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With their eighth studio album North Star, Viking metallars Einherjer reinforce their status as pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres once again. The album marks the band's return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and the release of the legendary Dragons Of The North album (1996). North Star was recorded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic at the in-house Studio Borealis, owned by founding member and mastermind Frode Glesnes. The raw production ties in seamlessly with it's predecessor Norrone Spor and makes North Star probably the most powerful Einherjer album to date! North Star is Einherjer's musical mission towards something bigger in a constantly changing world that is searching for stability. The album's opening track, "The Blood And The Iron," peppered with uncompromising double-bass thunderstorms, pulls the listener in from the very first second, while "Stars" stomps through atmospheric soundscapes with dark chords. "West Coast Groove" underlines Einherjer's technical songwriting sophistication with stellar guitar solos.