Ym:Stammen was a legendary, ethnic-influenced post-punk band from Oslo, Norway. Formed in 1983, by Trygve Mathie, they released six albums, peaking with their no.1-album Guden-i-Steinenin 1997. The tribe of Ymir drew from a wide variety of influences, sometimes hard to label, and named everything from Iron Age-punk, World music and astral-punk to Nordic Stump.
With their clear Nordic pagan approach, the band were influential on the Norwegian Black Metal scene, as well as contemporary bands like Wardruna and Heilung. Guden-I-Steinen is the sixth and final Ym:Stammen album, originally released in 1997. The album was their big mainstream breakthrough, and several singles and remixes were released to radio – back when Norwegian radio still played new and interesting music. The band did a LOT of interviews and concerts around this time, as well as a few TV appearances and press stunts. Guden-I-Steinen has has never before been released on vinyl.
The album has been remastered by Morten Lund for this re-release, and this true Norwegian masterpiece is ready to be shown to the world again.