World Premiere – Bergen International Festival will feature new work by Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)! This new collaborative musical piece called Hugsjá, combines indigenous and contemporary music with Norse and Norwegian poetry, accompanied by instruments from the Stone Age up to the present day. A series of concerts under the name Nordvegen […]
Vikings and concept albums – it appears to be a trend in the Northern reaches of Europe. Although there is a Baltic sea worth of differences between the bands, Finnish (fathers of) melo-death Insomnium seemed to have followed a similar path as Amon Amarth did with Jomsviking. But rest assured, their cheese is much more […]
If history has taught us anything about vikings, it is that they achieve success by going on raids. The Swedish viking metallers from Amon Amarth therefore embarked on a journey through the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany to let the masses hear their tenth studio album Jomsviking. Metal-Exposure got invited to the feast […]
Since having been sent from the Golden Halls in 1998, Amon Amarth has released nine impressive studio albums. The tenth will be released on the 25th of March 2016. For this anniversary, a concept album has been hammered together, called Jomsviking. I’m wondering if Odin is still on their side?.. Read all!
New festivals are sprouting like mushrooms all over Europe. Yet Midgardsblot in Norway has a very special touch. The festival will be held in the park of Borre, where the mighty rulers of the Norwegian Vikings lived, feasted, and were laid to rest. Metal-Exposure spoke with main organiser Runa Strindin about how the festival came […]