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Russian Nordic folk band Nytt Land release haunting video for new single Ritual

Nytt Land
(Image credit: Ronny Zeisberg)

Russian Nordic folk and ambient project Nytt Land have released a haunting video for their new single  Ritual, which you can watch below.

Newly signed to Napalm Records, Nytt Land will release their seventh studio album, also entitled Ritual, out August 6.

"All our songs are, first of all, our personal experience, how we perceive reality around us," say the band. "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."

This eight-song album tells 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," they add. "Thematically, their work echoes many stories from Norse mythology and historic texts such as the Poetic Edda."

Pre-order Ritual.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.