Tag Archives: Viking Metal

Metal Review: Einherjer: Av oss, for oss (2014)

Einherjer: Av oss, for oss

Haugesund, Norway is home to the viking metal band Einherjer founded in 1993. With 2014, comes the band’s sixth studio album, “Av oss, for oss,” which takes the band’s typical usage of folk and viking metal tendencies and brings forth their most diverse album to date. With Einherjer, you know that you will get an

Metal Review: Manegarm | Legions of the North (2013)

Sweden’s viking metal horde Manegarm is back with “Legions of the North,” their first album since 2009’s “Nattväsen.” Their latest effort will be released on June 28, 2013 via Napalm Records and is without violin player Janne Liljekvist, who left last year “due to lack of motivation.” I wondered if Liljekvist’s reason for leaving was

MÃ¥negarm Streaming New Album Title Track

Sweden’s MÃ¥negarm have released the title track from their upcoming album “Legions of the North.” The album is set for release on July 1, 2013 in Europe and one day later in North America through Napalm Records. As expected, Legions of the North is a pretty kick-ass song. Legions of the North Track Listing: 01.

Taake Announce 20th Anniversary European Tour

Norwegian black metal band Taake have announced dates for an upcoming 20th Anniversary European tour. Supporting them on the road will be viking black metal band Helheim who celebrated their own 20th anniversary last year. Also support on the tour will come from thrash metal act Orkan. Taake 20th Anniversary European Tour Dates: 21.02.2013 –

Amon Amarth Finishes Writing Songs For Upcoming Album

Sweden’s melodic death metal / viking metal beasts Amon Amarth have posted the following message online about writing new songs for an upcoming new album: “We want to thank everyone that has supported and helped us in 2012. 2013 will be another intense year for Amon Amarth, and looks like it will be slightly unpredictable

Amon Amarth Announces 20th Anniversary Show Dates

Swedish viking death metal titans Amon Amarth announced that the band will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a string of dates in Germany, Poland and Holland. The announcement on the band’s official website reads: “To celebrate our 20 years anniversary as a band we are going to arrange 5 special shows which will take place

Metal Review – Alestorm – Back Through Time (2011)

Alestorm are back and you know what that means, right? It means that we are handed the cheesiest, most cliche brand of viking metal once again. There is no denying that Alestorm are talented with their instruments, but everything about their music is totally cliche, and I am not one for cliche. While I know

Amon Amarth Announces New European Tour Dates

Swedish metal act Amon Amarth has just finished a European tour (with support from The Black Dahlia Murder) and is about to return to North America in August for a second headline tour in support of “Surtur Rising” (reviewed here). With no rest for the wicked Amon Amarth has also now just confirmed a six-week

Bathory To Release Vinyl Box Set

A special career spanning retrospective box set of Swedish black/viking metal pioneers Bathory will be released on July 18th through PlaticHead.com, in honour of the band’s founder Quorthon, who passed away on June 3rd 2004. The set will only be released on vinyl and will include the following items: — 3 double gatefold LP’s —

Metal Review – Varg – Wolfskult (2011)

Style: Viking Metal / Pagan Metal / Folk Metal Country: Germany Varg is a band that I can really get behind these days. I loved their previous release, Blutaar. When I listened to Wolfskult, I was surprised to see that their style had actually changed drastically. Gone are the Viking Metal / Pagan Metal sound