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Wardruna vocalist Einar Selvik composes 'Hrafnsmál - The Sword Of The Raven' for new game 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla'


Wardruna vocalist Einar Selvik composes ‘Hrafnsmál – The Sword Of The Raven’ for new game ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’

Wardruna frontman Einar Selvik has collaborated with award-winning musicians on the official soundtrack for the computer game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game is out since November 17, and fans can enjoy the musician’s trademark Nordic folk on the Raven Saga EP which is out now via Lakeshore Records.

Watch the composition below.

Said Selvik, “It´s a great honour for me to be welcomed into this massive Assassins Creed entity and long-time pillars of historical storytelling in games. I have been tasked by Ubisoft to create music that displays and builds upon authentic Norse historical musicality. Through historical instruments, their inherent tonalities, oral poetic traditions and language, I have aimed to make creations that could potentially bring the player closer to the theme and era of the game.”

“‘Assassins Creed Valhalla’ tells a story set in the Viking era inspired by the Old Norse sagas, mythology and culture as well as various historical events both in Norway and the British isles. The creators at Ubisoft has called it «the ultimate Viking fantasy» which is an accurate description. It is a massive game that balances well between the historical and the modern notion of what this time period might have been like. My efforts on the game has been about giving voice to the Skalds and the poetic traditions that once laid at the heart of the Norse culture. New, as well as existing Old Norse poetry accompanied by ancient Norse and Nordic instruments, tonalities and rhythms – both the format of minimalistic and unpolished live-in-studio recordings as well as fully produced pieces more similar to the soundscape of Wardruna.”

Order the complete soundtrack AT THIS LOCATION.

16.11.21 Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal Luxemburg (LUX)
18.11.21 Tivoli (Grote Zaal) – Utrecht (NL)
19.11.21 Cirque Royal – Brussel (BE)

The new Wardruna album Kvitravn is set for worldwide release on January 22nd, 2021 and can be pre ordered in various formats and bundle.

1.Synkverv (Turn-sight)
2.Kvitravn (White Raven)
3.Skugge (Shadow)
4.Grá (Grey)
5.Fylgjutal (Speech of the Fetch)
6.Munin (Memory)
7.Kvit hjort (White Stag)
8.Viseveiding (Song-hunting)
9.Ni (Nine)
10.Vindavlarljod (Song of the wind-bred)
11.Andvevarljod (Song of the Spirit-weavers)

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