Icelandic Viking Metal Masters SKÁLMÖLD Reveal Second Single “Verðandi” & Official Music Video – New Studio Album, Ýdalir, out August 18, 2023 via Napalm Records 

Viking metal icons SKÁLMÖLD have revealed their epically catchy second single, “Verðandi”, together with an official music video. With their first record in five years, the Icelandic six-piece will unveil their highly anticipated sixth studio album, Ýdalir, on August 18, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Dominated by a chant-like rhythm, “Verðandi“ represents an unforgettable track, with catchy guitar and oboe-driven details. While the first half of the track is driven by the heaviest of folk and death metal elements, strong vibrations of growls subside with the sound of the ocean and fragile organ melodies.

Fans can look forward to the band’s brand new material and energetic live shows this summer – including their return to huge European metal festivals like Wacken and Summer Breeze!

Björgvin Sigurðsson on “Verðandi”:
“The second song we present to you from our upcoming album is ‘Verðandi’. Parts of the story of Ullur presented on the album are told through the eyes of the Norns – Urður, Verðandi and Skuld. Past, present and future. The Norns live at the foot of Yggdrasill where they spin the threads of fate of all men. The three Norns all get their own song on the album and here we enter the realm of the present with Verðandi.

In two ways this song has a really classic feel to it. Firstly it is heavily inspired by the more classic styles of Metal and has a very old-school vibe. Secondly it can be seen as a classic SKÁLMÖLD song, driven forward by a really catchy and folk inspired melody, yet still heavy and epic.”

Watch the impressive official music video for “Verðandi” here:

Experience SKÁLMÖLD live 2023:

Festival Shows:

04.08.23 DE – Wacken Open Air
17.08.23 CZ – Moravsky Krumlov / Rock Castle
18.08.23 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
22.-24.09.23 NO – Oslo / DE – Hamburg / Full Metal Cruise

Iceland Shows:
15.09.23 IS – Reykjavík / Háskólabíó
16.09.23 IS – Akureyri / Hof

Ýdalir European Tour 2023:
w/ Metsatöll & Atavistia

13.10.23 DK – Copenhagen / Lille Vega
14.10.23 DE – Hamburg / Headcrash
15.10.23 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof
16.10.23 DE – Cologne / Gebäude 9
17.10.23 FR – Paris / Backstage O’Sullivan
18.10.23 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
19.10.23 CH – Solothurn / Kofmehl Raumbar
20.10.23 FR – Sélestat / Rock Your Brain Festival
21.10.23 DE – Mannheim / MS Connexion
22.10.23 DE – Munich / Backstage
23.10.23 AT – Vienna / Szene
24.10.23 AT – Graz / Explosiv
25.10.23 HU – Budapest / Analog Music Hall
26.10.23 SK – Kosice / Collosseum
27.10.23 PL – Bielsko-Biala / Rude Boy
28.10.23 PL – Lublin / Studio

Baldur Ragnarsson – Guitar, vocals
Björgvin Sigurðsson – Lead Vocals, guitar
Gunnar Ben – Keyboard, vocals, oboe
Jón Geir Jóhannsson – Drums, vocals
Snæbjörn Ragnarsson – Bass, vocals
Þráinn Árni Baldvinsson – Lead guitar, vocals
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