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Skalmold

Formed: 2009
From: Reykjavík, Iceland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Skalmold news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Skálmöld Releases "Með Vættum" Interactive Preview

Icelandic viking metal act Skálmöld posted an interactive preview, which features clips from the entire new release "Með Vættum" (sans bonus tracks listed below). The album is set to be released via Napalm Records on November 14th (EU) and December 1st (USA).

The track listing for the album is:

1. Að vori (streaming here)
2. Með fuglum
3. Að sumri
4. Með drekum
5. Að hausti (streaming here)
6. Með jötnum
7. Að vetri
8. Með griðungum
9. Sleipnir Live (Bonus Track)
10. Valhöll Live (Bonus Track)

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Skálmöld Premieres New Track "Að Vori"

Reykjavík viking metal act Skálmöld is set to release the third studio album "Með Vættum" on November 14th (EU) and December 1st (USA) through Napalm Records. Today, Metal Underground.com brings you the premiere of the opening track "Að Vori," which can be heard in the player below.

On "Með Vættum," Skálmöld dash again with a fiery viking metal style that defies every winter and even brings the thickest ice floes to melt. The album connects seamlessly with previous efforts Baldur (2010) and Börn Loka (2012). With "Með Vættum," the band celebrates and perfects viking metal pulling fans with heroic, mythic text, epic stories more under their spell.

Skálmöld is currently on the road setting Europe ablaze on an extensive tour until mid-December with Russia's Arkona and Switzerland's Eluveitie.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Að Vori
2. Með Fuglum
3. Að Sumri
4. Með Drekum
5. Að Hausti (streaming at this location)
6. Með Jötnum
7. Að Vetri
8. Með Griðungum
9. Sleipnir Live (Bonus Track)
10. Valhöll Live (Bonus Track)

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Skalmold Posts New Lyric Clip

Iceland's Skálmöld just released a lyric video for the track "Að Hausti," which is available below thanks to Metal Hammer (English translation available with the captioning feature).

The song comes by way of forthcoming album "Með Vættum," due out November 14th (EU) and December 1st (USA). The track listing for the album is:

1. Að vori
2. Með fuglum
3. Að sumri
4. Með drekum
5. Að hausti
6. Með jötnum
7. Að vetri
8. Með griðungum
9. Sleipnir Live (Bonus Track)
10. Valhöll Live (Bonus Track) More...

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Skálmöld Streams New Track "Að Hausti"

Icelandic viking metal act Skálmöld is streaming the new track "Að Hausti" from the upcoming new release "Með Vættum." The album will be issued November 14th (EU) and December 1st (USA).

The track listing for the album is:

1. Að vori
2. Með fuglum
3. Að sumri
4. Með drekum
5. Að hausti
6. Með jötnum
7. Að vetri
8. Með griðungum
9. Sleipnir Live (Bonus Track)
10. Valhöll Live (Bonus Track)

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Skalmold Reveals New Album Details

Following the "Börn Loka" album (reviewed here), Iceland's Skalmold now has new release coming out later this year.

The new album "Með Vættum" will be released worldwide via Napalm Records on November 25th in the U.S. and December 1st in Europe. Artwork was handled by Ásgeir Jón Ásgeirsson (Asgeir Jon Art) and the track listing is as follows:

1. Að vori
2. Með fuglum
3. Að sumri
4. Með drekum
5. Að hausti
6. Með jötnum
7. Að vetri
8. Með griðungum
9. Sleipnir Live (Bonus Track)
10. Valhöll Live (Bonus Track) More...

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Skalmold Brings On Session Drummer

Iceland's Skalmold has issued this statement about bringing on a session drummer for upcoming shows:

"Over the last few months Jón Geir has been having problems with his shoulder. Despite him doing everything possible to recover, things have only gotten worse and drastic measures need to be taken. He has to undergo a surgery and that has to happen asap since we don’t want to risk anything, his future as the unique drummer that he is and thereby the future of Skálmöld. Nope, this has to happen now and it is obvious that Jón Geir is gonna need weeks or even months to heal afterwards.

"We do have some commitments in the near future. Never in a million years would we back away from a them so it is quite clear that we do need a stand in for Jón Geir. When this came up there was no question in our minds who to call and all for the better the man was free and willing to bail us out. So without further adieu… More...

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Eluveitie To Embark On Tour With Skalmold

After previously revealing the first details for an upcoming new record, the Swiss folk metal leaders in Eluveitie now announce a European tour in support of the successor to "Helvetios."

Commented the band: “In September, 2013, our massive 'Helvetios world tour' came to a well-deserved end - after just over 200 shows, spread over 3 continents and including over 30 countries, it was time begin work on new music for you. Now, after half a year off the road, we have completed our new album and it is time to announce the first European leg of our next tour. In tow we will have our most elaborate work yet, and the determination to bring you the most memorable Eluveitie show to date. See you soon in a town near you!“

Alongside Eluveitie will be Russian folk metal outlet Arkona and Icelandic Viking metal formation Skalmold. Dates are as follows: More...

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Skalmold Posts Live Footage With Symphony

Skalmold has posted footage online of the band performing live with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, which will appear on an upcoming live CD/DVD.

Skalmold's latest release was the 2012 full-length album "Born Loka" (reviewed here). You can check out a video for the track "Gleipnir" off the album at this location.

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Skalmöld Releases New Music Video

Icelandic viking act Skalmöld released a new music video for the song "Gleipnir." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Börn Loka," which was issued last year via Napalm Records (see review here).

"Börn Loka" ("Loki's children") is a concept album that focuses on the story of the siblings Hilmar and Brynhildur. In order to achieve honor as a Viking warrior, Hilmar has to embark on a perilous journey, fight terrifying beasts and possibly make the biggest sacrifice imaginable. Check out the video here:

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Skalmold To Tour With Finntroll

Icelandic metal act Skalmold has announced upcoming tour dates in support of latest album "Börn Loka" (reviewed here). The band comments:

"Europe, we are coming - Prepare for an Invasion from the North! We are glad to announce that Skálmöld will be joining Finntroll and Týr in September/October for 40 days of touring around the continent. The Icelandic, The Faroese and The Finnish + Metal and Beer = The best party you will ever attend! See you there!" More...

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Skálmöld Posts Full Album Preview

Icelandic viking metal act Skálmöld posted up a full preview of the forthcoming LP "Börn Loka." The album is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012 through Napalm Records. "Börn Loka" ("Loki's children") is a concept album that focuses on the story of the siblings Hilmar and Brynhildur. In order to achieve honor as a Viking warrior, Hilmar has to embark on a perilous journey, fight terrifying beasts and possibly make the biggest sacrifice imaginable. The album's artwork was created by the team of CCP/Eve Online

The track list for "Börn Loka" is as follows:

1. Óðinn
2. Sleipnir
3. Gleipnir
4. Fenrisúlfur
5. Himinhrjóður
6. Miðgarðsormur
7. Narfi
8. Hel
9. Váli
10. Loki

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Skalmold Reveals New Album Artwork

Icelandic act Skálmöld has now revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming new album, titled "Börn Loka." Check out the art below. The album is slated for a release date of October 26th, 2012, and the track listing can be viewed below. You can also listen to the band's music over at Facebook here.

1. Óðinn
2. Sleipnir
3. Gleipnir
4. Fenrisúlfur
5. Himinhrjóður
6. Miðgarðsormur
7. Narfi
8. Hel
9. Váli
10. Loki More...

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Skalmold Performs On Icelandic Television

Skalmold, which signed to Napalm Records earlier this year, appeared on Icelandic television on July 1st to perform the song "Valhöll." You can check out a clip of the performance in the player provided below.

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Metalhit.com Offering Free Unreleased Songs

Metalhit.com is currently offering free downloads of a series of upcoming unreleased tracks. Head over to this location to snag your free songs. The songs currently available for download are as follows:

Denial Fiend: "Flesh Coffin"
Revocation: "Cradle Robber"
The Konsortium: "Under the Black Flag"
Decapitated: "404"
Hot Graves: "Baphomet's Revenge"
Obsequiae: "The Wounded Fox"
Skalmold: "Kvadning"
Trials: "Hammer"
Obsessor: "Obsession"
Cianide: "Idolator"
Hexentanz: "Mark of the Witch"

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Skalmold Signs To Napalm Records

Iceland based act Skálmöld has officially inked a deal with Napalm Records. The record label had this to say about the collaboration:

"The bloodthirsty and fearless warriors of Skálmöld have joined the Napalm militia and are ready for battle! The Viking Metal's sextet first album will be released worldwide this summer!

"We see this partnership with Napalm Records as a brotherhood—a brotherhood that will spread the true, Icelandic Viking spirit throughout the world. You should not go to war without allies and now, with Tutl Records on one side and Napalm Records on the other, Skálmöld is ready to fight all wars. Skál!"

Additional details on the band are available through the Skálmöld MySpace and Facebook pages.

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