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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Mãnegarm reveal third single for “Stridsgalten”

Leading Swedish Viking metal wolf pack Mãnegarm have unleashed another hefty banger off their new offering “Ynglingaättens Öde”, finally out this coming Friday! The new, staggering third single “Stridsgalten” features outstanding contributions from prominent guests Jonne Järvelä (Korpiklaani), Robse Dahn (Equilibrium) and Pär Hulkoff (Raubtier/Hulkoff) – all renowned in the folk and Pagan metal scenes. Together, they proudly present a stomping track telling the story of a bloody battle to honor Odin, starting with a mystical throat singing section, then delighting with a string-focused intro leading to the main groove of the track. Definitely not a single to miss!

Mãnegarm have made a name for themselves in the international scene by releasing nine full-length records since their debut, “Nordstjärnans tidsålder”, back in 1998. Now, the Scandinavian crew takes another stroll through ancient sagas and myths of long forgotten times on the successor to 2019’s chart-topping “Fornaldarsagor” with their upcoming 10th studio album, “Ynglingaättens Öde” (EN: the fate of the Ynglinga kin).

Mãnegarm on “Stridsgalten”:

“Here’s our 3rd official video ‘Stridsgalten’, and this one is really different from the last two videos. Now we will take you behind the scenes when we recorded this song but also out on the live stages with the band.

‘Stridsgalten’ (EN: The battle boar) features three awesome gentlemen who most gratefully helped us out with great guest vocals – Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani, Robse Dahn of Equilibrium and Pär Hulkoff of Hulkoff/Raubtier. Thank you, brothers!!

Hope you all will enjoy this song and video as much as we do!!”

Robse Dahn (Equilibrium) comments:

“Since I was a teenager, Mãnegarm have been some of my idols. I have always loved their music! Back in 2011 we played a tour together which was great fun and felt like an accolade. It is an honor to be part of this great song and therefore their upcoming release.”

Pär Hulkoff (Hulkoff/Raubtier) on the song:

”Mighty track by a mighty band! What an honor to join in and chant for allfather Odin! Hail brothers!!”

Jonne Järvelä (Korpiklaani) adds:

“Very good song and mix and it was a great honor to be part of this.”

[photo credit: Isak Skagerström]