A Little Hearing Loss?

28 02 2013

Thursday night out on the town to see the band, Skálmöld, who came for a show in Hnífsdalur! The Viking / folk metal band is from Reykjavík.  The band’s name is literally translated as Age of Swords and also means “lawlessness”, referring to the Sturlung Era of Icelandic history, when a civil war broke out between the country’s family clans.

The band takes great pride in the lyrics and they are written in Old Icelandic.The band´s lyrical take is ambitious and follows the strict rules of traditional Icelandic poetry.

The band´s lyrics are ambitious and follows the strict rules of traditional Icelandic poetry and use old Icelandic words.

The drummer is from Ísafjörður and always plays shirtless in a kilt! The band originally counted 5 members, all of whom had been formerly active in other bands, not all metal. From day one the band started to lay the groundwork to what would become the bands debut album, Baldur. It was fantastic!!!

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