Streaming Worldwide / November 15, 2019
ÞRÍR: Serpents in the Mist
ÞRÍR (thrir/three) is a significant number in Norse mythology: the three Norns carving the threads of destiny as they rule over the past, the present, and the future; the three roots of the world-tree Yggdrasill where Óðinn is said to have sacrificed himself, to himself; and the three years without summer that will herald the coming of Ragnarǫk and the end (and rebirth) of the world.
The songs of Draugablíkk’s ÞRÍR: Serpents in the Mist blend east and west, death and war, and myth and history, to reflect the widely traveled world of the Vikings, the Rus’, the Varangians, the Goths, and those who came before them.
- Serpents in the Mist (Tíl Valhǫll)
- To Særkland and Back Again
- From the Ashes of Aujum
Streaming Worldwide / October 18, 2019
EÍN: Ættarbál includes two tracks: “Burial at Sea (Ættarbál)” and the Old Norse poem, “Hel var Árheim” (“Hel was our Homeland”).
The first track tells the story of the creation of the world and hints at a historical origin of the Jǫtnar of Norse mythology. Written in Old Norse meter by Draugablíkk member Viniþarr Amal, Hel var Árheim (Old Norse Poetry), draws inspiration from the Vǫluspá (Prophecy of the Vǫlva) which is the most well-known poem of Snorri Sturluson’s Poetic Edda (the Vǫluspá tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end and is told by a vǫlva seeress addressing Óðinn.)
The second track, Burial at Sea (Ættarbál), is a song that honors the fallen and is set against the sounds of sea and weather of long ago. As a dead chieftain’s ship is set ablaze by fire archers from the shoreline, his assembled comrades commend his soul’s journey to the old gods.
EÍN: Burial at Sea is not meant to sound new, but never was it meant to sound old.
- Hel var Árheim (Old Norse Poetry)
- Ættarbál: Burial at Sea
Streaming Worldwide / Winter 2020
NÍU: Blood of the Amali
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