"We are tagging Finntroll along. They just released a new album 6 months ago and this is their tour to promote the album", said Snæbjörn Ragnarsson from Skálmöld. "They were at the Heidenfest-tour where we played in 2011 and we became good friends. They called us and asked us to be on this tour with with them, which is awesome."
Will pee in bottles on the tour
Finntroll and Týr will share a luxury bus together but Skálmöld will be in another bus, without a toilet. "We have been to the Pharmacy for urine bottles, so everything is ok. If everything fails, we just lie down and pee in the bottles" says Snæbjörn and looks serious.
This will be Skálmöld's first tour in Europe for two years. "This is the most fun thing we do. It will be great to perform for new audience and to grow the fan group."
From the Realms of the Far North, an Army of six Icelanders rushes towards Battle!
Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since then become the biggest metal act in Iceland. The band's Debut album, "Baldur" was released late 2010 and was immediately a huge success, both with the metal scene and the more mainstream crowd. Skálmöld then released the album via Napalm Records in 2011 and has made quite an impact on the international metal scene since then. After more than a year of touring and promoting Baldur, Skálmöld headed back to the studio to record their second album. The album is entitled "Börn Loka" (Loki's Children) and will be out October 26th 2012.
Skálmöld plays music that could be described as Battle Metal, a potion of Epic Viking Metal, old school Death and Thrash Metal, entwined with the Icelandic heritage. The lyrics are all written under the strict rules of the ancient Icelandic poetry and influenced by the heathen roots of the Nordic nation. The outcome is a powerful mixture of Heavy Metal and Heroic Sagas, erupting from the boiling core of the frozen Island.
The band puts on a killer show, rock tight and energetic, so be sure don't to miss out on Skálmöld. And in the end, who would be better suited for telling stories of the Vikings but the Vikings themselves?
Baldur Ragnarsson - Guitar
Björgvin Sigurðsson - Vocals/Guitar
Gunnar Ben - Keyboards
Jón Geir Jóhannsson - Drums
Snæbjörn Ragnarsson - Bass
Þráinn Árni Baldvinsson - Guitar
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