Europe’s North apparently creates a somber, but quite fascinating kind of music. One of island’s most known metal bands, Skálmöld, staged a joint project with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra last December.
Iceland’s biggest concert hall Harpa had been sold out on all three evenings when the Viking metal band joined classics and lifted metal rock to a new level.
By the end of this month, Skálmöld’s third CD will be published. Með vættum (with good spirits) will first be available in Iceland, and in December also abroad with the band touring in Europe.
In an interview with Morgunblaðið the band explained, that the CD this time was dedicated to a female hero character named Þórunn Audna, who travels around Iceland on her own, fighting great battles while being guarded by the good spirits of the country.
“She is the forgotten heroine, to whom we owe everything, and without her we would not be here,” explains lead singer Snæbjörn Ragnarsson. “She’s a tough woman and I really like her.”
However, the new CD’s style will be harder than the others. “We will bring more metal this time,” said Bibbi Snæbjörn.
Skálmölds music is a distinctive blend of metal rock with folk and classical elements.
Find more information on the band’s website.