Photos taken at Tuska Open Air - 2008 metal festival. Fields of the Nephilim is a gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1984. The band's name refers to a Biblical race of giants or angel-human hybrids, known as the Nephilim. Different band members have conflicting opinions about the nature of the "Fields": either they represent magnetic fields or agricultural ones. Although they have not received substantial mainstream success, the band's seminal sound has proved highly influential, especially in the genre of gothic rock and, later on, gothic metal.