Wardruna shall be drawing upon their Runaljod trilogy which began with Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga (2009) and continued with Runlajod – Yggdrasil (2013), rounded off with Runaljod – Ragnarok (2016).
The series attempts to interpret the twenty-four ancient Nordic runes as music, and its songs have been placed in the TV show Vikings over 40 times.
Theirs is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterised by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birchbark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction, all the more powerful when performed live.