There are 2 bands named Einherjer. 1) Viking metal band from Norway. 2) Rock band from Germany. 1) THE BEGINNING… Einherjer was formed in January 1993 by Frode Glesnes (Guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (Drums). Based in Haugesund, a small town on the west coast of Norway. THE NAME… The name Einherjer is taken from Norse mythology, Einherjer is a Viking's life after death. When a Viking was slain in battle, he was brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries, to join the army of Einherjer and assist the Gods in their clash against the Giants in the age of Ragnarok. Read more about Einherjer on Last.fm.