From the Sagas of old, to the halls of Valhalla, from Danish and Germanic battlefields with their bloody battles and fierce warriors, Danish warriors Vanir are back and have put together, without compromise, a new epic album, with a fascination with our common origins, and the blood spilled throughout history. Few bands have more authority to do so: Vanir is one of Denmark’s most well-known and prominent Viking melodic death metal bands. The group has, since it’s inception, released five full-length albums very well received by the media and the avid supporters of the genre. But one can say, without much hesitation, their sixth effort “Sagas” is their best yet.Continue reading →
UDGÅRDSFEST in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be held on September 30th 2022 and is now ready with the program for 2022. At the top, we will find the Faroese viking metal heroes TÝR! When UDGÅRDSFEST returns in 2022, it will be with both strong Danish and foreign names in the folk/viking … Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 17 April 2020 Label: Mighty Music The planned intent for reviewing Vanir was loads of extensive research as well as a long backstory deeply involved in reminiscing last year’s holiday in Denmark for Udgardsfest. The end result, as with all expectations, leaves less to be desired with … Continue reading →
Pumpehauset, Copenhagen, Denmark31 May – 1 June 2019By: Assia What is a semi American metalhead to do for their first Scandinavian holiday but to attend a festival in one of the most eclectic cities in the world? Udgårdsfest 2019 seeks to prolong itself as a two-day festival celebrating Viking-pagan-folk-metal music … Continue reading →
Rating: 8.9/10 Release: 15 February 2019 Label: Mighty Music Without looking beyond their promotional material, one would never suspect Vanir of having melodic death metal tendencies. One might instead expect more conventional Viking Metal. But nonetheless I discovered their music is fairly reminiscent of Amon Amarth or even Wulfgar in … Continue reading →
By: Vinicius Rating: 8.7/10 Release: 26 February 2016 Label: Mighty Music Personally, I always liked Vanir’s albuns, but Aldar Rök surprised me. The Danish band changed some members and you can feel differences in the style in this new album when compared with The Glorious Dead (2014). Nowadays, Vanir is … Continue reading →
Can you tell me something about the history of Vanir? How did the band get together?
“The origin story is quite random actually. It all started with Phillip, Lars and Martin, the founding members of the band. They started jamming some tunes about 6 or 7 years ago.
A violinist was added to the band, which gave a really cool sound. Then we got the idea to mix the whole sound with metal. The rest of the guys and girls came along. After some line-up changes, we’re stronger than ever now!
We like to write lyrics about history and consider our music melodic death/black metal with folk instruments. Some might call it ‘Viking metal’
By: Matt Score: 7/10 Release: 20 October 2014 Label: Mighty Music With the upcoming release of their third album, it seems Vanir are continuing on their path to severe brutality. The album titled ‘The Glorious Dead’ entails 9 tracks with enough power to blow your speakers before they reach eleven, … Continue reading →
Photography by: Toni B. Gunner – www.mondkringel-photography.de It has become some sort of tradition, the last weekend of June is, as every year, reserved for the best festival of the summer. Somewhere in a small town just passed Hamburg. As every year this small festival forms the missing link between … Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 10 September 2012 Label: Mighty Music The Danish band Vanir, definitely not to be mistaken for the former Dutch band Vanir. This Danish vikings are obviously strongly inspired by their nationals, Svartsot. Heavy brute music with cheerful folktones and a low growling sound that should be the … Continue reading →