Brace yourselves, Sweden’s six-headed hird Grimner have just released the brand new single titled ‘Freja Vakar’. They have incorporated folk instruments such as flutes, Swedish bagpipes and the mandola into their own melodic, yet aggressive brand of metal. “Freja Vakar” is one Hell-of-a-party-song that tells a story of lust and desire invoked by the magic of the runes, in an age long gone by. It’s a joyful, dynamic and quite instrumentally focused song that brings you back to the mead halls of old. May the song keep you warm until the release of the next Grimner album.
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In 2008, Grimner was conceived in the Swedish town Motala by lead guitarist and vocalist Ted Sjulmark together with the drummer Henry Persson. With the line-up changing throughout the years, the six housecarls you now see is Grimner. The first demo “A Call For Battle” (2010) was sung explicitly in English but was soon to be replaced by their native tongue Swedish. With the EPs “Färd” (2010) and “De Kom Från Norr” (2015) together with their debut album “Blodshymner” (2014) under their belt, Grimner has so far conquered the lands of Germany, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and Sweden. In addition to playing at German folk metal festivals, Grimner was the supporting act to the legendary Korpiklaani during their shows in Sweden in 2015.
In February 2016, Grimner released the full length album “Frost Mot Eld” on Despotz Records! This album will be tells the story of parts of Ragnarök, accompanied by even more catchy arrangements than previously produced by the band. This album definitely takes Grimner one step forward in terms of song writing and conveying the pagan feel.