The Danish vikings are back!!
There is no doubt, that Vanir is the greatest Viking-metal act coming out of Denmark, with a discography that ranges from folk to death/black-metal influenced Viking metal.
With Allfather, Vanir have once again created a melodic death/black metal experience with a sharp focus on melody and brutal riffs, which should appeal to all fans of Amon Amarth, Immortal, Ensiferum, etc.
The first single “Fejd” deals with one of Denmark’s most significant family reigns. The story about the son Svend Tveskæg and his father Harald Bluetooth. A showdown that not only dealt with different views of the culture, where Harald stood for change and the new “Christian path”, and his son wanted a more conservative direction rooted in the Nordic gods. It is also a showdown that leads to a united Scandinavia through a strong commander who ruled from Denmark to England befor his death in 1014. The album Allfather is a tribute to Tveskæg‘s accomplishments and the importance it had not only for the northen countries but also the English and European culture heritage. ”
Clean vocals on “Fejd” is sung by Martin Steene of Danish power metallers Iron Fire.
All vocals are sung in Danish.
Vanir has in recent years focused on the Nordic countries as well as Germany and has played over 150 shows in Norway, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. In addition, the band has performed at a number of festivals including Hörnerfest, Boarstream Open Air, Barther Metal Open Air, Copenhell, Aalborg Metal Festival to name some of them.
The band has received great praise for its energetic live performance.
2019 will be the year of Vanir with the release of Allfather on February 15th through Mighty Music.
Guest clean vocal on Fejd: Martin Steene (Iron Fire & Saturnus)
Vocals: Martin Holmsgaard Håkan
Rythm Guitars: Phillip Kaaber
Lead Guitars: Kirk Backarach
Bass: Lars Bundvad
Drums: Daniel ‘Luske’ Kronskov
Keys: Stefan Dujardin