CONCERT REVIEW: Wardruna – Live at Kings Theatre 


After three long years the wait is finally over! Wardruna has landed on American soil once again, touring with new material from their 2021 release Kvitravn (Sony/By Norse Recordings). Wardruna, modern ambassadors of ancient Norse music, culture and lore tour with a full load of historical and traditional instruments including deer-hide framed drums, Lur, Tagelharpe, Kraviklyra, Tungehorn, and Jaw-Harp… just to name a few. This, combined with the stunningly unique venues they play worldwide ensures a live performance unlike any other.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wardruna – Kvitravn – First Flight of the White Raven

Kvitravn — First Flight of the White Raven (ByNorse / Sony / Columbia Germany) is a special release for Norwegian dark folk outfit Wardruna; it follows in the footsteps of 2021’s studio release Kvitravn  (“white raven”) and documents a live-streamed lockdown concert that took place in the same year. The live album’s setlist contains only four tracks from Kvitravn itself, with the remainder of the 74-minute record comprising pieces from Wardruna’s earlier output.Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Wardruna – Jo Quail: Live at Manchester Albert Hall

It’s a sight to behold the lengthy queue of hairy Viking looking metalheads snaking around Manchester Albert Hall, assuming of course the snake in question was quite hairy and dressed like a Viking, which I feel is probably stretching the metaphor a bit too far. You’d assume that said hairy, mead quaffing snake (alright, I’ll stop now) was going to be finding its way inside to some sort of very loud and very metal sort of gig. You’d be wrong, as indeed despite the roots of the headliners in Black Metal group Gorgoroth the queue is in fact for the mesmerizing solo cellist Jo Quail, and Nordic Folk legends Wardruna. 

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Wardruna Postpones North American Tour Dates to 2022

Sad news as acclaimed Nordic folk band Wardruna, has yet again had to postpone their tour supoppoorting their amazing album Kvitravn (Sony/By Norse) again. The hoped for tour dates for 2021 will now happoen in 2022. The band made an announcement with new dates and links. They also expanded the dates to include rituals in Atlanta, Georgia and Durham, North Carolina. See details and new dates with buy links below. Ghost Cult also supports this tour with a contest we held in 2020, and our original winner will still get their prize for 2020 if they claim it. The band commented:

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Wardruna Celebrates the Winter Solstice with New Single “Andvervarljod”


Wardruna celebrated the Winter Solstice, one of the most important ancient Pagan holidays yesterday with a surprise livestream performance by Einjar Selvik and the group of their new single, “Andvervarljod” (Song Of The Spirit-weavers). This surprise livestream yesterday was a “skaldic” version of the longer version of the song, now available, from their forthcoming new album, Kvitravn releasing January 22 via By Norse Music in the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide excl. U.S.). Watch it now and stream the tracks!

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Wardruna Shares New Video for “Kvitravn” 

Wardruna has released a cinematic music video for their new single Kvitravn” which is the title of their forthcoming album, due out on January 22nd, 2021 via By Norse Records. “Kvitravn” (meaning White Raven) show the video from a birds-eye view and features Wardruna founder Einar Selvik and vocalist Lindy Fay-Hella. Watch it now. 

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Wardruna Announces Rebooked North American Tour Dates for 2021

Wardruna has announced they have rescheduled their highly anticipated North American tour to next fall, 2021. All dates are below. Their new album Kvitravn (translated to White Raven) is releasing this winter, via By Norse Music in the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide Excl. U.S.). Tickets are on sale and pre-order bundles are now available in the U.S at the link below.Continue reading

Wardruna Shares New Standalone Single and Video- “Lyfjaberg” 

Wardruna will release their new album Kvitravn on January 22nd, 2021 via ByNorse/Sony Music. Today the band has shared their new single-video ‘Lyfjaberg’ today; a non-album track to fill up the gap until the release of the new album. The clip for ‘Lyfjaberg’ was mainly filmed in the mountains at Tustna in Norway. The band shot the video in early May of this year when all of a sudden winter decided to return with full strength and they ended up wading in half a meter snow for three days and nights.  Watch the video now!

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Wardruna To Release New Song, “Lyfjaberg” Next Week

Wardruna, the legendary Nordic Folk Music act led by Einar Selvik, has announced they will share a new song next week, ‘Lyfjaberg’, on June 5th. The band released a statement about it to social media. “When circumstances forced us to postpone the release of our upcoming album “Kvitravn”, it was clear to us that we still wanted to release new music. Music and art can potentially carry great meaning in times of uncertainty. We decided that now was not the time to stay silent and headed straight back into creative mode and the studio to write and record the song Lyfjaberg.”

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Wardruna Postpones New Album “Kvitravn” Album Release to 2021, North American Tour Still On

Wardruna, the legendary Nordic Folk Music act led by Einar Selvik, has been forced to postpone the release of their new album due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic forcing the closure of warehouses and production facilities. Kvitravn which translates to ‘White Raven’–from its originally scheduled release date of June 5, 2020 until January 22, 2021 via By Norse Music In the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide excl. U.S.). As of now the band will proceed to keep plans for their anticipated return to North America this Fall on a solo run from September 24 to October 20, dates of which are listed below. The band will continue to reveal new music throughout the year.Continue reading