Swedish Metal

Valkyrja – The Invocation of Demise

Valkyrja – The Invocation of Demise Rating: 2.5/5.0 – Nothing special Label: Metal Blade Websites: myspace.com/valkyrjaswe | valkyrja.swe.name Valkyrja hails from Sweden, where the ice-cold summers, and even colder winters, apparently breed tons of little metal kids. Everywhere you look here you run into a band, and many of them are good. But certainly not […]

Sweden’s Valkyrja Signs with Metalblade – Re-releases Debut

Valkyrja, the Swedish black metal act in the vein of others like Naglfar, has signed a two record deal with Metal Blade Records according to their Myspace page. They are currently in the studio recording their second album, while the first one (originally released on Northern Silence Productions) will be re-issued by Metal Blade on […]

Shining Enters Studio to Begin VII

Well, apparently Shining is wasting no time with releasing a new record. This probably has to do with the fact that VI/Klagopsalmer has been such a long time coming–but also, as I reported the other day, they signed with Indie Recordings and they probably want to get right underway. Anyway, the band has updated its […]

Death Maze – Prodigy of Death Review

Death Maze – Prodigy of Death Rating: 3.5/5.0 – Very good Label: Unsigned Website: myspace.com/deathmazeswe Few unsigned bands in Sweden have been getting the kind of press that UmeÃ¥’s Death Maze has gotten in the last 6 months or so. There are probably a few reasons for this, firstly, there are a lot of unsigned […]

Shining – VI/Klagopsalmer delayed… AGAIN!? And other news…

Osmose has released another statement about the new Shining record that we’re all waiting for. SHINING album is delayed again and again from the factory…We’ve got a new delivery date now who is set up for May 30th, 2009, while we are not 100% sure if all will work out good from the printing company […]

Shining VI/Klagopsalmer delayed… again

According to a very helpful commenter on this blog I was actually given more information on Shining’s long-awaited record VI/Klagopsalmer. Here’s the press release from Osmose Productions: SHINING : due to technical printing problems with the booklet the CD version might be available for the 23rd. Same problem with the vinyl version excepted [sic] we […]