Former GORGOROTH Member KVITRAFN Releases WARDRUNA Track

WARDRUNA, the project of former former GORGOROTH member Kvitrafn (who has also played with SIGFADER, JOTUNSPOR and SAHG), has posted its song called "Løyndomsriss" on its MySpace page.

According to the project's official bio, "WARDRUNA is a Norwegian musical constellation set out to explore and evoke the depths of Norse wisdom and spirituality. Musically WARDRUNA has its main focus on the cultic musical language found in the near-forgotten arts of galder, seidr and the daily acts of the cultic life, mixed with impulses from Norwegian/Nordic folk music and music from other indigenous cultures.

"The upcoming album entitled 'Gap Var Ginnunga' will be the first in a planned trilogy that will interpret the runes of the elder futhark. Each album will feature eight runes, but not in accordance with the order of the three aettirs (families), which is most commonly used. Recordings partly take place outdoors at locations relevant to the different runes. The utilized instruments are mainly old and historical instruments such as deer-hide frame drums and ceremonial drums, mouth harp (Jew's harp), clove/hoof rattles from deer and goat, bone flute, goat and cow horns, Hardanger fiddle and bowed lyre, also more unconventional inputs like trees, stones, water, fire etc. are employed to enhance the nature of the rune being 'portrayed."

WARDRUNA's music was recently featured in two documentary films. One of them, "Heksene" (translated: "The Witches") is a Norwegian film on modern Wicca witches by Piotr Kuzinski, which was shown on TV2, the biggest commercial TV channel in Norway. The more recent Vice Films documentary on GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl, entitled "True Norwegian Black Metal", also made extensive use of WARDRUNA songs. This documentary will be released on a Vice DVD with several other related segments. The first pressing of this DVD is 100,000 units, and it will be distributed via most major music retailers in the U.S. and Europe.

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