GLITTERTIND's 'Landkjenning' Lands On Norwegian Chart

"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.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.