In 2012 Henrik Bodin-Sköld left the Gothenburg based metal band Irrbloss and started the studio project Norrsköld. The inspiration for the music is primarily traditional folk music, black metal and melodic metal with elements of classical guitar work. Lyrical themes are mostly based on local legends Swedish folklore. For the recording of the debut EP “Blessings of winter”, several session members were asked to join. Johan Tunander from The Last Band became session bass player, Robert Isojärvi of Nox Vorago filled in on drums. Vocal duties were handled by Alexander Wik Fridén of Warheim and Mathias Rexius joined as session guitarist. “Blessings of winter” was released on Spotify and iTunes in April 2013.
In June 2013 the single Cold Horizons was released on Spotify. Shortly after the release of the debut album Norrsköld started rehearsing for a follow-up full length album. The lineup was slightly altered as Mathias Rexius took both guitar and bass duties on the second recording, and Adam Rexius took over the vocal responsibility. Reflections of the night sky was released on Spotify and iTunes in April 2014. Norrsköld made some live performances in Sweden during the fall of 2014. At this time, Joakim “Vettfall” Andréasson became a full time member of the band, and is since then handling the rythm guitar work.
In early 2015 Norrsköld started the recording of the third release, an EP called “Ridden”. The EP was officially released April 5:th in 2015 and contains three original tracks and a cover of the traditional Swedish folk song “Hårgalåten”. The “Ridden” EP was shortly followed by an acoustic EP (“Acoustic Reflections”). During the summer of 2015 there was a major change of line-up as Johan Tunander replaced Isojärvi’s place behind the drums. Also, Norrsköld was completed with a permanent bass player by the name Gustaf Bergquist. During the last half of 2015, Norrsköld has been focusing on live performances and preparations for upcoming recording of new songs and a Music video in early 2016.