Icelandic viking metal giants Skálmöld have announced their new LP “Ýdalir”, set to be released on August 18 via Napalm Records. The band has also shared the album’s first single, “Ratatoskur” with an accompanying lyric video which you can see below.
Vocalist/guitarist Björgvin Sigurðsson comments: “We proudly present to you all our sixth studio album, Ýdalir. It has been 5 years since we released our latest album and it is about time we give our fans some new music. By the end of 2019 we had already decided to give the band a little break, give ourselves time to reflect and recharge the batteries after busy and eventful first ten years of SKÁLMÖLD. And then Covid happened. So the break might have been a little longer than intended. But I can honestly say that we are back stronger than ever, full of energy and hunger to make new music and present it to our fans. And Ýdalir is proof of that. The six of us can easily say that it might be our strongest release to date, full of energy, catchy melodies and heathen epicness.“
“The first single we give to you, ‘Ratatoskur’, is all that. Driven forward by a catchy and folky melody. But still heavy and epic. All you would expect from a song devoted to the squirrel who runs up and down Yggdrasill, bringing messages from the eagles atop the world tree to the serpent Níðhöggur who dwells beneath one of the roots of Yggdrasill, right?
Ýdalir is an album we are super excited to present to you all and hope you like it as much as we do. It is about time we give you some new music. So enjoy! Skál!”, he adds.
Skálmöld tour dates:
13/10/23 DK – Copenhagen, Lille Vega
14/10/23 DE – Hamburg, Headcrash
15/10/23 DE – Trier, Mergener Hof
16/10/23 DE – Köln, 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 – München, Backstage
23/10/23 AT – Wien, Szene
24/10/23 AT – Graz, Explosiv
25/10/23 HU – Budapest, Analog Music Hall
26/10/23 SVK – Kosice, Collosseum
27/10/23 PL – Bielsko-Biala, Rude Boy
28/10/23 PL – Lublin, Studio
Grab your tickets here: https://skalmold.c22agency.com/tickets/