viking metal

Einar Selvik to headline special live-streamed event That Jorvik Viking Thing on February 20th 2021

“A musical coup for That JORVIK Viking Thing”, say the JORVIK Viking Festival events team, who have just announced Wardruna founder Einar Selvik as their headliner for a special live-streamed event taking place as part of That JORVIK Viking Thing online festival, hosted from 15-20 February 2021 by York’s JORVIK Viking Centre.

Einherjer to release new studio album “North Star” on February 26th 2021

Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer will release their eighth studio album, “North Star”, on February 26th, 2021, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres to pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.

On “North Star”, the band around singer / guitarist / bassist Frode Glesnes and drummer / keyboarder Gerhard Storesund adds more modern, mass-appealing facets while staying true to their roots.
 

Enslaved announces Winter Solstice live streaming event for Saturday 19th December 2020

Enslaved’s new studio album “Utgard” was recently released into the world, the concept of which explores the esoteric place in Norse mythology that celebrates the rebirth of the individual - a place where one goes for unification of that which is above and that which lies below. A reckoning of dark and light, of night and day.

Enslaved announces May 2021 European Headlining Tour

Norwegian blackened avant-gardists Enslaved are proud to announce a European tour for May 2021, having just released their acclaimed new studio album “Utgard” little over a week ago - achieving some incredible chart positions worldwide including; US #67 Billboard #9 Current Hard Music #3 Top New Artist, Germany #30, UK #17 Indie #8 Rock and Italy #39. More to come!

Ensiferum

Hi Sami, it’s great to have you on Grande Rock. First of all, congrats on you new album “Thalassic” – it’s indeed one of the top metal releases of 2020!
 
S: Thank you very much!!!
 
 
What happened in the meantime between the new album and the previous one, “Two Paths”?
 

Enslaved announce new date for Summer Breeze “Utgard - The Journey Within” release event

Enslaved are preparing for the final act of their Cinematic Summer Tour - now due to take place on Thursday 1st of October at 7pm BST / 8pm CEST.

This virtual release event “Utgard - The Journey Within” is named after their upcoming studio album “Utgard” (out on October 2nd), from which they’ll be performing several tracks for the first time ever.

Primordial announces April 2021 European Headlining Tour

Primordial continue to promote their highly acclaimed latest studio album, “Exile Amongst the Ruins”, which was released worldwide, via Metal Blade Records, in 2018.

The band will therefore be embarking on a next, re-scheduled third leg of the “Heathen Crusade” across Europe in April and have furthermore confirmed various international festival appearances for 2021, also in celebration of Primordial’s 30th Anniversary since inception in 1991. Below are the dates announced so far.

Skálmöld to release “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík” on September 25th 2020

Icelandic Viking Metal giants Skálmöld will release their second live album and the first one as solo band “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík”, on September 25th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

Three consecutive sold-out shows at the Gamla Bíó in their hometown Reykjavík were the adequate setting to celebrate the 10th anniversary together with their devotees. “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík” transports the mythical atmosphere directly into their fans’ homes

Ensiferum - Thalassic

Almost three years after their previous release “Two Paths”, Ensiferum have hit the target with the addition of the new member Pekka Montin (synth, clean vocals) and a music return to “their roots”, but in a more melodic way.