WARDRUNA NEW ALBUM “SKALD” NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS!


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 on November 23rd 2018!

See Einar Selvik announce new album “Skald” on exclusive video: 

Wardruna “Skald” will be available as:

  • Red colored LP Gatefold – Limited to 500 copies
    Wardruna webstores exclusive
  • White colored LP Gatefold – Limited to 500 copies
    Wardruna webstores exclusive
  • Black LP Gatefold
  • CD Digipack
  • Digital

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.

All formats, new merchandise designs and exclusive bundles can be pre-ordered now here: 

WARDRUNA EU STORE
WARDRUNA US STORE
BY NORSE MUSIC STORE
DIGITAL
BANDCAMP

“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.”

“Skald” tracklist:

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)

Album Credits:

Skald was recorded, mixed and mastered by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio in 2018.
Produced by Einar Selvik and Iver Sandøy.

Vocal, Kraviklyre, Taglharpa and Bukkehorn performed live in studio by Einar Selvik.
Backing vocals on Fehu by Iver Sandøy.

Cover design by Øivind Myksvoll.
Front cover illustration by Jakub Vaniš / The Raven from the North. Runic illustration by Ræveðis.
Photos by Tuukka Koski and Øivind Myksvoll.