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Risci Bita Wudu | Update and Final Tracklist

Although the release date has yet to be finalised, the tracklist for the album can now be revealed along with some additional information for the album. The total running length is estimated to be between 50 minutes and one hour depending on the final edit of track three: Tracklist Saga hƿæt ic hatte Pecsætnaðeaƿ Þæs oferreode ðisses sƿa mæg Ƿe gebloten Þunor ƿeoha ðisne ealh Production Track one adapted from Æcerbot (11th century, unknown), The Ruthwell Cross (c. 10th century, unknown) and the Franks Casket (8th century, unknown) with additional...

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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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