VIKING MUSIC, SCANDINAVIAN FOLK MUSIC & VIKING METAL CDs
The following music is our own personal selection of imported Scandinavian music inspired by the Vikings ranging from traditional Scandinavian folk
music to Viking metal.
Nordic Folk Music
"Wardruna takes us back to the ancient times of the Norse pagan people and their spiritual music. Exploring and evoking the culture of our
forefathers, Wardruna uses deer hide frame drums, mouth harp, goat horns, lur, Hardanger fiddle and tagelharpe to show us the music of our past,
in a new way."
|CDIN1||Wardruna - Runaljod, Gap Var Ginnunga|
Wardruna - Yggdrasil
Traditional Swedish folk music, some of which dates back to the Viking age, played only on authentic Viking age instruments by the exceptionally
talented and accredited Swedish early musician Per Runberg with accompaniment from Violina Juliusdotter and Per-Daniel Kaufeldt. 18 tracks in total.
Viking Folk Metal from the Faroe Islands
"The TYR Vikings have completed their latest work under the glow of the North Star. On "By the Light of the Northern Star" the Faroese band delivers
catchy yet technically brilliant tracks, and once again demonstrates how to impressively unite the contemporary present with the mythological past.
Traditional homeland melodies, Viking choruses, and classic heavy metal songs, such as "Hold the Heathen Hammer High" or even the title track,
offer fans new and powerful hymns. Responsible for the brilliance of this "Northern Star" is once again frontman and mastermind Heri Joensen,
who provides an undisputed goose bump factor with his clean and majestic vocals. "By the Light of the Northern Star" offers Viking Metal that only
TYR can forge. Follow the North Star to Asgard!"
|CDPHNPR294||Tyr - By The Light Of The Northern Star
|CDPHNPR183||Tyr - Erik the Red
ANDVARI'S GOLD - THE SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS
Storyteller Adrian Spendlow from York, England tells the story of Sigurd the dragon-slayer and the curse of Andvari's gold.
Adapted from the saga of the Volsungs this is a tale that would have been well known to both Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
Scenes and characters from this famous story such as Regin the smith and Fafnir the Dragon appear on several runestones and works of art.
The tale was also the main inspiration for Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.