Skálmöld is an Icelandic metal band formed in August 2009. The band originally counted 5 members, all of whom had been formerly active in other bands, not all metal. From day one the band started to lay the groundwork to what would become the band's debut album. After a couple of months a new member joined the band, a keyboard player, and thus it stands today. The sixth member's classical background brought a new dimension to the band's songwriting and various classical, as well as traditional, references can be spotted in the band's armoury.