[News] Wardruna publish the artwork and tracklist of the upcoming album

Press release (Sony Music Entertainment):

Wardruna will release the new album “Kvitarn” on June 5, 2020 via Sony Music. The Norwegian folk band unveils its tracklist, available below together with the artwork:

1. Synkverv (Turn-sight)
2. Kvitravn (White Raven)
3. Skugge (Shadow)
4. Grá (Grey)
5. Fylgjutal (Speech of the Fetch)
6. Munin (Memory)
7. Kvit hjort (White Stag)
8. Viseveiding (Song-hunting)
9. Ni (Nine)
10. Vindavlarljod (Song of the wind-bred)
11. Andvevarljod (Song of the Spirit-weavers)

The album is available for preorder at this link: https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album

Available the video of the first single “Grá“: https://youtu.be/kFU7nRe7C0A

Below all the European tour dates announced:

March 28 – Oslo (NO) – Sentrum Scene
April 02 – Kristiansand (NO) – Kilden Teater
April 03 – Stavanger (NO) – Konserthus
April 04 – Bergen (NO) – Grieghallen
April 30 – Moscow (RUS) – Crocus City Hall
May 01 – St. Petersburg (RUS) – Yubileyny Sports Palace
May 03 – Poznan (PO) – Hala Ziemi
May 04 – Krakow (PO) – ICE Congress Center
May 05 – Bratislava  (SK) – Refinery gallery
May 07 – Belgrade (SRB) – Sava Centar
May 08 – Bucharest (ROM) – Arena Romanele
May 15-18 – Ostrava (CZ) – Colors of Ostrava Festival
June 0

June 04– Manchester (UK) – Albert Hall
June 05 – Dublin (IRL) – Vicar St.
June 06 – Birmingham (UK) – Symphony Hall
June 07 – Glasgow (UK) – Royal Concert Hall
June 09 – London (UK) – Royal Festival Hall
June 10 – Cambridge (UK) – Cambridge Corn Exchange
June 11 – Gelsenkirchen (DE) – Amphitheater
August 01 – Savonlinna (FI) – Savonlinna Opera Festival
August 12-16 – Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze Festival
August 12-16 – Midgardsblot (NO) Midgardsblot Festival
September 05 – Selb (DE) Festival Mediaval
September 21 – Reykjavik (ISL) – Harpa

Below is the comment by frontman and multi-instrumentalist Einar Selvik: “Reciting and copying the past is not difficult, it is instead understanding and integrating thoughts, tools, ancient methods with the real purpose of creating something relevant for the modern era. It is truly stimulating and is what has always been the final goal of our work. Although the album takes its title from a variant of my totemic art name, in this context it has little to do with my person; it refers to the symbolism and legends about sacred white animals that are found not only in the Nordic tradition but also in other cultures of the world. These creatures, spirits, whether ravens, snakes, bears, elephants or lions, are considered by the animist traditions as prophetic animals, divine messengers and guardians who carry with them messages of renewal, purity and constitute a bridge between the worlds.”

Wardruna have sculpted a polyphonic, rich, and dramatic musical landscape that honors the glorious and ancient past without tricks, bringing to light significant expressions of the Norwegian tradition through intrinsically detailed contemporary compositions.

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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