[News] Norse Heavy Metal legends Einherjer release third single and video “West Coast Groove”

We’re the Norsemen
We’re marching on”

Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer are about to 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 into pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.

The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and the release of their legendary “Dragons Of The North” album (1996), which will be re-released as a re-mastered version on February 26, 2021 as well.

To celebrate the double release, Einherjer just released the third single “West Coast Groove” together with an animated video. Old school Heavy Metal vibes meet Dark Viking Metal atmosphere – Einherjer are in top form and still prove their status as genre pioneers after more than 25 years! Watch the video below:

Einherjer on “West Coast Groove”: “There is a massive portion of rock’n’roll spirit in most of the stuff we do these days. As we grow older I find it more natural to let our influences shine through as we see fit. “West Coast Groove” is a solid fist in the air for the heavy metal we love, and to the place that’s been an essential part of our inspiration since day one. A tribute to our hometurf!”

Frode Glesnes on the video and the collaboration with Costin Chioreanu: “We’ve worked with Costin Chioreanu for many years now, and he has become a dear friend. He’s been to Haugesund several times. He knows where we’re at and what we seek and I think he portrays this beautifully in this animated movie. My initial reaction was to laugh out loud while the hair stood up on the back of my neck. A rare combination!”

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.


01.The Blood and the Iron03:35
03.West Coast Groove04:07
05.Higher Fire03:38
06.Echoes in Blood04:55
07.Listen to the Graves06:55
08.Chasing the Serpent06:04
[LP Gatefold Vinyl Marble Green transparent with black + Slipmat + Poster – strictly limited to 200 copies (available at Napalm Records mailorder only)]

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 Digipac
– Digital album

Pre-Order your copy of “North Star” through the Napalm Records Official Website: https://napalmrecords.com/einherjer

Einherjer will 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 with a legacy that continues to this day. The 1996 classic album “Dragons Of The North” has paved the genre’s path for years to come and will now be re-released after its initial release on Napalm Records 25 years ago!


1.Dragons of the North04:14
3.Forever Empire06:43
5.Fimbul Winter04:44
6.Storms of the Elder07:54
7.Slaget ved Hafrsfjord06:03
8.Ballad of the Swords04:58

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


Gerhard StoresundDrums, Keyboards
Frode GlesnesVocals, Guitar & Bass
Ole SønstabøLead Guitars
Tom EngeGuitars, Backing Vocals

Pre-Order “Dragons Of The North” through the Napalm Records Official Website: https://napalmrecords.com/einherjer

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!

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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