Nytt Land share "Western" version of U-Gra - watch the video here!

Black and white image of Nytt Land in Western makeup and clothing
(Image credit: Anatoly Pakhalenko, Natalia Pakhalenko / Kalachinsk, “Kolhoz record”)

Nytt Land have shared an animated video to accompany their reworking of U-Gra, called Song Of U-Gra – watch it below! It's the second single from their upcoming digital EP, Ritual: Blood Of The West, which is out via Napalm Records on November 18 and reinterprets material from last year's Ritual.

The duo explain, "This video repeats the plot of the original song in meaning, and this version of the song and the video were made to express our respect for the Native Americans, in addition to showing the cultural relationship of the indigenous peoples of Siberia and America. 

"The tribes of the American Indians are the descendants of the Siberian tribes who migrated to the territory of America during the ice age 15,000 years ago."

The song retains the original's trademark throat singing but mixes it up with darker, western elements. Watch the video for the new version below.

Ritual: Blood Of The West tracklist

1 Dark Country. Ritual
2 The Blues of Ragnarok
3 Dead Man’s Ballad
4 Song of U-Gra
5 Blood of the West

cover artwork for Nytt Land's Ritual: Blood Of The West EP

(Image credit: Press)

Nytt Land European tour dates with Faun

Oct 19: Venlo Grenswerk, Netherlands
Oct 20: Utrecht Tivoli Pandora, Netherlands
Oct 21: Paris Cabernet Sauvage, France
Oct 22: Rennes L'Etage, France
Oct 23: Bordeaux Krakatoa, France
Oct 25: Madrid Shoko, Spain
Oct 26: Barcelona Salamandra, Spain
Oct 27: Lyon Ninkasi Kao, France
Oct 28: Milano Live Music Club, Italy

Mar 02: Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark
Mar 03: Stockholm Fryshuset Klubben, Sweden
Mar 04: Oslo Vulkan Arena, Norway
Mar 05: Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
Mar 07: Helsinki Tavastia, Finland
Mar 08: Tallinn Tapper, Estonia
Mar 09: Riga Melna Piektdiena, Latvia
Mar 10: Warsaw Proxima, Poland
Mar 11: Krakau Hol, Poland
Mar 12: Prague Meet factory, Czech Republic

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Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.