They have already been on the scene for many years but perhaps not many people know them. If you are a fan of Vikings TV Series then you have surely heard some of their songs.
Listen To The Music of The Vikings By Wardruna
Wardruna was formed in 2003 by Selvik and Gaahl who were both members of Gorgoroth. Gorgoroth is one of the most transgressive and violent Black Metal bands.
After years of madness with Gorgoroth Selvik and Gaahl also decided to compose traditional Norwegian music using Nordic historical and traditional instruments such as flutes, kraviklyra, tagelharpe, goat horn etc.
Their music seems the call of Norwegian nature, gloomy and mysterious but at the same beautiful.
The first album “Runaljod – Gap Var Ginnunga” was released in 2009 and then in 2013 another album Runaljod – Yggdrasil. In 2014 the band announced that they would compose the score for Vikings. In 2015 Gaahl decided to leave the band while Selvik continues to compose music today. The latest album was released in 2021 and the title is Kvitravn.
We really like their music for the incredible atmosphere it creates and therefore we suggest it to you in case you haven’t heard of them yet.