SKUGGSJÁ reveal upcoming album details

SKUGGSJA - A Piece For Mind and Mirror

Norwegian ambient pagan folk metal duo Skuggsjá, will release its debut full-length album “Skuggsjá – A Piece for Mind and Mirror” on March 11th 2016 via Season of Mist. When renowned musicians such as Enslaved guitarist / composer Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik, the mastermind behind Wardruna, which gained attention far beyond the world of music for their contributions to the score of the acclaimed “Vikings” TV-series, join forces, the outcome is far too easily dismissed in advance as a “super project”. Yet with Skuggsjá, the two Norwegians have clearly not only successfully combined their musical handwriting, but the sum of the duo’s craft is more than its already outstanding parts. Both are adding sonic expressions to the other’s sound that are enhancing their excellent songwriting into something new. Harsh metal guitars seem to effortlessly connect with ancient instruments and the emerging intricate patterns are reminiscent of the intertwined, whirling and deeply fascinating Viking age animal styles translated into songs. The result is a richly evocative sonic tapestry for the mind to wander on and create images of a long gone past without any misplaced nostalgia. The beautiful cover artwork is by Costin Chioreanu, while ”Skuggsjá – A Piece for Mind and Mirror” is already available for pre-order in various formats and bundles, available both in the band’s official webshop and in their label’s webstore.

Tracklist:
1. Intro: Ull Kjem
2. Skuggsjá
3. Makta Og Vanæra, For All Tid
4. Tore Hund
5. Rop Fra Røynda – Mælt Fra Minne
6. Skuggeslåtten (instrumental)
7. Kvervandi
8. Vitkispá
9. Bøn Om Ending, Bøn Om Byrjing
10. Outro: Ull Gjekk

Line-up:
Ivar Bjørnson – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Einar Selvik – vocals, taglharpa, Kravik-lyre, goat-horn, birch-bark lure, bone-flute, percussion, electronics

Contributing musicians:
Grutle Kjellson – vocals
Lindy-Fay Hella – vocals
Eilif Gundersen – birch bark lure
Olav L. Mjelva – Harding fiddle
Cato Bekkevold – drums

Links:
Skuggsjá official page
Skuggsjá @ Facebook

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