With “Odalheim” UNLEASHED not only present the successor of “As Yggdrasil Trembles” in the year 2012, but also continue telling their post-doomsday story, of course embedded into the Norse mythology. After the mighty world tree Yggdrasil had trembled and rung in the end of the world, Fimbul winter followed: Three years of darkness and coldness, during which Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers. This caused the end of life as we know it. Ragnarök. But the warriors who’ve survived will build a new world out of the old one’s ashes. Right here, the story of “Odalheim” begins.
With “Odalheim”, the Swedes release their eleventh studio album. Once more, the mighty line up consisting of Johnny (bass& vocals), Fredrik (lead guitar), Tomas (rhythm guitar) and Anders (drums) has created a multifarious and hymnal album in typical UNLEASHED manner.
Johnny commented the artwork:
“The artwork is made by Sebastian Ramstedt, just like our previous 4 albums. It shows the new world "Odalheim", at the break of dawn at Birka shores, and just before the attack of White Christ. The concept of the album is taken from the book by the same name. A book I haven't yet had the time to complete”.
“Odalheim” was produced by Fredrik Folkare and recorded in the Swedish Chrome Studios.
03. White Christ
04. The Hour Of Defeat
05. Gathering The Battalions
07. Rise Of The Maya Warriors
08. By Celtic And British Shores
09. The Soil Of Our Fathers
11. The Great Battle Of Odalheim
The new album will be released on April 20, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.