The Vikings of the Swedish metal band, Grimner starts of the new year of 2018 releasing the music video for the single “En Fallen Jätte”. The single is from the upcoming album “Vanadrottning” that will be released in February next year. To follow up the album release Grimner already has more than 25 live shows booked in Europe this spring and summer with more tour dates to be confirmed.
“”En Fallen Jätte” is a hard-hitting track with some new elements to it, though certainly a full-fledged Grimner song. It tells of the battle between Thor and the stone-hearted giant Hrungner, who in the end was crushed by the power of the thunder god’s hammer Mjölner, and reduced to a pile of rubble. Enjoy, friends, and may the might of Thor be on your side!” // Grimner
In 2018 the band celebrate their 10th anniversary and release the new full-length album ”Vanadrottning” (Despotz Records) on February 9th. This album gives a new touch to their discography: a heavier, more powerful and rhythmic sound, together with a fantastic voice brought by their new member Martin. One can expect a dynamic, fresh and thrilling album where the band is pushing the boundaries and takes the music to a new level. With ”Vanadrottning” and their 10th anniversary celebrations, the Grimner vikings continues their journey towards new adventures!
Sweden’s Vikings of Grimner give a unique mixture of folk and metal, incorporating catchy melodies, folk instruments and heavy riffs into their own, yet aggressive metal. With their dynamic and captivating music, with lyrics sung in Swedish, and looking like they have recently arrived from a fantasy world, they have taken enthusiasts of both metal and folk music by storm. Grimner’s lyrics revolve around Norse mythology, folklore, historical adventures of Vikings and life in the same era. With some songs dark and brooding; others fast, jovial and folkish, Grimner’s music is as awesome as entertaining.
In 2008, Grimner was conceived in the Swedish town Motala by lead guitarist and vocalist Ted together with the drummer Henry. Throughout the years, Grimner has grown to a strong group of six housecarls. The first demo “A Call For Battle” (2010) was sung explicitly in English but was soon to be replaced by their native tongue Swedish. As time progressed and new records being released (EP “Färd” (2012), acoustic EP “De Kom Från Norr” (2015), full-length album “Blodshymner” (2014)) Grimner has steadily made a name for themselves. One example is being tour support for the legendary Korpiklaani during their shows in Sweden in 2015.
In 2016 Grimner released their praised album “Frost Mot Eld” (Despotz Records), an album that brought a totally new sound to the music community. The album received outstanding reviews world-wide, with songs that to this date have reached millions of streams. With the album and their fantastic overall concept, Grimner has been invited to perform at festival stages around Europe.
Live Shows 2018
Feb 09 Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg (SE)
Feb 10 Palatset, Linköping (SE)
Mar 15 Hammerfest (GB)
Mar 16 Fulford Arms, York (GB)
Mar 17 The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham (GB)
Mar 18 Nambucca, London (GB)
Apr 05 Blackland, Berlin (DE)
Apr 06 Ragnarök Festival (DE)
Apr 07 Durbuy Rock Festival (BE)
Apr 08 Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
May 21 Wave Gotik Treffen (DE)
Aug 18 Barther Metal Open Air (DE)
Sep 07 Club From Hell, Erfurt (DE)
Sep 08 MAZE, Berlin (DE)
Sep 11 Vagon Klub, Prague (CZ)
Sep 12 Klub u Bazyla, Poznan (PL)
Sep 13 Magnetofon, Lodz (PL)
Sep 14 VooDoo Club, Warsaw (PL)
Sep 15 Rudeboy Club, Bielsko-Biala (PL)
Sep 16 Rock Klub Tartaros, Banská Bystrica (SL)
Sep 16 Barrák Music Club, Ostrava (CZ)
Sep 19 M13 Klub, Brno (CZ)
Sep 20 Dürer Kert, Budapest (HU)
Sep 21 Escape, Vienna (AT)
Sep 22 Manoir Pub, Saint-Maurice (CH)
Sep 23 Le Klub, Paris (FR)
More dates to come!