Nowadays it’s hard to get around Norwegian band Wardruna. Their popularity has increased immensely the last years. Where I remember standing in in little concert hall more than a decade ago with about twenty others to witness a rare performance, lately their gigs in front of a few hundred, not yet thousand heads counting crowd, […]
World Premiere – Bergen International Festival will feature new work by Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)! This new collaborative musical piece called Hugsjá, combines indigenous and contemporary music with Norse and Norwegian poetry, accompanied by instruments from the Stone Age up to the present day. A series of concerts under the name Nordvegen […]
The release of Wardruna’s “Runaljod – Ragnarok,” marks the conclusion of the Runaljod trilogy that first launched this epic Norwegian band. It does not signify the end of the band, however. Metal-Exposure had the opportunity to talk to mastermind Einar Selvik before the start of the European tour in November.. Read all!
If you’ve read the 2015 report, you’ll know what Midgardsblot is about; if you haven’t, here’s a short recap: A pagan/black/folk metal festival in Norway, located at ancient Viking (grave) mounds and partially inside of a reconstructed long hall, which not only offers musical shows, but also tours, lectures, a tattoo con, storytelling and games. […]
As an e-zine crew we have become professional festival attendees. Everyone has their favourite: from Party San to Wacken Open Air, but what we encountered in Horten, Norway last year during the Midgardsblot festival, was quite a different and extraordinary experience altogether. Organiser Runa Luna calls it ‘the magic of Midgardsblot’, but what is this […]
A few lucky ones have been able to see Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá live on Roadburn or perhaps in Norway. For the others, the prayers have been answered and this unique Enslaved/Wardruna cooperation will be released on the self-titled record, via Season of Mist on March 11, worldwide. We are glad to host […]