Just recently signed with Napalm Records, Russian Nordic folk/ambient project Nytt Land offer a dark, otherworldly experience with their new seventh studio album, “Ritual”, out August 6. Today, the shamanic dark folk outfit reveals their second single and video for “U-Gra”!
Based on the tale of the ancient Siberian tribe known as Khanty, Nytt Land transform their culture into a musical journey through their spiritual traditions. Their deep, ambient atmosphere makes Nytt Land a truly unique duo in folk, and has earned them many millions of streams across all platforms to date!
Nytt Land about the video:
“’U-Gra’ has become a special song for us, as this is our dedication to ancient Siberia. Since it was in antiquity that the lands of the Western and central part of Siberia were called “Ugra”. Ugorian land. The ancestral home of several European peoples – Finns, Hungarians and Sami.
Song ‘U-Gra’ is based on the ancient legend of the Siberian native tribe Khanty. It tells the story of the guardian spirits of the land where the tribe lives. At the beginning and the end of the song, a real ritual conspiracy of spirits sounds, in which the shaman asks them to be kind to their people, help people and keep the land on which the tribe lives. And our seven-year-old son Yuri played one of the main roles in the video ‘U-Gra’.”
“Ritual” is a previously uncharted display of intense, dark folk music inspired by Nytt Land’s unique, authentic and ancient Siberian culture. If bands like Wardruna, Heilung or Runahild ensnare your senses, then you must prepare for this “Ritual”!