15 de fev. de 2017

HUGSJÁ - World Premiere in Bergen!

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 northern road’ – an ancient shipping route connecting Norway to the rest of the world for some 3000 years), will be performed in four venues along the west coast of Norway in late May and early June. The audience will be taken on a spectacular journey along this route in a musical declaration of love to Norwegian coastal culture and Norse history. Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik have designed the concerts inspired by local history for each of these places. The Nordvegen concerts create an acoustic and intimate basis for the grandiose commissioned work HUGSJÁ, which will receive its world premiere in Bergen concert hall Grieghallen on May 31st.

Dates, venues and tickets (on sale from February 15th) HERE.

The Norse word "hugsjá" means to remember – literally ‘to see in the mind’. Focused on ideas, traditions and instruments from the Norse past, the work recounts Norwegian history while drawing lines to the present.

For their previous collaboration Skuggsjå, which was created for the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014, the prize-winning composers and musicians already performed on guitar, keyboards and Hardanger fiddle alongside historical instruments such as the Kravik lyre and Goat’s horn. The project was a great success both nationally and internationally, with the album Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá (2016) reaching ninth place in the Billboard World Music charts.

For more information, please contact: 

Kjersti Jåstad
Communications Manager
Bergen International Festival
24 May–07 June 2017

Simon Füllemann – Management & International PR
All Independent Service Alliance


BMN001 - ENSLAVED "Vikingligr Verdi" LP

For the first time ever on vinyl this September! The astonishing new layout was done by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem, etc.) and includes four brand new illustrations. Z. Bielak has stayed true to the ideals of the era (originally scheduled for release in 1993). The 2LP Gatefold has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy; preserving every bit of original dynamics.

SOLD OUT! Repress coming soon

BMN002 - WARDRUNA "Runaljod - Ragnarok" CD/LP/Digital

WARDRUNA are finally releasing "Runaljod – Ragnarok". It is the third instalment 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. 

OUT NOW! Order here!

BMN003 - ENSLAVED "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" CD Digipak/LP/Digital

The songs originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between the full-length albums “Axioma Ethica Odini” and “Riitiir”. The album has lyrics sung in both Norwegian, English and Old Norse, and the theme centres on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes.

OUT NOW! Order here!



04/03/2017 - Poznan, Blue Note (PL) - Einar Selvik solo
05/03/2017 - Krakow, Kwadrat (PL) - Einar Selvik solo
16/04/2017 - Festival Trolls & Légendes, Mons (BE)
06/05/2017 - Kongsberg, Sølvgruvene (NO) - Einar Selvik solo
16-18/06/2017 - Hellfest Festival, Clisson (FR)
15/07/2017 - «Thousand Swords Battle - Ragnarøk», Moscow (RU)


11/08/2017 – Alcatraz Festival, Kortrijk (BE)
24-26/08/2017 – Beyond the Gates Festival, Bergen (NO)
25/08/2017 – Festivalen Sin, Moss (NO)
17/11/2017 – The Limelight w/ Opeth, Belfast (IE)
18/11/2017 – The Academy w/ Opeth, Dublin (IE)

Source: By Norse
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