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Live: Grand Magus, The Underworld, London

British shores have a history of Viking invasions, thankfully these days they are more than welcome, and the current assault across the nation had Swedish legends Grand Magus pillaging their way through venue after venue on the Frost and Fire Tour. As they prepare to take the Capital in their final show, we are treated to an insane showcase of ...

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SKÀLMÖLD Með vættum

Review: Skálmöld – Með_Vættum

From the Realms of the Far North, an Army of six Icelanders rushes towards Battle! Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since then become the biggest metal act in Iceland. The band’s Debut album, “Baldur” was released late 2010 and was immediately a huge success, both with the metal scene and the more mainstream crowd. Skálmöld then released ...

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amon amarth

Amon Amarth post ‘As Loke Falls’ lyric video

Norse mythology themed metallers Amon Amarth have released a new lyric video. The featured song, As Loke Falls, is taken from the band’s latest release Deceiver of the Gods which was released earlier this year. Check out the new video below! The band have also revealed that they are currently in the final stages of finishing their next music video ...

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tyr

TÝR release new single, ‘Mare of My Night’

TÝR have revealed a brand new track from their upcoming album, Valkyrja. The new song, titled Mare of My Night, has been revealed to have some significance for vocalist/guitarist Heri Joenson. Check out what he had to say about the track: “Mare Of My Night was by far the most difficult song on the album to write, music wise. What I ...

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TÝR reveal new single

Viking metallers TÝR have revealed the first single from their upcoming album. The new track, titled Blood of Heroes, will open the band’s seventh studio album, Valkyrja, which also sees their first release through Metal Blade Records. Valkyrja has been described as: “A concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman ...

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Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth unleash first part of new documentary

Viking metallers Amon Amarth have posted the first segment of their 3 part documentary, Forging Mjölnir, celebrating the release of the band’s ninth studio album, Deceiver of the Gods. Fans can log onto the album’s own mini-site with their Facebook accounts and choose to fight the side of either Thor or Loki before watching the first part of the documentary. Check ...

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manegarm

Månegarm reveal brand new track

Pagan/Viking metallers Månegarm have revealed the title track from their upcoming seventh studio album, Legions of the North. The new track keeps in with Månegarm’s usual style of hymn-like melodies blended with intense black metal riffs. Check out Legions of the North below! Månegarm will release Legions of the North on July 8th in the UK via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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Týr reveal new album details

Nordic metallers Týr have released details on their new album. A title and artwork are yet to be announced, however vocalist and guitarist, Heri Joensen, revealed some of the themes expected to be explored on the album: “Earthly women, valkyries and goddesses. It touches on subjects from nordic mythology such as the quest for fame, death in battle and valhalla.” ...

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Valfreya

Valfreya ‘Path to Eternity’ Album Review

Valfreya formed in 2009 as the brainchild of their current lead vocalist, Crook, with a desire to play aggressive but glorious music combined with lyrics inspired by Viking mythology. Path to Eternity is their debut album and was released via Maple Metal Records. Since its discovery, Scandinavian death metal or ‘Viking Metal’ has become extraordinarily popular despite its more niche ...

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Enslaved ‘RIITIIR’ Album Review

Enslaved, were the innovators of Viking Metal with their Nordic black metal sound but they have become so much more since then. Although they have always incorporated song structures unusual for the genre, they have continually progressed more notably with their last few albums. Guitar feedback, then the first sounds of the bass line, Enslaved’s twelfth studio album, RIITIIR, released ...

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