marcel Schoenen returned to replace Sanna.
The new lineup meant a change in the creative responsibilities. For the band’s sixth studio album, Signs for the Fallen, all members took part in writing material. While the lineup remained the same for the next album, the band had run into disagreement with their label and eventually split. They went on to finance the next album on their own, and later signed a new recording deal with Armageddon Music. Command to Charge was released in 2005.
Their eighth studio release, titled Caledonia was released on 2006-11-17. The Scottish themed album included some fairly prominent use of highland bagpipes, contributed by Axel Römer, who also appeared on some of the larger live performances.
From 5–12 August 2007, some old tracks were re-recorded for a Best Of compilation titled 13 Years of Celtic Wartunes. Others tracks were remastered. This was released on 25 April 2008. together with a live DVD containing registrations of the Wacken 2007 performance as well as the acoustic show at the Kielowatt Festival in 2006. Release dates for other regions were 2008-04-28 (Europe) and 2008-06-10 (USA).
Shortly after their performance on Ultima Ratio 3 in November 2007 the band announced that Marcel Schoenen had left the band for the second time, to concentrate on his job. Consequently a new live guitar player was recruited in the form of Tim Siebrecht, ex-member of the disbanded formation Sleeping Gods.
The band returned to Gernhart recording studios in November 2008 to record their ninth studio album Crógacht. The album featured greater Celtic influences, taking its name from the Gaelic word for bravery. It was released on 20 February 2009 in Germany, 23 February in the rest of Europe, and 3 March in the USA. Suidakra supported this album with a US and European tour throughout 2009.
In May 2009, Suidakra announced a Chinese tour, as well as informing fans that tour guitarist and backup vocalist, Sebastian Hintz, was promoted to full member.
On 6 October 2010, the band announced that, after a short tour and some festival appearances, they would enter the studio to begin recording their tenth studio album, Book of Dowth. Early the next year, the band signed with AFM Records, and Book of Dowth was released through that label on 25 March 2011. Immediately after release of the album, the band embarked on a European tour.
In February 2012, Suidakra played in India for the first time, appearing at VIT University in Vellore as well as performing in Bangalore at Summer Storm Festival (supporting Opeth). A tour of the United States followed, with Tim Siebrecht standing in for Marcus Riewaldt on bass. Siebricht would become the permanent bassist for the band. Suidakra returned to India in June to perform at Bangalore Open Air as a fill-in act for Iced Earth.
The title of the band’s eleventh album, Eternal Defiance, was announced in December 2012, with recordings finished by February 2013. Eternal Defiance was released on 24 May 2013 by AFM Records. In September of that year, Suidakra appeared on the Heidenfest Tour with fellow folk metal bands Equilibrium, Ensiferum, and Turisas.
Songwriting for Suidakra’s twelfth studio album, Realms of Odoric, began in January 2015. Realms of Odoric will be a collaboration with Kris Verwimp, who is doing lyrics for the album. Verwimp had previously done cover artwork for several of the band’s albums.
1997 – Lupine Essence (Re-Release 2020)
1998 – Auld Lang Syne (2003 Re-Release)
1999 – Lays From Afar (with Lupine Essence)
2000 – The Arcanum
2002 – Emprise To Avalon
2003 – Signs For The Fallen
2005 – Command to Charge
2006 – Caledonia
2009 – Crogacht
2011 – Book of Dowth (Japan Ltd. Edition)
2013 – Eternal Defiance [Ltd.Edt.]
2016 – Realms Of Odoric (Limited Edition)
2018 – Cimbric Yarns
2019 – Echoes Of Yore