A lot has been – and is – happening: we’ve had three entertaining and very different shows since August, new material is being processed through the normal Midvinterblot method of having a container, filling it to the brim, and then beating it senselessly with an axe as we do not understand how causation works. However, pieces are then picked uo and glued together and that results in FUN, so something is done right!
Oh! And we discovered something called an “instant gram”, which has nothing to do with weight, for some reason, but there’s that, no judging here.
As to the future of twen-ty-sev-en-teen, there are two more shows in Sweden in December (Varberg the 2nd and Karlskoga the 9th), so come one, come all and… Do stuff!
to everyone who came and saw us in Ceske Budejovice, Prague and Ostrava, it was the most epic journey of our lives (so far)! Also a big thank you to all the bands who were with us on this trip, especially Grimner , Svaskalver and Warbell! We hope we will see you all again soon! (Picture shamelessly stolen from Grimner)
Friends! Events are certainly transpiring!
In late May, Swedish Folk Metal Warriors Grimner set sails for Czech Republic for the very first time!
Hearing the call to arms, Midvinterblot raised their heads from the long tables, snorted at each other and decided to follow!
In addition to the Swedish parties, legendary Bucovina (Rom), fearsome Warbell (Pol), and mystical Svaskalver (Ru) will partake in three folk metal raids across the land:
May 25 – MC Fabrika, Budweis
May 26 – Rock Klub Nová Chmelnice – Official , Prague
May 27 – Barrák music club, Ostrava
Ticket info will follow!
Folk ‘n Troll!
Do you hear them? Do you hear the sounds of labour and songs from the depths?
They are warnings, promises; of ecstatic moments and days-to-twilight-to-dawn, and of that weird state of mind you may find yourself in at four in the morning when you are squeezing the last little juices out of “just a chill evening with some friends”.
Skymning has been heard for ninety days; now it can also be held! For 150 kr (SEK), you can get your very own copy of the album to listen to, pose with, decorate your infant’s mobile with, and generally become the coolest kid on the block with!
So let your lips flutter like sparrow’s flight of what you have read, get on to www.midvinterblot.com/merch and fill that hole of Skymning-not-having today!
Keep Folkin’ and Trollin’!
–Soundcloud (click to show player)
In the summer of 2015, “Gryning” finally saw the light of day; blinking hesitantly, it quickly made itself at home, finding a spot to grow and frolic; we were happy for it, glad and excited – the little EP had been long overdue, and it brought with it a dawning realisation that we had something to say, that Midvinterblot was bringing something exciting to the scene.
And with that, we knew that Gryning’s larger sibling was on its way. We had a year of self-reflection, re-definition, and development where we honed our skills, pinpointed our goals, and added new threads of inspiration. The result is ready to meet you on this day – on the day of mid-winter solstice, in the twilight moments of the year, “Skymning” is here. With Skymning, Midvinterblot wishes you to experience the same energy and power as you have come to expect, only with more complexity, more awareness, and with a grander artistic pathos. We brought together an album inspired by fairy tales, folklore, and long, happy nights, and now we invite you to share in our creation.
On this day, the Twenty-First of December, the year Two Thousand and Sixteen – a year of twilight – we, Midvinterblot, are proud to release Skymning; please enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!