VIKING MUSIC, SCANDINAVIAN FOLK MUSIC & VIKING METAL CDs
The following music is our own personal selection of imported Scandinavian music inspired by the Vikings ranging from traditional Scandinavian folk
music to Viking metal.
Nordic Folk Music
"Wardruna takes us back to the ancient times of the Norse pagan people and their spiritual music. Exploring and evoking the culture of our
forefathers, Wardruna uses deer hide frame drums, mouth harp, goat horns, lur, Hardanger fiddle and tagelharpe to show us the music of our past,
in a new way."
NEW! IVAR BJØRNSON AND EINAR SELVIK
Nordic Folk Music
Skuggsjá is a musical piece written by Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik.
Performed by Enslaved and Wardruna, it was originally initiated as a commissioned concert piece for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and premiered in September 2014 at the Eidsivablot festival, Eidsvoll where the constitution was written.
Shortly after its debut Skuggsjá was announced as one of the headliner acts of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 2015.
The growing desire to present Skuggsjá to a broader audience has ultimately led the Bjørnson and Selvik to record the piece in its entirety.
Skuggsjá translates into ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in the Norse language, and the piece not only contextualizes harder music’s role in the democracy in Norway in 2014, but also joins threads from the country’s ancient musical history and solidifies harder music’s position as Norway`s most important cultural export.
By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, Skuggsjá tells the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into the present day.
In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway´s and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Norse and Norwegian, Skuggsjá is a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically
|CDSK1||Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik - Skuggsjá|
1. Intro: Ull Kjem
3. Makta Og Vanæra, For All Tid
4. Tore Hund
5. Rop Fra Røynda - Mælt Fra Minne
6. Skuggeslåtten (instrumental)
9. Bøn Om Ending, Bøn Om Byrjing
10. Outro: Ull Gjekk
Ivar Bjørnson: vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Einar Selvik: vocals, taglharpa, Kravik-lyre, goat-horn, birch-bark lure, bone-flute, percussion, electronics
Grutle Kjellson: vocals
Lindy-Fay Hella: vocals
Eilif Gundersen: birch bark lure
Olav L. Mjelva: Harding fiddle
Cato Bekkevold: drums
Release date: 11 March 2016
Label: Season of Mist
|Out of stock!
NEW! NYTT LAND - Havamal
Nordic Folk Music
Physical copy of the Havamal album in a 3 Panel digisleeve.
Get your copy now as they have only produced 500 copies and we have grabbed another 20 of them!
1. Opnun 04:31
2. Gáttir allar 06:05
3. Bú er betra 07:12
4. Ár skal rísa 06:23
5. Frysta 05:45
6. Þagalt og hugalt 07:16
7. Veit-a hinn 05:41
8. Þat er þá reynt 08:42
9. Fyrsta Vindur (bonus) 02:52
10. RavnFjord (bonus) 07:56
|CDNL1||Nytt Land - Havamal|
| Last couple of copies left - £10,
Traditional Swedish folk music, some of which dates back to the Viking age, played only on authentic Viking age instruments by the exceptionally
talented and accredited Swedish early musician Per Runberg with accompaniment from Violina Juliusdotter and Per-Daniel Kaufeldt. 18 tracks in total.
Pagan Folk Metal from Belarus
A Folk concept album about time & seasons by the famous Belarus Pagan Metal band : PIAREVARACIEN.
released March 11, 2016
9 tracks and over 36 mins of Pagan Folk / Ambient music.
In a digipack DVD format with booklet and lyrics.
Slavien Zima (Vapor Hiemis) - elektronnaja muzyka, hitary
Athame - klavishy, narodnyja spievy
Darja Zujeva - narodnyja spievy
Nasta Špilieuskaja - narodnyja spievy
|CDPV1||PIAREVARACIEN - Spadcyna / Heritage
JORVIK - A HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS
Storyteller Adrian Spendlow from York, England tells the history of the Vikings seen from the perspective of the Viking town of Jorvik.
Fourteen tracks covering the history of the Vikings from the first raids to the fatefull year of 1066.
Includes small information booklet with timeline, trade routes map, Jorvik map, Danelaw map and Viking place names.
ANDVARI'S GOLD - THE SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS
Storyteller Adrian Spendlow from York, England tells the story of Sigurd the dragon-slayer and the curse of Andvari's gold.
Adapted from the saga of the Volsungs this is a tale that would have been well known to both Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
Scenes and characters from this famous story such as Regin the smith and Fafnir the Dragon appear on several runestones and works of art.
The tale was also the main inspiration for Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.