For years now Wardruna founder Einar Selvik has done acoustic concerts and lectures, performing Wardruna songs on his own, as well as creations made for the TV-show “Vikings” in an acoustic format. Now parts of this material has finally been recorded “live in studio” in Solslottet Studio in Bergen (Norway), and is set for release through By Norse Music on November 23rd 2018.
“Skald” takes the listener on a musical journey outside the massive soundscape that Wardruna is known for and into a simpler and more direct form, where voice, poetry and ancient instruments like Kravik-lyre, Taglharpa and Bukkehorn lead the way.
Einar Selvik comments: “Skald” was recorded live in the studio with the intention of capturing the raw and uncompromising energy of a live performance rather than aiming for a flawless and polished expression. It sets out to give voice to the ancient craft that once lay at the heart of the Norse oral traditions, presented as it takes shape in the hands of a humble contemporary skald today.
All formats of the album contains an extensive booklet with all lyrics translated as well as a solid introduction to the Skald and Old Norse poetry written by the acclaimed Icelandic author and Old Norse philologist Bergsveinn Birgisson.
1. Vardlokk 2. Skald 3. Ein sat hun uti 4. Voluspá (skaldic version) 5. Fehu (skaldic version) 6. Vindavla 7. Ormagardskvedi 8. Gravbakkjen 9. Sonatorrek 10. Helvegen (skaldic version)
Label: By Norse Music Release date: November 23, 2018 Genre: Folk / World Music
Wardruna 3RD album and last in the Trilogiy of "Runaljod".
Warduna is a musical project based on Nordic spiritualism and the runes of the Elder Futhark. Started by Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik in 2003, along with Gaahl and Lindy Fay Hella. Einar Selvik, co-composer of "Vikings", brings you a more diverse and deeper look into the Runaljod trilogy with "Ragnarok".
1. Loud And Alive
2. Dog From Hell
3. Back in ‘76
4. Into The Mud
5. Heat Wave
7. Driving In Style
8. Free Ourselves
10. Purple Sky
12. Somebody Love Me
13. Bad Habits
Label: AFM Records
Media Type: Digipak
Release date: July 31th, 2020
Genre: Hard Rock
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