Two years after Runaljod – Ragnarok, Norwegian band Wardruna released a new album. Skald is out now via By Norse. Vocals, poetry and ancient instruments like Kravik-lyre, Taglharpa and Bukkehorn lead the way of the album. About the album Einar Selvik comments:

“Skald was recorded live in the studio with the intention of capturing the raw and uncompromising energy of a live performance rather than aiming for a flawless and polished expression. It sets out to give voice to the ancient craft that once lay at the heart of the Norse oral traditions, presented as it takes shape in the hands of a humble contemporary skald today.”

Full streaming is available via Bandcamp. Listen below.