Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft are set to release Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Wave of Giants on both “Opaque White” vinyl and a special limited-edition “Evergreen” vinyl that feature music by Norwegian musician Einar Selvik of folk/world band Wardruna. Selvik shares ten evocative tracks steeped in Nordic musical traditions that further enliven the authentic ethnography of the Viking culture in the best-selling game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Selvik is well known for his work on The History Channel’s “Vikings” series.
The opaque white edition will be released on June 4 and available at major retailers.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking warrior, driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD. Players can relive the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped dual-wielding combat system and experience new gameplay features such as raids, assaults, and the settlement, as well as a revamped progression and gear upgrade system.
Side A – 20:45 approx
01. Vigahugr – Lust For Battle
02. Dagar eru Taldir – Days Are Numbered
03. Drenglynda Skáldið – The Steadfast Skald (Skaldic version)
04. Lof hins Gjafmilda – Honour To The Generous
05. Helreið Oðins – Odin’s Ride To Hel
Side B – 23:17 approx
06. Til Vinskapar – To Friendship (Skaldic version)
07. Hrafnsmál – The Words Of The Raven
08. Hausbrjótr – Skullcrusher
09. Rúnar skaltu Kunna – Those Runes You Must Know
10. Vegurinn til Valhallar – The Way to Valhöll
ABOUT EINAR SELVIK
Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, and the main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of older Nordic traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural, reaching audiences world-wide and stretching the limitations of musical genres. Einar has lectured about his work with historical music in Universities such as Oxford, Denver, Reykjavik, and Bergen; and his work is used to exemplify how music might have been executed in earlier times in Scandinavia by Top international scholars on Old Norse studies.
Einar and Wardruna have contributed extensively on the soundtrack and music for History Channel´s TV-series VIKINGS, where he also appeared in two episodes as a singer. The massive musical contributions to the show have exposed their music to a broad audience worldwide. Since then, they have performed sold out shows worldwide, including major festival headline appearances (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Roadburn, Rock oz Arenes, Rock the Coast and many more). Wardruna has previously charted in both Germany and the UK and topped the North American Billboard World-music chart for several consecutive weeks.
Einar was recently awarded the EGIL STORBEKKEN´S MUSIC PRIZE 2020. The prize is a national honorary award that was created in memory of the Norwegian musician, composer and cultural bearer Egil Storbekken. It can be given to people who have made an extraordinary effort in various work with Norwegian folk music, and especially the older folk instruments.
ABOUT ASSASSIN’S CREED
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 140 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2019–20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.