Cnoc An Tursa are a Scottish Metal Band forged in Falkirk 2006 by Alan Buchan and Rene Hill, and ancient Borough whose Motto is: "Better Meddle wi' the De'il than the Bairns O’ Falkirk"

Cnoc An Tursa create intense, epic ballads combined with the tales of a much neglected art form; old Scottish poetry. Their sound represents a totally unrivaled form of heavy Scottish metal with ravenous melodic undertones and ancient rhythmical lyrics, capturing a sound deeply rooted in ancient heritage; giving a fresh perspective on what Scottish metal has to offer.

Having played with the likes of Taake and Wodensthrone as well as a full UK tour with label mates Winterfylleth in the winter of 2010 the band gathered a large following and label interest, the band was picked up by Chris Naughton at Lone Vigil Recordings who introduced their debut album 'The Giants of Auld' to Candlelight records for release.

The album was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales by acclaimed producer Chris Fielding (Winterfylleth, Napalm Death, Primordial, Electric Wizard) in 2011 then mixed and mastered at Anthropocide studios.

Guitarist and Vocalist Alan Buchan had this to say upon signing to Candlelight: “It's an absolute honour for Cnoc An Tursa to be signing to Candlelight records and be part of such a celebrated roster of incredible bands, past and present. We are also proud to be given the chance to move forward with a label dedicated to bringing out the best music in the extreme metal scene”.


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The Forty Five


Giants of Auld



  • Reni Hill

    2006 - Present

  • Alan Buchan

    2006 - Present

  • Bryan Hamilton

    2006 - Present

  • Tony Dunn

    2014 - Present

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