NYTT LAND Releases Mesmerizing Music Video for “Blood of the North”   

 
 
 
Last month, Nordic dark folk duo NYTT LAND released their new album Ritual, delivering a thrilling piece of Scandinavian and Siberian folklore and culture. Today, the Russian duo comes through with an astonishing official music video for “Blood of the North” that brings the spiritual journey of Ritual full circle.
 
The core element of “Blood of the North” is the talharpa, continiously humming a mystic melody, accompanied by bells, accentuating the footsteps of an arcane shaman. Followed by tension-rising drums, the journey reaches its final destination. The ambient soundscape of “Blood of the North” builds on trance-like visuals and a dark sound that truly feels like a ritual – a silent spell, spoken without words, shallowly cast upon you.
 
NYTT LAND on their new video:
“This instrumental track is a culmination of the album Ritual. A very deep, epic composition plunging into a trance with the beats of drums and the hoarse voice of talharpa.
 
The visualization of this composition was conceived even before the release of the album. Exactly like that. With mystic, faceless imagery and nature as the most important part of NYTT LAND’s creativity.”
 
Watch the official music video for “Blood of the North” HERE!
 
Russian Nordic folk and ambient project NYTT LAND offer a dark, otherworldly experience with their new seventh studio album, Ritual, out now via Napalm Records.
 
This eight-song rarity tell tales of gods and heroes, born centuries ago and preserved in traditions, expressed in a unique sonic experience that can best be described by the duo itself as shamanic dark folk. On Ritual, NYTT LAND effortlessly pulls listeners into a world of ancient percussive instrumentation and vocal tradition. Thematically, their work echoes many stories from Norse mythology and historic texts such as the Poetic Edda.
 
NYTT LAND state:
“All our songs are, first of all, our personal experience, how we perceive reality around us. Ritual is the release of inner, primal energy through music, words, dances and images. This is what the world and the universe was born into. And we want to share our part of this energy with you.”
 
Get your copy of Ritual HERE!
 
Prepare for the Ritual and be entranced by NYTT LAND’s Shamanic dark folk!
 
NYTT LAND’s ancient shamanic culture is palpable on songs like “U-Gra” – based on the legend of the Siberian native tribe known as Khanty. It tells the story of the guardian spirits of the tribe’s homeland as somber ritual chants at the start of the song ask the spirits to be kind to their people and help them retain their lands. An atmospheric, meditative journey accompanied by an enthralling percussive section accents the unmatched, unique throat singing layers of NYTT LAND vocalists Natasha “Baba Yaga” Pakhalenko and Anatoly “Shaman” Pakhalenko. “Svartravn” seamlessly continues this vibe while introducing melancholic string sections, telling the story of a warrior dying on the battlefield with a crow circling him, awaiting his coup de grace. The dying warrior tells the crow about his worthy life and the deeds that he performed, and that he is not afraid of death, asking the raven to take the news of his death to his family. Underlying themes on Ritual become apparent in NYTT LAND’s artistic entity, pulled together by mysterious, haunting visuals while still welcoming the listener into their spiritual world. Songs like “Dead Man’s Dance” and “Blood Of The North” showcase the Nordic folk-driven roots of NYTT LAND, while the duo takes the genre to new levels on “The Fires of Ragnarok”.
 
Ritual is a previously uncharted display of intense, dark folk music inspired by NYTT LAND’s unique, authentic and ancient Siberian culture. If bands like Wardruna, Heilung or Runahild ensnare your senses, then you must prepare for this Ritual!
 
NYTT LAND on the record:
“Our new album is a big story, a long way – from the harsh, snowy fjords of ancient Scandinavia – to the endless expanses of the great Siberian taiga. Having chosen life in a small Siberian village, we are inspired by nature, its eternal, primordial life force. And this inspiration finds expression in our music.”
 
Ritual Tracklisting:
1. Ritual
2. The Fires of Ragnarok
3. The Birth of a Shaman
4. Dead Man’s Dance
5. U-Gra
6. Gróttasöngr
7. Svartravn
8. Blood of the North
 
Ritual will be available in the following formats:
– Die Hard Edition (incl. 1-LP Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent Black + Poster) – exclusively via Napalm Records, ltd. to 300 copies worldwide 
– 1- LP Gatefold BLACK
– Digipak
– Digital Album
 
[Die Hard Edition (incl. 1-LP Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent Black + Poster)
– exclusively via Napalm Records, ltd. to 300 copies worldwide]
 
 
RUSSIAN RITUAL TOUR 2021:
 
02.12.21 – Ekaterinburg / URAL
04.12.21 – Moscow / Gorod club
05.12.21 – Saint Petersburg / Vremya N club
10.12.21 – Omsk / Pushkin club
11.12.21 – Novosibirsk / Podzemka
 
NYTT LAND is:
Natasha “Baba Yaga” Pakhalenko – vocal, throat singing, drums, percussion, flutes, programming
Anatoly “Shaman” Pakhalenko – vocal, throat singing, tagelharpa, mouth-harp, percussion, horn, programming
 
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