When the gjallarhorn sound, the vikings shall be united under the banner of Myrkvedr. With a mix of power and words of lore we recreate the true cold soul of the north, the forgotten lands of the norsemen.
MYRKVEDR is a viking metal band from Gothenburg which was founded in january 2010 by HAGAL, ASKEBLOSS and ROK.
The bands name comes from the old norse language and means "Dark Forest" and is the forest in the nordic mythology that acts as a border between Asgaard and Muspelheim.
The trio wrote their first material and began searching for a drummer and had a number of auditions until finally THURISAZ became their permanent drummer in May that same year.
In early 2011 HAGAL decided to stop playing the guitar to fully concentrate on singing so the band had an audition and Jakob Lund entered the band as guitarist, and did so just in time to be able to play on the bands first demo-record "Tryms Kväde".
In the summer that year the band was approached by RUNAR, whos last band named TRUDGELMER just had been laid on ice, and asked if the band would be intrested in his services as a flutist.
Around the same time as RUNAR joined the band, Jakob quit the band because of personal differences, and was later replaced by SUMBL in early 2012.
William "Hagal" Klevheden - Vocals
Linus "Runar" Wahlgren - Flute
Simon "Sumbl" Bengtsson - Guitar
Mattias "Rok" Andersson - Guitar
Victor "Askebloss" Lundblom - Bass
Robert "Thurisaz" Bengtsson - Drums
Jakob Lund - Guitar
Jan "Gurkan" Pauna - Drums
Tryms Kväde (2011)
Sons of Muspell (2013)