Swedish Folk Metal band Lombolo releases their new song “Ofärd”. “Ofärd” is a 6-minute epic featuring a flute and mandolin combo from Valhalla, big singalong choruses mixed with death growls over heavy riffs. The lyrics tell the story of a Swedish warrior who serves as a mercenary for the queen of France in the 7th century CE and is based on the novel of the same name by Swedish historian Dick Harrison. Its catchy flute and mandolin melodies will make any modern warrior want to roam the lands of Medieval Europe or drink mead at the closest inn. The single art features a stylized map of France, made by the band’s own flautist Lennart and guitarist Walerius. A music video for the song will be published on YouTube in November.
Out of the dark Swedish forests comes Lombolo, a folk-metal band that wants to evoke a sense of glory and adventure in the listener. Lombolo blends melodic death metal and power metal with the Nordic folk music of their home while also drawing upon Celtic, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern traditional music. Catchy, fierce, and melancholic, Lombolo tells tales of folklore and history in their native Swedish language. Vocals are provided by all three members with styles ranging from gentle and melodic to death growls and black metal shrieks. Accompaniment is provided by flute, mandolin, accordion, and kantele.
The childhood friends Lennart (clean vocals, flute, accordion) and Walerius (guitars, mandolin, kantele, growls) had played music together since they were 9 years old. When they met Johan (bass, clean/harsh vocals) in 2017 the trio was complete. The band is based in Stockholm.
The debut single Bärsärkagång was released in 2019 and the music video quickly got over 10.000 views on YouTube. After releasing three more singles they released Vandringsmannen, their first full-length album in July of 2020.