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Ildjarn-Nidhogg

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Ildjarn-Nidhogg is the name under which Ildjarn released music recorded with friend and collaborator Nidhogg. Much like Ildjarn’s other output, the style of music ranges from raw black metal to peaceful ambient music.

The Ildjarn-Nidhogg name first appeared on the 7” Norse EP in 1993, and again in 1996 on the Svartfråd MCD. These two releases, along with unreleased tracks, later appeared on a compilation entitled Ildjarn-Nidhogg years later in 2003 after Ildjarn ceased recording music. The two musicians also recorded an album of serene ambient music entitled Hardangervidda which was released in 2002. Leftover tracks from this session were subsequently released on MCD under the title Hardangervidda Part 2 in the same year.

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  • MissMandylion

    Ildjarn is an asshole (wish i'd never read his final statement/rant/pile of shit), but he wrote some fine tunes.

    19 Feb 11:43pm Reply
  • longpoke

    NigNog [2]

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • backslashh

    I get your assumption, as I believe I've read he is quite the environmentalist, which in some cases involves veganism/vegetarianism as well.

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • GenocideGod

    Reading what Ildjarn has said about him, I doubt it. I think there was a significance difference between the two, but I'm just speculating from one or two references Ildjarn has made to him. He could've been. There's no real way of knowing apart from actually asking Ildjarn.

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • wisbech

    Ildjarn-Nidhogg comp album might be my favourite BM album ever.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • backslashh

    Yeah, this is very underrated. Especially the Ambient. I'm in love with their black metal works, but Hardangervidda is just magnificent.

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • wisbech

    Why so few listeners? I expected way more...

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Aserihclem

    his ambient stuff is my favv

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • backslashh

    The only songs I remotely find similar to Eksistensens Jeger are Svart Dag(The Nothingness) and Bak To Lysende Øyne of the same compilation album.

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • xTIMEx

    can anyone recommend me some albums that have similar sound to Eksistensens Jeger? That song is so... different from the rest on the album.

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • backslashh

    Why isn't Svart Dag(The Nothingness) in the Top Tracks.. It's magnificent.

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • blackafghan993

    Magia i poezja zaklęta w black metalu...

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • backslashh

    Yesterday, my train fucked up and had to continue my trip by bus, through breathtaking countryside, while listening to Blissful Mountain View... The feeling experienced at a moment like that isn't exactly easy to put into words. Breathtaking comes close though.

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Ugly13

    minimalistic black metal rules

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • NorseDave

    Listening to Hardangervidda and it's really beautiful!

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • backslashh

    Been listening to Hardangervidda again lately.. Every listen it keeps amazing me, what a breathtaking album. It's skillfully radiating the atmosphere of majestic mountains and pristine nature.. Can't get enough of it.

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • backslashh

    Both the black metal and the ambient albums are amazing.. Among my favorites are Eksistensens Jeger, Highlands pt 1, Svart Dag and Amber Lake. A lot of underdiscovered gems have been released under this name!

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • bleakspace

    PrideZine said it best.

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • PrideZine

    Every single album these guys did was great.

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • InvertedSmile

    Ugly picture. Maybe they're Ildjarnd and Nidhogg, but it looks so void. The picture with the columns was more mystic.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
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