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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...
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...
Skalmold has posted footage online of the band performing live with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, which will appear on an upcoming live CD/DVD.
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:
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...
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:
Check out the preview here: More...
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.
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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.
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"
Hot Graves: "Baphomet's Revenge"
Obsequiae: "The Wounded Fox"
Hexentanz: "Mark of the Witch"
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!"