German folk metallers Odroerir from Thuringia will finally break their “discography silence” with their new acoustic album “Das Erbe Unserer Ahnen“, which translates to “The Heritage of Our Ancestors”. The album will be released on June 16th, 2017 via Einheit Produktionen as a standard music CD as well as A5 digiCD with an added bonus DVD. The footage used in the videos comes from several hiking and biking trips compiled from the Fix´s vault over the years. Nature scenes and cultural monuments are the main focus. You can already check out a few songs as a preview on the band’s official YouTube channel. With their new acoustic folk songs Odroerir invite the listener for a reflective musical journey through the multi-faceted history and mythology of their ancestors. This undertaking was supported by many guest performances from the band’s musical circle of friends.
The band has just unveiled the front cover artwork of “Das Erbe Unserer Ahnen“. The photography shows the megalithic tomb Heringsberg also known as Grimschleben 1 or Ihringsbreite. This gigantic stone tomb is located near Grimschleben in the Salzlandkreis von Saxony Anhalt / Germany. According to an ancient myth the Thuringian hero Iring is said to be buried here, as the name of the grave slightly indicates. Other interpretations claim that prince Buzico (Dietrich von Buzici) has found his final resting place here. The current queen of England is a descendent of his lineage. Of course neither of the two is really buried here as this monument was erected already in the Neolihic Age. Band composer Fix adds: “This picture metaphorically expresses the historic and mystic continuity of the song´s content. A beautiful 5000 year-old cultural monument from the Neolithic Age which has been used for burials from the Bronze Age and is also shrouded with medieval myths“.
1. Abecedarium Nord (the oldest traditional runes poem)
2. Das Erbe Unserer Ahnen (instrumental)
3. Idisi (Part I of “Merseburger Zaubersprüche” – pagan charm into old-German language)
4. Wanderer (instrumental)
5. Phol Ende Uuodan (Part II of “Merseburger Zaubersprüche”
6. Hyperborea (a 12-minute instrumental over the mystic island in the north, known from the legendary world of Ancient Greece)
+ maybe still one or other surprise.