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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.

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Diamond Head Tops Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2016

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail tomorrow. Promoters UMC have declared the event a sell out and announced that the final act added to the bill is legendary UK act Diamond Head.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will sails from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you missed out on this year, be sure to check out information on the event over at 70000tons.com.

Diamond Head joins the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
Arkona
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Novembers Doom, Nervosa Named For 70,000 Tons

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this Thursday, and promoters UMC have announced all but one act to complete the lineup with the latest additions: Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation.

The clue to the 60th band to be announced is "jewel" and begins with a "D."

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation join the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Lineup Closer To Complete

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal is about to set sail next Thursday, and promoters UMC are inching closer to completing the lineup - the latest addition is Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer)'s new act Dead Cross.

Other additions include: Abinchova, Painful, Twilight Force, Skálmöld, Raven, Koyi K Utho, Dia De Los Muertos, Distillator and Susperia.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. Also, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Dead Cross, Abinchova, Painful, Twilight Force, Skálmöld, Raven, Koyi K Utho, Dia De Los Muertos, Distillator and Susperia join the following previously named acts (with 9 still to be revealed):

Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Delain More...

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Eluveitie's Kay Brem To Miss 70,000 Tons Of Metal

After being confirmed for the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, it turns out now all the members of Eluveitie are actually going to make this year's edition of the floating festival. The band commetns:

"Some news regarding 70,000 Tons. Unfortunately Kay is unable to join us for the epic boat ride, but luckily a suitable replacement will already be there.

"So let's welcome Snæbjörn Ragnarsson of the mighty Skálmöld on stage with us! He's not only a good friend, but also really good at the whole bass playing thing. So this will be fun for sure! Thank you Bibbi!" More...

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Skalmold Issues Year-End Update

After we premiered an awesome new lyric video from Skalmold, the Icelandic band has now checked in with the following year-end update:

"Today we celebrate that the days are finally getting longer. In Iceland this is a huge thing since the darkest days are very dark, now we have maybe 4 hours of daylight and 20 hours of pitch black, ice cold darkness. For some people this is a very hard period, many of us battle depression and other personal issues and the gloom is a powerful enemy to fight.

"We are now heading into the holidays. For most of us it is just great but for some it is not so. The hardest thing to do when you feel bad is forcing yourself to appear happy and sadly that is the reality for far to many. This is also the most stressful time of the year, we are all running around shopping and planning the days to come. Those are all fun things to do but we must not lose sight of what really matter; our friends and family and their happiness.

"So please, just for a moment, look up from your smartphone, turn off the tv and radio, stop thinking about what type of hairdryer to get your mom for Christmas, just stop all these things and look at the people around you. Your people. Are they all happy and ok? Take some time to hug them and tell them how you really feel about them. The right set of words at the right time can work magic.

"So. Have a wonderful last days of the year wherever in the world you might be. 2015 has been the best and we look forward seeing you again in 2016. Don’t you ever doubt that this world is a beautiful place and do remember that life is awesome. Gleðilega hátíð!" More...

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Skálmöld Premieres New Lyric Video "Að Vetri"

Iceland may be known for volcanoes, waterfalls and an uncanny respect for trolls.... but the music scene is rich with all kinds of acts from all walks of life. One of the country's greatest exports is unquestionably viking metal act Skálmöld.

Just over a year ago Skálmöld released "Með Vættum" to the world (reviewed here). Today the band celebrates that release with the premiere of the new lyric video "Að Vetri" ("Winter") as fall brings the death and cold slumber of the winter season.

Metal Underground.com is proud to premiere the lyric video "Að Vetri," which you can check out here: More...

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Colectiv Club Fire Death Toll Reaches 45

At the end of October, Goodbye To Gravity played a record release show at the Colectiv Club in Bucharest in which dozens were killed and hundreds injured when a fire broke out.

According to a new story from Classic Rock, the death toll has now reached 45, with Goodbye To Gravity's drummer Bogdan Enache passing away yesterday. An excerpt from the story reads:

He was the third member of the Romanian band to die, after their pyro display caused a blaze in which over 160 others were injured on October 30. Enache’s heart failed while he was being transported to Switzerland for burn treatment. Medical crew spent 70 minutes in attempts to keep him alive.

Guitarists Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru both died in the club, while vocalist Andrei Galut remains in a serious condition in a Netherlands hospital, and bassist Alex Pascu is recovering from surgery in Romania. 95 others remain in medical establishments across Europe.

Colectiv owner Alin Anastasescu and two associates were arrested and charged with homicide on November 2. Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta and his government resigned as a result of public reaction to the tragedy.

Metal groups from across the globe have reacted with shock to the tragedy, with Iceland's Skalmold the latest to issue a statement. The band comments:

"Skálmöld played the Club Colectiv last February and has played in beautiful Romania both before and since then. We have made great friends in promoters, club owners, local bands and of course the heartwarming fans. We lost many in this terrible accident and others are hurt. We are all hurt, the whole family. Words cannot change anything but we want you to know that we are thinking of you and that we will be coming back to Romania again asap. Take care of the ones who are hurt, remember those who lost their lives and stay strong. See you soon."

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Maximum Rock Adds Four More Bands

Maximum Rock Festival returns this year with a new edition spread across 4 massive days of concerts and various other activities, which shall take place between October 15th - 18th in two different venues - Colectiv Club and Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania.

A total of 25 bands will perform at the event inlcuding Epica, Annihilator, Sirenia, Skalmold, Zonaria, Nightrage, Silent Wedding, Kistvaen, Harlott, Archer, Gothic, Hatemode and Crimena.

Today the festival organizers announce four more additions to the lineup: Tiarra, Enemy Of Reality, Dimlight, and Sorrowful Angels. Stay tuned for more confirmations soon. More...

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Zonaria, Nightrage Added To Maximum Rock

Maximum Rock Festival returns in 2015 with a new edition, spread across 4 massive days of concerts and various other activities, which shall take place between October 15th - 18th in two different venues: Colectiv Club and Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania.

A total of 25 bands will perform at the event, and, so far, the following groups have been confirmed: Epica, Annihilator, Skalmold, Kistvaen, Harlott, Archer, Cap de Craniu, Gothic and Crimena, with many others still on the line.

Just today, Zonaria (Sweden), Nightrage (Greece/Sweden) and Hatemode (Romania) have also been added to the festival's line-up. More...

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Wind Rose Touring With Eluveitie And Skalmold

Wind Rose will be touring Europe early next year with folk metal band Eluveitie and Icelandic outfit Skalmold.

These dates are in support of Wind Rose's new album "Wardens of the West Wind," due to drop through Scarlet Records on February 3rd. See the show on any of these dates:

03.02.15 - Bilbao (ES) - Kafe Antzokia
04.02.15 - Porto (PO) - Hard Club
05.02.15 - Lisbon (PO) - RCA Club
06.02.15 - Zaragoza (ES) - Rotonda Delicias
07.02.15 - Bordeaux (FR) - Barbey
08.02.15 - Marseille (FR) - Le Moulin
09.02.15 - Milan (IT) - Legend Club
10.02.15 - Florence (IT) - Viper Club
11.02.15 - Rome (IT) - Orion
13.02.15 - Athens (GR) - Fuzz Live Music Club
14.02.15 - Thessaloniki (GR) - Principal Club Theater
15.02.15 - Sofia (BU) - Mixtape5
16.02.15 - Bucharest (RO) - Colectiv Club More...

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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)

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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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)

Check out "Að Vori" here: More...

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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)

Check out "Að Hausti" here: More...

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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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