EINHERJER – “NORRØNE SPOR” OUT ON NOVEMBER 9
The legendary pioneers of Viking Metal, Einherjer, have carried out their vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal grew forth and took shape as an enormous cultural export. Only 4 years after their Norwegian Grammy-nominated masterpiece “Av Oss, For Oss” and 2 years after “Dragons Of The North XX”, the band comes back with a smasher! The band will release their ninth full-length titled “Norrøne Spor” on November 9, and the record’s first single and music video “Spre Vingene” is already available today!
LISTEN “SPRE VINGENE” HERE | WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE |
Einherjer’s Norse heritage is a phenomenon that reaches far beyond what one can hear alone. It is an amalgamation of the mystique and sagas of old, of songs and poems, of woodcutting and sword grinding and the vikings merciless way of life. It’s a cultural patchwork that fills the consciousness with the brutal majesty of the Nordic nature, the elemental strain, of mighty longships plowing the black seas to reach unknown shores. The wisdom of the gods and their Valhalla. Of cultural encounters and trade. Of violence and brutality. Of tough men in a tough time. Their hometown Haugesund also rings with historic sound, and from their own shores on the west coast of Norway the influence of the Vikings stretched towards the sea and the world beyond. The adventurers, pioneers, poets and craftsmen have inspired Einherjer to go their own way. The Vikings’ courage and boldness have inspired us to never compromise Einherjer’s vision: A vision that is a unique, self-made, original and modern interpretation of our mighty Nordic heritage.
The band’s vocalist & bassist, Frode Glesnes, has commented their upcoming album: “Classic Einherjer meets the future and the past! No, we have not returned to our roots! That’s a way overused cliche and it always calls for bullshit! We have simply written and arranged more stuff together. On our last few albums we have written songs separately, this time we’ve looked at what happens when Gerhard & me are in a room together. We still have a firm grip on what Einherjer is all about. That will never change! Here is 10 new songs that any heathen metalhead should be able to love and appreciate. No bullshit, just 10 great metal songs!“, and has continued about the single: “New Einherjer single! It always feels good to release something new, but this time we’ve fuckin’ nailed it! Can’t wait to present the whole album!”
- The Spirit of a Thousand Years
- Mine Våpen Mine Ord
- Fra Konge Te Narr
- Kill the Flame
- Mot Vest
- Spre Vingene
- The Blood Song
- Døden Tar Ingen Fangar
- Tapt Uskyld
- Av Djupare Røtter
Frode Glesnes – guitar, bass & vocals
Gerhard Storesund – drums & samples
Aksel Herløe – guitar & backing vocals
Ole Sønstabø – lead guitar
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“Dreamstorm” live at this years Karmøygeddon festival.
An excellent take on our 20 year old classic and a superb display of new lead guitarist, Ole Sønstabø.
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Einherjer was there during the birth of Viking Metal. Over two decades ago a ripple was made.
The ripple expanded, and a wave were put in motion. In 1996 Einherjer released their first full-length album «Dragons of the North». An album which still today stands as a milestone in the genre. A genre that has exploded in recent years.
2016 also marks the 20th anniversary for their debut album. In that respect, Einherjer will take «Dragons of the North» to the stage on a few selected shows. 20 years and many releases later, Einherjer have proven that they are relentless in carrying out their unique vision. And now, after their critically acclaimed last album «Av Oss, For Oss», Einherjer is once again ready to take on the world.
Now the horn of war sound again.
And Einherjer is there.
The dragons has returned…!