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‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids’

Max Aruj and Norse folk music expert Einar Selvik supply engaging and unique soundtrack to ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’s’ first expansion DLC.

June 11, 2021 — Continuing to prove his status as one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Norse music, Wardruna’s Einar Selvik returns to the universe of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla to aid the creation of another soundtrack adventure for the game’s first expansion. FULL STORY »

EP Review: Draugablíkk’s
‘Wolves of Hyrkania’

The timeless spirit of Draugablíkk channels the ghosts of ancient battles between the Goths and Huns in a spacious, raw, and thrilling three-track EP.

June 5, 2021 — Timeless and enigmatic Russo-Nordic trio Draugablíkk has emerged from the shadows once again to deliver the first, atmospheric, half of their Wolves of Hyrkania EP. FULL STORY »

EP Review: Gåte — Til Nord

Case and point, the band’s latest five-track release Til Nord is a short but sweet reimagining of old songs adapted to a traditionalized folk sound.

June 1, 2021 — Mainstays of the neofolk scene, Norway’s Gåte may have been around for over twenty years but that does not mean they aren’t able to produce thrilling surprises when the mood takes them. FULL STORY »

EP Review: Wolvencrown — ‘A Shadow of What Once Was’

Wolvencrown have deftly tied together potent themes of heathen tribes, ancient battles, and the sacred realms of the forest since their debut self-titled EP.

February 26, 2021 — Much like their genre compatriots Winterfylleth and Wodensthrone, Wolvencrown have managed to conjure the very scent and texture of the deep and damp woods through their craft. This simultaneously imposing and awestriking aural environment continues to be at the forefront of Wolvencrown’s sound in their new EP: A Shadow of What Once Was. FULL STORY »

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