As one of the founding pioners of the viking metal genre, Helheim has a carrer that spanns two decades. From the raw and primitive furiosity of Jormungandr released in 1995 the band has had a steady, but at times unpredictable development, making it one of the most interesting and inovative acts in the genre.
20th of January sees the release of “landawarijaR”, the much-anticipated ninth full-length album from Norwegian HELHEIM. “landawarijaR” contains seven tracks, all of which bear the hallmarks of HELHEIM’s traditional Norse heritage. A Heritage of which they are rightly proud and to which they have remained true, eschewing the temptation to turn themselves into the Viking parodies that so many bands have espoused. With “landawarijaR” HELHEIM use their lyrics to express the need to include the Norse Heritage into modern life by emphasizing the importance, mystery and never-changing wonder of the Runes.
Just as HELHEIM’s “raunijaR” followed in the same vein as its predecessor “Asgards Fall”, “landawarijaR” continues where “Heidindomr” ended. All four albums incorporate the use of Timpani and Horns, and the new album also has a number of artists performing guest vocals including William Hut, Morten Egeland, Pehr Skjoldhammer (ALFAHANNE), Bjornar E Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and Ottorpedo.
With music by by H’grimnir and V’gandr, lyrics by V’gandr and artwork by H’grimnir.