2019 marks ten years since Wardruna released the first part of the “Runaljod” trilogy. We are thrilled to celebrate its conclusion and see all three albums into a special limited book edition including original lyrics together with English translations and exclusive pictures!
The Runaljod Trilogy Book + 3CD is now available in the Wardruna stores and during the upcoming Wardruna European Tour! Order it now here:
The first 1000 copies include a bookmark autographed by Einar Selvik.
The Limited Wardruna Runaljod Trilogy limited book features the three albums on CD:
Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga (2009)
Runaljod – Yggdrasil (2013)
Runaljod – Ragnarok (2016)
Einar Selvik comments:
“Ten years since the first release but almost twenty years since the first recording was made. It has been quite a journey so far, yet it feels like we just got started. The Runaljod albums are originally released on two different record labels and I am so happy to collaborate with Indie Recordings and my own label By Norse Music for a license and the opportunity to finally release the complete trilogy, they way it should, as one single product.”
“Runaljod” is a trilogy featuring musical renditions based on the runes. Each of the three albums is focused around eight of the twenty-four Proto-Norse runes, more commonly known as the Elder Futhark. The runes are interpreted on their own premises, although here their various qualities are placed in the wider context of various ancient Nordic traditions relating to nature and human and spiritual relations. For this reason, some of the recordings have also been made in various locations or under circumstances that have particular significance for the rune in question. Wardruna use a broad selection of both traditional and historical Nordic instruments. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound such as trees, stones, bones, water and fire are also used to enhance the nature of the rune being ‘portrayed’ in each case. Thorough research and serious study form an important foundation for our music but the ultimate intention is not to copy or recreate music from any specific time period. We take thoughts, tools and methods from the past and use them to create new music, which builds on the contemporary as well as the ancient.