HEKATE is a band from Germany. The main elements in their lyrics are history (like the democratic revolution in Germany in the 19th century) or music inspired by European myths and legends. There's the legend of Europa, based on Cretan and Mycenaean traditions , the bull dance from Minoan culture, Spanish history and the cultural influences of the Moors. The album "Goddess" continues with the German myth of Barbarossa and the Kyffhaeuser, the Grail legend involving the Cathars of Castle Montségur in France, and the wonderful legend of Morgan le Fay, the "Lady of the Lake", symbolizing the Old Way in Celtic myth. Despite all these references, HEKATE are also portraying the fight for love uniting all people. Music-wise, they create a successful mixture of classic Folk, medieval melodies, and modern elements, all linked by the drum-parts ranging from magic-ritualistic to classical-orchestral and trance-electronic. The rhythms and the vocals of Susanne Grosche and Axel Menz are the main feature of this mature album recorded with an array of diverse instruments (gongs, kettledrums, drums, percussive devices, hurdy-gurdy, guitars, glockenspiel).