Eight years after the release of “Blot”, legendary Viking metal act EINHERJER will issue its comeback album, “Nørrøn”, on September 9 via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded at Studio Borealis and was produced by EINHERJER‘s Frode Glesnes. Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET) mixed the effort. The cover artwork was painted by Renathe H. Bryn.
According to a press release, “Nørrøn” “has the quality to send you on a musical journey where your present dies and all your senses starts to relive the music. Where you are plunged into a life of forgotten wisdom, beliefs and forces. Where all that was lost and taken has been resurrected. Where you stand steadfast on Norse ground, calling for revenge from your heathen heart.”
EINHERJER was one of the very first bands to use the Viking thematic and the Norse mythology in metal, and are one of the founders of this now widely acclaimed metal sub-genre. Their name also has its roots in the Norse mythology as EINHERJER is a Viking’s life after death. When a Viking was slain in battle, he was brought up to Valhalla by the Valkyries to join the army of Einherjers and help the Gods in their clash against the Giants in the age of Ragnarok.
EINHERJER disbanded in 2004 after the release of its album “Blot” through Tabu Recordings. EINHERJER reformed in 2008 and a year later played the Wacken Open Air, Ragnarock and Kaltenbach festivals, along with other select dates on the Paganfest 2009 tour. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have set “One For Sorrow” as the title of their new album, due in October via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in DIMENSION ZERO) and at Fantom studios in Tampere, Finland, where the album is also currently being mixed by Samu Oittinen.
Video footage from the studio can be seen below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Spanish extreme metal band NOCTEM has issued the following update:
The second part from the trilogy that started with “Divinity” is entitled “Oblivion” and is going to be the hardest, fastest and darkest opus from the band until the date. The album has been produced by Daniel Cardoso (Angelus Apatrida, Ava Inferi, Anneke Van Giersbergen) and recorded in the Ultrasound Studios 2 from Portugal.
The cover has been created by Marcelo Vasco, brazilian designer who worked with Noctem in the Divinity’s cover and also worked before with bands like Dimmu Borgir, Dark Funeral, Satyricon, Belphegor, Gorgoroth and many more.
Oblivion track list will be composed by 11 tracks:
2-The arrival of the false gods
4-Abnegation and brutality
6-Sons of Hun-vucub
7-Seeking the ruin of souls
10-A borning winged snake
Oblivion is going to be released worldwide through Rising Records, as follows:
Pre-release in Spain: 25 /04/ 2011 (Signed limited tour edition) and Worldwide release: 13/06/2011 (Pre-order the album in the Rising records website now: http://www.risingrecords.org/). The band will start presenting the album on the road in the first assault of their spanish tour from the end of April! For more info: www.noctemofficial.com – www.myspace.com/noctemofficial
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Faroese Viking metallers TÝR have set “The Lay Of Thrym” as the title of their sixth full-length album, due on May 27 via Napalm Records. The latest webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Swedish metallers LAKE Of TEARS will release their new album, “Illwill”, on April 29 via AFM Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Floating In Darkness
03. The Hating
05. House Of The Setting Sun
06. Behind The Green Door
08. Out Of Control
09. Taste Of Hell
10. Midnight Madness