Wardruna

STYLE: ORIGIN: NorwayFORMED: 2003LABEL: Indie Recordings
  • MEMBERS:
  • Einar Selvik - Founder and main composer of Wardruna. Sings and plays most of the instruments.
  • Lindy Fay Hella - Vocals.
BIOGRAPHY

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group dedicated to creating musical renditions of Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. It was formed in 2003 by Einar Selvik along with Gaahl and Lindy Fay Hella. The band have since released three full-length albums, each based on a set of runes. Their third album, Runaljod – Ragnarok, was released on October 21, 2016. Wardruna make significant use of Nordic historical and traditional instruments including primitive deer-hide frame drums, flutes, kraviklyr, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn and lur. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water and torches are also used.

In 2014, Selvik announced on the group’s official Facebook page that they would take part in composing the score for season 2 of Vikings along with Trevor Morris. He later appeared as an actor on the show. In 2014, Gaahl left Wardruna on amicable terms.

TeamRock.com described Wardruna’s music as “a conjunction of the earthy, the organic and the ethereal” with “runic-based rites inhabit[ing] a frequency that once heard have always seemed just adjacent to everyday consciousness”. Thanks in part to the success of Vikings, the band’s 2016 album, Runaljod Ragnarok, debuted at No. 1 in Billboard’s World Albums chart.

Selvik and Gaahl were both previously members of Gorgoroth, appearing together on the album Twilight of the Idols and the live DVD Black Mass Krakow 2004.

Selvik has also recorded with other projects including Det Hedenske Folk, Bak de Syv Fjell, Jotunspor, Sahg, Dead to this World, Skuggsjá and Faun.

Gaahl has also recorded with Trelldom, Gaahlskagg and God Seed.

VIDEOS
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DISCOGRAPHY

Kvitravn / 2021

  • Album Info
  • 2021
  • Norse Music

1. Synkverv
2. Kvitravn
3. Skugge
4. Grá
5. Fylgjutal
6. Munin
7. Kvit Hjort
8. Viseveiding
9. Ni
10. Vindavlarljod
11. Andvevarljod

Wardruna‘s chart topping 5th studio album released in January 2021. The slow build up of the final release began in February of 2020 with the single “Grá” followed by “Lyfjaberg”, “Kvitravn”, “Andvevarljod” and “Skugge”. Official music videos were made for “Grá”, “Kvitravn” and “Lyfjaberg”.

 

Skald / 2018

WardrunaSkald
  • Album Info
  • 2018
  • By Norse Music

Runaljod - Ragnarok / 2016

Runaljod - Ragnarok
  • Album Info
  • 2016
  • By Norse Music

1. Tyr

2. UruR

3. Isa

4. MannaR – Drivande

5. MannaR – Liv

6. Raido

7 .Pertho

8. Odal

9. Wunjo

10. Runaljod

 

“Ragnarok” is the third release in the planned “Runaljod” trilogy that will interpret the runes of the Elder Futhark.

Official music video:
— “Raido”

Runaljod - Yggdrasil / 2013

Runaljod - Yggdrasil
  • Album Info
  • 2013
  • Indie Recordings

1. Rotlaust tre fell

2. Fehu

3. NaudiR

4. EhwaR

5. AnsuR

6. IwaR

7. IngwaR

8. Gibu

9. Solringen

10. Sowelu

11. Helvegen

“Yggdrasil” is the second release in the planned “Runaljod” trilogy that will interpret the runes of the Elder Futhark.

Runaljod - gap var Ginnunga / 2009

Runaljod - gap var Ginnunga
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • Indie Recordings

1. Ár var alda

2. Hagal

3. Bjarkan

4. Løyndomsriss

5. Heimta Thurs

6. Thurs

7. Jara

8. Laukr

9. Kauna

10. Algir – Stien klarnar

11. Algir – Tognatale

12. Dagr

 

First release in the “Runaljod” trilogy, that interprets the runes of the Elder Futhark.

Part 1 in the Runaljod-trilogy – music inspired by the 24 runes of the elder ᚠᚢþᚨᚱᚲ (futhark – runic alphabet). Each part deals with 8 runes. The runes explored on part 1 are ᚺ (H), ᛒ (B), þ (TH), ᛃ (J), ᛚ (L), ᚲ (K), ᛉ (Z), ᛞ (D).

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

Wardruna’s fifth studio album Kvitravn has reached chart topping, global success and there is no question why, with the way things are in the world. This album provides a much

February 7, 2021 by Serena

Wardruna put on an unforgettable performance at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland, and we were there to capture it. This was a bit of a different gig, though the venue is

November 22, 2019 by Serena

I had the pleasure of seeing Wardruna’s one and only US show for 2019 at Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside of Denver, Colorado on October 17, 2019. If you’re a

October 24, 2019 by Erin Rogers

The Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles is a Gothic-style theater that was built in 1927 and has been recently restored and re-opened as a concert venue. The 1600-seat palace,

October 28, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
TOURDATES
Date Venue City Country Info Tickets
2021-11-07T20:00:00European Tour November 2021WarsawPolandInfoTickets
2021-11-08T19:00:00European Tour November 2021KrakowPolandInfoTickets
2021-11-09T19:00:00European Tour November 2021PoznańPolandInfoTickets
2021-11-11T19:00:00European Tour November 2021Bratislava IiSlovakiaInfoTickets
2021-11-12T19:00:00European Tour November 2021BeogradSerbiaInfoTickets
2021-11-14T20:00:00European Tour November 2021MilanoItalyInfoTickets
2021-11-15T20:00:00European Tour November 2021GenèveSwitzerlandInfoTickets
2021-11-16T21:00:00European Tour November 2021Esch-sur-alzetteLuxembourgInfoTickets
2021-11-18T20:00:00European Tour November 2021UtrechtNetherlandsInfoTickets
2021-11-19T20:00:00European Tour November 2021BrusselsBelgiumInfoTickets
2022-03-17T19:00:00Spiritland Royal Festival HallLondonUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2022-03-18T19:00:00Albert HallCity CentreUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2022-03-20T19:00:00Cambridge Corn ExchangeCambridgeUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2022-03-21T19:00:00Symphony HallBirminghamUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2022-03-22T19:00:00The Glasgow Royal Concert HallGlasgowUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2022-03-23T19:00:00Vicar StreetMerchants QuayIrelandInfoTickets
2022-03-25T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021ParisFranceInfoTickets
2022-03-26T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021RennesFranceInfoTickets
2022-03-27T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021LyonFranceInfoTickets
2022-03-29T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021ToulouseFranceInfoTickets
2022-04-28T20:00:00Sentrum SceneOsloNorwayInfoTickets
2022-04-29T20:30:00Kilden Performing Arts CentreKristiansandNorwayInfoTickets
2022-04-30T20:30:00Stavanger KonserthusStavangerNorwayInfoTickets
2022-05-01T20:00:00Grieghallen, GriegsalenBergenNorwayInfoTickets
2022-05-26T20:00:00HarpaReykjavikIcelandInfoTickets
2022-06-11T19:00:00Wardruna live @ Crocus City Hall, Moscow RUMoscowRussiaInfoTickets
2022-06-12T19:00:00Wardruna @ Yubileyny, St. Petersburg RUSankt-peterburgRussiaInfoTickets
2022-06-18T19:00:00Hellfest 2022ClissonFranceInfoTickets
2022-07-01T18:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourAugstSwitzerlandInfoTickets
2022-07-02T17:00:00Nordic Night with Wardruna, Eivor and Lindy-Fay HellaGelsenkirchenGermanyInfoTickets
2022-07-03T18:00:00Tollwood Sommerfestival - Musik ArenaMünchenGermanyInfoTickets
2022-07-05T18:30:00Nordic Night Open Air TourWienAustriaInfoTickets
2022-07-06T18:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourBudapestHungaryInfoTickets
2022-07-08T19:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourBucharestRomaniaInfoTickets
2022-07-09T19:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourPlovdivBulgariaInfoTickets
2022-07-14T18:30:00Nordic Night Open Air TourDresdenGermanyInfoTickets
2022-07-15T00:00:00Colours of Ostrava 2022OstravaCzechiaInfoTickets
2022-10-11T20:00:00Wardruna Kvitravn US and Canada Tour 2022AtlantaUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-12T20:30:00Durham Performing Arts CenterDurhamUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-14T20:30:00Warner TheatreWashingtonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-15T20:30:00Kings TheatreBrooklynUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-17T20:30:00Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens BankBostonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-18T20:30:00MTELUSMontrealCanadaInfoTickets
2022-10-19T20:30:00MERIDIAN HALLTorontoCanadaInfoTickets
2022-10-21T20:30:00Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt UniversityChicagoUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-22T20:30:00State TheatreMinneapolisUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-24T20:30:00MacEwan Hall ConcertsCalgaryCanadaInfoTickets
2022-10-26T20:15:00The OrpheumVancouverCanadaInfoTickets
2022-10-28T20:30:00Moore TheatreSeattleUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-29T20:30:00Elsinore TheatreSalemUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-10-30T20:30:00Elsinore TheatreSalemUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-01T20:30:00Paramount TheatreOaklandUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-02T20:30:00The Magnolia - by Live NationEl CajonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-04T20:30:00Orpheum TheatreLos AngelesUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-05T20:30:00Ikeda TheaterMesaUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-07T19:30:00The ComplexSalt Lake CityUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-08T20:30:00Paramount TheatreDenverUnited StatesInfoTickets
2022-11-10T20:30:00Majestic TheatreDallasUnited StatesInfoTickets
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