Vintersorg is a Swedish Folk/Viking/Progressive Metal band formed in 1994 under the name Vargatron (Wolfthrone in English), but was later changed to Vintersorg.VINTERSORG GENRES
The sound of Vintersorg has vastly changed over the years, as his demo and first two albums, HedniskhjÃ¤rtad, Till FjÃ¤lls and Ã–demarkens Son being Folk/Viking metal with Black Metal influence where their more recent albums, Cosmic Genesis, Visions from The Spiral Generator and The Focusing Blur are more progressive and influenced strongly by 60s/70s Prog Rock. The latest album Solens RÃ¶tter took both the folk and progressive sound and mixed it into a more unique style.
The name "Vintersorg" has often confused people in the metal scene due to it being the BAND name and the NICKNAME of the front man and composer, Andreas Hedlund. The actual band Vintersorg consists of Andreas Hedlund and Mattias Marklund, with often appearances from Jan Erik Torgersen, Steve DiGiorgio, Asgeir Mickelson and Lars Are Nedland.
Andreas Hedlund (Vintersorg/Mr.V) is constantly creating music. He is the front-man of several bands including Vintersorg, Otyg (Folk metal), Borknagar (Black/Progressive metal), Havayoth (Gothic metal), Fission (Melodic Death Metal), Cronian (Progressive Metal) and Waterclime (Progressive Rock/Jazz), Cosmic Death (Black/Thrash/Death Metal).
The name Vintersorg means "Winter Sorrow". It's a character from the Isfolket series, by the author Margit Sandemo.
Viking / Folk metal, Progressive Metal
VINTERSORG LYRICAL THEMES
Heathen, nature, astronomy, science, philosophy
Sweden (Skellefteå), formed in 1994
VINTERSORG CURRENT RECORD LABEL
VINTERSORG CURRENT LINE-UP
Vintersorg (Andreas Hedlund) - Vocals, guitars, keyboards (Otyg, Borknagar, ex-Havayoth, Fission, Cosmic Death, Waterclime, Cronian)
Mattias Marklund - Guitars (Otyg, TME)
Johan Lindgren - Bass (TME, Seasons of Storms, Mors Osculi)
VINTERSORG PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Tyr (Jan Erik Torgersen) - Bass (ex-Emperor (Live), ex-Borknagar, Thornbound)
Steve DiGiorgio - Bass (Sadus, Sebastian Bach & Friends, Artension, Death, Control Denied, ex-Testament, Dragonlord, Suicide Shift, Autopsy, James Murphy, Dark Hall, ex-Iced Earth, Quo Vadis (Can), Scariot)
Asgeir Mickelson - Session drums (Borknagar, Code (session), Enslavement of Beauty (session), ex-Highland Glory (live session), Ihsahn, ex-Lunaris, Scariot, Spiral Architect, Thornbound)
Benny Hägglund - Drums (Fission, TME)
Lars Are Nedland - Session hammond organ and backing vocals (Solefald, ex-Carpathian Forest, Ásmegin, Borknagar, Age of Silence)