Einherjer will release a live album ‘Norse and Dangerous’ today They released a new video for the live version of “West Coast Groove”. “With no gigs in a year and new blood in our ranks, we recorded the two hometown release shows just to get an idea of what we …Continue reading →
Rating: 7/10 Release: 5 August 2022 Label: Napalm Records I stated last time when reviewing the Tyr live album that I am not a huge fan, however in the rare instance, there is a certain magic captured during the recording. Sometimes the songs played are not ones I would choose, …Continue reading →
A journey through 8 different countries in our top 10. Scotland, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Norway, great to see so many different countries in this race. Remarkable this year: the five voting members all nominated a different album as the best. But we have a clear winner and this is Empyrium.
1. Empyrium – ‘Über den Sternen’ Maybe not the best album according to our votin members, but chosen second best by no less the three of them. ‘Über den Sternen’ reached a total of 34 points. Great efford of these Germans. It was Juergen again who wrote the following about this album: “The complexity of their compositions simply do not allow to put them in any genre. Empyrium is unique and all attempts to classify their music will fail. As a small remark to add is that the label of Empyrium Prophecy Productions and its foundation is going back to the debut of the band “A Wintersunset…” and is celebrating in 2021 their 25th anniversary. With this new release Prophecy has a further reason to celebrate. Happy Anniversary! For me there is no other choice to honour “Über den Sternen” with the full score and to thank Empyrium for their great efforts in creating such a masterpiece.” Congratulations Empyrium with this great album!
Rating: 9.7/10 Release: 26 February 2021 Label: Napalm Records From the bombastic “The Blood and the Iron”, to the weltschmerz bleeding closer “Chasing the Serpent”, Einherjer has brought forth a release that is an immram down a brackish river that leads into a deep cave lined with paintings of foreboding …Continue reading →
Bating: 8/10 Release: 9 November 2018 Label: Indie Recordings There are some bands out there that have never gotten the amount of recognition they truly deserve and Einherjer would definitely be one of them in my opinion. I scratched my head a little bit and thought of two potential reasons …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 27 October 2014 Label: Indie Recordings In 1993 a group of lonely warriors from the historical Haugesund came together. These Einherjer, as they are called, want to show the world the culture in which they have grown up. Barely a few kilometres away from the site where, …Continue reading →
Paganfest 2009 Locatione: FZW, Dortmund (DE) 10 September 2009 T-shirts pagan fest where pagan is crossed and pirate is written above it? Yeah, the line-up of pagan fest this year has nothing to do with pagan. But despite the absence of pagan spirit, the bands know, this year again, how …Continue reading →