After much eager anticipation I have gotten a few of my questions answered about Skälmold’s latest album, Sorgir. We heard back from Þráinn Árni Baldvinsson, the band’s lead guitarist. It turned out they were more then willing to answer a few questions. The conclusion of this interview, which has been in the works since the release of the album can be read below.Continue reading →
By: Jano Rating: 8.8/10 Release: 12 October 2018 Label: Napalm Records One thing that has always been true about Skálmöld is that their previous albums had a fairly distinctive sound that always hides underneath whatever direction they decide to take their albums in. Whether one discusses their debut album, Baldur, … Continue reading →
By: Rein 11 November 2016 Venue: De Boerderij, Zoetermeer; The Netherlands Quite a nice package of folk and pagan metal from Scandinavia. On a Friday night in Holland this package was rewarded with quite a big turnout, right from the beginning. Skálmold One of the things I like about folk … Continue reading →
Skálmöld delivered another killer album with Vögguvísur Yggdrasils. The sound on this album is slightly changed without losing the typical Skálmöld sound. Let’s say it’s more accessible. Was this on purpose? How did this happen? Folk-metal.nl talked about this with the guys from Skálmöld about this and other things.Continue reading →
By: Jeff Rating: 9/10 Release: 30-9-2016 Label: Napalm Records Iceland’s native sons Skálmöld have returned in 2016 with their 4th full length entitled “Vögguvisur Yggdrasils” (which I will translate as “Yggdrasil Songs”) Based on title alone you could probably guess this might be a continuation in their concept album phase … Continue reading →
Skálmöld is getting more and more popular outside of Iceland. The band started in 2009, but already released 2 successful albums and album number 3, called “Með vættum”, is out now!
Eline had the awesome opportunity to talk to Björgvin, Snæbjörn and Jón before their show in Eindhoven.
Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 23-11-2014 It is sunday evening, seven o’clock. A large delegation from Folk-metal.nl travels to the Effenaar in Eindhoven, where a healthy dose of folk metal will blast through the speakers tonight. The Swiss band Eluveitie is being assisted by the Russian band Arkona and the Icelandic … Continue reading →
By: Yvette Rating: Release: 14-11-2014 Label: Napalm Records The fans of real Viking metal were probably aware of the fact that the Icelandic band Skálmöld will release a new album this year. These men, who shook the world of folk metal with the release of their debut album ‘Baldur’ will … Continue reading →
25/26-4-2014Stadthalle Lichtenfels, Germany Ragnarök is a small festival that’s taking place in Lichtenfels. However, never let the size of things misguide you, because on this festival the best of pagan- folk- and black-metal come together. With bands like Arkona, Finntroll, Skálmöld en Manegarm, there were enough bands for the folk-metal … Continue reading →
Skálmöld: “Metal and classical music are not that unrelated after all.”
The story about six men with a mission: to play in Iceland’s biggest concert hall supported by Iceland’s biggest orchestra en choirs. If you reckon that metal and classical music don’t go hand in hand, Skálmöld just proved you otherwise! What began with joking and dreaming about this, became reality.
Skálmöld tells Folk-metal.nl their story behind the shows.