Photo by Peter Hesselø

After a very promising EP released back in 2021 and a handful of singles that sparked folk metal fans’ enthusiasm – especially the Scandinavian strain – VANSIND finally release today their debut album, “Mørket”. With their feet planted firmly in the Danish soil, the band provides a solid soundtrack for battle, chain dance and raised horns with melodies inspired by folk music that meets solid metal, rumbling growls, and clean female singing. The lyrical themes are inspired by the darker side of Nordic mythology and Scandinavian history. 

Where the glimmer of the eye meets the glimpse of the sword you’ll find Vansind. And, if you enter the dance, maybe you’ll get a glimpse of Valhal too. 

“Mørket” is out today on LP (black vinyl, limited to 300) and digital formats via Mighty Music. Orders are available here. Digital version here.

Today, the band also released the official video of the song “Den Første Fejde”. Check it out below or in Mighty Music’s official YouTube page.

Vansind was formed in the summer of 2019 as a folk-inspired metal band. The band is based in Slagelse, Denmark, though the members are from all over the country. Just as the members’ geographical difference their musical background is also vastly different (with members of Panzerchrist, Iron Fire, Vanir, Detest and Mindmare gracing the lineup), they share their love for the music and a wish to add something special to the Danish folk scene. This year alone they graced festivals such as Næstved Metalfest, Asgaard Rock Festival, Warhorns Festival (UK), Hörnerfest (DE) and Burning Q Festival (DE) and they’re now set sailing for a bigger conquering trip with their amazing debut studio album. 

J. Asgaard – vocals
Line Burglin – vocals
Kirk Backarach – guitars
Mikael Christensen – bass
Rikke Klint Johansen – keyboards, tinwhistles, bagpipes
Danni Lyse Jelsgaard – drums



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Cover artwork by Bjørn O. Holter

“Mørket” tracklist:
1. Den Store Ask 
2. Grib Til Våben 
3. Blodmosen 
4. Før Dagen Gryr 
5. Den Første Fejde 
6. Blót 
7. Rejsen Mod Nord 
8. Frigg 


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