There are (at least) three bands named Skald: 01. A folk metal band from Karlshamn, Sweden 02. A black metal band from Korea 03. An experimental rock band from Stockholm, Sweden 01. The Swedish duo Skald was formed by Henrik and David in Karlshamn, Sweden in October 2005 with the idea to create pure, acoustic folkmusic. The idea was disbanded quite fast sinced they lacked certain instruments. Henrik had written LOTS of lyrics inspired by the Scandinavian nature and it's old folklore, so the folk aspect was still the one to go.