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 Norwegian folk
music to Belarussian 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."
IVAR BJØRNSON AND EINAR SELVIK
Nordic Folk Music from Norway
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|
Nordic Folk Music from Sweden
Since it’s birth in 2012, Forndom has been a multi-project consisting of art and atmospheres from the ancient Sudermannia plains,
filled with rune stones, mound hills and dark forests.
With the sound of ambient choirs, folk melodies and lyrical themes consisting of Norse religion and folklore,
the man behind the project, L. Swärd, takes us on a journey back in time when humanity lived far more close to nature and it’s gods.
Forndom is more than just a simple art-project. It is also the philosophy of L.Swärd and how he looks upon the world.
A world filled with melancholy for the lost connection with nature. But also hope for that we one day will find our lost wisdom.
7 tracks of Pagan Folk / Ambient music.
NYTT LAND - Havamal
Nordic Folk Music from Russia
Physical copy of the Havamal album in a 3 Panel digisleeve.
Based on years of musical experience, and a deep study of the musical traditions and culture of Scandinavia,
on the border of archaic and modern technology, the Nordic ritual folk ambient project Nytt Land created "Hávamál".
The entire text on the album is taken from the second and largest of the verse, ”Elder Edda (Edda Sæmundar) - Hávamál (Sayings of the high one)
and executed in the old Norse language, the majority of the musical material is played on Norse instruments:
bowed lyre (tagelharpa), overtone flute (seljefloyte), tambourine (frame-drum), jew's harp.
Plunge into the mysterious world of the northern epics, with its deities, heroes and traditions.
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|CDNL1||Nytt Land - Havamal|
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.
|CDPV1||PIAREVARACIEN - Spadcyna / Heritage