Viking rock (also known as Vikingarock in Swedish) is a rock music genre that takes much of its themes from 19th-century Viking romanticism,[1] mixing it with elements of rockabilly, Oi! or street punk, and folk music.[1] Frequent themes occurring in Viking rock include vikings and Norse mythology, as well as Sweden's King Karl XII and the Caroleans.

Viking rock is often linked to white supremacy.[2] Many make no distinction between Viking rock and white power music,[2][3] and there is debate whether Viking rock is essentially racist.[1][4] Some viking rock bands, however, allegedly disapprove of racism such as the Swedish band Hel.[5]

Kuggnäsfestivalen is a music festival that caters to viking rock.[1]

List of notable Viking rock bands


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