HAILING
FROM THE NORTH

Sweden’s six-headed hird Grimner incorporate folk instruments such as flutes, Swedish bagpipes and  mandola into their unique melodic, yet aggressive brand of metal. With lyrics that honour the norse gods and fallen warriors of old, they have taken enthusiasts of both metal and folk music by storm. With some songs dark and brooding; others fast, jovial and folkish, Grimner will never fail to entertain.

In 2008, Grimner was conceived in the Swedish town Motala by lead guitarist and vocalist Ted Sjulmark together with the drummer Henry Persson. With the line-up changing throughout the years, the six housecarls you now see is Grimner. The first demo “A Call For Battle” (2010) was sung explicitly in English but was soon to be replaced by their native tongue Swedish. With the EPs “Färd” (2010) and “De Kom Från Norr” (2015) together with their debut album “Blodshymner” (2014) under their belt, Grimner has so far conquered the lands of Germany, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and Sweden. In addition to playing at German folk metal festivals, Grimner was the supporting act to the legendary Korpiklaani during their shows in Sweden in 2015. In March 2016, Grimner will release the full length album “Frost Mot Eld” on Despotz Records. This album will be telling the story of parts of Ragnarök, accompanied by even more catchy arrangements than previously produced by the band. This album definitely takes Grimner one step forward in terms of song writing and conveying the pagan feel. One can expect some epic tracks on this release!


The Vikings


Ted Sjulmark

Vocals & Lead Guitar
Vocals & Lead Guitar
Favourite Grimner song to play: Etter och Flammor
Favourite drink: Beer, preferably porter and stout

Top 3 all-time records:
Machinae Supremacy – Redeemer
Týr – Ragnarök
Quilty – A Drop Of Pure

Johan "Rambo" Rydberg

Flutes, Mandola, Bagpipes
Flutes, Mandola, Bagpipes
Favourite Grimner song to play: Eldhjärta
Favourite drink: Any good beer with some flavor or a nice glas of fine Absinth.

Top 3 all-time records:
(Wow… This is insanely hard!)
Alice Cooper – Welcome to my nightmare
Eluveitie – Everything remains, as it never was
Nordman – Nordman

Marcus Asplund Brattberg

Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Favourite Grimner song to play: Res Er Mina Söner
Favourite drink: Scotch/Pepsi or a nice IPA

Top 3 all-time records:
Freak Kitchen – Organic
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Evergrey – Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy

Kristoffer "Koff" Kullberg

Keyboards
Keyboards
Favourite Grimner song to play: Skogsdömd
Favourite drink: Mead

Top 3 all-time records:
Rammstein – Liebe ist für alle da
Finntroll – Nifelvind
Týr – The Lay of Thrym

David Fransson

Bass Guitar
Bass Guitar
Favourite Grimner song to play: Nordmännens Raseri
Favourite drink: Anything above 20%

Top 3 all-time records:
Dissection – Reinkaos
The Kristet Utseende – Djävulsvingar Över Kapellet
The Kristet Utseende – Pervogenesis

Henry Persson

Drums
Drums
Favourite Grimner song to play: Nordmännens Raseri
Favourite drink: Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier.

Top 3 all-time records:
Graveyard – Graveyard
Rainbow – On Stage
The Sword – Warp Riders