Exciting news from the gaming world as world-renowned musician and composer Einar Selvik of Wardruna is working on the score to the upcoming game Assasin’s Creed Valhalla, due out in time for the holidays, 2020. Selvik announced he would co-compose the score, alongside the game’s composers Sarah Schachner and Jesper Kyd. Metal fans who gravitate to all things Norse will love the new game’s direction. In addition to Wardruna and collaborative projects with Enslaved’s Ivar Bjornson, original music by Selvik and Wardruna have both been used on History’s Channel’s hit series Vikings, which Einar is a composer on. He has also appeared on the show in the past. New music and tours are coming from Wardruna as well. We have interviewed Einar several times on the subject of his composing work. Continue reading
On the heels of announcing a new record deal and new music for 2020, Wardruna will close the chapter on their acclaimed “Runaljod Trilogy”. The band will share a set with all three albums into a special limited book edition including original lyrics together with English translations and exclusive pictures. The Runaljod Trilogy Book will arrive as a 3CD will be available on November 15th in the Wardruna online stores and during the upcoming Wardruna European Tour. The first 1000 copies include a bookmark autographed by Einar Selvik. In addition to tour dates and festivals for 2020 and new music, the new season of Vikings on the History Channel is coming soon with Einar’s contributions to the soundtrack. Continue reading
Vocal teacher and YouTuber Beth Roars is back with another video analyzing singers and bands from across music. In this new video, she reviews and critiques Einar Selvik of Wardruna performing “The Vikings” Suite with the Krakow Symphony in Poland. In addition to Wardruna, Selvik is a composer, performer and makes an occasional cameo on the History Channel television series, Vikings.
A project originally conceived to celebrate 2014’s bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution, Skuggsjá – A Piece For Mind and Mirror (Season of Mist) was a collaborative record from Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved, and Einar Selvik of Wardruna. After the success of that 2016 release, the pair rekindled their partnership and have now written follow-up piece Hugsjá (By Norse Music).