Viking music, Scandinavian folk music & Viking metal CDs

The following music is our own selection of imported Scandinavian music inspired by the Vikings, ranging from traditional Norwegian folk music to Belarussian Viking metal. Wardruna has always been the most popular Nordic folk music and they have a huge following, so we always stock all of their cds. We get suggestions from customers from time to time and try and get in a small range of hand selected cds from some of the most inspiring Nordic folk bands & even a bit of pagan metal!

Wardruna

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.

CDIN3 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Ragnarok

CDIN3 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Ragnarok

10 track CD - Warduna, Ragnarok.

  • Released in late 2016, this is Wardruna's latest album.
  • 10 awesome tracks: Tyr, UruR, Isa, MannaR – Drivande' MannaR – Liv, Raido, Pertho, Odal, Wunjo, Runaljod.

CDIN3 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Ragnarok:
£15.00 (US$ | €)

CDIN2 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Yggdrasil

CDIN2 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Yggdrasil

11 track CD - Warduna, Yggdrasil

  • Released in 2013, this is Wardruna's 2nd album.
  • 11 awesome tracks: Rotlaust tre fell, Fehu, NaudiR, EhwaR, AnsuR, IwaR, IngwaR, Gibu, Solringen, Sowelu, Helvegen
  • 3 tracks - Rotlaust tre fell, Fehu & Helvegen are featured in the TV series "Vikings".

CDIN2 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Yggdrasil:
£14.00 (US$ | €)

CDIN1 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Gap Var Ginnunga

CDIN1 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Gap Var Ginnunga

12 track CD - Warduna, Gap Var Ginnunga.

  • Released in 2009, this is Wardruna's first album.
  • 12 awesome tracks: Ár Var Alda, Hagal, Bjarkan, Løyndomsriss, Heimta Thurs, Thurs, Jara, Laukr, Kauna, Algir - Stien Klarnar, Algir - Tognatale, Dagr.
  • Inspired by the Elder Futhark Runes.

CDIN1 - Wardruna - Runaljod, Gap Var Ginnunga:
£14.00 (US$ | €)

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik

CDSK1 - Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik - Skuggsjá

CDSK1 - Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik - Skuggsjá

Skuggsjá is a musical piece written by Ivar Bjørnson and Wardruna's Einar Selvik.
The growing desire to present Skuggsjá to a broader audience has ultimately led the Bjørnson and Selvik to record the piece in its entirety.
Skuggsjá translates into ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in the Norse language, and the piece not only contextualizes harder music’s role in the democracy in Norway in 2014, but also joins threads from the country’s ancient musical history and solidifies harder music’s position as Norway`s most important cultural export.
By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, it tells the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into the present day.
In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway´s and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Norse and Norwegian, it is a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.

  • Released in 2016 by Einar Selvik & Ivar Bjørnson.
  • 10 awesome tracks: Intro: Ull Kjem, Skuggsjá, Makta Og Vanæra - For All Tid, Tore Hund, Rop Fra Røynda - Mælt Fra Minne, Skuggeslåtten (instrumental), Kvervandi, Vitkispá, Bøn Om Ending - Bøn Om Byrjing, Outro: Ull Gjekk.
  • Ivar Bjørnson: vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards.
  • Einar Selvik: vocals, taglharpa, Kravik-lyre, goat-horn, birch-bark lure, bone-flute, percussion, electronics.

CDSK1 - Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik - Skuggsjá:
£15.00 (US$ | €)

Forndom

CDFD1 - Forndom - Daudra Dura

CDFD1 - Forndom - Daudra Dura

Since it’s birth in 2012, Forndom has been a multi-project consisting of art and atmospheres from the ancient Sudermannia plains, filled with rune stones, mound hills and dark forests. With the sound of ambient choirs, folk melodies and lyrical themes consisting of Norse religion and folklore, the man behind the project, L. Swärd, takes us on a journey back in time when humanity lived far more close to nature and it’s gods. Forndom is more than just a simple art-project, it is also the philosophy of L.Swärd and how he looks upon the world. A world filled with melancholy for the lost connection with nature, but also hope for that we one day will find our lost wisdom.

  • Released in 2016.
  • 7 tracks of Pagan Folk / Ambient music.

CDFD1 - Forndom - Daudra Dura:
£14.00 (US$ | €)

Nytt Land

CDNL1 - Nytt Land - Hávamál

CDNL1 - Nytt Land - Hávamál

Based on years of musical experience, and a deep study of the musical traditions & culture of Scandinavia, the Nordic ritual folk ambient project Nytt Land created "Hávamál". The entire text on the album is taken from the second and largest of the verse, ”Elder Edda (Edda Sæmundar) - Hávamál (Sayings of the high one) and executed in the old Norse language, with the majority of the musical material is played on Norse instruments. Plunge into the mysterious world of the northern epics, with its deities, heroes and traditions.

  • Released in late 2015.
  • 10 tracks of Nordic folk music from Russia.
  • Norse instruments: Bowed lyre (tagelharpa), overtone flute (seljefloyte), tambourine (frame-drum), jew's harp.

CDNL1 - Nytt Land - Hávamál:
£14.00 (US$ | €)

Piarevaracien

CDPV1 - Piarevaracien - Spadčyna / Heritage

CDPV1 - Piarevaracien - Spadčyna / Heritage

A Folk concept album about time & seasons by the famous Belarus Pagan Metal band: Piarevaracien.

  • Released in 2016.
  • 9 tracks of Belarussian pagan folk metal.
  • In a digipack DVD format with booklet and lyrics.

CDPV1 - Piarevaracien - Spadčyna / Heritage:
£10.00 (US$ | €)