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

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 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
2021-01-28T19:00:00Backstage By The MillParisFranceInfoTickets
2021-04-07T20:30:00Kilden Performing Arts CentreKristiansandNorwayInfoTickets
2021-04-08T20:30:00Stavanger KonserthusStavangerNorwayInfoTickets
2021-04-09T20:00:00Grieghallen, GriegsalenBergenNorwayInfoTickets
2021-04-10T20:00:00Sentrum SceneOsloNorwayInfoTickets
2021-04-18T19:00:00Vicar StreetMerchants QuayIrelandInfoTickets
2021-04-19T19:00:00The Glasgow Royal Concert HallGlasgowUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-20T19:00:00Symphony HallBirminghamUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-21T19:00:00Cambridge Corn ExchangeCambridgeUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-23T19:00:00Spiritland Royal Festival HallLondonUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-24T19:00:00Albert HallCity CentreUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-26T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021LyonFranceInfoTickets
2021-04-27T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021ParisFranceInfoTickets
2021-04-29T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021ToulouseFranceInfoTickets
2021-04-30T20:00:00Wardruna France 2021RennesFranceInfoTickets
2021-05-02T17:00:00Nordic Night with Wardruna, Eivor and Lindy-Fay HellaGelsenkirchenGermanyInfoTickets
2021-06-17T19:00:00Graspop Metal Meeting 2020DesselBelgiumInfoTickets
2021-06-19T00:00:00HellfestClissonFranceInfoTickets
2021-07-09T18:30:00Nordic Night Open Air TourWienAustriaInfoTickets
2021-07-11T19:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourPlovdivBulgariaInfoTickets
2021-07-13T19:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourBucharestRomaniaInfoTickets
2021-07-14T19:00:00Colours of Ostrava 2021OstravaCzechiaInfoTickets
2021-07-16T18:30:00Nordic Night Open Air TourDresdenGermanyInfoTickets
2021-07-18T18:00:00Nordic Night Open Air TourMunichGermanyInfoTickets
2021-09-20T20:00:00HarpaReykjavikIcelandInfoTickets
2021-09-23T20:30:00Ovens AuditoriumCharlotteUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-09-24T20:30:00Warner TheatreWashingtonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-09-25T20:30:00Kings TheatreBrooklynUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-09-27T20:30:00Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens BankBostonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-09-28T20:30:00MTELUSMontrealCanadaInfoTickets
2021-09-29T20:30:00MERIDIAN HALLTorontoCanadaInfoTickets
2021-10-01T20:30:00Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt UniversityChicagoUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-02T20:30:00State TheatreMinneapolisUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-05T20:30:00Southern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumCalgaryCanadaInfoTickets
2021-10-07T20:30:00Elsinore TheatreSalemUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-08T20:30:00Moore TheatreSeattleUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-09T20:15:00Chan Centre For The Performing ArtsVancouverCanadaInfoTickets
2021-10-11T19:30:00The ComplexSalt Lake CityUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-13T20:30:00Paramount TheatreOaklandUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-15T20:30:00The Magnolia - by Live NationEl CajonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-16T20:30:00Orpheum TheatreLos AngelesUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-17T20:30:00Mesa Arts CenterMesaUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-19T20:30:00Majestic TheatreDallasUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-10-21T20:30:00Paramount TheatreDenverUnited StatesInfoTickets
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
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