Svartsot to tour with Arkona and Metsatöll this autumn

Following the releases of both our latest album, Vældet, and our first official video, for the track Midsommer, earlier this year, we can now announce that we will be touring Europe with Arkona from Russia and Metsatöll from Estonia in November and December! The dates and venues can be seen in the tour-poster beneath this post. More dates are to be added soon.

We are really looking forward to revisiting some places we have already been to, and visiting other places we have not yet had the chance to visit.


Official video for the track Midsommer

We are proud to be able to announce our first EVER official music video! The video is for the track Midsommer from our latest album, Vældet. Filming took place at Jels Vikingeby in Jutland, Denmark on the weekend of 27th and 28th of June (just after the actual date of Midsummer Eve, the 23rd of June), and was filmed and edited by the talented young Danish video producer, Christian Søes. In keeping with the lyrics for the track, the video portrays the older Danish Midsummer Eve tradition of building a fire to ward off evil spirits on the shortest night of the year.

Extras for the filming include our original whistler Stewart Lewis, wives, children, girlfriends, parents and friends of the band as well as actors from Jels Vikingespil. We would like to thank all of the involved, including a special thanks to Janus Lynggaard and all at Jels Vikingespil and Jels Vikingeby for letting us use their resources, Thor’s mum (Marielle Hansen) for all of her help, and the Nisted Atkin family (we shot the video on James’ wife’s birthday).

The video can be seen on our YouTube channel, or alternatively on our Vimeo channel. A short introduction to the video can also be seen on YouTube and Vimeo.


Official video for Midsommer


Pre-order page for Vældet now open

The official pre-order site for the new album, Vældet, is now open on our official homepage, Here you can order your copy of the new CD as an exclusive limited edition digipack CD – with some cool gifts and free shipping worldwide thrown in. You can also order the exclusive limited edition T-shirt which is only available for our fans who order the new CD directly from us!

We would like to thank you in advance for your support in buying our new album directly from us. Every penny you spend here goes towards helping to pay for recording, production and touring costs – and also helps us make the album happen!

We did not use funding platforms yet – as we were dedicated to make this and future albums happen, come hell or high water! But we do have a lot of projects that need financing, such as the upcoming tour or a new video! So please feel free to make any donation – donations of €5 and above will earn you a Svartsot loyalty card as a thank you!

Cover artwork for the album Vældet

Svartsot cancelled from Beardfest-show in Göteborg

We have received news that the organisers of Beardfest 2, which we should have played in Göteborg (SE) on the Saturday February 21st, have had to cancel us – apparently due to unforeseen financial issues. It is with great regret that we have to announce this cancelation, as we had been looking forward to visiting Sweden again in connection with our release-weekend minitour.

Our shows in Roskilde (DK) on Friday February 20th and in Paris (FR) on Sunday February 22nd are not affected by the cancellation.

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