Official Napalm Records Press Release:
Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer reinforce their exceptional reputation!
Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer will release their eighth studio album “North Star” on February 26, 2021 proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres to pure Norse Heavy Metal once again. On “North Star,” the band around singer / guitarist / bassist Frode Glesnes and drummer / keyboarder Gerhard Storesund adds more modern, mass-appealing facets while staying true to their roots.
The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and the release of their legendary “Dragons Of The North” album on 1996, which will be re-released as a re-mastered version on February 26, 2021 as well. The Norwegian Metal outfit remains musically true to themselves and reinforces their exceptional position.
Stomping drums and gloomy guitar chords paired with ice-cold vocals guide the way to the first single taken off “North Star” “Stars“ draws the listener into the icy, dark world of Einherjer, watch the video below:
Einherjer on “Stars”: “’Stars’ have many meanings. The night sky is vast and can be overwhelming. Throughout history man has turned to the stars to find answers to all kinds of questions. “Stars” takes you on a musical journey in classic Einherjer style. A timeless journey. Without borders. Limited only by your own imagination. And as usual, no bullshit! Just proper Norse Heavy Metal!”
“North Star” was recorded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic at the in-house Studio Borealis, owned by founding member and mastermind Frode Glesnes. The raw production ties in seamlessly with its predecessor “Norrøne Spor” and makes “North Star” probably the most powerful Einherjer album to date! “North Star” is Einherjer‘s musical mission towards something bigger – the search for guidance by the “North Star” in a constantly changing world that is searching for stability.
Einherjer on “North Star“: ”North Star is our 8th full length album, and follows in the (Norse) tracks of Norrøne Spor. The North Star is a symbol with numerous meanings. It can be guidance, or it can be a personal mission. Something to reach for. It’s the Anchor of the Northern Sky. We need something steady in this rapidly shifting world we live in. The North Star album is us reaching for something greater. Developing ourselves through a musical journey in classic Einherjer style – no bullshit, just proper Norse Heavy Metal!”
01. The Blood And The Iron
03. West Coast Groove
05. Higher Fire
06. Echoes In Blood
07. Listen To The Graves
08. Chasing The Serpent
North Star will be available in the following formats:
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Marble Green transparent with black + Slipmat + Poster – strictly limited to 200 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Gold – strictly limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Red
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
- 1 CD Digipack
- Digital album
Pre-Order your copy of “North Star” through the Napalm Records Official Website: https://napalmrecords.com/einherjer
Einherjer to Re-Release their groundbreaking debut album “Dragons Of The North” in the year of its 25th anniversary in a re-mastered version.
The seminal work of pioneering Viking Metal masters Einherjer has stood the test of time and has a legacy that continues to this day. The 1996 classic album “Dragons Of The North” has paved the genres path for years to come and will now be re-released after its initial release on Napalm Records 25 Years ago.
Tracklist Dragons Of The North:
1. Dragons of the North
3. Forever Empire
5. Fimbul Winter
6. Storms of the Elder
7. Slaget ved Hafrsfjord
8. Ballad of the Swords
Available as Black Vinyl Gatefold LP, as well as Blue/White Vinyl Gatefold LP (limited to 300 copies), this is a must have for fans of early northern Viking Metal with Black Metal inspired production and sound!
Dragons Of The North will be available in the following formats:
– LP Gatefold Vinyl Inkspot Blue/White & Poster – strictly limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
– LP Gatefold Vinyl Black & Poster
– 1-CD Jewel Case
– Digital album
Pre-Order “Dragons Of The North” through the Napalm Records Official Website: https://napalmrecords.com/einherjer
Gerhard Storesund / Drums, Keyboards
Frode Glesnes / Vocals, Guitar & Bass
Ole Sønstabø / Lead Guitars
Tom Enge / Guitars, Backing Vocals