Wyrd is a Finnish Pagan black metal band which was formed in 1998. The band was originally formed under the name of Hellkult in 1997 by Narqath and drummer Kalma (ex- Azaghal). The first Wyrd demo was released in early 2000, "Unchained Heathen Wrath" featured material recorded between 1998 and 2000. The lyrical themes are centered around old folklore and Nordic mythology. The name "Wyrd" is from Old English, meaning fate.