Erlend Gjerde, who is known for his drum work in Stonegard, will be leading Wardruna\'s main battery in the time to come. Wardruna is the folk project founded and lead by former Gorgoroth drummer Einar \"Kvitrafn\" Selvik. Their debut album, \'Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga\', was released in January via Indie Recordings.
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Nearly six years in the making, Wardruna\'s debut album is the first part of the planned \'Runaljod\' trilogy which will musically interpret the runes of the elder futhark.
The style can be described as a curious blend of folk, world and ambient music.
Rare instruments \'Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga\' has a very profound and unique sound that consists of a wide array of instruments, some of which are rarely used. A few examples: deer hide frame drums, mouth harp, goat horns, lur, Hardanger fiddle and tagelharpe (\"viking fiddle\"). Sounds of more unorthodox ‘instruments’ like trees, stones and fire are also incorporated into the music.
The album was produced and engineered by Kvitrafn himself in his own Fimbulljóđ studio. Many of the recording sessions were executed outdoors at carefully selected locations with instruments or natural sounds that are relevant to the different runes.