In the great mythologies of northern Europe, the Earth came into being within the union of fire and ice. Amid this strange mixture of extremities, Folk-inspired Black Metal has become an exemplary musical expression for these ancient, fantastical stories and tales. Inspired by few true masters within the genre, longtime friends Fritz Petersen and Tim Wicklund would form Ifing in 2010. The band's name is taken from the great river in Norse mythology which separates the realms of the gods and giants. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the band has forged their sound into an atmospheric, grandiose form of Folk/Black Metal, dense with organic layers of synth, acoustics, blasting drums, and spacious hymns. As the ancient Norse used their natural world and surroundings to create myths, Ifing use these same ideas to convey Viking anthems of creation, the end, life and death, the afterlife, and the dichotomy of opposing forces on our world and beyond.