WARDRUNA til Incubate Festival i Nederland (19/9)

WARDRUNA til Incubate Festival i Nederland (19/9)






Norwegian band Wardruna will be playing a special one-off performance at the Incubate festival on September 19th in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The ambient folk project of black metal musicians Einar 'Kvitrafn' Selvik and Gaahl will perform at an amphitheatre in the middle of a forest close to the small city of Oisterwijk.


Wardruna received raving reviews on their 2009 debut Gap Var Ginnunga. Bandleader Kvitrafn (Jotunspor, ex-Gorgoroth) threw his metal roots overboard to make an album full of dark ambient folk. The album is a musical travel trough the history of Norwegian mythology and paganism, made with traditional Norwegian instruments like the goat horn, deer hide frame drums, Hardanger fiddle, lur and tagelharpe (‘viking fiddle’). Also sounds of trees, stones, water and fire can be heard on the album. The album was produced and engineered by Kvitrafn himself in his own, aptly named, Fimbulljóð 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.


Shows of Wardruna are rare, but always memorable. Previously, the band played on a Viking ship and in a chapel on a mountain. The surroundings gives the music a stronger mystical feel.


The show of Wardruna in the amphitheatre in the forest of Oisterwijk is the only Dutch show of the band. The concert will be introduced with a lecture on the history of paganism and esotericism in Europe.






This event is a cooperation between Incubate and Schatten van Brabant.


The Incubate festival is the annual celebration of independent culture in Tilburg, The Netherlands. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. It brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Street art next to academic dance. 


Incubate takes place from the 13th until 20th of September in the city of Tilburg in the Netherlands. From bar to amphitheatre. From music venue to museum.


For more information visit the website www.incubate.org. More info on the Wardruna website, on myspace and here's a clip of Wardruna live at Norwegian TV.