NÍU: Blood of the Amali (Ásaland Metal Cut) is Draugablíkk’s debut album and includes nine tracks inspired by Scandinavian history and more than a few “shamanic philosophies” of the great Eurasian steppe. The album also contains streaks of Proto-Norse, Gothic, Scythian, and Vedic culture, archeology, and folklore.
NÍU: The number nine is significant in the Old Norse myths, as made evident by Óðinn (Odin) who sacrificed himself, to himself, on the tree of life Yggdrasil for nine days and nights, until the secret of the runes was revealed to him.
NÍU: The Icelandic sagas also describe how Þórr (Thor) takes nine steps and falls to the ground dead after he fought his last fight with the Miðgarðsormr (Midgard Serpent) at Ragnarǫkkr (Ragnarök).
NÍU: Heimdallr (Heimdall) is the guardian of the rainbow bridge Bifrost. He was born by nine sisters, an event echoed in the nine daughters of the sea-goddess Rán, who rules the ocean and its waves.
released June 19, 2020
Draugablíkk is danger, intrigue, dread, and blood feud; a world of forgotten wonder and shamanic mystery; a journey into the past where only the brave will survive, and only the lucky can prosper. In the wake of the primeval Hyperboreans and the legendary Aratta, from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, through ancient Persia to uncharted America, and beyond, Draugablíkk will reveal a forgotten world — and rediscover the secrets it has cloaked for too long.
Draugablíkk is also a musical, cultural, and historical project whose boreo-pagan folk sound blends traditional Scandinavian instruments and arrangements with Eastern influences such as ancient throat-singing and sky father shamanism. In addition, Draugablíkk draws inspiration from Proto-Norse, Gothic, Scythian, and Vedic culture, archeology, and folklore.
Notable members include mythologist, co-lyricist, and visual look-lead Vinithor “Amajarl” Amal, co-lyricist, composer, and lead-singer Valgam “Galdrabragi” Akatziri, and Sigrún “Seidrsunna” Spákona who provides vocals and folk instrumentation.
But Draugablíkk is more than music and culture. It is an egregore in the making, slowly establishing itself by creating invigorating fiction and art, based on authentic mythologies in which lies the initial origin of our creation. Without an understanding of the past, future generations will be unable to master their true purpose and fate.
However, not all are born with the spark of Draugablíkk or truth-seeker rune-sight. Thus, the task at hand falls on those who have it. To us, the world is a very different place: we can sense the ancestral ghosts that surround us, the sleeping giants in the hills, and the great beasts and deities that others dismiss as legend. ᛟ
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So happy I was able to snag one of the cassettes. I was hoping this would get a physical release. The atmosphere, production, and riffing is top notch. Nothing groundbreaking but still solid Pagan Black Metal. silenceeater