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More Albums: Reconstructioned Old Music, Classical &
Symphonic Music Neo-/Folk/Rock,Revival Metal
For listening to
Prose, see "Links to Poetry" -> Heathen Prose
& Norse Myths: Online, to listen to & Audiobooks.
Click on the composer or band name to learn more about them.
Heathen / Norse Music eGroups
Yahoo group for heathen composers, lyricists, instrumentalists, and lovers of
I manage this list - you are cordially invited to join and participate!
Anglo Saxon Lyres
Yahoo group about the Anglo Saxon Lyre, its history, music, construction and
including Germanic, European, and world Lyre/Leier/Hearpes in general, and the
Baltic Bowed Lyres.
Open FaceBook group for any kind of lyre, or lyre-like instrument.
Baldur Rising Music
- Hauk´s label. Cooperating with heathen artists.
Ruf der Götter" (The Call of the Gods) by Michaela Macha, Armin Knorr &
German Asatru folk/rock. German and English lyrics on the CD.
MP3 samples & lyrics of all songs online here.
"Hammer of Bronze" album is available as MP3 download on
"Path of Ice", "No Mercy for
the Slain", "Love Songs, Lamentations and Lifthrasir",
"To Hear the Trumpets Call"& more.
Hauk on MySpace.
Skaldic Hearth Kin
-"Winter Wassail", an album of Yule and Wassail songs, available
Zune, Rhapsody, Nokia.
Winter Wassail, starting 2010, is a weekend long event bringing
the wassailing traditions of the past into the celebration of modern Heathenry.
Tru Spirit -"A Gift for A Gift", the second album by John Cyr and Ingmar
Their first album, "Songs of Our Heathen Ancestry", is no longer available.
Bell Book and Canto
Songs by Raven Kaldera
Spiritual songs, accompanied by guitar: 'To Ran´s Nine Daughters', 'Groa´s Charms',
'Candlemas Hymn', and more.
Beinteinsson - "Edda"
By the founder of the Asatruarfelagidh, in Icelandic language &
performance style. Four tracks: The Prophecy Of Seeress, The Saying Of Har, The Lay Of Sigrdrifa, Poems By Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson.
My comment: Archaic and haunting. To our ears unusual style; nothing to hear as
Aswynn - "Songs of Yggdrasil: Shamanic Chants from the Northern Mysteries"
Including rune galdr and a rendering of the Havamal.
Valkyrie - "Deceitful Fate", "Shield Brothers of Walhalla"
English songs about battle, Valkyries and Einherjar by Greek heathen
You can read most of her "Deceitful Fate" lyrics
on Odin´s Gift, and
tracks on ReverbNation.
"Tales of Stone
and Ice -- Songs from a Heathen Perspective" by
Karen L.U. Kahan, Savagedaughter.net.
- German Asatru Albums by Armin Knorr - with MP3 clips and all lyrics
Straightforward Rock with guitars, drums, bass,
orchestra and choir.
"Perthro": Asatru Blues.
"Stahlzeit": Asatru Metal
Swartaz Horsa (Wolf
Lüerßen und Armin Knorr). German.
Songs by Wolf
(Harvion) on YouTube, e.g.
Feuern" by Harvion
and Armin Knorr. German.
"Hør mig Aser - Ritualsange"
Ritual songs with both modern Denish and Old Norse texts from the Older and
Younger Edda, sung by Gudrun Victoria Gotved .
Several artists accompany her with lyre, percussion, rattles and hurdy-gurdy.
Listen to all tracks online!
Kurtz Frausun (www.frausun.com)
- "Rista, The Ambient Runes Vol. 1 & 2."
24 song, double album. The runes are chanted with experimental sounds and
thundering drums, symphonic strings,
sitars and atmospheric keys, each song composed to the natural rhythm of the
Available on Itunes: Vol. 1
KAAN - "Erulia",
heathen/Asatru folk album recorded in ca. 2000 under the label Berzerker Record.
Available as MP3 album on
Heathen/Norse Online Music
My German Asatru Poetry Collection, the sister site of Odin's Gift.
Over 600 poems and songs. Online Songbook with MP3.
with his guitar on YouTube:
Hammer of Bronze,
Wisdom of the Ancients & more!
Dano Hammer -
Heartfelt Heathen Hip-Hop.
Two MP3 albums
("Natural Selections" and "Good Vibe Tribe").
YouTube channel of PanChilde (Jenn
Nine Long Nights
Feuern (Round 1000 Fires) - German. YouTube-Lied&Video about Thor´s
adventures in Utgard, by Harvion and Armin Knorr.
Cybersamurai´s List of Viking Music Artists
Based on a merge of various Eddic poems. The scope is a story from
Ginnungagap to Ragnarök,
the red line being the invincible sword forged by master smith Völund.
The project was finished in 2008 and first publicly displayed in Reykjavik/Iceland.
As of 2009, Edda is released on
ELYZIUM classics and available there in high
Elda´s Songs on
Myspace.com - German. "Und der Seherin Wort", "Hel", "Fylgia"...
"Erik the Awful" by Ray Stevens - You can find lyrics online
through Google, and with some luck an MP3 as well.
Gimle Kindred of Northeastern Connecticut
features an mp3 of The Havamal - sung by Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson.
Gudakväden ("Chants of the Gods") by Thorolf Darje. Experience online a part of this
enthralling Viking exhibition which brings the old
myths alive for modern audiences.
Kalinov Bridge - "Native" - Russian
heathen/pagan video clip about our living roots.
Kari Tauring -
American folk-singer and story-teller; songs relating to runes, seidhr, and
other nordic themes.
Albums: "Völva Songs" and "Live At the Capri".
"Life Blood" - Viking song by Karen Kahan aka Wyndreth Berginsdottir.
- A place to hear Piparskeggr's poems and songs.
- Denish heathen Dankward E. Nielsen´s chants and
MP3 soundclips of his CDs available. Also, good articles.
"Song of the
Shield-Wall" in the Cantaria Folk
Words: Lady Malkin Grey, Music: Lady Peregrynne Windrider, Performance: Andrew
- German Viking Metal. Listen to Surtur Hrimthurs Frankson´s
poem "Krieg und Frieden"
as soundclip "Walhall", and "Goetterverhaengnis".
"Tausendgötterlied" (Song of Thousand Gods) -
The Ballad of
Regin (Regin smiður)
- Faroese ballad. Performances by 1) Faroese
2) by traditional dancers, 3)
by Svein Tunheim & Wyndreth Berginsdottir.
The Germanic Mantry: Eiris sazun idisi
The Merseburger charms, sung as Germanic Mantra by Jürgen Blottner and Anja
"The Immigrant Song" by
Led Zeppelin - Find the lyrics through Google.
Video on LedZeppelin.com.
Meadhall - Songs with lyrics & mp3 by Alwynne
(aka Hilla Hamasdottir).
Thorn - Instrumental music on YouTube, e.g.
Yngwie Malmsteen -
"I am a Viking"
"Ymir and Odin"
Northern Myth Songs ('The
Choosers', 'Road of Life', 'Spirit and Power', 'Daybreak').
of Albert Burger.
Heathen/Pagan Radio Stations and
Asatru Spricht (Asatru Speaks) - German MP3 with meditations,
prayers and poems,
spoken by Michael Schütz on
The Mead Hall
- Canadian heathen podcast, from Ontario.
Raven Radio - Weekly podcast (new episodes on Sundays), ca. 1 hour length, interviews with
Ravencast - Asatru podcast. Monthly half-hour episodes with interviews and seasonal topics,
e.g. interviews with the heathen musicians Hauk and Piparskeggr.
The Troth’s Official Podcast - Recorded Troth Skype Moots, about
Spoken Lore - Podcast with Saga readings, e.g. Egil's Saga.
- Podcast with readings from the Njal´s Saga.
Heathen/Norse Music Websites
Anglo-Saxons Scops and
Scopcraft: Origins, performance style, boasting, chronology.
Contemporary Heathen Music: A Review (2002) - by Jordsvin on his Norse Heathen Pages
Viking Age Music
Excellent article on the Viking Answer Lady, with sound examples of old
Viking music on
Iceland - From "A short history of
Icelandic music to the beginning of the twentieht century" by Hjálmar H.
The Songs of the Vikings
What kinds of songs and sounds could be heard in Scandinavia 1000 years ago?
Three Faroese ballads
translated by Nora Kershaw, with musical score:
The Ballad of
The Ballad of Hjalmar and
The Ballad of Arngrim´s Sons
The Troth´s Store - Albums of interest to Heathens
Music & Singing Resources
ChoralWiki, home of
Choral Public Domain Library,
including sheet music.
Sheet Music Point
is a digital archive of downloadable public domain sheet music.
International Music Score
Library Project (IMSLP) - Free scores. Browse and
search by composer, melody, genre, and instrumentation.
Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive - Collection of texts used in over
100,000 classical art songs
Contemplator's Folk Music Site - Irish, British and American Folk Music,
with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information
and History behind the folksongs and ballads. Use of their Midi on websites
Khoomei.com Very good
resource on throat-singing techniques.
Reconstructioned Old Music, Classical & Symphonic Music
Alder - by Per-Olf Branzell
Reconstructed Viking Age music using goat horns, horse hair
bowed lyre, cow horns, assorted flutes and bag pipe.
Carnyx: Sounds of the Viking Age
by Lawson, Graeme & Windy.
Cassette tape with accompanying notes: A short collection of
six well-reconstructed tenth and eleventh century secular tunes.
Cambridge: Archaeologica Musica, 1985. Available from Archaeologia Musica, P.O.
Box 92, Cambridge CB4 1PU, England.
Edvard Grieg -
"Olaf Tryggvason", "Bergliot" - In his unfinished drama "Olaf
Tryggvason", Grieg (1843-1907) is the very first to use the word "Asatro" in
a literary setting. The scenes feature a blot with grand hymnical invocations of
Aesir and Vanir. "Bergliot" recounts the heroic death of Einar
Tambarskjelve, and his widow´s futile attempt to instigate revenge on his
betrayer Harald Hårdråde.
Virgin Classics, 1994. Booklet texts in Norwegian, English, French and German.
Above link leads to the reissue of the CD which includes other works as well.
Erik Gustav Geijer -
(Songs) - 28 Swedish songs from the 18th century, including 7 stanzas
from Geijer´s famous "Vikingen" (The Viking). Bilingual booklet. Musica Sveciae,
Swedish Music Anthology, MSCD 519,1994 (Catharina Olsson, Per-Arne Wahlgren,
"Fornnordiska klanger" (The Sounds of Prehistoric Scandinavia) by Cajsa S.
The recording showcases the uses of reconstucted instruments
in various ways.
Bones, gongs, drums, flutes from all regions of Scandinavia. Extensive
41 tracks; tracks 24-41 are of instruments dating from the Stone Age to the
LP: Musica Sveciae MS 101. CD: Musica Sveciae MSCD
101. Stockholm 1987.
Also available on
Cajsa S. Lund´s
Jón Leifs -
"EDDA Part 1: Sköpun heimsins" (The Creation of the World). Music for symphony orchestra,
chorus and vocal soloists. Iceland Symphony Orchestra BIS-SACD-1350.
In the "Saga
Symphony" Jón Leifs musically portrays five characters of famous Icelandic
Baldr Op 34 is a musical and choreographic drama without words. Sound samples on Amazon.com.
Wagner - "Der
Ring des Nibelungen" (The Ring of the Nibelung). Set of four operas
based on figures and elements of Norse mythology, notably the Old Norse Poetic
Edda, the Volsunga Saga, and the Middle High German Nibelungenlied.
- "Edda, An
Icelandic Saga: Myths From Medieval Iceland", "The Rheingold Curse" by
The original Eddic poems chanted in Old Icelandic, the
pronounciation and style of performance reconstructed as far back as possible,
based on Icelandic rímur. String and wind instruments are sparingly used. Transports you back in time - haunting
athmosphere, heroic and melancholy. My comment: "A must hear!"
Jordens Sång" (Song of the Black Earth) by Per-Ulf Allmo and Styrbjörn
Book and CD. Music based on archaeological finds from Birka.
Tullinge-Uppsala: All Win. 1995. ISBN 916303106X.
Tones: I Dreamt me a Dream -
Wessberg, Erik Axel, Mogens Friis, and Knud Albert Jepsen.
Skalk CD 2.
The pieces on this CD are mainly based the music around the
earliest piece of Scandinavian music we have, "I dreamt me a dream." Other music
as a basis for these reconstructions includes the 12th century "Hymn to St.
Magnus" from the Orkney Islands; a traditional piece from the 10th cenutury in
Italy; King Richard the Lionheart's "Ja nuns hons pris", late 1100's, and a
couple of traditional Icelandic pieces based on de la Borde. The instruments
used are all those known from the Viking Age: the wooden lur as found in the
Oseberg ship, 3-hole and 6-hole bone flute, York pan-pipes, Falste-fife,
Västerby-horn, drum, and the Sutton-Hoo type lyre.
Barditus - „Die letzten Goten“, "Schwarzer Heiland",
Folk. German lyrics. Open musical project, texts partially with Norse
references. "The last Goths" is a beautiful musical version of the poem by Felix
Carved in Stone - "Hear
the Voice". Mystic Folk. Solo project of German artist Ilona
Jeschke (better known as Swawa). Her lyrics, in both German and English, are
inspired by traditional Germanic beliefs.
Pagan Folk from France with Nordic themes. English lyrics.
"And the ancestral pagan flame shall never fade",
"Memories of the Warrior Will"
the Red´s Asatru-related Music - Legends, Dreams, and Myths
64 minutes Lo-Fi Acoustic Guitar with Erik's singing. 18 tracks, 6 whereof deal
directly with Odinist themes, and histories.
Forseti - "Windzeit". German lyrics. Old folks songs, pagan and mystical themes;
poems e.g. by Goethe or Hesse as musical versions.
Runedance - "Volven", "Frigga´s Web", "Laguz -
Within the Lake", "The Winds That Sang of Midgard´s Fate"
Female Folk/Goth/Rock band with Andrea "Nebel" Haugen (Nebelhexe) as singer.
dedicated, harmonious, a bit melancholy. Themes from mythology & the Viking
My comment: "Volven" rocks ! "The Winds.." is good but very melancholy.
The name is Swedish for "the Heathens"; they sing some songs in Swedish, some in Finnish.
My comment: I have "Karelia Visa", very rhythmic and positive. I like
it a lot!
In Acht & Bann - "Auf Runenpfaden zwischen den Welten" Neofolk from
Germany. German lyrics.
Waterfield - "Runa Megin"
Experimental vocal techniques and healing sounds from around the world, fused
with elements of Scandinavian folk and contemporary electronic music. Two tracks
for listening online.
Kjartan Olafsson: "Voluspa" - 4 titles, of which title 1 "Voluspa" is 29
min in length. Experimental, mysterious, for attentive listening.
Krauka - "Vikinga seidhur", "Stiklur", "Bylur", "Odhinn". Denish folk
music with many references to Norse mythology.
Nordic Folk / Industrial / Experimental side project of
Angelica Segerbäck & Johan Svärdshammar
of Waves under Water (“Serpents
and the Tree”, label Dance Macabre,
Interview.). Vision: to create heathen
music with a raw nordic atmosphere. Lyrics by pagan poet Markus Skogsberg.
- Music between Fire and Ice. Songs from the Edda" by Shamrock Duo.
One man & one woman band from Germany. English lyrics paraphrasing Eddic
Lays, plus own takes on Norse mythology. Harp, tin whistle, synthesizer. My
comment: Nice, simple charm, but not overwhelming.
"Vigil", "Reigen", "Mistelteinn", "Eisiges Licht 2". German.
-"Vergessene Pfade". Band from Germany.
Orplid - 6 albums. German
lyrics. "Heimkehr" and "Das Schicksal" are completely devoted to Nordic
Poeta Magica - "Edda"
German. Sound samples on Amazon.com.
Sonne Hagal -
several albums, audio cassettes and LPs, e.g. "Helfahrt"
German lyrics. Style "tough and ready for fighting", melancholy, and Gothic.
Descriptions include "Apocalyptic folk band", "dark folk music", and "classic
German. Ghostly wights storming through the forest mountains...
- "Valravn", "Koder På Snor "
Powerful interpretations of songs from ages past, in Faroese as well as
Danish and Icelandic.
Valravn is flaming poetry, featuring elements of folk, rock, punk and
Voxus Imp. - Idafeld German lyrics. Neofolk / neoclassic and experimental music, strong on
- "Rauhnacht", "Heimliches Deutschland",
Norwegian band. "Runaljod" offers 12 tracks centering on the runes.
Wardruna by Odroerir Journal.
Various Artists - "Wizard
Women of the North"
A collection of Nordic traditional music revival, featuring a number of
talented female vocalists and instrumentalists.
Yggdrasil Kreis -
"Runasöngr" German, 12 tracks (e.g. Runachant, Odin, Thor, Havamal,
Guter Überblick und Recherche:
Adorned Brood -
Black and Folk Metal
Amon Amarth -
several albums, e.g. "Fate of Norns"
Death Metal, deeply rooted in the mythology. Swedish band,
- "Hammerheart", "Blood on Ice", "Nordland I",
II", "Twilight of the Gods"
Heavily into Nordic themes.
unofficial fan page.
Black Messiah -
Borknagar - "Gods Of My World"
and other albums. Viking/folk/progressive black-ish metal.
- "Hlidskjalf", "Daudi Baldrs", "Belus",
"Asatru") - Viking Heavy Metal from the UK.
- "Bastards and Killers".
Doomsword - "Resound the Horn", "Let Battle Commence"
Italian Doom Metal, very good singer with lots of viking themed songs. In the
style of Candlemass/Black Sabbath with Viking Themes. 'Shores of Vinland' is a
great catchy song.
Einherjer - Viking
Metal. "Blot" (2004) , "Dragons of the North" 1996, "Odin owns
ye all" 1998
- "The Son of Odin". Only the title song pertains to mythology.
Swiss Band. Celtic/Pagan Folk Metal with influences from Death Metal.
"Victory Songs". Finnish Heroic Folk Metal.
- "Turis Fratyr"
- Viking Metal from Saxony/Germany.
Falkenbach - 'Ok
Nefna Tysvar Ty' and other albums
Viking Metal band based in Germany. Though they sometimes implement
Black-Metal-esque vocals within their music, their albums, are full of clear,
beautiful, multi-layered, hymn-like compositions that usually relate tales from
Nordo-Germanic history or the Eddas.
"Havamal" on Youtube.
"Summer´s Flame", "Steadfast". Anglo
Saxon metal band, two brothers in Leatherhead, England.
songs, e.g. one called "Theodish Belief".
Centuries - "Jul". Pagan Metal from Thuringia/Germany.
Glittertind - "Evige Asetro".
Digger - "Rheingold"and
German metal, they sing in English. Concept album based on the
"Rheingold" of Wagner´s Ring.
- "De Strijdlust is Geboren"
From the Netherlands.
Heimdall - "Lord
of the Sky"
Heavy metal from Italy. The self-titled album is completely devoted to songs about,
"Falland Vörandi", concept album with 20 tracks about Balder´s death.
- "Evening in Valhalla"
Concept album about Ragnarok and some Norse tales, self-produced German metal.
Almost sold out. Album as a free download
Helfahrt - Pagan Metal
Norwegian Doom Metal with frequent Norse themes. Several albums, lyrics
partially in English.
Helrunar - "Baldr
Ok Iss", "Frostnacht".
Nordic Black Metal.
Kromlek - Epic
Pagan/Viking Metal from Bavaria/Germany.
Eyes - "Vinland Saga"
Great female singer, concept album about the Norsemen´s discovery of America.
Long Winter´s Stare
-"The Tears of Odin´s Fallen" (Label:
Athmospheric Doom Metal.
Månegarm - "Urminnes Hävd: The Forest Sessions", "Vargstenen",
several other albums
Viking Metal band based in Sweden. Some lyrics and samples on their site.
of the Hammer", "The Sons Of Odin" (2006)
- Repeated use of Norse mythology.
of War" (2007)
- Epos about the Germanic Gods
and their stories. Metal with touches of classical music.
- 5 Albums. German Heathen Metal band.
Michel Montecrossa - 'Cyberviking & Oriental Girl Concert',
'Viking Girl & Oriental Love Concert
Michel Montecrossas Double Audio-CD`s. 32 resp. 33 Song-Tracks; lots of sound
All Viking songs available on iTunes:
- former Swedish Viking/Black Metal band (1992-99).
Moonsorrow - Pagan Metal Band from Finland.
Finnish lyrics, partially with Nordic themes.
Nomans Land - "The
last Son of the Fjord", "Hammerfrost", "Raven Flight"
Russian Viking Metal band. Lyrics about Gods, war, death and doom.
German Viking & Power Metal and Folk Rock elements blended; complex songwriting,
German lyrics culled from the Poetic Edda."Götterlieder II":
7 tracks with more retellings of the myths from the Eddas.
Othala - Denish industrial / black metal
by two Asatruar.
Denish lyrics on site. Recurrent use of Norse mythology.
Under Sol og Måne,
Når Alting Er Glemt.
Blend of Black, Folk and Pagan Metal.
- "The Sagas of Iceland". By members of Grave Digger. Concept album about the sagas.
SagenToeter - "Prayers to Othinn".
- "Harigasti Teiwai"(2005).
tracks. German solo project, lyrics and samples online.
- Viking Metal from Reykjavík. "Til
Valhallar" has the most references to the Norse, the other albums less.
Scott Randall´s former band/project from USA with different
Melodic & athmospheric doom/death metal. "Odin´s
Ride" from the album "Legend" (1998) is
the only outright Nordic song.
Hosted here here
on Odin´s Gift.
Sonnwin - "Fehu". German Neofolk / Neoclassic.
- "Odens Krigare", "Stormwarrior", "Northern Rage",
Northe", "Heathen Warrior"
Fast Melodic Metal by Kai Hansen (of Helloween/GammaRay) who sings and plays
Concept album about Vikings and their history.
Svartsot - "Ravnenes
Saga". Folk Metal.
Hagal - several tapes, CD´s and LP´s
German band with heathen lyrics, more on the "tough/ready for battle"
side. German reviewers describe their style as "apocalyptic-folkband", "dark folk music", "classic
neofolk" in melancholy / gothic style.
- "Northern Rage"
Speedy Melodic Metal in the style of old Helloween with a Viking theme; is
produced by Kai Hansen (Of Helloween/GammaRay) who even sings and plays on a few
tracks. An entire album dedicated to the Vikings and their history.
- "Secret of the Runes"
Both female and male operatic vocals, lots of different instruments, many
classical touches. Each song is based on one of the nine worlds. - Therion´s older stuff is more black metal/death metal,
and the newer more like dark opera with Norse and Atlantean themes.
Thrudvangar - "Zwischen
Asgard und Midgard". German.
Thyrfing - Swedish
Viking Metal band. Albums "Thyrfing", "Urkraft", "Valrd Galga", "Hels Vite",
"Farsotstider", "Vansinnesvisor", "Hednaland", available on
Amazon. Lyrics in Swedish.
- Viking/Pagan/Folk Metal site with MP3 for downloading, several bands
Turisas - Epic Viking
Metal/ Finnish Folk.
- "Eric the Red" , "How far to Asgard", "By the Light of the
Northern Star", "Land", "The Lay of Thrym"
This band is from the Faroe Isles and is a mixture of Viking Metal, Folk and
Progressive Rock. Almost like a Viking version of Dream Theatre. Heavy metal remakes of traditional
folk ballads, as well as own songs in English about living
the lore. On MySpace.
Ulvhedin - Heroic
pagan/viking metal from Norway. "Pagan
Unleashed - Swedish
death metal band with Nordic themes. "As Yggdrasil Trembles", "Warrior",
"Victory", "Midvinterblot", and other albums.
Varg - Viking Metal band.
- Swedish black metal and Viking/folk metal band, English and Swedish lyrics,
with some references to the mythology.
Heathen band (Ambient / Black Metal / Trance).
German heathen band, singing German. A unique brand of percussion driven
neofolk/ neoclassical music that
experimentally combines various musical elements.
Windrider - Epic Viking Metal from the UK
- "Odin". Concept album about the sagas.
- "A Pagan Storm"
Wolfenmond - "Wintersturm",
Wotan - "Epos",
"Carmina Barbarica", "Vae Victis". Italian Epic Metal.
"With Gods and Legends Unite",
Metal". Viking metal.
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