Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM are set to debut a track from their upcoming album “Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr” on Derek Rice’s “Raise the Dead” show on the US Community Radio station KDVS, Davis 90.3FM. As well as debuting the track, titled “Viten og Mot (Stolthet)”, the show will feature an interview with HELHEIM vocalist/bassist V’gandr (TAAKE, AETERNUS). “Raise the Dead” will air at midnight on Friday 18th March California time / 08:00 a.m. Saturday 19th Central European Time – and can be streamed live at http://www.kdvs.org/show-info/1466. Following its airing on the show, the track will be available on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/helheimnorway
“Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr” will be HELHEIM’s seventh full-length album, and it follows on last November’s release of the MCD “Åsgards Fall”, which served as an introduction to the new album. Recorded at Conclave and Earshot Studio in Bergen with producer Bjørnar Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) at the helm and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED), the nine-track album includes guest appearances from TAAKE’s Hoest, Gunnar Emmerhoff (EMMERHOFF & THE MELANCHONY BABIES), PV Staff and Trine Mjanger. The first edition of “Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr” will include a bonus-DVD containing concerts from the 2009 With Full Force and Inferno Festivals, as well as the videos for ”Dualitet og Ulver”, ”Stones To The Burden” and ”Jernskogen”.
Due for release in Norway on the 1st of April and world-wide on the 23rd of May, “Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr” will be the band’s first release to be sung entirely in Norwegian since ”Blod og ild” in 2000. Commenting on the track that the band will debut, V’gandr explained: “Viten og Mot (Stolthet)” means Knowledge and Courage (Pride). It is one of four lyrics on the album that are based on the words of Odin (Håvamål). Stolthet (Pride) is about preparing yourself to meet your enemies armed with both wisdom and skill. It’s about looking your enemies straight in the eyes and showing them who you are, rather than looking towards the heavens for protection or guidance. In the long run we are all alone and only through Knowledge, Courage and Pride can we achieve our goals”.
Below you can see the video of HELHEIM’s “Dualitet og Ulver” which features a guest appearance from TAAKE’s Hoest.
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