A few months ago, one of the most exciting collaborations in Norway emerged, consisting of Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Wardruna’s Einar Selvik who gave birth to Skuggsjá. The collaboration was conceived as a commissioned musical work written by both musicians as a concert piece in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution at the Eidsivablot festival in Eidsvoll, Norway on September 13th, 2014.
Shortly after this premiere, Skuggsjá was announced as one of the headliners of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 2015. That’s when the band decided to go full out and signed a deal with Season of Mist to release their debut album this coming March 11th and we can hear the first track off it “Vitkispá“ above.
If you like what you hear, as you probably should, you can get your pre-order going here.