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
MUSTA KAPPELI: Saatanassa Ulvoneet
1. MUSTA KAPPELI
Saatanassa Ulv...
mcd: 7,90 €
ETERNAL FLAME OF GEHENNA / LOPUTON GEHENNAN LIEKKI: Loputon Gehennan Liekki / Romua, Ruiskeita ja Rutinaa
2. ETERNAL FLAM...
Loputon Gehenn...
dvd: 12,90 €
ISÄNMAA: Yli Peltojen, Vetten ja Tunturien
3. ISÄNMAA
Yli Peltojen, ...
mcd: 9,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Black Torment Years 2007-1997
4. BLOODHAMMER
Black Torment ...
patch: 4,90 €
ARMANENSCHAFT: Psychedelic Winter
5. ARMANENSCHAFT
Psychedeli c Wi...
lp: 14,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Suicide
6. NEKROKRIST SS
Suicide
cd: 14,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Post-Apocalypse Trilogy
7. BLOODHAMMER
Post-Apoca lyps...
dlp: 19,90 €
ARMOUR: Liquid Metal Decade
8. ARMOUR
Liquid Metal D...
cd: 14,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
9. MUSTA KAPPELI

lp: 19,90 €
FLAME: March Into Firelands
10. FLAME
March Into Fir...
lp: 17,90 €
TAGHUT: Ejaculate Upon the Holy Qur’an
11. TAGHUT
Ejaculate Upon...
cd: 12,90 €
DIABLERIE: The Catalyst vol. I : Control
12. DIABLERIE
The Catalyst v...
lp: 19,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Post-Apocalypse Trilogy
13. BLOODHAMMER
Post-Apoca lyps...
cd: 12,90 €
SPELL OF TORMENT: Son Of Mourning
14. SPELL OF TOR...
Son Of Mourning
mcd: 9,90 €
AZRAEL RISING: Anti-Gravity
15. AZRAEL RISING
Anti-Gravi ty
lp: 19,90 €
HATE FOREST: Dead But Dreaming
16. HATE FOREST
Dead But Dreaming
cd: 14,90 €
PRECAMBRIAN: Aeon
17. PRECAMBRIAN
Aeon
7": 7,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
18. MUSTA KAPPELI

digi cd: 14,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Extermination Kommand
19. NEUTRON HAMMER
Exterminat ion ...
10": 11,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Der Todesking
20. NEKROKRIST SS
Der Todesking
lp: 19,90 €