This is ‘Hämtad Av Valkyrior‘ (Retrieved By Valkyries) the third single from GRIMNER‘s upcoming album ‘Urfader‘. It tells of the occurence you have read above, when warrior’s are taken by the valkyries to the halls of Oden, to feast and brawl with ancestors and gods.
The song is pretty fast-paced and has a victorious and majestic feeling to it, but at the same time follows the Grimner tradition of keeping a bit of darkness lurking beneath. For who knows who will be worthy, and who will not? Enjoy!
Grimner about the new single:
“Those who fall in battle shall hear the sound of wings approaching, and after they have drawn their last breath, be resurrected and taken to halls of gold. The Allfather welcomes them to join the ranks of the Enhärjar, and to fight in the final war of the world.
“This single is probably as close to power metal as we will get, but make no mistake, this is Grimner through and through. We felt that the tone of this song perfectly conveys the feelings that the ancient warriors may have hoped for as they soared with the valkyries toward the giant gates of Valhall.” // Grimner
Grimner returns with fire and power. Their roots and influences of Swedish death metal and their love of heavy and power metal is weaved together with enchanting folk melodies and pagan choirs to create their own unique sound once again – all sung in their native Swedish, as always.
‘Hämtad av Valkyrior’ (translated to ‘Retrieved By Valkyries’) will be Grimner‘s third single release of the fourth full-length album ‘Urfader‘. The crisp and fresh new sound of this album really makes you hear what Grimner all is about. Thrashing guitar riffs, the mix of powerful clean and harsh vocals, pounding drums, all mixed with beautiful and distinct flutes and other folk instruments make for an atmosphere that fits the tales of the old Norse gods and folklore alike. The single is released today October 21st.
More about Grimner:
Grimner, founded in 2008, shows that the past with few years of silence and pandemics hasn’t been for nothing – silence means working. In the wake of a plague, Grimner emerge battle-scarred to release new tunes and tales to the world, inspired as always by ancient nordic myths and history. At the same time, this album certainly brings something special to the genre.
It all started in the Swedish town Motala by lead guitarist and vocalist Ted together with the drummer Henry. The first demo “A Call For Battle” (2010) was sung explicitly in English but was soon to be replaced by their native tongue Swedish. As time progressed and new records being released (EP “Färd” (2012), acoustic EP “De Kom Från Norr” (2015), full-length album “Blodshymner” (2014), Grimner has steadily made a name for themselves. One example is being tour support for the legendary Korpiklaani during their shows in Sweden in 2015.
In 2016 Grimner released their praised album “Frost Mot Eld” (Despotz Records), an album that brought a totally new sound to the music community. The album received outstanding reviews world-wide, with songs that to this date have reached millions of streams. With the album and their fantastic overall concept, Grimner has been invited to perform at festival stages around Europe. In 2018 the band celebrated their 10th anniversary and releases a new full-length album ”Vanadrottning” (Despotz Records) on February 9th.