Norway’s pagan folk pioneers Gåte release a haunting new track, Svik

Norway’s pagan folk pioneers Gåte release a haunting new track, Svik

Formed in 1999, Trøndelag, Norway’s Gåte, along with Swedish/Finnish act Hedningarna, can lay claim to laying the groundwork for the now-burgeoning pagan folk scene headed by the likes of Wardruna and Heilung. Although Gåte were far from purists in their early days, their 2002 debut, Jygri, mixing in electronic and pop elements, subsequent albums have seen them moving deeper into their folk roots, cemented by a rapturously received performance at Borre’s Midgardsblot festival in 2019, amongst ancient Viking dynasty burial grounds.

Last May’s Til Nord EP saw them fully embrace their pagan heritage, featuring four, stripped down, haunting yet soul-stirring versions of songs that would appear on their forthcoming Nord album, due out on December 3 via Indie Recordings.



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