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  EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: VINTERSORG UNLEASH 'JÖKELVÄKTAREN' FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM
25th April 2017



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Swedish Black/Folk Metallers Vintersorg's new album, 'Till Fjälls del II', will be released on June 30th 2017 via Napalm Records. It's the highly anticipated sequel to Andreas 'Vintersorg' Hedlund's groundbreaking 1998 album, 'Till Fjälls', which is still considered to be one of the most important albums within the genre.

Today, here on MetalTalk, the opening track from 'Till Fjälls del II', 'Jökelväktaren', is premiering. It's dramatic, it's bombastic, it's epic and it's right here for your enjoyment.



Vintersorg frontman Mr V told us:

"This song is kind of a sequal to the song called 'Jökeln' from the 'Till Fjälls' album from 1998. I really wanted to tie it back to that lyrical theme that deals with glaciers.

"The first episode on that old album is more of an observation of the mightiness of a glacier and how it effects its surroundings, including man. On the new episode I took a different path lyricwise.

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"It's much more from an environmental standpoint, dealing with sustainability. Man continues to treat this planet as garbage in some aspects to the point that we actually contribute to melting poles. So, the lyric is about a human being that sees this and tries to address this problem.

"Still it has a lot of nature scenery-worship-style. The music has both harsh and soft edges with a very powerful chorus."

Vintersorg release the first music video from 'Till Fjälls del II', track number four, 'Fjällets Mäktiga Mur' recently and in case you missed it first time round, here it is again.



'Till Fjälls del II' will be available as a two, CD six page digipak and two LP gatefold edition (black vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies). Also available is the Vintersorg classic 'Ödemarkens Son' from 1999 on vinyl for the first time ever, gatefold edition, strictly limited to 300 copies.

The new album can be described as a heartfelt return to snowcapped mountains, pure nature-inspired mysticism, with Nordic folklore and real Black Metal providing some of Vintersorg's most captivating music to date.

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'Till Fjälls del II' tracklist:
CD1
1. Jökelväktaren
2. En väldig isvidds karga dräkt
3. Lavin
4. Fjällets mäktiga mur
5. Obygdens pionjär
6. Vinterstorm
7. Tusenåriga stråk
8. Allt mellan himmel och jord
9. Vårflod

CD2
1. Tillbaka till källorna
2. Köldens borg
3. Portalen
4. Svart måne

Vintersorg means 'Winter Sorrow', but the name was taken from 'The Legend Of The Ice People' series by Margit Sandemo, where the character Vintersorg is the son of a great Pagan leader.

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Mr V

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Photos by Nicklas Lundqvist





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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