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Viking Metal from Iceland. SKÁLMÖLD did not bask in the fame earned for their highly acclaimed debut “Baldur”, but started to work on new songs immediately after returning from their tour. “Börn Loka” (“Loki’s children”) is a concept album that focuses on the story of the siblings Hilmar and Brynhildur. In order to achieve honor as a Viking warrior, Hilmar has to embark on a perilous journey, fight terrifying beasts and possibly make the biggest sacrifice imaginable. SKÁLMÖLD’s characteristic Viking Metal serves as the soundtrack for this journey. This time, the Icelandic musicians even added a classical choir and the unique voice of Edda Tegeder (Angist) to their rich soundscapes. The raw yet melodic tunes combined with the epic story of Hilmar results in a sweeping mix that goes right under skin and captivates the listener’s imagination. The artwork was done by the team of CCP/Eve Online who translates the mood of the story beautifully into the visual medium. “Börn Loka” is an original and profound longplayer, that fills the legends of the North with new life!
From the album …