Einar Selvik, oprichter en frontman van de Nordic/dark folk/ambient band Wardruna is als mede-componist te horen op de net uitgebrachte game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Einar gaf volgend statement mee.
“‘Assassins Creed Valhalla’ tells a story set in the Viking era inspired by the Old Norse sagas, mythology and culture as well as various historical events both in Norway and the British isles. The creators at Ubisoft has called it «the ultimate Viking fantasy» which is an accurate description. It is a massive game that balances well between the historical and the modern notion of what this time period might have been like. My efforts on the game has been about giving voice to the Skalds and the poetic traditions that once laid at the heart of the Norse culture. New, as well as existing Old Norse poetry accompanied by ancient Norse and Nordic instruments, tonalities and rhythms – both the format of minimalistic and unpolished live-in-studio recordings as well as fully produced pieces more similar to the soundscape of Wardruna.”
Einar’s bijdrage aan de 47 tracks tellende OST Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (uitgegeven via Lakeshore Records) is als volgt:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Main Theme (feat. Einar Selvik) – Sarah Schachner & Jesper Kyd
When Horns Resound – Einar Selvik
Horni Hljomar – When Horns Resound – Einar Selvik
Asgard Hall of the Aesir (feat. Einar Selvik) – Sarah Schachner
The Bearded Axe (feat. Einar Selvik) – Sarah Schachner
Drenglynda Skáldið – The Steadfast Skald – Einar Selvik
Vigahugr – Lust for Battle – Einar Selvik
Helreið Oðins – Odin’s Ride to Hel – Einar Selvik
Hausbrjótr – Skullcrusher – Einar Selvik
Hrafnsmál – The Words of the Raven (Skaldic Version) – Einar Selvik
Wardruna zelf brengt zijn nieuwe studio-album Kvitran uit op 22 januari 2021 via Sony Music.