ÝdalirIcelandic Viking metal giants worship the heritage of Norse mythology! After reigning in the metal scene for almost 15 years, Viking metal giants SKÁLMÖLD will unveil their highly anticipated sixth studio album, Ýdalir, on August 18, 2023 via Napalm Records. With their first record in five years, the Icelandic six-piece are bound to exceed all expectations – inspired by several Icelandic sagas and Norse mythology, such as the poem Grímnismál. Starting off with soothing opener “Ýr“, gentle acoustic guitar and organs are the calm before the storm. Catapulted to a dwelling owned by the god Ullur, the unsettled “Ýdalir“ builds with its hypnotizing guitar rhythms and galloping drum sounds, building a solid ground for ominous and dark growls. Carried by a breathtaking guitar solo, strident growls alternate with clean vocals, delivering the message of “Ratatoskur”. Followed by chant-like song “Verðandi“, SKÁLMÖLD present an unforgettable track, with...
Baldur Ragnarsson - Guitars, Vocals
Björgvin Sigurðsson - Vocals, Guitars
Gunnar Ben - Keyboards, Vocals, Oboe
Jón Geir Jóhannsson - Drums, Vocals
Snæbjörn Ragnarsson - Bass, Vocals
Þráinn Árni Baldvinsson - Guitars, Vocals