Einherjer was formed in January 1993 by Frode Glesnes (Guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (Drums). Based in Haugesund, a small town on the west coast of Norway.
The name Einherjer is taken from Norse mythology, Einherjer is a Viking’s life after death. When a Viking was slain in battle, he was brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries, to join the army of Einherjer and assist the Gods in their clash against the Giants in the age of Ragnarok.
THE FIRST RECORDINGS
Einherjer entered the studio for the first time in december 1993, to record the demo “Aurora Borealis”. The line-up was Grimar (Frode) - guitar, Ulvar (Gerhard) - drums, Nidhogg (Rune Bjelland) - vocals and Thonar (Audun Wold) - bass & synth. “Aurora Borealis” was very well recieved by the underground metalscene and is today regarded as a cult-release within the genre. The demo lead to a deal with Necromantic Gallery Prod./Damnation Dist. Einherjer entered the studio for the second time in May 1994 to record seven inch “Leve Vikingånden”. As the demo, the seven incher was well recieved by the undergroundscene and as the demo, it soon gained a cult-status.
DRAGONS OF THE NORTH / FAR FAR NORTH
In 1996 the band signed with Napalm Records. “Dragons of the North” was recorded during the summer 1996 in the now legendary Grieghallen Studio with Eirik “Pytten” Hundvin as producer. “Dragons of the North” recieved unbelievable critics from all over the world and it is today regarded by many as THE viking metal album. Einherjer returned to Grieghallen Studio in January 1997 to record the mini-album “Far Far North”.
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