Iskald are a melodic extreme metal 2-piece who also have a couple of session musicians who, I think, are pretty much mainstays for the live side of things.
They formed in 2006 and have released an EP and three albums so far (the last two of which are available to stream in their entirety on SoundCloud), with a fourth due out early next year.
This new masterpiece Nedom og Nord is a tribute to their arctic, majestic and dark home – the northern part of Norway. Iskald (“Ice-cold” in English) makes you feel like you’re alone on the top of an iceberg in the middle of an arctic storm! The album will be released on January 14th in Norway and the rest of EU and January 17th.
Nedom og Nord is by far their most epic album to date, containing six long masterpieces, each with different lyrical themes. This is their first Norwegian entitled album, in which half of the lyrics are based on their mother tongue. And finally, their self-titled song “Iskald” was finished and put on the new record. It’s a monumental hymn dedicated to the surroundings and people of their home; Nordland.