ARSTIDIR LIFSINS "Saga A Tveim Tungum I" [CD, Digipak]
2019 - Black/Folk from Germany
On 26.04.2019, outstanding German / Icelandic metallers Arstioir lifsins return with their much anticipated 4th album entitled 'Saga a tveim tungum I: Vapn ok vior'. Like all previous outputs, the album will be released via German quality label Van Records on exclusive 2LP, Digipack CD and known digital channels. Since 2008, the art of Arstioir lifsins breathes Old Norse history on all levels. Entirely sung in Old Icelandic and twinned with its sister album 'Saga a tveim tungum II: Eigi fj?ll ne firoir' to be released in late 2019, 'Vapn ok vior' takes you on a journey to the brutal power attempts of (in)famous Norwegian king Olafr helgi Haraldsson in the early eleventh century as it is portrayed in the vernacular medieval Scandinavian sources. Musically, Arstioir lifsins proves on 'Vapn ok vior' 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 a tveim tungum I: Vapn ok vior' 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 Skarpheoinsdottir.