"Landkjenning" (English translation: "Landsighting"), the new album from Norway's GLITTERTIND, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 64. It also came in at No. 25 on the domestic chart.
According to a press release, "Landkjenning" "represents a musically mature expression loaded with blasting folk metal tunes all together presented in an authentic, dynamic production well supported by guest musicians' performance on old, traditional instruments. The thoroughly prepared lyrical concepts dealing with the christianization of Norway, takes the listener thousand years back in time where the choice of accepting the new faith or uncompromisingly fight against it was a reality!"
"Landkjenning" track listing:
01. Landkjenning (Landsighting)
02. Nordafjells (Mountains in the North)
03. Varder i brann (Beacons Burning)
04. Går min eigen veg (Trudging my own path)
05. Longships and Mead
06. Glittertind (Glittering tine)
07. Jeg snører min sekk (Lacing my backpack)
08. Mot myrke vetteren (Toward the dark winter)
09. Brede seil over Nordsjø går (Over the North Sea, Broad sails blowing)
10. Overmåte full av nåde (Exceedingly Full of Grace)
GLITTERTIND's Torbjørn Sandvik on "Nordafjells" (Mountains in the North): "While journeying through the mountains in the north, a Norse fortune teller is engulfed by a vicious snowstorm and experiences a vision: A mountain grouse lends the traveler its wings and ears, enabling him to sense the entirety of the land and forthcoming events. He sees the coming of Olav Tryggvason and the end of his time, as foreign religion and culture will encroach upon his land."
GLITTERTIND's Torbjørn Sandvik on "Longships and Mead": "In an age seemingly dominated by self-assertion and greed, we often long with a nostalgic view for the times when men of the sea shared a common spirit of brotherhood and glory. Whatever happened to such sentiments in our times?"
The cover artwork (see below) was created by Kris Verwimp.
For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.