Viking metal is a heavy metal music subgenre inspired by Norse mythology. Swedish metal band Bathory's fourth album, released in 1988 and called Blood Fire Death, was the first Viking metal album.
Viking metal bands
- "The 10 Best Viking Metal Bands". OC Weekly. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Blood Fire Death - Bathory : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 August 2012.