Wardruna Releases Incredible Video For New Single, Raido

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Wardruna who’s highly anticipated new album Runaljod – Ragnarok releases on October 21st via By Norse Records. You can watch the video below:

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Runaljod – Ragnarok completesWardruna’s Runaljod trilogy. The series began with Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga (2009) and continued with Runaljod – Yggdrasil (2013). The goal of the trilogy was to interpret 24 ancient Nordic runes as music, and its songs have been placed in the TV show Vikingsover 40 times. Pre-orders are available via By Norse Records at this link: http://wardruna.aisamerch.com

Einar Selvik will speak about Wardruna’s music, his work on the Vikings OST, and his hand-built ancient Norse instruments (including goat horns!) at two-day extravaganza New York By Norse, which Noisey will present, in December

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Selvik commented on the song and video:

Raido” is the reconstructed name of the proto-Norse R-rune and is presumed to signify “riding” or “journey.” The concept of both song and video draws inspiration from old runic poetry where one can for instance read how the horse is said to bring “comfort to the restless” and how the journey is swift for the sitting and toilsome for the horse. It has truly been a blessing and honor to work on this with top-level people such as Tuukka Koski and his team, a fantastic horse such as Balder, all in a stunningly beautiful place full of helpful people (and absurd amounts of Moose I might add). I can only hope that the positive synergy-effect I believe all of the involved felt in making the film, comes through in the final result. I for one am very proud of it.”

When Wardruna released Runaljod – Yggdrasil Ghost Cult had an exclusive interview with Einar where discussed the arc of the trilogy and his art:

Wardruna’s music is very personal and it is sometimes hard for me to share it with people.I know we sing in the Norse language which most Europeans or other nationalities don’t understand but I feel the music has a life of its own and speaks with its own voice. People are clearly hearing his voice as it inspires such a reaction. The response has been overwhelming and it is very emotional for me to perform. This is not just music for the ears but for the spirit, body and mind. We want to create a connection, a non physical dialogue with our audience and I believe we are succeeding in doing that!”

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Listen to the first Runaljod – Ragnarok single ‘Odal’ via Spotify

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