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Risci Bita Wudu | Album Update

Since there have been a couple of setbacks with the production of the debut Æþelruna album, I thought I would take the time to explain what's going on: My plan was create a short EP of only two tracks totalling about 25 minutes to be followed up next year with a similar release and perhaps shortly thereafter with a third. However, given some thought, this approach would be too time-consuming and perhaps cause undue delay to other projects, so my current plan is to speed up the recording of a third (and possibly fourth) track to add to this release in order to make it a full length album....

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Bandcamp

The short version of this post is simply that Æþelruna will not be distributed via Bandcamp any longer. A few days ago Bandcamp announced that they would be donating all of their profits from sales made during Friday, 3rd February to ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) for political reasons you may or may not agree with. I don't know much about ACLU as I'm not American, and despite being told certain disturbing things, without further research of my own I don't feel comfortable either supporting or wholly condemning them. But, therein lies the problem: Bandcamp never gave artists the option...

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10 Year Reflections

October marks a 10 year anniversary of sorts. Not of Æþelruna, which is itself nearly five years old, but of its predecessor, Adalruna. To be precise, it marks 10 years since I 'released' the demo, Rediviva, in 2006. While these recordings are by no means good, I do look upon them somewhat fondly. I recall reading Stephen Flowers' book, Adalruna, and thinking that Johannes Bureus, his exploits and ideas, would make interesting subject matter around which to base a project. I regrettably gave away my copy of this book several years ago and have never been able to replace it. I had some...

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Album Update and Compilation News

It's been some time now since I last gave any update on this site (over a year, in fact) but, while not much of note has transpired in that time, I do have some updates that I hope will be of interest. First of all, Æþelruna will be appearing on an upcoming Bathory tribute album from Helith Records and Mirkwood Productions with a cover of Mother Earth Father Thunder due for release later this year. There may be a promotional video to accompany the release if I can summon the patience necessary to finish it. Secondly, Æþelruna will also be appearing on Helith Records' Forefather tribute with...

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New Aethelruna Demo Available for Free Download

After a long wait, a new two track demo is now available to download free of charge from the official Æþelruna BandCamp page. The first track evokes the conversion era in Anglo-Saxon England, taking inspiration from later Old Saxon sources; the second track is rooted in the modern Theodist tradition, being a rendition of the popular Weonde Song set to original music. Both tracks were written and performed by Æþelruna, with lyrics for Þunor ƿeoha ðisne ealh by Swain Wodening, drum programming by Sam Wale, and mixing and mastering by Sam Wale Productions. Accompanying artwork by Richard...

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