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Nordic Folk Band WARDRUNA Share ‘Kvitravn’ Track List + Translations

 

 
 
 
DT: MARCH 9, 2020
 
FR: KELLY WALSH
 
 
 
WARDRUNA
FOUNDER/COMPOSER EINAR SELVIK
SHARES TRACK LIST AND TRANSLATIONS
FOR ‘KVITRAVN,’
DISCUSSES ALBUM’S LYRICAL NODS TO OLD NORSE POETRY
 
Traditional Norwegian folk outfit WARDRUNA have transcended genres, cultures and language barriers worldwide with their musical ode to ancient Nordic traditions with a #1 Billboard World Music album (2016), massive music contributions to the History Channel’s Vikings” and a 2018 sold-out headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The band will continue to integrate the past in a modern way with their upcoming fifth full-length album KVITRAVN due June 5 via BY NORSE MUSIC (U.S.) and SONY MUSIC / COLUMBIA RECORDS (worldwide excl. U.S.).

Following the release of the album’s debut single “Gr
á“-translating to ‘grey’ in English-and its transcendent music video which can be seen here, founder/composer EINAR SELVIK (ex-Gorgoroth) has revealed KVITRAVN‘s track listing along with translations for each of the track’s titles.

“For those who want to search deeper into our songs, the upcoming album will contain complete lyrics along with English translations,” reveals EINAR. “When revealing the track list, it also makes sense to show the translations of the titles, so one potentially gets a better idea of the album’s content.”

KVITRAVN‘s track listing with translations is as follows:
1. “Synkverv” (Turn-sight)
2. “Kvitravn” (White Raven)
3. “Skugge” (Shadow)
4. “Grá” (Grey)
5. “Fylgjutal” (Speech of the Fetch)
6. “Munin” (Memory)
7. “Kvit hjort” (White Stag)
8. “Viseveiding” (Song-hunting)
9. “Ni” (Nine)
10. “Vindavlarljod” (Song of the wind-bred)
11. “Andvevarljod” (Song of the Spirit-weavers)

EINAR adds: “The power of words, poetry and abstract thinking as well as the ability to master them in various forms was highly regarded in the oral societies of the past. It is a trait that we feel should not be forgotten. Our lyrics are therefore an important layer to the music.”

“Whether the given song is about traditions, spirituality, philosophy or other esoteric subjects, there should always be a potential of learning something,” he explains. “Knowledge, yet knowledge that is not served as overly explained truths, but rather in abstract images and hints that inspire the listener to seek their own understanding–much like the way Old Norse poetry deals with esoteric matters.”

 
 
KVITRAVN cover artwork
 
KVITRAVN is available for pre-order digitally at https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album or physically on CD and/or 180-gram 2LP gatefold vinyl (available in black or limited edition white [1,000 copies total worldwide] variant) at https://wardruna.aisamerch.com/.
 
WARDRUNA will bring their live experience to audiences across North America this fall on a solo headlining tour. Tickets are on sale now and dates can be found listed below.

This is standing ovation stuff and in this out of control world of all surface and no depth Wardruna’s stunning, emotive and highly original music has struck a powerful nerve with people seeking more from their culture.”
Louder Than War, (11/22/2018)
 
 
DATE
CITY, ST
VENUE
24-Sep
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
25-Sep
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
26-Sep
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre
28-Sep
Boston, MA
The Orpheum Theater
29-Sep
Montreal, QC
M Telus
30-Sep
Toronto, ON
Meridian Hall
2-Oct
Chicago, IL
Auditorium Theatre
3-Oct
Minneapolis, MN
The State Theatre
6-Oct
Calgary, AB
Jack Singer Concert Hall
8-Oct
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9-Oct
Seattle, WA
Moore Theatre
10-Oct
Salem, OR
Elsinore Theatre
12-Oct
Salt Lake City, UT
The Complex
14-Oct
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre
16-Oct
El Cajon, CA
Magnolia
17-Oct
Los Angeles, CA
Orpheum Theatre
18-Oct
Mesa, AZ
Ikeda Theatre
20-Oct
Dallas, TX
The Majestic Theatre
 
 
Photo Credit: Kim Öhrling
 
Find more information on WARDRUNA here:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

 

 
###
 
For press inquiries and interview opportunities, please contact:
 
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
585-765-5162
 

 

 
 
 

Nordic Folk Band WARDRUNA Announce New Album ‘Kvitravn’ & 2020 N. American Fall Tour

 

DT: FEBRUARY 11, 2020
FR: KELLY WALSH
NORDIC FOLK BAND
WARDRUNA’s
NEW ALBUM ‘KVITRAVN’ OUT JUNE 5
VIA BY NORSE MUSIC (U.S. only)
SONY MUSIC/COLUMBIA RECORDS (World Excl. U.S.)

REVEAL NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES
TICKETS ON SALE FRI. 2/14
PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE NOW
 

Photo Credit: Kim Öhrling
Masterful Norwegian storytellers WARDRUNA–last seen in the U.S. in 2018 with a sold-out headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado–will release their new album KVITRAVN(which translates to ‘White Raven’) on June 5 via BY NORSE MUSIC in the U.S. and SONY MUSIC / COLUMBIA RECORDS (worldwide excl. U.S.). 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 https://wardruna.aisamerch.com/and across all digital platforms at https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album.

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.

WARDRUNA have carved a rich, polyphonic and dramatic musical landscape that honors the ancient past without gimmick, while simultaneously illuminating meaningful expressions of Norse tradition through intrinsically detailed contemporary composition. Beyond genre, theirs is a sound that must be truly experienced. Their first-ever concert was held in front of the 1,500-year-oldGokstad Viking ship in Oslo, NO and they’re the only band to have ever been allowed to hold an amplified concert at the Viking ship museum. Since then they’ve performed sold-out shows worldwide, including major festival headlining appearances (Hellfest, Roadburn, Summer Breez, Castle Fest, Echoes & Merveilles, Rock oz Arenes, Rock The Coast, etc.). In 2018, they toured the U.S. with a West Coast run which expanded their audience.

KVITRAVN follows an intensive period in the studio and musically continues where their RUNALJOD trilogy left off in 2016 with RUNALJOD – RAGNAROK–which charted at #1 Billboard’s World Music charts in the U.S. and Canada. Yet KVITRAVN marks a distinct evolution in WARDRUNA‘s unique sound. In a rich musical tapestry, WARDRUNA use a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Trossingen-lyre, Taglharpa, Sootharp, Langeleik, Crwth, Goat- horn, Lur, Bronze-lur, flute, Moraharpa, and the record also features guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg, one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song. Throughout these 11 songs, KVITRAVNdiscusses Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs.

“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,” WARDRUNA founder Einar Selvik reveals.

“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.”

 KVITRAVN cover artwork
Since their formation in the early 2000’s initiated by composer Einar Selvik, WARDRUNA have had vast worldwide success, transcending music genres, cultures and languages while being renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of ancient Nordic traditions.

The group’s massive musical contributions to History Channel‘s TV seriesVIKINGS-which consists of over 60 placements and substantial work on the show’s musical score in addition to appearances by EINAR, who starred and performed on two occasions in Season 3 and 4–
has exposed their music to a broad audience worldwide.

WARDRUNA merge academics with pop culture, and their thorough and serious approach has made them one of today’s foremost communicators of Norse culture. Today’s top international scholars on Old Norse studies use EINAR‘s work to exemplify how music might have been executed in earlier times in Scandinavia and he has lectured about his work with historical music in prestigious universities such as Oxford, University ofDenver, Reykjavik University and University of Bergen. Alongside fellow Norwegian metal band Enslaved, WARDRUNA was commissioned by the Norwegian government to write and perform a music-piece for the 200-year anniversary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014.
 
Experience WARDRUNA live at one of the below dates:
DATE
CITY, ST
VENUE
24-Sep
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
25-Sep
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
26-Sep
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre
28-Sep
Boston, MA
The Orpheum Theater
29-Sep
Montreal, QC
M Telus
30-Sep
Toronto, ON
Meridian Hall
2-Oct
Chicago, IL
Auditorium Theatre
3-Oct
Minneapolis, MN
The State Theatre
6-Oct
Calgary, AB
Jack Singer Concert Hall
8-Oct
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9-Oct
Seattle, WA
Moore Theatre
10-Oct
Salem, OR
Elsinore Theatre
12-Oct
Salt Lake City, UT
The Complex
14-Oct
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre
16-Oct
El Cajon, CA
Magnolia
17-Oct
Los Angeles, CA
Orpheum Theatre
18-Oct
Mesa, AZ
Ikeda Theatre
20-Oct
Dallas, TX
The Majestic Theatre
 

 

Find more information on WARDRUNA here: 

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

 

###
For press inquiries and interview opportunities, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
585-765-5162

 

Nordic Folk Band WARDRUNA Reveal Debut Single & Music Video “GRÁ”

 
 
DT: FEBRUARY 21, 2020
 
FR: KELLY WALSH
 
 
 
 

NORDIC FOLK BAND
WARDRUNA
REVEAL FIRST NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO
“GRÁ”
 
‘KVITRAVN’ OUT JUNE 5
VIA BY NORSE MUSIC (U.S. only)
SONY MUSIC/COLUMBIA RECORDS (World Excl. U.S.)

NORTH AMERICAN FALL SOLO TOUR
9/24 – 10/20
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW
 
 

Photo Credit: Kim Öhrling

 

 
Following the announcement of their fifth full-length album KVITRAVN–due out June 5 via BY NORSE MUSIC in the U.S. and SONY MUSIC / COLUMBIA RECORDS (worldwide excl. U.S.)–Norwegian folk band WARDRUNA have revealed the first new music for the debut single “Grá” (which translates in English as ‘grey’) with a transcendent music video showcasing the meaningful expressions of Norse traditions that their music honors. See the video for “Grá” streaming below or via WARDRUNA‘s YouTube channel here:https://youtu.be/kFU7nRe7C0AGrá” is available now across all digital platforms.
 
“Grá (Grey) is our song to the wolf,” explains composer and founder Einar Selvik. “It speaks about the ancient bond and relationship between man and wolf. It seeks to address and acknowledge the cost and responsibility of being part of, and not above, nature.

“Once again, we were given the opportunity go to Finland and work with a beautiful and brave rescued wolf called Tihu and her caretakers. The video was directed by our friend Tuukka Koski and his fantastic team at Koski Syväri.”

 
 

Wardruna -
Wardruna – “Grá” Official Music Video

 

 
KVITRAVN (which translates to ‘White Raven’) picks up where the RUNALJOD trilogy left off with 2016’s acclaimed #1 Billboard World Music-charting RUNALJOD – RAGNAROK and uses a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Trossingen-lyre, Taglharpa, Sootharp, Langeleik, Crwth, Goat- horn, Lur, Bronze-lur, flute, Moraharpa in addition to guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg, one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song. Throughout its 11 songs, KVITRAVN discusses Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs.
 
KVITRAVN is available for pre-order now on CD and/or 180-gram 2LP gatefold vinyl (available in black or limited edition white [1,000 copies total worldwide] variant) with a 28-page booklet, in addition to t-shirt bundle options at https://wardruna.aisamerch.com/. Digital pre-orders can be found at https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album.
 

KVITRAVN cover artwork
 
WARDRUNA have had vast worldwide success transcending music genres, cultures and languages while being renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of ancient Nordic traditions including their massive musical contributions to History Channel ́s TV series VIKINGS-which consists of over 60 placements and substantial work on the show’s musical score in addition to appearances by EINAR, who starred and performed on two occasions in Season 3 and 4.
 
Beyond genre, theirs is a sound that must be truly experienced. Their first-ever concert was held in front of the 1,500-year-old Gokstad Viking ship in Oslo, NO and since then they’ve performed sold-out shows worldwide-including a headlining date at Red Rocks Amphiteatre in Colorado in 2018 along with major festival headlining appearances (Hellfest, Roadburn, Summer Breez, Castle Fest, Echoes & Merveilles, Rock oz Arenes, Rock The Coast).
 
WARDRUNA will be seen in North America this fall on a solo tour starting in Charlotte, NC on September 24 and concluding in Dallas, TX on October 20.   Tickets are on sale now at www.wardruna.com.
 
Dates are as follows:
 
DATE
CITY, ST
VENUE
24-Sep
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
25-Sep
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
26-Sep
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre
28-Sep
Boston, MA
The Orpheum Theater
29-Sep
Montreal, QC
M Telus
30-Sep
Toronto, ON
Meridian Hall
2-Oct
Chicago, IL
Auditorium Theatre
3-Oct
Minneapolis, MN
The State Theatre
6-Oct
Calgary, AB
Jack Singer Concert Hall
8-Oct
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9-Oct
Seattle, WA
Moore Theatre
10-Oct
Salem, OR
Elsinore Theatre
12-Oct
Salt Lake City, UT
The Complex
14-Oct
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre
16-Oct
El Cajon, CA
Magnolia
17-Oct
Los Angeles, CA
Orpheum Theatre
18-Oct
Mesa, AZ
Ikeda Theatre
20-Oct
Dallas, TX
The Majestic Theatre
 
Find more information on WARDRUNA here:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

 

 
###
 
For press inquiries and interview opportunities, please contact:
 
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
585-765-5162
 

 

Nordic Folk Band WARDRUNA Announce New Album ‘Kvitravn’ & 2020 N. American Fall Tour

 

DT: FEBRUARY 11, 2020
FR: KELLY WALSH
NORDIC FOLK BAND
WARDRUNA’s
NEW ALBUM ‘KVITRAVN’ OUT JUNE 5
VIA BY NORSE MUSIC (U.S. only)
SONY MUSIC/COLUMBIA RECORDS (World Excl. U.S.)

REVEAL NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES
TICKETS ON SALE FRI. 2/14
PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE NOW
 

Photo Credit: Kim Öhrling
Masterful Norwegian storytellers WARDRUNA–last seen in the U.S. in 2018 with a sold-out headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado–will release their new album KVITRAVN(which translates to ‘White Raven’) on June 5 via BY NORSE MUSIC in the U.S. and SONY MUSIC / COLUMBIA RECORDS (worldwide excl. U.S.). 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 https://wardruna.aisamerch.com/and across all digital platforms at https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album.

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.

WARDRUNA have carved a rich, polyphonic and dramatic musical landscape that honors the ancient past without gimmick, while simultaneously illuminating meaningful expressions of Norse tradition through intrinsically detailed contemporary composition. Beyond genre, theirs is a sound that must be truly experienced. Their first-ever concert was held in front of the 1,500-year-oldGokstad Viking ship in Oslo, NO and they’re the only band to have ever been allowed to hold an amplified concert at the Viking ship museum. Since then they’ve performed sold-out shows worldwide, including major festival headlining appearances (Hellfest, Roadburn, Summer Breez, Castle Fest, Echoes & Merveilles, Rock oz Arenes, Rock The Coast, etc.). In 2018, they toured the U.S. with a West Coast run which expanded their audience.

KVITRAVN follows an intensive period in the studio and musically continues where their RUNALJOD trilogy left off in 2016 with RUNALJOD – RAGNAROK–which charted at #1 Billboard’s World Music charts in the U.S. and Canada. Yet KVITRAVN marks a distinct evolution in WARDRUNA‘s unique sound. In a rich musical tapestry, WARDRUNA use a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Trossingen-lyre, Taglharpa, Sootharp, Langeleik, Crwth, Goat- horn, Lur, Bronze-lur, flute, Moraharpa, and the record also features guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg, one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song. Throughout these 11 songs, KVITRAVNdiscusses Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs.

“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,” WARDRUNA founder Einar Selvik reveals.

“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.”

 KVITRAVN cover artwork
Since their formation in the early 2000’s initiated by composer Einar Selvik, WARDRUNA have had vast worldwide success, transcending music genres, cultures and languages while being renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of ancient Nordic traditions.

The group’s massive musical contributions to History Channel‘s TV seriesVIKINGS-which consists of over 60 placements and substantial work on the show’s musical score in addition to appearances by EINAR, who starred and performed on two occasions in Season 3 and 4–
has exposed their music to a broad audience worldwide.

WARDRUNA merge academics with pop culture, and their thorough and serious approach has made them one of today’s foremost communicators of Norse culture. Today’s top international scholars on Old Norse studies use EINAR‘s work to exemplify how music might have been executed in earlier times in Scandinavia and he has lectured about his work with historical music in prestigious universities such as Oxford, University ofDenver, Reykjavik University and University of Bergen. Alongside fellow Norwegian metal band Enslaved, WARDRUNA was commissioned by the Norwegian government to write and perform a music-piece for the 200-year anniversary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014.
 
Experience WARDRUNA live at one of the below dates:
DATE
CITY, ST
VENUE
24-Sep
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
25-Sep
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
26-Sep
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre
28-Sep
Boston, MA
The Orpheum Theater
29-Sep
Montreal, QC
M Telus
30-Sep
Toronto, ON
Meridian Hall
2-Oct
Chicago, IL
Auditorium Theatre
3-Oct
Minneapolis, MN
The State Theatre
6-Oct
Calgary, AB
Jack Singer Concert Hall
8-Oct
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9-Oct
Seattle, WA
Moore Theatre
10-Oct
Salem, OR
Elsinore Theatre
12-Oct
Salt Lake City, UT
The Complex
14-Oct
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre
16-Oct
El Cajon, CA
Magnolia
17-Oct
Los Angeles, CA
Orpheum Theatre
18-Oct
Mesa, AZ
Ikeda Theatre
20-Oct
Dallas, TX
The Majestic Theatre
 

 

Find more information on WARDRUNA here: 

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

 

###
For press inquiries and interview opportunities, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
585-765-5162

 

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