Kvitravn will be released on June 5th via Sony Music/Music For Nations/Columbia Germany/By Norse Music. The first song will be released February 21st!
All physical and digital formats can be pre-ordered HERE.
The By Norse Music editions of Kvitravn feature:
- CD Jewelcase with slipcase and 28-pages booklet
- Black 2×12″ 180 gr. LP, gatefold, 28-pages booklet
- White 2×12″ 180 gr. LP, gatefold, 28-pages booklet – Wardruna US store exclusive
The By Norse Music editions and bundles can be purchased solely in the Wardruna Official North America store
Other formats available via Sony/Music For Nations/Columbia Germany:
- Clear 2xLP
- Red 2xLP
- Splatter 2xLP
- Limited CD Digipack
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Following an intensive period in the studio, Kvitravn musically continues where the Runaljod trilogy left off, yet it marks a distinct evolution in Wardruna’s unique sound. In a rich musical tapestry, Wardruna use a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Trossingen-lyre, Taglharpa, Sootharp, Langeleik, Crwth, Goat- horn, Lur, Bronze-lur, flute, Moraharpa, and the record also features guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg, one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song. Throughout eleven songs, Kvitravn discusses Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs.
Photo credit: Kim Öhrling
Einar Selvik comments the album: “To recite and copy the past is not very difficult, but to understand and integrate ancient thoughts, tools and methods with real purpose into a creation that is relevant to the modern era is truly challenging and remains our prime goal in our work. Although the album carries a variant of my own totemic artist name, it has, in this context, little to do with me but rather refers to the symbolism and legends of sacred white animals found in Nordic and other cultures all over the world. These highly regarded ghostly creatures, whether a raven, snake, bear, moose, reindeer, elephant or lion – are in animist traditions seen as prophetic, divine messengers, and guardians representing renewal, purity and a bridge between worlds”
Only mainland European release show
Gelsenkirchen (DE), June 11th 2020
Limited ticket/album bundle including signed tickets by Einar Selvik available now HERE
Regular tickets on sale Monday February 10th, 10am CET HERE