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Growling with Skálmöld (and Iceland Symphony Orchestra)

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It’s summer evening and entire Reykjavík just went crazy. Plenty of people enjoy Menningarnótt aka the Culture Night and use the opportunity to see numerous bands live as well as check out many art exhibitions. I’m walking down the street and don’t even notice that the song in my head can be heard not only by me. I recognize it and can’t believe it might be true. But that is Menningarnótt. Nothing is impossible and I’m listening to none other than folk metal stars Skálmöld. A few seconds later I’m standing up on Arnarhóll and can see their small silhouettes on a huge stage situated at the bottom of the hill. Although a short performance during Menningarnótt showed only in a low dose how Skálmöld can rock I wait now in anticipation for that one day I will get the opportunity to experience entire full long set. But until then I will adore them for something else that knocked my socks off. I remember the day they announced a collaboration with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Then I thought it’s gonna be just unusual. I missed out the occasion to see it live since I’m not a huge dedicated fan and always in those situations I feel like this is a feast for those who will be able to cry their souls out at the concert and appreciate it more. I think I just watched Hel afterwards. And it happened. Now I’m more excited I meet Skálmöld´s folk on my way

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