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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ARMOUR: Heavy Rock
1. ARMOUR
Heavy Rock
button: 0,90 €
PRECAMBRIAN: Aeon
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Aeon
7": 7,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia TS M-Size
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Alkemia TS M-Size
shirt: 19,90 €
GOATS OF DOOM: Alla Kirkkaimman Tähden
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Alla Kirkkaimm. ..
lp: 19,90 €
DIABLERIE: The Catalyst vol. I : Control
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The Catalyst v...
lp: 19,90 €
SCYTHE: Beware The Scythe
6. SCYTHE
Beware The Scythe
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ARMANENSCHAFT: Psychedelic Winter
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Psychedeli c Wi...
lp: 14,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Extermination Kommand
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Exterminat ion ...
10": 11,90 €
FLAME: March Into Firelands - Marble Vinyl
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March Into Fir...
lp: 19,90 €
HATE FOREST: Dead But Dreaming
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Dead But Dreaming
cd: 14,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Saatanassa Ulvoneet
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Saatanassa Ulv...
mcd: 7,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia
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Alkemia
cd: 14,90 €
INCRIMINATED: Hypocricide
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Hypocricid e
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HATE FOREST: Dead But Dreaming
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Dead But Dreaming
lp: 17,90 €
FLAME: March Into Firelands
15. FLAME
March Into Fir...
cd: 14,90 €
DIABLERIE: The Catalyst vol. I : Control
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The Catalyst v...
digi cd: 14,90 €
GOATS OF DOOM: Alla Kirkkaimman Tähden
17. GOATS OF DOOM
Alla Kirkkaimm. ..
cd: 14,90 €
ARMOUR: Armour LS XL-Size
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Armour LS XL-Size
shirt: 24,90 €
DARK AGES: Twilight of Europe
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Twilight of Eu...
digi cd: 11,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
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lp: 19,90 €