“The best album of their discography” Legacy (GER)
“An astonishing album” Metalized (DK)
“Tradition, melody and metal in a beautiful entanglement” Rock Hard (IT)
Leading Swedish Viking metal wolf pack MÅNEGARM have unleashed another hefty banger off their new offering Ynglingaättens Öde, finally out this coming Friday! The new, staggering third single “Stridsgalten” features outstanding contributions from prominent guests Jonne Järvelä (Korpiklaani), Robse Dahn (Equilibrium) and Pär Hulkoff (Raubtier/Hulkoff) – all renowned in the folk and Pagan metal scenes. Together, they proudly present a stomping track telling the story of a bloody battle to honor Odin, starting with a mystical throat singing section, then delighting with a string-focused intro leading to the main groove of the track. Definitely not a single to miss!
MÅNEGARM have made a name for themselves in the international scene by releasing nine full-length records since their debut, Nordstjärnans tidsålder, back in 1998. Now, the Scandinavian crew takes another stroll through ancient sagas and myths of long forgotten times on the successor to 2019’s chart-topping Fornaldarsagor with their upcoming 10th studio album, Ynglingaättens Öde (EN: the fate of the Ynglinga kin).
MÅNEGARM on “Stridsgalten”: “Here’s our 3rd official video ‘Stridsgalten’, and this one is really different from the last two videos. Now we will take you behind the scenes when we recorded this song but also out on the live stages with the band.
‘Stridsgalten’ (EN: The battle boar) features three awesome gentlemen who most gratefully helped us out with great guest vocals – Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani, Robse Dahn of Equilibrium and Pär Hulkoff of Hulkoff/Raubtier. Thank you, brothers!!
Hope you all will enjoy this song and video as much as we do!!”
Robse Dahn (Equilibrium) comments: “Since I was a teenager, MÅNEGARM have been some of my idols. I have always loved their music! Back in 2011 we played a tour together which was great fun and felt like an accolade. It is an honor to be part of this great song and therefore their upcoming release.”
Pär Hulkoff (Hulkoff/Raubtier) on the song: ”Mighty track by a mighty band! What an honor to join in and chant for allfather Odin! Hail brothers!!”
Jonne Järvelä (Korpiklaani) adds: “Very good song and mix and it was a great honor to be part of this.”
Watch the official music video for “Stridsgalten” HERE!
On Ynglingaättens Öde, MÅNEGARM incorporates Pagan inspired lyricism based on the old Norse poem Ynglingatal, that describes the fate of an old Norse dynasty – the house of Ynglinga. Ynglingaättens Öde offers balanced variety and atmosphere, breathing new life into ancient myths. Vocalist Erik Grawsiö tells the stories of kings, warriors and battles with clear vocals and contrasts them with grim growls and fierce battle cries!
MÅNEGARM keep the heathen fire alive with vibrant folk and Viking spirit!
With the uncompromising ten-minute opus “Freyrs blod”,MÅNEGARM lure the listener deep into ancient times. The track spans a wide arc between black metal elements that flow into more melodic parts and even acoustic interludes with guitar and violin tunes, just to turn once again into thunderous soundscapes. With this majestic opener, MÅNEGARMshowcase why they are regarded as Swedish genre pioneers with good reason, as they inimitably manage to combine vicious black metal foundations with classic folk and Viking elements. On the way there are acoustic introductions echoing, as on “Ulvhjärtat” and “Stridsgalten”, acting as preludes for intense metal songs with harsh riffs and engaging drums, underlined by anthemic melodies. “Vitta vettr” alsofeatures black metal trademarks like blast beats and freezing riffs, creating a darker atmosphere. This gloomy moment lines up with mighty tracks like hammering “Auns söner” and heroic “Adils Fall”.The album closes with the acoustic “Hågkomst av ett liv”, conjuring an atmosphere of sitting at a warm, sparkling fire while listening to tales of olden days, formed by the mesmerizing vocal duet of vocalists Ellinor Videfors and Grawsiö. With Ynglingaättens Öde, MÅNEGARM underline their standing as spearheads of the world of Viking metal once more and keep Pagan traditions alive, even after 25 years of existence.
MÅNEGARM on the album: “Thousands of working hours turned into this beast – our new album, Ynglingaättens Öde. We truly believe this album is our strongest and most complete album to date and despite the dark days of the pandemic, we have created a concept album that is 100% MÅNEGARM and packed with strong melodies, riffs and powerful choruses. This time, we explore an old Swedish Norse dynasty of rulers where we detail their deeds, their rule and above all – their deaths.
So come join us on this journey and meet the fate of the Yngliga kin!”
Ynglingaättens Öde tracklisting:
1. Freyrs blod
3. Adils fall
4. En snara av guld
6. Auns söner
7. Vitta vettr
8. Hågkomst av ett liv
Ynglingaättens Öde will be available in the following formats:
– Wooden Box (incl. Digipack, 7″ Single, album cover flag, logo patch) – limited to 500 copies worldwide
– 1LP Gatefold Marbled Gold & Black – limited to 300 copies worldwide
– 1LP Gatefold BLACK
– Shirt & Digipack Bundle
– Digipack CD
– Digital Full Length Album
[Wooden Box (incl. Digipack, 7″ Single, album cover flag, logo patch) – limited to 500 copies worldwide]
Live dates 2022:
15.04.22 SE – Stockholm / Release show at Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
22.04.22 SE – Linköping / The Crypt
23.04.22 SE – Örebro / Frimis Salonger
07.05.22 NO – Haugesund / Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
27.05.22 DE – Bornstedt / Dark Troll Festival
11.06.22 SE – Sölvesborg / Sweden Rock
13.08.22 DE – Schlotheim / Party San Metal Open Air
26.08.22 SE – Norrtälje / Månegarm Open Air
27.08.22 SE – Norrtälje / Månegarm Open Air
Erik Grawsiö – vocals & bass
Markus Andé – guitars
Jakob Hallegren – drums