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Skalmold Unveils New Album "Vögguvísur Yggdrasils"

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Skalmold's new album "Vögguvísur Yggdrasils" is due out September 30th and follows the "Með Vættum" album from 2014 (reviewed here). The band comments:

"Our 4th album is ready! The title translates 'Lullabies of Yggdrasil' and holds 9 lullabies, one from each of the Nine Worlds of the heathen cosmology. The amazing cover art was made by one cool dude named Kristjan Lyngmo. Just you wait until you see the whole thing, his illustrations of the Nine Worlds. It is just incredible. Soon we will post a pre-order link so you can order a special 6 page Digipak + Bonus CD from the wonderful people of Napalm Records. More formats will follow."

The full "Vögguvísur Yggdrasils" track listing reads as follows:

1. Múspell
2. Niflheimur
3. Niðavellir
4. Miðgarður
5. Útgarður
6. Álfheimur
7. Ásgarður
8. Helheimur
9. Vanaheimur

LTD Edition Bonus CD track listing:
10. Drink (Alestorm Cover)
11. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur (Sigur Rós Cover)
12. Nattfödd (Finntroll Cover)
13. Lazer Eyes (Thor Cover)
14. Helreið afa
15. Upprisa (Live)
16. Hefnd (Live)
17. Dauði (Live)

A very special split 7“ single will be available featuring the Alestorm cover version of “Drink,” as well as the Skálmöld cover “Kvaðning” by Alestorm. Christopher Bowes, captain & frontman of Alestorm, had this to say:

"Ahoy! When we found out that our friends in Skálmöld had recorded a cover of an Alestorm song, of course we couldn't pass up the opportunity to return the insult! Ever since we first toured with those crazy guys on the Heidenfest Tour back in 2011, Kvaðning has been our favorite song of theirs, so it was the natural choice. Unfortunately, the lyrics to the song are in some made-up language they call Icelandic, which is an utterly impenetrable dialect for a monolingual ignoramus such as I...but thankfully, with the power of Google Translate and a dash of perseverance, anything is possible! We hope y'all enjoy the track!"

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