Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 23 November 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 …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 14 November 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’ …Continue reading →
25/26 April 2014 Stadthalle 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 …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.
Rating: 8/10 Release: 26 October 2012 Label: Napalm Records Pleasantly surprised was I, when I listened the debut-record from Skálmöld for the first time. A unique sound, where beautiful melodies stood in sharp contrast with the raw vocals. This year, The Icelandic band releases ‘Börn Loka’. I’m curious if they …Continue reading →
The Icelandic band Skálmöld is what you can call a rising star. Well rising, it’s more fired like a cannonball. Folk-metal.nl spoke with Þráinn, Jón and Baldur at Heidenfest 2011 about their success. At first I congratulate them with their album. And I’m wondering how it’s possible they’ve joined a tour like Heidenfest while they have just released their first album. The guys admit they were surprised by this as well. Their album was launched in Iceland and Faeroe islands, but before that they were already confirmed for Wacken. maar daarvoor waren ze bevestigd voor Wacken. ‘It was a bit odd, we didn’t have and album and did only three shows.’ Things are happening fast with Skálmöld, that’s for sure.
Heidenfest 2011 Location: 013, Tilburg 9 Oktober 2011 Photography: Dorien Every folk-metalfan in the Netherlands know it, every year the heidenfestcircus visits al least one Dutch city. This time it was 013 in Tilburg where the Heidenfest took place. Organized by Rock the Nation as well. The event has most …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 15 December 2012 Label: Tutl Records Napalm Records has released the debut album ‘Baldur’ by the Icelandic band Skálmöld worldwide, for us a great opportunity to take a critical view at this album. The band has created this in 2010 already. The album begins with “Heima” that’s …Continue reading →