New album title and release dates

We can now officially announce the title and European release dates for our fourth album, which is being released in cooperation between Svartsot’s newly established company, Of Wood And Iron Productions, and the Hungarian label Nail Records, who are home to Dalriada. The album is entitled Vældet, which means “The Spring” or “Well”, and contains 8 tracks about medieval Danish Midsummer’s Eve rituals: healing wells, the lighting of fires to ward off evil, echoes of ancient sacrifices, and more. The songs are:

  • Midsommer
  • Urtekonen
  • Kilden – I Marker og i Lunde
  • Allerkæresten min
  • Moder Hyld
  • Markedstid
  • I Mørkets Skær
  • Ved Vældets Vande

Vældet will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on Friday the 20th of February and the rest of Europe on Monday the 23rd of February. The album will however be available for purchase at our shows in Roskilde, Denmark on the Friday 20th of February and at the Cernunnos Pagan Fest in Paris on Sunday the 22nd of February.

Direct pre-ordering will start at the latest a month before the release. We are therefore counting on fans’ support for both Svartsot and Vældet through pre-orders made directly from the band.

A taster from Vældet can be heard in the form of the song Kilden – I Marker og I Lunde here.