News: Icelandic Viking Metal Masters Skálmöld Unveil Album Title Track ‘Ýdalir’

With the release of their highly expected album Ýdalir, the viking metal legends Skálmöld have released an official performance video of the title track.

Watch the performance video for “Ýdalir” on YouTube:

Björgvin Sigurðsson shares his thoughts on “Ýdalir”:

“The third single we present to you from our upcoming album is the title track, ‘Ýdalir.’ Here, we get to know a little about Ullur and his home in Ýdalir and are introduced to the horrors he and his folk must face.

“Two things I would like to mention regarding this song are, first, the majority of the song was written by our drummer, Jón Geir. He has written riffs and melodies before, but this is the first time he presents to us what became the backbone of a song. The opening riff and verse are very straight forward and menacing and you can sense the danger Ullur and his folk are facing. And then comes the melody in the chorus. Such a strong melody which could have easily been written in 1988 and recorded for Seventh Son, if you ask me.

“Second, we have to talk about the guitar solo. Þráinn is such a monster when it comes to guitar solos and has done some fantastic solos for us in the past. But here he gives us what might be his best guitar solo to date. Good stuff.

“So, ÝDALIR is a song that we are very proud to present to you and I can see this song becoming a constant in our live set for years to come. And now we just have to wait a few more days until you can enjoy the album as a whole. It’s gonna be a blast.

“Cheers!”

Festival Shows:

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

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