By Norse is a platform to support Norse and Norse-related Art, Music, literature, film and culture.
It was founded by Einar Selvik (Wardruna, Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik), Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, BardSpec, Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik) and Simon Füllemann (AISAmusic).
The inception of By Norse occurred in late Spring 2015 when Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s “Skuggsjá” was about to be released, and a release show event was needed to be organized. We all wanted it to be a little bit different than the usual, so we decided to do it ourselves. We also realized that Enslaved were celebrating their 25 years in 2016 and that is how the “London By Norse” Event idea was born. It materialized in March 2016 as a 3-days event, later followed by New York and Oslo By Norse in December the same year. Coinciding the events, we launched our own ale, “Alu by Norse” together with Bryggehus and Voss Bryggeriet!
The records label By Norse Music started in the Winter 2015/2016. The first release was Enslaved’s iconic “Vikingligr Veldi”, followed by Wardruna’s critically acclaimed “Runaljod-Ragnarok”, which hit the worldwide charts for the first time. Today we are the proud home of acts such as Enslaved, Wardruna, Kalandra, Kaunan or Sowulo.