Árstíðir lífsins - Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viðr (2x 12"LP)
- fullcolored jacket with golden hotfoil stamp
- heavy, fullcolored innersleeves
- din A2 poster
- d/l code for bandcamp via email (for retail customers only)
- 180g vinyl, available in golden vinyl (ltd.525)
On 26.04.2019, outstanding German/Icelandic metallers Árstíðir lífsins return with their much
anticipated 4th album entitled ‘Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viðr’.
Since 2008, the art of Árstíðir 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 fjoll né firðir’ to be
released in late 2019, ‘Vápn ok viðr’ 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, Árstíðir lífsins proves on ‘Vápn ok viðr’ 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 viðr’ 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 Skarphéðinsdóttir.