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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 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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Kingdom Of Sorrow Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Kingdom Of Sorrow, the metal supergroup featuring Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar/Down guitarist Kirk Windstein, has been confirmed for Germany's famous Wacken Open Air. The festival organisers has announced that the festival is now sold out.

The lineup for Wacken Open Air is as follows:

AMON AMARTH
CALLEJON
CATHEDRAL
EINHERJER
EPICA
GWAR
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
IN FLAMES
KAMPFAR
KINGDOM OF SORROW
KORPIKLAANI
MACHINE HEAD
MOTORHEAD
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
AXEL RUDI PELL
TRISTANIA
VOLBEAT
WALLS OF JERICHO

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Initial Bands, Dates Announced For Ragnarok Fest

The 2009 RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL is set to take place on Aril 17 and 18 in Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Oberfranken), Germany. The band announced so far are:

ADORNED BROOD
ALESTORM (UK)
ALKONOST (RUS)
ANDRAS
COR SCORPII (NOR)
DARK FORTRESS
DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
DRAUGNIM (FIN)
EINHERJER (NOR) – Reunion
FALCHION (FIN)
FEJD (SWE)
FINSTERFORST
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show
IRRBLOSS (SWE)
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI (FIN)
KORPIKLAANI (FIN)
MANEGARM (SWE)
MELECHESH (NL)
METSATÖLL (EST)
MIDNATTSOL
SARKOM (NOR)
THYRFING (SWE)
TYR (FO)
YGGDRASIL (SWE)

For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.

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Motorhead Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2009

Rock legends Motorhead are the latest band to be confirmed for Germany's most famous heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air.

The lineup is now as follows:

AMON AMARTH
CALLEJON
CATHEDRAL
EINHERJER
EPICA
GWAR
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
IN FLAMES
KAMPFAR
KORPIKLAANI
MACHINE HEAD
MOTORHEAD
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
AXEL RUDI PELL
TRISTANIA
VOLBEAT
WALLS OF JERICHO

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Bullet For My Valentine Added To Wacken Open Air

Bullet For My Valentine has been announced as the latest addition to the infamous Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The event takes place from July 30th- August 1st next year.

The lineup for Wacken Open Air is as follows:

AMON AMARTH
CALLEJON
CATHEDRAL
EINHERJER
EPICA
GWAR
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
IN FLAMES
KAMPFAR
KORPIKLAANI
MACHINE HEAD
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
AXEL RUDI PELL
TRISTANIA
VOLBEAT
WALLS OF JERICHO

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Volbeat Added To Wacken Open Air

Danish rock band Volbeat has been confirmed to perform at Germany's infamous, Wacken Open Air festival. The event takes place from July 30th- August 1st next year.

The lineup for Wacken Open Air is as follows:

AMON AMARTH
CALLEJON
CATHEDRAL
EINHERJER
EPICA
GWAR
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
IN FLAMES
KAMPFAR
KORPIKLAANI
MACHINE HEAD
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
AXEL RUDI PELL
TRISTANIA
WALLS OF JERICHO

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Napalm Death Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2009

Godfathers of grindcore, Napalm Death are the latest act to be confirmed for the infamous Wacken Open Air festival in Germany next year. The lineup for the festival so far is as follows:

AMON AMARTH
CALLEJON
CATHEDRAL
EINHERJER
EPICA
GWAR
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
IN FLAMES
KAMPFAR
KORPIKLAANI
MACHINE HEAD
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
AXEL RUDI PELL
TRISTANIA
WALLS OF JERICHO

Tickets include:

- free parking (for any vehicle like car, motorbike, camper van or caravan)
- free camping - right next to the vehicle for the W:O:A feeling (if the weather conditions are good enough).
- like always there are no limits as to how many drinks or how much food you may take to the parking and camping grounds
- only lawn, direct paths to the festival grounds (if the weather conditions are good enough)
- shuttle to the Wacken and Schenefeld swimming pools.
- rubbish will be collected and disposed of free of charge by us - no fee for you
- festival stickers
- free CD
- diverse top quality surprises = Full Metal Bag
- and much more......

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Nevermore Added To Wacken Open Air 2009

Seattle metallers Nevermore are the latest confirmed for the legendary German metal festival Wacken Open Air which takes place from July 30th - August 1st. Other bands confirmed are AMON AMARTH, CATHEDRAL, EINHERJER, HAMMERFALL, IN EXTREMO, IN FLAMES, KAMPFAR, KORPIKLAANI, MACHINE HEAD, TRISTANIA, WALLS OF JERICHO.

Tickets include:

- free parking (for any vehicle like car, motorbike, camper van or caravan)
- free camping - right next to the vehicle for the W:O:A feeling (if the weather conditions are good enough).
- like always there are no limits as to how many drinks or how much food you may take to the parking and camping grounds
- only lawn, direct paths to the festival grounds (if the weather conditions are good enough)
- shuttle to the Wacken and Schenefeld swimming pools.
- rubbish will be collected and disposed of free of charge by us - no fee for you
- festival stickers
- free CD
- diverse top quality surprises = Full Metal Bag
- and much more......

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Tristania Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2009

A post on the official Wacken Open Air festival website reads as follows:

"Dear Metalheads,

For the 20th anniversary of the W:O:A, gothic metal band Tristania has now been confirmed. The Norwegian band has been successfully touring since October last year with new frontwoman Mariangela Demurtas."

Wacken Open Air 2009 is scheduled to take place from July 30th - August 1st in Wacken, Germany.

Other acts confirmed for the festival are AMON AMARTH, IN EXTREMO, CATHEDRAL, EINHERJER and MACHINE HEAD.

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Battered Norwegian Tour Dates Announce

BATTERED, the Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), has scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 02 - Tribute - Sandnes, Norway
Apr. 26 - Garage - Oslo, Norway
Apr. 27 - Scene 37 - Horten, Norway

BATTERED is currently writing material for its second full-length effort, tentatively due later in the year. "While the bandmembers may have been spread out all over Norway for some time, all members have been busy writing material for our next album, pumping out riffs, lyrics and rhythms for a richer, fuller and more BATTERED experience in our sonic attack!" the group previously wrote on its web site . "Songs are already starting to take shape, and we will not stop until we all feel we have done our best, delivering an album worthy of the live energy we perform it with, whether we play for 20 or a 1000 people!"

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Evig Natt Ready Debut Release

EVIG NATT, the new Norwegian metal act featuring THUNDRA and ex-EINHERJER bassist Stein Sund (vocals, bass, synth), alongside REISM singer Kirsten Jorgensen, will release its debut album, "I Am Silence", later this year through Omvina Records.

According to EVIG NATT, the band's music is influenced by MY DYING BRIDE and ANATHEMA, but with a different and more extreme approach.

EVIG NATT recorded "I Am Silence" at Black Dimension Studio with help from THUNDRA members Harald Magne Revheim (drums), Thor Erik Helgesen (guitar) and Rune Fredriksen (lead guitar). Additional guest vocals were provided by Thomas Ljosaak from the Norwegian thrashers VESEN.

"I Am Silence" track listing:

01. Nemesis Of Heart
02. In My Darkest Hour
03. My Demon
04. In My Death I Dream Of You
05. A Final Lament
06. I Am Silence
07. Fallen

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