January 8, 2023

French Nordic-themed cultural collective SKÁLD have released a cover version of German metallers RAMMSTEIN‘s hit, Du Hast. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming full-length release Huldufólk, due 20th January 2023 via U Music.

To cross the lands and forests of the hidden people is to risk losing one’s life, or to be trapped in a bewitching elven circle. In this elven circle, humans find themselves bewitched, in a trance, caught in a hellish loop of dance until exhaustion, oblivion or death. The music video illustrates this dance of tow powerful spirits of light and darkness, which symbolises, in a poetic way, the beliefs of the Icelandic folklore of the Huldufólk. The possessed human is condemned to get lost eternally in the legendary bewitched path that protects the access to the other world. 

The album artwork is a tribute to the Swedish painter John Bauer and his illustration titled Princess Tuvstarr, gazing down into the dark waters of the forest tarn. His work mainly focused on landscapes and mythology, but also portraits. His best known illustrations are of Bland tomtar och troll, (Among Gnomes and Trolls), an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales.

Band members:

Christophe Voisin-Boisvinet: percussion, horn, keyboards, programming
Ravn: talharpa, moraharpa, gudok
Nicolas Montazaud: percussion
Aliocha Regnard: nyckelharpa
Laetitia Marcangeli: vocals
Marti Ilmar Uibo: vocals
Michel Abraham: vocals
Adeline Bellart: vocals
Steeve Petit: vocals
Julien Loko: vocals
Lily Jung: vocals
Kohann: vocals

SKÁLD online:

Official Website