SKUGGSJÁ

SKUGGSJÁ
Skuggsjá is a musical piece written by Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik. Arranged to be performed by Enslaved and Wardruna and was originally initiated as a commissioned concert piece for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and premiered in September 2014 at the Eidsivablot festival, Eidsvoll where the constitution was written. Shortly after its debut Skuggsjá was announced as one of the headliner acts of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 2015.

The growing desire to present Skuggsjá to a broader audience has ultimately led the Bjørnson and Selvik to record the piece in its entirety. There will be an album in 2016 and details regarding its release will follow soon.

Skuggsjá translates into ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in the Norse language, and the piece not only contextualizes harder music’s role in the democracy in Norway in 2014, but also joins threads from the country’s ancient musical history and solidifies harder music’s position as Norway`s most important cultural export.

By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, Skuggsjá tells the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into the present day. In light of this we reflect on ourselves as a people and nation. In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway´s and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Norse and Norwegian, Skuggsjá is a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.

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SKUGGSJÁ items we have:

16,90 €
Viking metal.
PRIMITIVE REACTION RELEASES
DARK AGES: The Tractatus De Hereticis Et Sortilegiis
1. DARK AGES
The Tractatus ...
lp: 16,90 €
DISCIPLES OF THE VOID: Disciples of the Void
DARK AGES: The Tractatus De Hereticis Et Sortilegiis
3. DARK AGES
The Tractatus ...
cd: 14,90 €
DARK AGES: Twilight of Europe
4. DARK AGES
Twilight of Eu...
digi cd: 11,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
5. MUSTA KAPPELI

digi cd: 14,90 €
FLAME: March Into Firelands
6. FLAME
March Into Fir...
lp: 17,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Damnation's Bringer
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon TS S-Size
8. MUSTA KAPPELI

shirt: 9,90 €
AZRAEL RISING: Anti-Gravity
9. AZRAEL RISING
Anti-Gravi ty
lp: 19,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Saatanassa Ulvoneet
10. MUSTA KAPPELI
Saatanassa Ulv...
mcd: 7,90 €
ISÄNMAA: Yli Peltojen, Vetten ja Tunturien
11. ISÄNMAA
Yli Peltojen, ...
mcd: 9,90 €
BARATHRUM: Infernal
12. BARATHRUM
Infernal
cd: 14,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Black Torment Years 2007-1997
13. BLOODHAMMER
Black Torment ...
mc: 9,90 €
HATE FOREST: Dead But Dreaming
14. HATE FOREST
Dead But Dreaming
cd: 14,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia
15. HÄMYS
Alkemia
cd: 14,90 €
GOATS OF DOOM: Alla Kirkkaimman Tähden
16. GOATS OF DOOM
Alla Kirkkaimm. ..
cd: 14,90 €
ARMOUR: Heavy Rock
17. ARMOUR
Heavy Rock
button: 0,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia
18. HÄMYS
Alkemia
lp: 19,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
19. MUSTA KAPPELI

patch: 4,90 €
DIABLERIE: Transition 2.0
20. DIABLERIE
Transition 2.0
mcd: 7,90 €