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
NEUTRON HAMMER: Damnation's Bringer
PRECAMBRIAN: Proarkhe
2. PRECAMBRIAN
Proarkhe
7": 7,90 €
TAGHUT: Ejaculate Upon the Holy Qur’an
3. TAGHUT
Ejaculate Upon...
cd: 12,90 €
HATE FOREST: Dead But Dreaming
4. HATE FOREST
Dead But Dreaming
cd: 14,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Post-Apocalypse Trilogy
5. BLOODHAMMER
Post-Apoca lyps...
cd: 12,90 €
DISCIPLES OF THE VOID: Disciples of the Void
NEKROKRIST SS: Der Todesking
7. NEKROKRIST SS
Der Todesking
lp: 19,90 €
DARK AGES: Twilight of Europe
8. DARK AGES
Twilight of Eu...
digi cd: 11,90 €
USURPER: Threshold of the Usurper LS S-Size
9. USURPER
Threshold of t...
shirt: 19,90 €
FÖRGJORD / MUSTA KAPPELI: Uskon Kuolema
10. FÖRGJORD / ...
Uskon Kuolema
7": 5,90 €
ISÄNMAA: Yli Peltojen, Vetten ja Tunturien
11. ISÄNMAA
Yli Peltojen, ...
mcd: 9,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Iron Storm Evocation
12. NEUTRON HAMMER
Iron Storm Evo...
cd: 14,90 €
ARMANENSCHAFT: Psychedelic Winter
13. ARMANENSCHAFT
Psychedeli c Wi...
lp: 14,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia
14. HÄMYS
Alkemia
cd: 14,90 €
TAGHUT: Ejaculate Upon the Holy Qur’an
15. TAGHUT
Ejaculate Upon...
lp: 14,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Suicide
16. NEKROKRIST SS
Suicide
cd: 14,90 €
ARMOUR: Armour
17. ARMOUR
Armour
cd: 14,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
18. MUSTA KAPPELI

digi cd: 14,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Post-Apocalypse Trilogy
19. BLOODHAMMER
Post-Apoca lyps...
dlp: 19,90 €
BARATHRUM: Infernal
20. BARATHRUM
Infernal
cd: 14,90 €