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Einherjer
Einherjer
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Einherjer (Frode Glesnes, Gerhard Storesund and Aksel Herløe) in 2013.
Background information
Origin Haugesund, Norway
Genres Viking metal, symphonic metal
1993-2004; 2008-present
Labels Napalm, Century Media, Native North, Tabu, Indie
Battered
Enslaved
Website einherjer.com

Einherjer is a Viking metal band from Haugesund, Norway, founded in 1993.[1] Some of the band's albums are heavily folk influenced, while others have a more traditional symphonic black metal sound. Their lyrics retell Norse legends, and each of their albums has its own theme. The band split up in early 2004 after releasing the album Blot in December 2003, but later reformed .

In December 2004, all members of Einherjer's last lineup, including the band's founders Frode Glesnes and Gerhard Storesund, founded the thrash metal band Battered together with bass guitarist Ole Moldesæther.

In September 2008, Einherjer announced that they would reunite to do some selected shows across Europe in 2009, including the Ragnarök, Kaltenbach and Wacken festivals. The band signed with Indie Recordings in December 2010; a new album was released in September 2011.[2]

The band's name is taken from Norse mythology, where the term Einherjar describes the slain warriors who have gone to Valhalla and joined Odin's table.

Personnel

Current lineup

Previous members

  • Rune Bjelland (previously Nidhogg) - vocals (1993-97)
  • Audun Wold (previously Thonar) - bass guitar, keyboards, guitar (1993-97)
  • Stein Sund - bass guitar (1996-97, 1999)
  • Ragnar Vikse - vocals (1997-2000)
  • Erik Elden - bass guitar (1998)

Session and touring musicians

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Compilation albums

  • Aurora Borealis / Leve vikingånden (2013)

Demos

References

  1. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Einherjer | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "EINHERJER Comeback album Einherjer in september". zwaremetalen.com. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 2011. 

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