Slechtvalk is a black metal band from Hague, The Netherlands, formed in 2000. The band has achieved chart success in the metal circles of its country, and the Dutch press sometimes refers to them as the best black metal band in Lowlands. Signed to Fear Dark record label, the group has released 3 albums, a split-CD with Kekal, a single and a DVD. The second album, The War That Plagues the Lands reached #2 at Lowland's Top 50 Metal Charts. The third album, At the Dawn of War was accompanied with the release of their live-DVD Upon the Fields of Battle and the maxisingle for "Thunder of War." A music video was shot for the song, achieving airplay on the Dutch music programs.
Slechtvalk plays dark metal with folk influences, as well as strong musical loans from symphonic metal. They have developed their own style by mixing these elements. The name Slechtvalk is taken from the Dutch name for the Peregrine Falcon. Currently Slechtvalk is writing material for their future album as well as seeking new label to work with.