July 24, 2021
Photo: Ronny Zeisberg

Fans of HEILUNG: Prepare for the Ritual and be entranced by NYTT LAND’s Shamanic dark folk!

Emerging from the frostbitten, dark and brooding woods of Siberia, NYTT LAND ascends as one of the most captivating and haunting musical forces in folk music. On their new album, Ritual, out August 6 via Napalm Records, NYTT LAND effortlessly pulls listeners into a world of ancient percussive instrumentation and vocal tradition: eight songs on the seventh full-length studio album tell tales of gods and heroes, born centuries ago and preserved in traditions, expressed in a unique sonic experience that can best be described by the duo itself as Shamanic Dark Folk.

NYTT LAND is inspired by the sounds of Siberian nature, and records have included live field-recordings of raven calls and forest sounds. Thematically, their work echoes many stories from Norse mythology and historic texts such as the Poetic EddaNYTT LAND‘s ancient shamanic culture is palpable on songs like U-Gra – based on the legend of the Siberian native tribe known as Khanty. It tells the story of the guardian spirits of the tribe’s homeland as somber ritual chants at the start of the song ask the spirits to be kind to their people and help them retain their lands. An atmospheric, meditative journey accompanied by an enthralling percussive section accents the unmatched, unique throat singing layers of NYTT LAND vocalists Natasha “Baba Yaga” Pakhalenko and Anatoly “Shaman” Pakhalenko. Svartravn seamlessly continues this vibe while introducing melancholic string sections, telling the story of a warrior dying on the battlefield with a crow circling him, awaiting his coup de grace. The dying warrior tells the crow about his worthy life and the deeds that he performed, and that he is not afraid of death, asking the raven to take the news of his death to his family. Underlying themes on Ritual become apparent in NYTT LAND‘s artistic entity, pulled together by mysterious, haunting visuals while still welcoming the listener into their spiritual world. Songs like Dead Man’s Dance and Blood Of The North showcase the Nordic folk-driven roots of NYTT LAND, while the shamanic duo takes the genre to new levels  on The Fires of Ragnarok and title track Ritual

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 WARDRUNAHEILUNG or RUNAHILD ensnare your senses, then you must prepare for this Ritual!

Ritual track list

  1. Ritual
  2. The Fires of Ragnarok
  3. The Birth of a Shaman
  4. Dead Man’s Dance
  5. U-Gra
  6. Gróttasöngr
  7. Svartravn
  8. Blood of the North

Ritual will be available in the following formats:

Die Hard Edition (incl. 1-LP Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent Black + Poster) exclusively via Napalm Records, ltd. to 300 copies worldwide

1- LP Gatefold BLACK


Digital album

Majestic European Tour 2021

30.09.21  DE – Hamburg / Fabrik * No Jonne

01.10.21  NL – Dracthen / Iduna
03.10.21  BE – Antwerpen / Kavka Zappa
04.10.21  FR – Lille / Splendid
05.10.21  FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
06.10.21  FR – Paris / Élysée
07.10.21  FR – Rennes / L’Etage
08.10.21  FR – Bordeaux (Mérignac) / Krakatoa
09.10.21  FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
10.10.21  FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
11.10.21  CH – Lausanne / Les Docks
12.10.21  IT – Trezzo sull’Adda / Live Club
13.10.21  SI – Ljubljana / Kino Siska
14.10.21  DE – Munich / Backstage
15.10.21  DE – Stuttgart / LKA
16.10.21  CH – Pratteln / Z7
17.10.21  DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
18.10.21  CZ – Prague / Roxy
19.10.21  PL – Krakow / Hyde Park
20.10.21  PL – Warsaw / Progresja
21.10.21  DE – Berlin / Huxleys
22.10.21  CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe
23.10.21  DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
24.10.21  HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
25.10.21  AT – Vienna / Simm City                      
27.10.21  PL – Gdansk / B90                    
29.10.21  DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
30.10.21  NL – Hengelo / Metropool


Natasha “Baba Yaga” Pakhalenko – vocal, throat singing, drums, percussion, flutes, programming

Anatoly “Shaman” Pakhalenko – vocal, throat singing, tagelharpa, mouth-harp, percussion, horn, programming