HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE BIOGRAPHY
Hagalaz’ Runedance is the creation of Andrea Nebel Haugen. Through her music, lyrics and writings, she explores the spirituality of ancient Northern Europe, searching for the forgotten wisdom and values of her Pagan ancestors.HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE GENRES
In 1996, Hagalaz’ Runedance released the single "When The Trees Were Silenced", followed by 1998’s highly acclaimed full-length album "The Winds That Sang Of Midgard’s Fate". In the following year, Andrea released a MCD entitled "Urd - That Which Was". Spring 2000 marked the release of the album "Volven". This latest piece is Andrea’s best musical achievement so far. More powerful, more diverse and more Pagan, "Volven" came to collect quite outstanding critics in the major Alternative music magazines.
The music has been described as "Ambient Folk" or "Pagan Folk", yet Hagalaz' Runedance definitely has its individual style. Using old Nordic and Celtic Folk instruments, combined with ritualistic drumming and synth-arrangements, Hagalaz' Runedance invokes a primal, earthly and visual mood. Andrea works together with a variety of musicians from Alternative, Medieval and Folk music scenes, experimenting with synth-sounds, natural instruments and her voice. The lyrics call to the spirits of nature and Andrea expresses her longings, passions and views upon the world. Some songs are magical experiences, describing visions, dreams and Seidr trances (Northern shamanism)...
HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE LYRICAL THEMES
Forgotten wisdom and values of paganism
HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE ORIGIN
Norway (Kongsberg), formed in 1996
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HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE STATUS
HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE CURRENT LINE-UP
Andrea "Nebelhexë" Haugen (ex-Aghast (Nor))
HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Svein Inge Havraas - Synth, guitars
Thorbjorn Akkerhaugen - Harp
Trym - Battle drums (Emperor, ex-Enslaved (Nor), ex-Imperium (Nor), Shadow Season, Tartaros (Nor), Zyklon, Paganize, Ceremony (US))