The Arctic Circle Alliance 2018

Skálmöld (IS)

Skálmöld is a metal band from Reykjavík, Iceland. The band was formed in August 2009 and originally had 5 members, all of whom had been formerly active in other bands, but not all metal. From day one the band started to lay the groundwork to what would become the band's debut album.

After a couple of months a new member joined the band, a keyboard player, and thus it stands today. The sixth member's classical background brought a new dimension to the band's songwriting and various classical, as well as traditional, references can be spotted in the band's armoury.

Skálmöld's music can be described as a powerful, melodic and epic Viking Metal, mixed with the cold Icelandic darkness along with various folk influences...

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Omnium Gatherum (FI)

There are two bands named Omnium Gatherum. Prominently we find the Finnish melodic death metal band on
1) Omnium Gatherum is a six-piece melodic death metal band from Kotka, Finland. Founded in the autumn of 1996. Although the band mainly follows the path of melodic death metal genre, the music created by the band, especially the later albums, has strong influences from the progressive death metal sub-genre.

After releasing four demos, they released a full-length debut album Spirits And August Light by Rage Of Achilles records in April 2003 that caught the attention of the underground metal community.
They signed to Nuclear Blast in 2004 and released their second album Years In Waste in November 2004 in Euro...

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Stam1na (FI)

Stam1na released it's self-titled debut in the spring of 2005, but before that Stam1na was one of the most anticipated unsigned acts in Finland. The second album Uudet kymmenen käskyä was released in May of 2006 and the third album Raja February 2008. Stam1nas 4th album, Viimeinen Atlantis, was released on February 10, 2010. Their 5th album, Nocebo, was released on 8th of February 2012. The first single release from the album was Valtiaan uudet vaateet which had much controversy video with some cruel violence.

Stam1na was signed up by Sakara Records in 2004, the label ran by Mokoma. Their collaboration started when Mokoma saw Stam1na on stage, and asked the youngsters to be the support act on their Finnish tour. Soon Stam1na ...

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