Wardruna has announced its highly anticipated new album Kvitravn (translated to White Raven) this June 5 via By Norse Music in the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide Excl. U.S.). A new single will release the first new music from the album will be revealed on February 21. In the meantime, pre-order bundles are now available in the U.S at the link below.
Wardruna have also announced plans for a solo North American tour launching this fall in Charlotte, NC on September 24 and concluding in Dallas, TX on October 20. Tickets for these shows (listed below) will go on-sale at 10:00 A.M. local time on Friday, February 14.
Einar Selvik comments:
“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.”
Experience Wardruna live at one of the below dates: