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Fortid

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Fortid (correct spelling Fortíð) plays atmospheric and oldschool Black/Viking Metal. Formed in Iceland 2002 as the solo project of Einar Thorberg, AKA Eldur, with the main purpose of putting one of the most important Ásatrú literature; Völuspá, into musical form, to honor the old ways. This was to be done in the form of a trilogy. In 2003 the debut was already out through No Colours Records entitled “Völuspá part I: Thors Anger”. Due to this being a side project at the current time, the second album “Völuspá part II: The Arrival of Fenris” did not hit the scene until in 2007.

In late 2008, Eldur moved to Norway to change FORTÍÐ into a full lineup band, and while searching for the right people, he finished the last part of the trilogy; “Völuspá part III: Fall of the Ages”. In December 2008 he met up with Daniel Theobald from England, who had moved to Norway with similar creative vision in mind. He instantly showed interest in the project and joined in on drums. In January 2009 the duo recorded a compilation song for a ‘tribute to Toteninsel’ album entitled ‘Ad Handan’. By April, FORTÍÐ had recruited two Norwegians, Øystein Hansen on guitar and Gaute Refsnes on synthesizer and two months later Rikard Jonsson from Sweden joined in on bass.

In August 2009 the first ever FORTÍÐ show was held in Oslo and in December the same year the band signed a contract with the German label Schwarzdorn Production.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/fortidofficial#ixzz0zKVmMPdu

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  • OceanGypsy666

    Fortíð new video! Slays all! http://youtu.be/xC_ptz5mAb4

    2 Jan 3:50pm Reply
  • AndreasS88

    v thanks. But it still strikes me as odd. How is "+i and alt+d (on most EU-keyboards at least) so much of a hassle? For instance: are we expected to rename Månegarm to just Manegarm? Týr to Tyr? etc. I for one prefer the "original" name with the """special""" characters, who do their work just fine and actually make the names easier to pronounce...

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • metaltroll87

    I asked them on FB about the name and this is what they replied to me: Here's how it goes... Fortíð is the original name and is Icelandic. Fortid is the Norwegian version of the same name. Same meaning, just changed location from Iceland to Norway. Our logo says Fortíð. But online at least (and especially when for writing without the special Icelandic characters), we are sticking to Fortid. There is no right or wrong here basically but regarding LastFM, we would prefer Fortid since that's the one people mostly search for. Thanks for your interest and support! E. Thorberg

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    New Review: http://www.metal4.de/review/fortid-pagan-prophecies

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • OceanGypsy666

    Awesome musical concept! Genius! Beautiful songs! Keep up the great work! \m/

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • amitoj84

    pagan prophecies is well done. excellant song writing and performances

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • GARDARIKAMUSIKK

    Good stuff

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • kOrBa007

    good

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • heathen_girl

    Review of "Pagan Prophecies" http://northwind-promotion.org/fortid-pagan-prophecies-review/

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Dezstruction78

    So far so good =)

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • shiverwolf

    good band...good songs.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SixBlackRavens

    I love text arguments, so much emotion comes through :D Interesting concept Fortid /Fortíð have, giving it a listen now :D

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Kari_metal

    This is seriously too much underrated

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • HyRRa

    Moody and melodic metal with a progressive flow and harsh vocals. Melancholy with cutting edge - Nodding Sky from Finland: http://www.last.fm/music/Nodding+Sky - New song called "For Those Left Behind" online! Check us out!!

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • HAZZZARD

    hah this is funny read.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Maxx00r

    I own their CDs, all 3. And the fact I dodn't scrobble here has got nothing to do with it, kid. Look at the freaking bio on their myspace and read what I wrote in the correct artist's page shoutbox. And this account was created waaaay before you started acting up actually. And why are you even getting personal? Can't take it someone demolishes your argumentation? Once again: alt+d = ð. Everyone feel free to update your tags for this amazing band!

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • holyrebels

    Maxx00r has zero plays on LastFM. Further, his comprehension of the band and label's wishes is false. Read my post below. The correct spelling is FORTID if he would bother to check No Colours Records or the CD itself. Apparently Maxx00r's LastFM account was created for the sole purpose of being an anonomous jackass. You fail at logic and you fail at life.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Maxx00r

    @ holyrebels, most keyboards don't have easy accessible "ð"s etc. Månegarm is also often typeset Manegarm because non-scandinavian keyboards don't have a "å", but that doesn't change the fact they're still called Månegarm. Fortid -> Fortíð. Fortid doesn't sound the same as Fortíð after all. And with mp3Tag, changing tags is a piece of cake. Also, Capital ð looks almost the same as capital d. Ð vs D. The correct spelling is used quite often if you check google. So I am in favour of changing all tags.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • rediskanight

    Всё это уже было и не раз....

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Burning_Aura

    As I saw, the real band's name means 'past', so it's 'Fortíð'. No need to complicate too much. :)

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
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