Árstíđir lífsins - Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viđr (digipak)
- digipack CD with hotfoil stamp
- 32 pages booklet with lyrics, impressions and information
On 26.04.2019, outstanding German/Icelandic metallers Árstíđir lífsins return with their much
anticipated 4th album entitled ‘Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viđr’.
Since 2008, the art of Árstíđir lífsins breathes Old Norse history on all levels. Entirely sung in Old
Icelandic and twinned with its sister album ‘Saga á tveim tungum II: Eigi fjǫll né firđir’ to be
released in late 2019, ‘Vápn ok viđr’ takes you on a journey to the brutal power attempts of
(in)famous Norwegian king Óláfr helgi Haraldsson in the early eleventh century as it is portrayed in
the vernacular medieval Scandinavian sources.
Musically, Árstíđir lífsins proves on ‘Vápn ok viđr’ once again its ability to produce audial quality:
From ambient archaic folklore patterns, supported by dark chants and classical instruments, to both
modern and classic Black Metal elements, the musical abilities materialise and teach a powerful
lesson in real craftmanship.
‘Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viđr’ was composed and recorded in Germany and Sweden in
early 2018 and mixed and mastered in August 2018 by the experienced hands of renowned producer
Markus Stock at Studio E, Mellrichstadt, Germany. As always, the intriguing layout was executed
by the highly talented Christopher Duis of 1gemachtes.de. All promotional photography was taken
by the equally skilled Rakel Erna Skarphéđinsdóttir.