Einherjer to release new studio album “North Star” on February 26th 2021

Einherjer North Star cover
Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer will release their eighth studio album, “North Star”, on February 26th, 2021, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres to pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.

On “North Star”, the band around singer / guitarist / bassist Frode Glesnes and drummer / keyboarder Gerhard Storesund adds more modern, mass-appealing facets while staying true to their roots.
The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and the release of their legendary “Dragons of the North album” (1996), which will be re-released as a re-mastered version on February 26th, as well. The Norwegian metal outfit remains musically true to themselves and reinforces their exceptional position.
Stomping drums and gloomy guitar chords paired with ice-cold vocals guide the way to the first single taken off “North Star” - “Stars” draws the listener into the icy, dark world of Einherjer!
Einherjer on “Stars”:
“"Stars" have many meanings. The night sky is vast and can be overwhelming. Throughout history man has turned to the stars to find answers to all kinds of questions. "Stars" takes you on a musical journey in classic Einherjer style. A timeless journey. Without borders. Limited only by your own imagination. And as usual, no bullshit! Just proper Norse Heavy Metal!”...

Watch the official video for “Stars” below.

“North Star” was recorded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic at the in-house Studio Borealis, owned by founding member and mastermind Frode Glesnes. The raw production ties in seamlessly with its predecessor “Norrøne Spor” and makes “North Star” probably the most powerful Einherjer album to date! “North Star” is Einherjer’ musical mission towards something bigger - the search for guidance by the “North Star” in a constantly changing world that is searching for stability. 
Einherjer on “North Star”:
“"North Star" is our 8th full length album, and follows in the (Norse) tracks of "Norrøne Spor". The North Star is a symbol with numerous meanings. It can be guidance, or it can be a personal mission. Something to reach for. It’s the Anchor of the Northern Sky. We need something steady in this rapidly shifting world we live in. The "North Star" album is us reaching for something greater. Developing ourselves through a musical journey in classic Einherjer style – no bullshit, just proper Norse Heavy Metal!”...

“North Star” will be available in the following formats:
• LP Gatefold Vinyl Marble Green transparent with black + Slipmat + Poster - strictly limited to 200 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
• LP Gatefold Vinyl Gold – strictly limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
• LP Gatefold Vinyl Red
• LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
• 1 CD Digipack
• Digital album

Pre-order “North Star” here.

1. The Blood and the Iron
2. Stars
3. West Coast Groove
4. Ascension
5. Higher Fire
6. Echoes in Blood
7. Listen to the Graves
8. Chasing the Serpent

Einherjer will also re-release their groundbreaking debut album “Dragons of the North” in the year of its 25th anniversary in a re-mastered version.

The seminal work of pioneering Viking Metal masters Einherjer has stood the test of time and has a legacy that continues to this day. The 1996 classic album “Dragons of the North” has paved the genres path for years to come and will now be re-released after its initial release on Napalm Records 25 Years ago!

“Dragons of the North” will be available in the following formats:
• LP Gatefold Vinyl Inkspot Blue/White & Poster – strictly limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
• LP Gatefold Vinyl Black & Poster
• 1-CD Jewel Case
• Digital album

Pre-order “Dragons of the North” here.

Gerhard Storesund: Drums, Keyboards
Frode Glesnes: Vocals, Guitar &  Bass
Ole Sønstabø: Lead Guitars
Tom Enge: Guitars, Backing Vocals