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Einherjer

Formed: 1993
From: Haugesund, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Einherjer News

Below is our complete Einherjer 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Einherjer Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

UMC - promoters for the World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced via video clip (shown below) that Norwegian viking metal act Einherjer is the 30th act to be added to the 2015 roster, which marks the halfway point for band announcements. The band just released a new digital and 7" vinyl single entitled "Nidstong" earlier this week via Indie Recordings and the music video for the song can be viewed over at this location.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Einherjer joins previously announced bands below, with 30 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Einherjer Releases "Nidstong" Music Video

Norwegian viking metal act Einherjer released a new music video for the track "Nidstong." The song was issued as a digital single yesterday and will be available as a 7" vinyl on August 25th via Indie Recordings with the b-side "Etched."

Check out "Nidstong" here:

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First Bands and Dates Announced For MDF 2015

The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.

The bands confirmed so far are as follows:

Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Demoncy
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
D.R.I.
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Master
Melt-Banana (Japan)
Metal Church
Noisear
Neurosis
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Serpentine Path
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Splatterhouse
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Ufomammut (Italy)
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Winter
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance

Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.

The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.

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Einherjer To Release 7" Single

The viking metal pioneers in Einherjer are due to release a brand new 7" on the 25th of August, and on digital formats August 4th.

"Nidstong" is limited to 500 copies worldwide, and the single will be a first taste of a forthcoming album, which is to be released later this Autumn.

The band's previous release “Norrøn” made the official Norwegian album charts, and this summer the group has the pleasure of performing at festivals like Summer Breeze (15th August) and RockHarzt Open Air (11th August) in Germany. More...

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Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 Canceled

The Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 9th at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN has been canceled.

The following statement was issued by the organizers of the fest:

Do to unforeseen issues on both sides, the Heathen Crusade Metalfest is canceled. We are extremely sorry for any in convinces this may have caused. For those who have purchased tickets, please email info@vitaltickets.com or log into the vitaltickets.com website and cancel your order. We wish you all the best and all the bands that were supposed to be on the bill. For those who already bought tickets, I will be sending out CDs that we have received from labels and bands personally. Again if you have any questions for me personally you may email me at: contact@heathencrusadefest.com.

The 2013 edition fo the Viking/Folk/Pagan metal festival was announced almost a year ago to feature bands including EINHERJER (Norway), VANIR (Denmark), ASHAENA (Romania), TRELLEBORG (RUSSIA), VESPERIA (formerly BOLEROS) (Canada), MINOS (U.S.) among others, some of whom had canceled and been replaced in the months leading up to the festival date.

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Einherjer Cancels SXSW 2013 Appearance

Norway's Einherjer has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming U.S. appearances:

"To our American fans: we are deeply sorry to inform you that due to extremely unreliable business partners and circumstances beyond our control, Einherjer will have to cancel our planned show at Heathen Crusade.

"Unfortunately, this will also affect our planned appearance at SXSW in Texas. Alas, it will be cancelled as well. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. We will come back stronger!"

For more info on upcoming live activities from the Einherjer, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Heathen Crusade Confirms Three More Bands

The organizers of Heathen Crusade have announced three more acts for the event, which will take place on March 9th, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN. Newly confirmed acts include Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers Battlesoul (Canada) and Winterhymn (U.S).

This newly announced trio of bands will join Norwegian Viking Gods Einherjer (making its first appearance since 2001), Vanir (Denmark), Ashaena (Romania), Trelleborg (Russia), Hammer Horde (U.S.), Vesperia (formerly Bolero, Canada), and Minos (U.S.) for the United States' premier viking/folk/pagan metal festival.

This is the fourth installment of the Heathen Crusade Festival. Past years events have seen the likes of Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations, which can be obtained by going to the Heathen Crusade website.


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Heathen Crusade 2013 Announces First Bands

The organizers of the Unites States' premier Viking/Folk/Pagan Metal festival Heathen Crusade have announced the first bands slated for the event, which will take place on March 9, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN. Confirmed acts thus far include the following bands we have posted below. For more information, visit Heathen Crusade's website.

EINHERJER (Norway - first appearance since 2001)
VANIR (Denmark)
ASHAENA (Romania)
TRELLEBORG (RUSSIA)
HAMMER HORDE (U.S.)
BOLEROS (Canada)
MINOS (U.S.)


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Viking Metal Act Einherjer Releases New Track

Indie Recordings is now streaming the new track "Varden Brenne" from Norwegian Viking Metal Act Einherjer. The track is the first single from the band's upcoming LP "Norrøn," out on Indie Recordings on September 9, 2011 (Europe) and September 13, 2011 (North America).

The new track can be heard by heading over to this location.

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Bolt Thrower
Tarja
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
J.B.O.
Suicidal Tendencies
Kataklysm
Sodom
Caliban
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Marduk
Sonic syndicate
Primordial
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Turisas
Crowbar
Enslaved
Comeback kid
The haunted
Moonsorrow
Vader
Hayseed dixie
Destruction
Einherjer
Smoke blow
Neaera
Týr
Emil bulls
Witchery
Melechesh
Decapitated
Skeletonwitch
Devil sold his soul More...

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Einherjer To Play Indie Recordings Label Night

Indie Recordings has issued the following announcement about Einherjer, Insense, and Obliteration performing at the label night of the Inferno Festival:

"Following up on a great tradition, Indie Recordings invites you to an evening of metal at our label night at Inferno Festival. It all takes place April 20th, the club-day of the Inferno Festival. During it's three years existence The Indie Recordings label night has grown to be one of the highlights during the Inferno Festival,selling out every year. 2011 will be no exception as we give you the opportunity to experience our three latest signings live: EINHERJER, INSENSE, and OBLITERATION.

"Hope to see you all there. It will be yet another classic evening! Please note that Einherjer will be performing a showcase set here. The first full-blown Einherjer concert in Norway will be at Karmøygeddon Metal Festival May 7th."

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Einherjer Signs To Indie Recordings

Viking metal act Einherjer has signed to Indie Recordings for the release of the band's new album, which is due out in the spring of 2011. Einherjer disbanded in 2004 until 2008 when the band announced a return to the live scene, and in 2009 Einherjer played the Wacken, Ragnarock, Kaltenbach and some selected dates on the Paganfest '09 tour. The band is currently finishing up a 5th studio album.

Einherjer commented on the signing: "Finally, after a long wait, we’re very proud to announce that we have chosen the most dedicated, enthusiastic and hard working label to release our next albums…Indie Recordings! To work with this level of professionalism is something we’ve always emphasized, and Indie Recordings has shown through the years that they can deliver. This will be the start of a new chapter for us and we look into the future with great expectations and a great deal of excitement. We do it our way….we always have and always will!"

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Einherjer To Record New Album

Norwegian metallers Einherjer have issued the following update about recording a new album:

"2009 has been a good year for Einherjer. We did some great festivals with Wacken Open Air as the definitive highlight. We got great response and we had a great time. We also spent most of 2009 to write new material and now it's time to bring to the production to the next phase. Einherjer will enter Studio Borealis in January to start recording the new, yet untitled, album. This will be our first album in 7 years. The last Einherjer album was Blot, released by Tabu Recordings in 2003."

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Korpiklaani Comments On Upcoming Paganfest Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following statement about the upcoming European Paganfest tour:

"We are all packed now, doing the last checks before boarding and heading Germany for the first show of this year's Paganfest. This big European tour will start off tomorrow in München. We will tour in many European countries and hope to see many of our old friends there, and meet new ones!

"We are asked to headline this Paganfest Tour together with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter. Of course more bands take part in this great tour: Unleashed, Alestorm, Ex Deo and our old Paganfest friends Swashbuckle. During some evenings we will have special guests, like our fellow countrymen Moonsorrow and Norway’s Einherjer.

"We will keep you all updated, and hope to meet you at Paganfest!"

Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.

"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."

This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.

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Ex Deo Confirmed For PaganFest Europe 2009

EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, will make their live debut this September/October on the special edition trek of Europe’s biggest pagan/folk-metal tour, PaganFest.

Co-headlining throughout will be Finland’s KORPIKLAANI and Germany’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. Support will come from Sweden’s UNLEASHED, United Kingdom’s ALESTORM, EX DEO and Canada’s BLACKGUARD.

Special appearances will be made by Finland’s MOONSORROW and Norway’s Einherjer on select dates (marked "Extended Show" below).

Here are the latest PAGANFEST EUROPE 2009 tour dates: More...

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Paul Di'Anno & Blaze Bayley To Play Romanian Show

Romanian rock festival Rock City Open Air will feature two former Iron Maiden vocalists this year in the form of Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. The festival will be held from August 20th - 23rd in the city of Fetesti.

The lineup is as follows:

Agathodaimon
Amon Amarth
Ancient Rites
Blaze Bayley
Brainstorm
De Profundis
Eastern Front
Einherjer
Ghamorean
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Hollenthon
Moribund Oblivion Sirenia
Paul Di'Anno
The Cold Existance
The Revenge Project
Theatres Des Vampires

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Lacuna Coil Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2009

Italian gothic metal act Lacuna Coil are the latest band to be confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air festival. The festival is sold out and will take place between July 30th- August 1st.

The lineup for Wacken is now as follows: AMON AMARTH, BORKNAGAR, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CALLEJON, CATHEDRAL, DRAGONFORCE, EINHERJER, EPICA, GWAR, HAMMERFALL, HEAVEN AND HELL, IN EXTREMO, IN FLAMES, KAMPFAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW, KORPIKLAANI, LACUNA COIL, MACHINE HEAD, MOTÖRHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, NEVERMORE, AXEL RUDI PELL, SARKE, TESTAMENT, TRISTANIA, TURISAS, WALLS OF JERICHO, WHIPLASH

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Whiplash Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Reunited American thrash metallers Whiplash are the latest act to be confirmed for Germany's infamous Wacken festival. The festival has already sold out and will be taking place between July 30th and August 1st.

The lineup is now as follows:

AMON AMARTH
BORKNAGAR
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
CALLEJON
CATHEDRAL
DRAGONFORCE
EINHERJER
EPICA
GWAR
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
IN FLAMES
KAMPFAR
KINGDOM OF SORROW
KORPIKLAANI
MACHINE HEAD
MOTORHEAD
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
AXEL RUDI PELL
TESTAMENT
TRISTANIA
VOLBEAT
WALLS OF JERICHO
WHIPLASH

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