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GRIMNER – Blodshymner

GRIMNER - Blodshymner

Two years after their debut full-length work, Viking folk metallers Grimner from Motala, Sweden are back with their new album, entitled “Blodshymner“. It all started in 2008, when 6 musicians from several parts of Sweden decided to join forces and begin their Viking journey. After the debut EP “A Call for Battle” in 2010 the band became active on gigs, gaining positive feedback. In 2012 they self-released the debut album “Färd“, something between full-length Read more…

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FESKARN – Östra Aros

FESKARN - Ostra Aros

One year and a few months after the release of its debut album, Swedish Viking folk black metal band Feskarn from Uppsala is back with its second work, entitled “Östra Aros“. Feskarn is the personal project of Niklas Larsson, who formed this metal band in 2010 after his experiments with electronic stuff. He signed to the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede and in the end of 2012 he released the debut album “Raise Your Swords“. On the Read more…

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IRMINSUL – Fäder

IRMINSUL - Fader

Swedish folk metallers Irminsul are back with a surprisingly versatile and multidimensional album! This trio from Gothenburg was formed in 2005 and released the demos “Vinterskalder” in 2006 and “Urberg” in 2007. They signed to the German label Det Germanske Folket in order to release their debut full-length album “Irminsul” in 2009, an album that contained all demo songs, plus 3 new tracks. Four and a half years later the band is back with Read more…

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MYRKVEDR – Sons of Muspell

MYRKVEDR - Sons of Muspell

Myrkvedr is a new Viking folk metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They were formed in 2010 with the intention to mix extreme metal with folk tunes and traditional instruments, influenced by Viking mythology. In 2011 the band released its 5-track demo “Tryms Kväde” and made several gigs around Sweden. Finally on November 2013 they self-released their debut full-length album “Sons of Muspell“.                  Read more…

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FESKARN – Raise Your Swords

FESKARN - Raise Your Swords

Feskarn is the solo project of Niklas Larsson from Uppsala, Sweden. Niklas began this Viking black metal band in 2010 and it was his first metal effort. Before Feskarn, he was experimenting with electronic music. “Raise Your Swords” is the first official work of the band and it’s a full-length album, released by the German label Pesttanz Klangschmiede in the end of 2012.

Raise Your Swords” is a short album, since its 8 songs are less Read more…

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DRÅPSNATT – Hymner Till Undergången

DRAPSNATT – Hymner Till Undergangen

The second album of this great Swedish band is out. After their excellent debut “I Denna Skog” in 2009, the duo from Skellefteå, returns with an equally good album. Dråpsnatt play atmospheric black metal influenced by the Nordic nature and folklore. Even if their sound and production are somehow primitive and underground, their music is very rich in orchestration, with an amazing sense of melody. Their guitars are accompanied by all different kinds of synths; sometimes symphonic, majestic, Read more…

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YGGDRASIL – Vedergällning

YGGDRASIL – Vedergällning

Yggdrasil is the band of Gustaf Hagel and Magnus Wolfheart from Sweden. They begun this project on 2001 and after various demos they signed with Det Germanske Folket to release their debut “Kvällningsvindar över Nordrönt Land” in 2007. Two years later they return with the same label to offer us their second effort “Vedergällning”, a really good album.

Their music was always folk epic pagan metal with some black metal influences and this hasn’t changed in Read more…

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ARCKANUM – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ

ARCKANUM – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ

Arckanum is a very old Swedish black metal band with its roots back in 1992. It is the personal project of Shamaatae who composes everything, sings and plays all instruments. He was very productive until 1998 and Arckanum became a “cult” name in the underground circles. Their first 3 albums “Fran Marder” 1995, “Kostogher” 1997 and “Kampen” 1998 were soon sold out and they hit prices over 100$ each in ebay! After 1998 and Read more…

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