Wardruna release their acclaimed album "Runaljod - Ragnarok" as a Picture Disc Gatefold 2LP, out on May 21st! It is the third installment in a trilogy of albums that began with "Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga" (2009) and continued with "Runaljod – Yggdrasil" (2013).
In short, the ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task. Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birch-bark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction
"Runaljod – Ragnarok" was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio.
4. MannaR - Drivande
5. MannaR - Liv
Release date: May 21st, 2021
Label: By Norse Music
Media type: 2LP Picture Disc, gatefold
Genre: World Music / Folk
Limited 1st press of 1000 copies worldwide with a matt finish and gold foil Slipcase
- 4x dual layer DVDs (PAL) in digipack
- 4x CDs in digipack
- Slipcase with matt finish and Gold Foil
- 24 pages booklet
- Movies download card
Enslaved is celebrating 30 years of unprecedented, genre-boundaries altering presence in the Extreme Metal and Prog scenes in 2021! To celebrate this milestone, By Norse Music and Nuclear Blast proudly announce the release of the Enslaved “Cinematic Tour 2020” on June 25th, 2021.
The Enslaved “Cinematic Tour 2020” 4x CDs + 4x DVDs (PAL) contains the four streamed concerts broadcasted by the band in 2020:
“The Rise of Ymir” was performed as part of the Verftet Online Festival in Bergen during spring 2020. As the band celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021, ""The Rise of Ymir"" is a powerful gathering of some of Enslaved’s all-times favourite hymns.
"Chronicles of the Northbound” was performed in the spirit of and in collaboration with Roadburn Festival at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway, during a psychedelic day of Summer 2020. The setlist was assembled 1:1 from an online voting by fans. Enslaved salutes their fans for their efforts in choosing a list that was also 1:1 with their "dream set".
"Below the Lights" was performed in league with Beyond the Gates Festival at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway, during a dark day of summer 2020. The event witnessed Enslaved perform their acclaimed opus "Below the Lights" in its entirety, featuring the guest musician Inge Rypdal.
“Utgard – The Journey Within” was performed with power from Summer Breeze Open Air, at Nowhere in Sotra, Norway during a day of might in Summer 2020. "Utgard - The Journey Within" was Enslaved’s virtual release party for their latest album "Utgard".
Release date: 25.06.21
Label: By Norse Music
Media Type: 4x CDs + 4x DVDs (PAL) Boxset
Genre: Black Metal / Progressive Metal