ÁSMEGIN To Release 'Arv' In November

Norwegian folk/viking metal band ÁSMEGIN will release its long-awaited new album, "Arv" (Heritage) at the end of November via Napalm Records. Acording to a press release, "Arv" "offers an extraordinary mix of sweeping metal riffs and melancholic folk melodies. Fragile violin arrangements collide with raw metal, thundering double bass with hammond organ parts, and powerful clean vocals with brutal grunts that are time and again haunted by a finishing touch of bewitching female vocals. To ensure that each detail of this multi-faceted work comes into its own, the band turned to Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM), whose mastering expertise allows each track to roar out of the speakers. 'Arv' offers an authentic piece of Norway that fans of Nordic music should definitely not ignore."

"Arv" track listing:

01. Fandens Mælkebøtte (The Devil's Milk Pail)
02. Hiertebrand (Heartburning)
03. Generalen Og Troldharen (The General And The Trollhare)
04. Arv (Heritage)
05. Yndifall (Bereavement)
06. Gengangeren (The Apparition)
07. Prunkende, Stolt I Jokumsol (Pompously, Proudly In The Sun Of Jokum)
08. En Myrmylne (A Boggy Mylne)

ÁSMEGIN's name comes from Old Norse and means "by the might of the gods." The group's yrics are written in Norwegian as well as some in Old Norse and older Norwegian.

Some of the tracks on the band's debut, "Hin vordende Sod og Sø" (2003), were modeled after the Norwegian play "Peer Gynt" by Henrik Ibsen.

ÁSMEGIN's "Til Rondefolkets Herskab" video (taken from "Hin vordende Sod og Sø"):

(Thanks: HeavyLaw.com)


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