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Dark folk duo Nytt Land release music video for “Johem Ar”

Author Flavia Andrade - 1.11.2023

In support of their latest studio album “Torem”, released on October 6, 2023 via Napalm Records, Siberian dark folk duo Nytt Land have shared a brand new music video for “Johem Ar“.

As the shamanic couple reveals:

For us, the song ‘Johem Ar‘ became a continuation of the song ‘U-Gra‘, our anthem of Siberia from the previous album ‘Ritual’. If ‘U-Gra‘ is about winter Siberia, with its endless forests and frozen tundra, then ‘Johem Ar‘ is about steppe Siberia. About that Siberia, which became a path and home for many nomadic peoples who walked to endless far, following their star.

Nytt Land‘s unique sound – highly recommended for fans of Heilung, Wardruna and Runahild – has always been inspired by the sound of Siberian nature. Their musical roots are deeply connected with mythology, historic themes and ancient shamanic culture. 

On “Torem”, Natasha “Baba Yaga” and Anatoly Pakhalenko invite listeners into a mystic world of ancient percussive instrumentation and mesmerizing vocal spheres. The album, sung in old languages Khanty (Siberian Native Tribe) and Old Norse (Old Icelandic), will take you on a sonic experience and journey of the band’s new trilogy, dedicated to the three worlds in the cosmology of their land. Their ninth studio epos was produced, recorded and mixed by Nytt Land, and was mastered by Anatoly Pakhalenko. 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 has delivered a surefire highlight of 2023.

You can order “Torem” here.

You can watch the new music video below:


1. Olenmet

2. Nord

3. Risu Raknar

4. Johem Ar

5. Manito

6. Huginn ok Muninn

7. Rise of Midgard

8. Torem

9. Iavel

“Torem” is available in the following formats:

– 1CD Digipak

– 1LP Gatefold CLEAR

– T-Shirt + 1CD Digisleeve