If you were to ask most people what they knew about the nation of Belarus, they have either never heard of it or will think you’re talking about Russia. However, Belarus is a tiny country to the west of Russia and its name translates to ‘White Russia’. All the country is unfortunately known for is being a dictatorship with old Soviet stylings.

In truth, the country is really interesting when you explore it and discover a truly unique band from Belarus called Stary Olsa. They are a Belarusian medieval folk band. While they mostly play medieval Belarusian music from the ancient Grand Duchy of Lithuania, they also bust out hauntingly beautiful covers of modern songs by modern bands. They have covered Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Deep Purple to name a few.