On the evening of 7 November of 1520, King Christian summoned many Swedish leaders to a private conference at the palace. At dusk on 8 November, Danish soldiers, with lanterns and torches, entered a great hall of the royal palace and imprisoned several noble guests. Later in the evening, even more of the king’s guests were imprisoned. The following day, 9 November, a council, headed by Archbishop Trolle, sentenced the proscribed to death for being heretics. At noon, the anti-unionist bishops of Skara and Strängnäs were led out into the great square and beheaded. Fourteen noblemen, three burgomasters, fourteen town councilors and about twenty common citizens of Stockholm were then hanged or beheaded. The executions continued throughout the following day. According to the chief executioner, Jörgen Homuth, 82 people were executed. 

These are the historical facts behind “Twisting The Knife”, the first VANIR single from the upcoming new album of the Danish band. An aggressive and heavy offering, fully reflecting the violent nature of the lyrics.

Check the “Twisting The Knife” lyric video below and stream the digital single here.

Vanir is one of Denmark’s most prominent melodic death metal bands and has, since the band’s inception, released six full-length albums and has their seventh record ready to be out in early 2024.

Vanir has been around for more than ten years and has evolved a lot since the band’s beginning. With the last three records and now with their upcoming offering, Vanir shows its hard edge and catchy melodic death metal. 

A new Vanir album will be released in early 2024.

Martin Rubini – vocals  
Kirk Backarach – guitar  
Michael Lundquist – guitar
Mikael Christensen – bass
Jon Elmquist Schmidt – drums
Stefan Dujardin  – keyboards

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