Recently I got this message in my mailbox, «Hi! We have released the first single from Novgorod» from the Russian Russian Slavic folk metal band Sieta. The band has started a crowdfunding on their debut album Novgorod. This is a way to finance music that is becoming more and more common, and which I think is a great and reasonable fashion. The ttack Кънѧꙁь (Knyaz)
The album Novgorod is based on real events. It involves the times when in the 10th century Vladimir The Great declared Christianity as the state religion of Russia. He forced the people to renounce paganism. But there was one region that did not obey his will and fought for their freedom. This was Novgorod. Vladimir The Great was Knyaz or knez. Knyaz is a historical Slavic title, used both as a royal and noble title in different times of history and different ancient Slavic lands.