Multi-intrumentalist Kvitrafn commented,
“It’s been a long time since Wardruna performed in Oslo, so we are very excited to be presenting the songs from our new album Yggdrasil for our fans in Oslo!”
The band, additionally featuring vocalists Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed) and Linda Fay Hella, will also be seen making their debut live performances in the US and the UK; appearing at the Stella Natura Festival in California’s Tahoe National Forest in September and at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London later in October.
Yggdrasil is the second release in the band’s “Runaljod” trilogy, which interprets the runes of the elder futhark. Much like the first album in the series, gap var Ginnunga, the recording took place at locations relevant to the different runes using outdoor locations along with old and historical instruments such as deer-hide frame drums, mouth harp, clove and hoof rattles from deer and goats, bone flutes, goat and cow horns, Hardanger fiddle and bowed lyres.
Yggdrasil, which has been praised for it’s “gut-wrenchingly authentic riffage,” (Alibi) is currently available digitally on iTunes or in jewel-case cd format from the Prosthetic webstore! A limited edition bundle pack featuring the album along with a custom designed bronze necklace and a 32-page digibook containing extra artwork, translated lyrics, and further reading on the Runes concept is also available for pre-order HERE.
Experience WARDRUNA’s captivating live show here:
9/20-22 Nevada City, CA – Stella Natura Festival @ Shinnyboo Creek Resort
10/18 Oslo,NO – Riksscenen
10/24 London, UK – Queen Elizabeth Hall
10/25 Tilburg, NL – 013
For more information on the band, please visit:
- WARDRUNA: Full Album To Be Featured On TWR Radio Tomorrow (theweldingroom.com)