Released November 15, 2019 — Þrír (English: Three) is not only a significant number in Norse mythology.
It is also the amount of tracks included on Draugablíkk’s debut EP “ÞRÍR: Serpents in the Mist (Tíl Valhǫll)”.
- Serpents in the Mist (Tíl Valhǫll)
- To Særkland and Back Again
- From the Ashes of Aujum
- The three Norns (Urðr/Wyrd, Verðandi, and Skuld) carve the threads of destiny as they rule over the past, the present, and the future of every individual (suggesting time was perceived as cyclical and not linear in ages past.)
- The three roots of the world-tree Yggdrasill (where Óðinn sacrificed himself, to himself — pierced with his own spear Gungnir to gain knowledge of the runes.)
- The three years without summer that will herald the coming of Ragnarǫkkr (Ragnarök) signals not only the end of the world, but also the glorious rebirth and return of Baldr (Balder), the dead Æsir god of ancient beauty, and his by Loki misled blind brother and mistletoe murderer, Hǫðr (Hodur).
“The songs on ‘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.”