Watch Wardruna Featuring Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) Perform “Kvervandi” Live

Wardruna has shared pro-shot video of the group performing in Kraków at Klub Studio, Poland earlier in 2019. The band performed their song ‘Kvervandi”, featuring Einer Selvik’s frequent collaborator Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Wardruna has a heavy 2020 schedule planned with headline shows, festivals and hopefully some new music. Einar and Wardruna’s music has been featured in the History Channel series Vikings, which has started its 6th and final season in November. Watch the video below! Continue reading

Hellfest 2020 Books Faith No More, Deftones, System of A Down, Korn, Judas Priest and More!

Hellfest has announced its 15th-anniversary lineup for summer 2020, and it looks like a dream! Already announced Faith No More, and Down will be joined by Deftones, System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Mastodon, Opeth, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, The Offspring, Infectious Grooves, The Darkness, Obituary, Death DTA (the Death tribute featuring members of Death), At The Gates, Entombed AD, Sacred Reich, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Wardruna, The Hu, Taake, Watain, Alcest, Borknagar, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Electric Wizard, Baroness, Om, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Envy, Mono, John Garcia & the Band of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life of Agony, 3TEETH, Inter Arma, Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Youth of Today, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, Social Distortion, Anti-Flag, Agnostic Front, Reverend Horton Heat, Grade 2, Code Orange, and many more. Hellfest takes place June 19-21 in Clisson, France near Paris and ticket info is coming soon! Continue reading

Wardruna to Release “Runaljod Trilogy” Book + 3CD Set

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

Wardruna is Writing Their Next Album Right Now! Announces New Record Deal and 2020 Tour Dates

Globally acclaimed Norse music act Wardruna has shared the news via Facebook that they are working on new music! According to leader Einar Selvik (Vikings on History Channel), they are “deep in the writing process for their new album”. Their new album due in 2020 will appear on their new label, Sony/Columbia which they also just announced. The band has also booked further 2020 tour dates, including the UK. They will continue their world tour in 2019 with a date in a few weeks at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, followed by more European tour dates to close out the year. We are stoked for new Wardruna music, as we have covered them from the very beginning of Ghost Cult in 2012! You can check out our most recent interview and live coverage from the band. Continue reading

Watch a Voice Teacher Analyze Einar Selvik (Wardruna) Singing “The Vikings” Suite

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.

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Lindy-Fay Hella (Wardruna) Shares New Single, Debut Album Coming Soon

Acclaimed vocalist Linda-Fay Hella, best known from her work with Wardruna, has announced her debut album. Seafarer is coming soon via Ván Records. She has also released the title track and music videos. The album also features contributions from Kristian Gaahl Espedal. Pre-orders are also live. Hella will perform at The Black Heart in London on September 26. Continue reading

Gahhls Wyrd – Gastir – Ghosts Invited

The realm of Black Metal is often noted for it’s colourful, yet usually monochrome, characters, and definitely one of the most infamous is the iconoclastic and enigmatic Gaahl, former frontman of Gorogorth, Trelldom, Godseed. An obvious showcase for Gaahls considerable vocal talents Gaahls Wyrd Debut, Gastir – Ghosts Invited (Season of Mist) is an extremely potent album and well worth a listen. Continue reading