Born from an idea by guitarist -viNd- during a hiatus in his other bands (Manes and Atrox), a group of comrades that he knew had the live and studio experience needed to get this group off its feet were recruited, and thus Drontheim was established.
Drontheim plays music on the edge between post-rock and alternative metal, infused with large amounts of atmospheric and cinematic passages. Sometimes distorted and strict, and other times dark and emotional. Members of Drontheim are, or have been involved with bands like Manes, Atrox, Khonsu, Bloodthorn and more.
Thematically Drontheim is rooted in an alternative reality regarding World War II, and the many “what if’s” in relation to the outcome of the war. The band is strictly non-political with no collective agenda on any level except the artistic, but the inspiration grew from a strong interest in WWII in general, and more specifically the German vision for Neu Drontheim - New Trondheim - as the new capital for the Germanized Scandinavia.
released February 22, 2019
-viNd- : guitars, computers, synth, lyrics
Snorre Hovdal : bass, backing vocals, lyrics, synth
Rune Folgerø : vocals, lyrics
Tom Christian Engelsøy: vocals, lyrics
Geir Knarbakk : drums
Torstein Parelius : lyrics, guitars
All music and lyrics by Drontheim
"Deadlight" featuring contributions by Rune Sørgård
"Draume" featuring contributions by M. Wägar and ATYD
"Ship of Fools" and "Tre Lovløse Dager" featuring contributions by Tony Jacobsen
Recorded, produced and mixed by Rune Sørgård, Stian Kjelstad Granmo and Drontheim at Spiren Studio and Vindmill Studio
Mastered by Knut Vegar Prytz at Prytz Studio
Artwork, cover design and photos by Snorre Hovdal