Dark Folk Duo Nytt Land Delivers Western-Inspired Version Of “Song Of U-Gra”

[Cover photo credit to Anatoly Pakhalenko, Natalia Pakhalenko / Kalachinsk, “Kolhoz record”]

Nytt Land has released the second single from their upcoming EP, Ritual: Blood of the West, to be released digitally via Napalm Records on November, 18 2022. The single “Song of U-Gra” was originally released on their latest album Ritual, and has now been reworked in western-inspired ways. This new interpretation once again immerses throat singing in acoustic guitar tones.

The band comments on the new track:

This video repeats the plot of the original song in meaning, and this version of the song and the video were made to express our respect for the Native Americans, in addition to showing the cultural relationship of the indigenous peoples of Siberia and America. The tribes of the American Indians are the descendants of the Siberian tribes who migrated to the territory of America during the ice age fifteen thousand years ago.

Nytt Land ventures into dark, western frontiers with their upcoming EP, Ritual: Blood of the West, which is based on tracks from their latest album, Ritual, that have been reworked in Gothic Folk and Western-inspired styles.

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