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YMIR - Long Awaited Debut Album Out In November, First Track Available For Streaming

Finnish black metal act Ymir will release on 13th November via Werewolf Records the long awaited debut self-titled album. Ymir's history stretches back to the late 90s. The band originally existed as a trio of vocalist/guitarist Vrasjarn, later of funeral doomlords Profetus; drummer Lord Sargofagian, who concurrently founded the prolific Baptism; and lead guitarist Toni Pölkki. With this line-up, Ymir released the Trollsword demo in 1999, mystical black metal firmly (and favorably) of its time.

Seven more years would follow before another recording came from Ymir, as the brothers Vrasjarn and Lord Sargofagian were busy with the aforementioned bands (and many others), but the Silvery Howling demo at last arrived in 2006, courtesy of Werewolf, and saw the band scaled back to a duo and evincing a rawer, nastier sound whilst retaining the sweet stench of the '90s. Naturally, once again, more silence ensued...

But from the past comes the storms of icy, grandiose, paradigmatically Finnish black metal, bearing the no-bullshit title of Ymir. Whether this self-titled album sees Ymir return to the shadows for an indeterminate/interminable amount of time remains to be seen, but its arrival is more-than-just cause for celebration. Listen to the track "Ymir" in the player below. Link