Sweden’s favourite vikings, Grimner release their new single and video, “Dodens Dans” today, premiering the video through New Noise Magazine.

Regarding the single, the band says, “Brothers and sisters! Today we want to present a song to you from our latest album Vanadrottning. It is called “Dödens Dans” (Dance of Death), and it tells of an old challenge, in Sweden called “holmgång”. In ancient nordic times, it was a way to solve disputes, and this solution was simply single combat. The winner would have the right to whatever he may have wanted from the loser, but if this challenge was ever denied by somebody, they would be marked as a niding (outcast). It is a fast-paced and energetic song, filled with melodies of old. Enjoy, friends. And if you already have, enjoy it again!”

Grimner gives their audience a unique mixture of folk and metal, incorporating catchy melodies, folk instruments and heavy riffs into exciting, aggressive metal. With their dynamic and captivating music, lyrics sung in Swedish, and an image like they have recently arrived from some fantasy world, they have taken enthusiasts of both metal and folk music by storm. The band’s lyrics revolve around Norse mythology, folklore, historical adventures of Vikings and life in that same era.

The band has twenty shows on the books for the remainder of 2018 and are adding more weekly:

MAY 11 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
MAY 18 Kansas City – Odense, Denmark
MAY 20 Bambi Galore – Hamburg, Germany
MAY 21 Wave Gotik Treffen – Leipzig-Thekla, Germany
AUG 18 Freilichtbühne Barth – Barth, Germany
SEP 06 Kulturhof – Neu Lubbenau, Germany
SEP 07 Club From Hell – Erfurt, Germany
SEP 08 Maze – Berlin, Germany
SEP 11 Vagon Klub – Prague, Czech Republic
SEP 12 Klub u Bazyla – Poznan, Poland
SEP 13 Magnetofon – Lodz, Poland
SEP 14 Voodoo Club – Warsaw, Poland
SEP 15 RudeBoy Club – Bielsko-Biala, Poland
SEP 16 Rock Klub Tartaros – Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
SEP 18 Barrák Music Club – Ostrava, Czech Republic
SEP 19 m13 klub – Brno-Kralovo, Czech Republic
SEP 20 Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
SEP 21 Escape – Wien, Austria
SEP 23 Le Klub – Paris, France

You can purchase “Dodens Dans” on iTunes and streamed on Spotify.