When we heard Swedish death metal legends Unleashed had a new batch of Viking-themed filth coming out this spring, we were ecstatic. Unleashed truly rule; folks say bands rule all the time, and it’s horseshit — Unleashed actually rule.
Today, we are beyond psyched to be able to premiere a new track from the band’s forthcoming album. In fact, we are streaming Odalheim’s title track — and it is unruly.
The album was recorded at Chrome Studios in Sweden and produced by Unleashed guitarist Fredrik Folkare.
A press release claims that Odalheim is a concept album: “After the mighty world tree Yggdrasil had trembled and rung in the end of the world, Fimbul winter followed with three years of darkness and coldness — during which time Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers.
“This caused the end of life as we know it, Ragnarök. But the warriors who’ve survived will build a new world out of the old one’s ashes. It is here that the story of Odalheim begins.”
Odalheim will be released on April 20 in Europe and April 24 here in North America through the very awesome Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order the album here, with or without an exclusive T-shirt.