Shamanic dark folk duo NYTT LAND have a new music video out for their song “Svartravn”. NYTT LAND commented on the clip:
“’Svartravn’ for us is one of the most melodic and most dramatic songs in the new album. A lot of emotions are associated with it in the process of composing and recording. And undoubtedly, this energy is very accurately visualized in the video created for this song. In Russia there is a very famous 19th century kozak’s ballad, called ‘Black Raven’. And when we found the text that formed the basis of the song ‘Svartravn’, we were simply amazed that it says the same thing as in this Russian ballad. Therefore, this song got its name exactly ‘Svartravn’ – from the Icelandic language it is precisely ‘Black Raven’ that is translated.”
The track appears on the group’s newly released full-length Ritual, which arrived yesterday through Napalm Records. Copies are available here.
To celebrate the release of the record, NYTT LAND will perform it in its entirety this Friday, August 13th at 8:00 PM CET/2:00 PM EDT on the Napalm Records YouTube channel. The group said of the album and upcoming performance:
“Following the release of our new album we are proud to welcome you to our Live Ritual! An exclusive event, where you will see live performances of songs from the new album for the first time, but also some old famous songs that have reborn on a new sound today. A lot of work has been done to convey the sound of the Living Ritual as high as possible, so that together with us you can feel this primal, wild energy of a real shamanic rite and its indescribable atmosphere. Prepare for the Ritual!”
You can watch set a reminder for the stream via the embedded video below.