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Runaljod - Ragnarok

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King Jonas the Humble
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King Jonas the Humble The end of the Trilogy; I've been listening to Einar, Ghaal and Hella's old norse inspired music for years and this is a glorious conclusion to the saga they started with Runaljod – Gap Var Ginnunga.
Five illustrious rainbows, all day, every day.
Ippocalyptica
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Ippocalyptica This is some of the best goddamned ambient folk music ever composed, even though I prefer the two previous albums in this trilogy. There is really no consideration as to whether or not you should buy this album - the only question is which Wardruna album you prefer the most. Nothing more needs to be said. Favorite track: Raido.
Sigillum
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Sigillum Don't know which track to select as my favorite, since the whole album went under my skin in a matter of minutes :) Favorite track: Isa.
Leif Eriksson
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Leif Eriksson Great album and epic tracks. My favorite is Isa. Time to dream and chill. I listen this song 20 times today. All 3 cd´s are awesome. Favorite track: Isa.
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endlagerinsight1717 Hej

For mykket bra! Jeg vil listna pa og tänker om bara hels historien!

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'Runaljod - Ragnarok' is the third installment in a trilogy of albums that began with ‘Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga’ (2009) and continued with ‘Runaljod – Yggdrasil’ (2013).

The ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task. Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birchbark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction.

Most notable on ‘Runaljod – Ragnarok’ is the use of the Scandinavian bronze lures, whose iconic sound and appearance make them a perfect fit with Wardruna’s instrumentation and concept. Special guest performances by Einar’s own children and Skarvebarna children's choir must also be noted.

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released October 21, 2016

‘Runaljod – Ragnarok’ was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio.

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Wardruna Bergen, Norway

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group dedicated to creating musical renditions of Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. With the use of the oldest Nordic instruments and poetic metres, lyrics written in Norwegian, Norse and proto-Norse tongue, Wardruna sets out to give new voice to ancient and ever-relevant ideas and wisdom from the past.

The group was founded in 2002 by Einar Selvik.
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