Golden Core - Fimbultýr

Golden CoreFimbultýr

Fysisk Format, 01. Nov 2019
LP
Cat.no. FY136LP
UPC 7041889508631
CD
Cat.no. FY136CD
UPC 7041889508624
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FOR FANS OF: Enslaved, High On Fire

Tracklist
1. Fimbultýr
2. Rúnir Skal Rísta
3. Rúnatal
4. Hrafnaspá
5. Villist Vættir
6. Blóð (Bonus Track)
7. Buslubæn
8. Lite Vet Mennesket

FIMBULTÝR is the second album from icelandic-norwegian norse-doom duo Golden Core. Hailing from the Oslo-suburb of Ammerud, the band consists of Simen Jakobsen Harstad (15) on guitars and amplifiers and Johannes Thor Sandal (17) on vocals and drums. Golden Core has been perfecting their musical skills in their basement since 2014 - now they are ready for the world!

With Converge's Kurt Ballou on mixing and Blood Command's Yngve Andersen as producer, FIMBULTÝR is a monument of the young band's dazzling ambition and artistic vision. Not afraid to merge their ancestral heritage of norse mythology with US-stoner rock and norwegian black metal, Golden Core has chiseled out an album of undeniable quality and originality.

Though the band has made a solid impression on the metal scene in Norway, Denmark and Iceland for years, with appearances on most of the biggest festivals and support gigs for bands like Napalm Death and Bongzilla, FIMBULTÝR could very well be a landmark in the band's career where they no longer look up to bands like Enslaved and High on Fire, but rather, like Sigurðr the dragon slayer, become one with the higher powers:
Sigurðr the dragon slayer rides to the mountain Hindarfjall and wakes up the shieldmaiden Brynhildr, in the poem identified as the valkyrie Sigrdrífa (driver to victory). Calling upon Sons of day and the night and her daughters Sigrdrífa then gives Sigurðr ale that she has charmed with magical runes. After drinking the minnisveig, a ritual drinking dedicated to the remembrance of the gods; Sigurðr is now reviewing godlike wisdom, learning to use the runes and possessing magical powers.


FIMBULTÝR is a concept album, spinning around the Norse god Óðinn, the mythology, rune magic, knowledge, curse, death and war. The album title is one of Óðinn names.
The lyrics are mostly processed from the Poetic Edda and Old Norse skaldic poetry. The lyrics in Rúnir Skal Rista are taken from stanzas in Sigrdrífumál from the Poetic Edda. The stanzas are also known from the great saga of the Vǫlsungs.

So, dear listener, whether you feel the call for eternal war in Valhalla or prefer staying at home, listening to metal with vision and grandeur, Golden Core is here to guide you.

Golden Core by Silje Storm Drabitius
Golden Core by Silje Storm Drabitius


Credits

All music written by Golden Core
Produced by Yngve Andersen and Golden Core

Golden Core is:
Simen Jakobsen Harstad, guitar, synthesizer and organ
Johannes Thor Sandal, drums, vocals, percussion and glockenspiel
Old Norse lyrics consultant Jon Julius Sandal

Recorded by Simon Jackman at SpaceKraft Studio, Bergen 2019
Mixed at GodCity Studio by Kurt Ballou
Mastered by Brian Gardner
Artwork by Hrafnsunna Ross

Track by track lyrics and info:

1. Fimbultýr (NOFYF1909010)
Music and lyrics: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar, clapping
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, drums, percussion, clapping
Adalsteinn Sandal: clapping

ᚠ ᚢ ᚦ ᚬ ᚱ ᚴ

ᚼ ᚾ ᛁ

ᛅ ᛋ ᛏ

ᛒ ᛘ ᛚ

Hrafnaguð, Farmaguð, Farmatýr
Hrani, Hrjóðr, Fimbultýr

Arnhǫfði, Bǫlverkr, Bileygr
Fimbulþulr, Báleygr

Geirvaldr, Gangráðr, Gautatýr
Yggr, Viðrímnir, Valtýr

Gangleri, Fjǫlsviðr, Hangatýr
Valtamr, Vegtamr, Sigtýr

Grímnir, Gautr, Gǫllnir
Fjǫlnir, Ófnir, Jólnir

Baldrs faðir, Herjafaðir, Aldafaðir
Fjǫlsviðr, Valfaðir, Allfaðir

Grímnir, Gautr, Gǫllnir
Fjǫlnir, Ófnir, Jólnir
faðir Fimbultýr

Óðinn – inn forni
Óðinn
Óðinn – burr Bors
Óðinn
Óðinn – frumverr Friggjar
Óðinn – faðir manna
­Óðinn – skǫpuðr galdra
Óðinn
Óðinn – Vápngǫfigr

2. Rúnir Skal Rísta (NOFYF1909020)

Music: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Lyrics: Trad. from Sigrdrífumál / Golden Core
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, drums, percussion, glockenspiel

Heill dagr!
Heilir dags synir!
Heil nótt ok nift!
Óreiðum augum
lítið okkr þinig
ok gefið sitjǫndum sigr!

Heilir æsir!
Heilar ásynjur!

Heilir æsir!
Heilar ásynjur!
Heil sjá in fjǫlnýta fold!

Sigrúnar skaltu kunna,
ef þú vilt sigr hafa,
ok rísta á hjalti hjǫrs,
sumar á véttrimum,
sumar á valbǫstum,
ok nefna tysvar Tý.

Heilir æsir!
Heilar ásynjur!

Heilir æsir!
Heilar ásynjur!

Full skal signa
ok við fári sjá
ok verpa lauki í lǫg;
þá ek þat veit,
at þér verðr aldri
meinblandinn mjǫðr.

Bjór færi ek þér,
brynþings apaldr,
magni blandinn
ok megintíri;
fullr er hann ljóða
ok líknstafa,
góðra galdra
ok gamanrúna.

Rúnir skal rísta
ok galdra gala
Rúnir skal rísta
ok galdra gala.

3. Rúnatal (NOFYF1909030)
Music: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Lyrics: Trad. from Hávamál
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar, synthesizer
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, drums, percussion

Rúnar munt þú finna
ok ráðna stafi,
mjǫk stóra stafi,
mjǫk stinna stafi,
er fáði fimbulþulr
ok gerðu ginnregin
ok reist hroftr rǫgna.
Ok reist hroftr rǫgna.

Óðinn með ásum,
en fyr álfum Dáinn,
Dvalinn ok dvergum fyrir,
Ásviðr jǫtnum fyrir,
ek reist sjálfr sumar.
Ek reist sjálfr sumar.

Veistu, hvé rísta skal?
Veistu, hvé ráða skal?
Veistu, hvé fáa skal?
Veistu, hvé freista skal?
Veistu, hvé biðja skal?
Veistu, hvé blóta skal?
Veistu, hvé senda skal?
Veistu, hvé sóa skal?

Óðinn með ásum,
en fyr álfum Dáinn,
Dvalinn ok dvergum fyrir,
Ásviðr jǫtnum fyrir,
ek reist sjálfr sumar.
Ek reist sjálfr sumar.

Betra er óbeðið
en sé ofblótið
Betra er óbeðið
en sé ofblótið
Betra er óbeðið
en sé ofblótið
Betra er óbeðið
en sé ofblótið
Ey sér til gildis gjǫf;
betra er ósent en sé ofsóið.

4. Hrafnaspá (NOFYF1909040)
Music: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Lyrics: Golden Core / Trad. from Hrafnaspá by Hrómundr halti and Þórbjörn þyna
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, drums, percussion

Skýjaklakkr,
borginmóði
árflognir ok ártali
krákr, krummi, korpr
kramsi, krumsi, krunkr
Huginn ok Muninn
blæingr, holdboði
hrafn

Svanr sveita,
blóðorri
dolgskári ok óværi
corvus, krummi, korpr
kramsi, krumsi, krunkr
Huginn ok Muninn
blásvartr, hornklofi
hrafn

Hrafn, hrafn, hrafn, hrafn

Út heyri ek svan sveita
sára þorns, es mornar
brǫ́ð vekr borginmóða,
bláfjallaðan gjalla;
svá gól fyrr, þás feigir
folknǫ́rungar vǫ́ru,
gunnar haukr, es gaukar
Gauts bragða spǫ́ sǫgðu.

Hlakkar hagli stokkinn
hræs es kømr at sævi,
móðr krefr morginbráðar,
mǫ́r valkastar bǫ́ru;
svá gól endr, þás unda
eiðs, af fornum meiði
hræva gaukr, es haukar
hildinga mjǫð vildu.

5. Villist Vættir (NOFYF1909050)

Music: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Lyrics: Trad. from Þrymskviða, Völuspá and Buslubæn
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, drums

Hvat er með ásum?
Hvat er með álfum?

Villist vættir

Illt er með ásum.
Illt er með álfum.

6. Blóð (CD and digital bonus track, not on vinyl) (NOFYF1909060)
Music: Simen Jakobsen Harstad og Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Lyrics: Trad. lausavísur by Egill Skallagrímsson/ Golden Core
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, drums

Blóð
hold, blóð
blóð
hold, blóð
blóð
hold, blóð
blóð
hold, blóð

Farit hef ek blóðgum brandi,
mér benþiðurr fylgði,
ok gjallanda geiri,
gangr vas harðr af víkingum;
gerðum reiðir róstur,
rann eldr of sjǫt manna,
létum blóðga búka
í borghliði sœfask.

Þat mælti mín móðir,
at mér skyldi kaupa
fley ok fagrar árar,
fara á braut með víkingum,
standa upp í stafni,
stýra dýrum knerri,
halda svá til hafnar
hǫggva mann ok annan.

hǫggva mann ok annan
hǫggva mann ok annan
hǫggva mann ok annan
hǫggva mann ok annan
hǫggva mann ok annan
hǫggva mann ok annan

Blóð, blóð

7. Buslubæn (NOFYF1909070)
Music: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Lyrics: Trad. from Buslubæn
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar, orgel
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, kor, drums, percussion
Yngve Andersen: glockenspiel
Karina Ljone: vocals/kor
Lene Jørgensen: vocals/kor
Bergsveinn Birgisson: vocals/kor
Adalsteinn Sandal: vocals/kor

Heyr þú bæn Buslu,
brátt mun hún sungin,
svá at heyrast skal
um heim allan,
ok óþǫrf ǫllum,
þeim sem á heyra,
en þeim þó fjándligust,
sem ek vil fortala.

Villist vættir,
verði ódæmi,
hristist hamrar,
heimr sturlist,
versni veðrátta,
verði ódæmi.

Trǫll ok álfar
ok tǫfrnornir,
búar, bergrisar
brenni þínar hallir,
hati þik hrímþursar,
hestar streði þik,
stráin stangi þik,
en stormar æri þik.

ᚱ. ᚨ. ᚦ. ᚴ. ᛘ. ᚢ.
litsir litsia litsiþ litsik litsim litsil
ristil aistil þistil kistil mistil listil

Þá skulu þik hundar
í hel gnaga.

Þá skulu þik hundar
í hel gnaga.

8. Lite Vet Mennesket (NOFYF1909080)
Music and lyrics: Simen Jakobsen Harstad and Johannes Thor Sandal (Golden Core)
Simen Jakobsen Harstad: guitar, orgel
Johannes Thor Sandal: vocals, percussion