All Windir albums to be released on vinyl for the first time
For decades, fans have been demanding to have the iconic and beloved Windir albums released on vinyl.
On March 5, 2021 that dream will become a reality. The classic albums “Soknardalr, “Arntor,” “1184” and “Likferd,” will be available in a special, limited edition wooden box set on vinyl via Season of Mist. The box, “The Sognametal Legacy” will be limited to 1184 copies only.
Windir was founded by Terje “Valfar” Bakken in 1994 and released four albums in the period of 1997 – 2003. The Norwegian band gained a massive following with their unique blend of Black and Heavy Metal with elements of old Norwegian Folk Music. The identity of the group was strongly connected to their home region Sogn, which was demonstrated in the lyrics and the concepts of the records. Eventually they invented and adopted the term ‘Sognametal’ for their music.
Windir ended abruptly when Terje “Valfar” Bakken died in 2004. The remaining musicians decided disband Windir and formed Vreid to march forward bearing the torch of the Sognametal legacy.
Jarle Hváll Kvåle bass guitarist and songwriter of Vreid and Windir comments on the release: “I am so happy that we finally made this. There has been such a huge demand to release WINDIR on vinyl and I really have been looking forward to this day. These albums are important cornerstones in our lives and represent a time that was very special to us. It is great to have a strong partner onboard, and I am very proud that we can do this together with Season of Mist.
Next year marks the 20 years anniversary of the album “1184”, and we think this is a great occasion to celebrate this unique album, the most important one in the WINDIR history. With this record, WINDIR became a full band for the first time and it was the first time that me and Terje wrote an album together. It was a time filled with youthful will, aggression, pride, curiosity and of course beautiful naivety. So, to celebrate this record and the period it represents, we’ll have the entire WINDIR legacy available on vinyl. I can’t wait to get my hands on the physical copies and see no better way to celebrate the legacy and brotherhood of our fallen comrade Terje.”