PLUS “SKJOLDMØ” NEW VIDEO PREMIERE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY VIA FOLKNROCK
By Norse is proud to announce the signing of Nanna Barslev to its roster! Nanna is a renown Dark Nordic Folk, Neofolk, Viking music artist and composer from Denmark. Nanna has a solid experience in the Nordic Atmospheric / Dark Folk genre since the early 1990’s and is known as the front woman in Huldre, Asynje, Gny and Ættir.
Nanna performs not only as a singer with her mesmerizing voice and experimental old Nordic song techniques, she also appears as a instrumentalist on a collection of various traditional Nordic instruments such as Moraharpa, Tagelharpa, Islandsk langspil, Bodhran drum and flute. She has performed at various Viking medieval folk and Metal festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Copenhell, Midgårdsblot and Castlefest.
She comments on the signing to By Norse Music: “I am proud and excited to announce that I found the perfect match with By Norse music, to help me lifting my music into the world. I’m thrilled to be a part of the By Norse family, and I feel lucky to be among wonderful artists such as Wardruna, Tvinna, Eivør and all the other marvellous ones with solid experience, sharing the same genre energies and roots.”
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New video “Skjoldmø” premiered today!
We are delighted to share the video premiere of “Skjoldmø”, visible exclusively through FolkNRock!
“Skjoldmø” (Shielmaiden) refers to an old Norse description of women who participated in the battles with axes, swords and shields. “The lyrics are inspired by a description in Saxon gramaticus about shieldmaidens going into battle by blunting the swords of the enemy with spells songs / galder. My interpretation of the shield maiden theme touches the problem of fighting inner judgment, a battle between strength and weaknesses as well as judgement from the society through the history. To find the strength of standing together, supporting each other instead of fighting each other”. – Nanna Barslev
The video Skjoldmø was filmed at Høje Stene and organised as a workshop for Danish reenactment Viking women and produced is by Mark Thyrring.
More news coming tomorrow… stay tuned!