Roy Hilmar Svendsen of Norway's NRK Hordaland reports that the Norwegian viking metal band HELHEIM will celebrate the release of its brand new studio album, "Kaoskult", by performing at a public kindergarten.
The group will play two songs from the CD "Det Norrne Alter" and "Svart Seid" on Monday, April 21 at Klosteret Barnehage. "In addition, we'll also tell the kids tales from Norse mythology, which has been of great inspiration for all of us since the band formed way back in 1992," HELHEIM drummer Hrymr tells NRK Hordaland.
The group sees the upcoming gig as a real challenge, and Hrymr says the audience will probably be the most demanding the band has ever met.
HELHEIM will play acoustic for the children, but will be in full costume for the show. No need for parents to worry, though.
"We're there to entertain, not to scare the kids," the drummer says.
Elisabeth Alnes of Klosteret Barnehage sees absolutely no problem in letting the viking metal band play for the children.
"Lots of people get this all wrong, and think metal and Satanism are two sides of the coin," she says. "These are great guys, and Norse mythology is a very important part of our cultural heritage."
HELHEIM performing live March 2008:
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