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Formed by shamanic couple Natasha “Baba Yaga” and Anatoly Pakhalenko in 2013, NYTT LAND is one of the most captivating and haunting acts the dark folk music scene has to offer. This fall, on October 6, 2023, the Siberian duo returns with its ninth epos, titled Torem, via Napalm Records. Torem invites listeners into a mystic world of ancient percussive instrumentation and mesmerizing vocal spheres. The album takes you on a unique sonic experience and journey of the band's new trilogy, dedicated to the three worlds in the cosmology of their land. Torem is sung in old languages Khanty (Siberian Native Tribe) and Old Norse (Old Icelandic), and its title, in the Finno-Ugric languages of the indigenous peoples of Siberia, means "Great Sky" - the Great Sky on which ancestors sit, and where the souls of people and animals are reborn in the form of birds. This is also the place where the shaman makes his first journey to learn the wisdom of the Great Spirit. NYTT LAND's unique sound is inspired by the sound of Siberian nature - their musical roots are deeply connected with mythology, historic themes and ancient shamanic culture. You can't resist tracks such as the hypnotic "Nord", a song about the cycle of life, death and rebirth, or when in "Huginn and Muninn", two ravens are endowed with speech. The song is based on the role of Huginn and Muninn as messengers of the supreme God, connected with the tradition of shamanic practices and with the general symbolism of the northern peoples, depicting the raven as a source of hidden knowledge. The lyrics and rhythm of the song are interpreted as the transcendental journey of a shaman who worries about whether he can return from this state. NYTT LAND's cosmic trip culminates with "Rise of Midgard", which marks the appearance of the image of birth to the shaman, the uprising from the body of the giant Ymir of the middle world (Midgard) as the highest creation of the Gods in their power; and the band provides the perfect musical soundtrack! With intelligent, captivating storytelling, haunting visuals and atmospheric, ambient yet massive melodies encapsulated by unique throat singing, meditative grooves and an otherworldly spirit of mythology and nature, NYTT LAND delivers a surefire album highlight of 2023! The album is highly recommended for fans of HEILUNG, WARDRUNA and RUNAHILD. NYTT LAND has come to revive your spirit!