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Einherjer (Frode Glesnes, Gerhard Storesund and Aksel Herløe) in 2013.
Background information
OriginHaugesund, Norway
GenresViking metal
Years active1993–2004; 2008–present
LabelsNapalm, Century Media, Native North, Tabu, Indie
Associated actsBattered

Einherjer is a Viking metal band from Haugesund, Norway, founded in 1993.[1] Some of the band's albums are heavily folk influenced, while others have a more traditional symphonic black metal sound. Their lyrics retell Norse legends, and each of their albums has its own theme. The band split up in early 2004 after releasing the album Blot in December 2003, but later reformed.

In December 2004, all members of Einherjer's last lineup, including the band's founders Frode Glesnes and Gerhard Storesund, founded the thrash metal band Battered together with bass guitarist Ole Moldesæther.

In September 2008, Einherjer announced that they would reunite to do some selected shows across Europe in 2009, including the Ragnarök, Kaltenbach and Wacken festivals. The band signed with Indie Recordings in December 2010; a new album was released in September 2011.[2]

The band's name is taken from Norse mythology, where the term Einherjar describes the slain warriors who have gone to Valhalla and joined Odin's table.


Current lineup[edit]

  • Frode Glesnes (previously Grimar) – guitar, vocals (1993–2004, 2008–)
  • Gerhard Storesund (previously Ulvar) – drums, keyboards (1993–2004, 2008–)
  • Aksel Herløe – guitar (also bass guitar on Blot) (1999–2004, 2008–)

Previous members[edit]

  • Rune Bjelland (previously Nidhogg) – vocals (1993–97)
  • Audun Wold (previously Thonar) – bass guitar, keyboards, guitar (1993–97)
  • Stein Sund – bass guitar (1996–97, 1999)
  • Ragnar Vikse – vocals (1997–2000)
  • Erik Elden – bass guitar (1998)

Session and touring musicians[edit]


Studio albums[edit]


Compilation albums[edit]

  • Aurora Borealis / Leve vikingånden (2013)



  1. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Einherjer | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  2. ^ "EINHERJER Comeback album Einherjer in september". zwaremetalen.com. 20 April 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2011.

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