When asked to do a noisy black metal record for Cold Spring Records, King (Gorgoroth, Sahg etc.) and Kvitrafn (Wardruna, Sigfader, ex-Gorgoroth etc.) teamed up and formed Jotunspor (tracks/traces of giants).
Musically their debut album ‘Gleipnirs smeder’ binds grim and primitive black metal together with elements of noisy dark-ambient, while the concept of Jotunspor is strongly fundamented in the old Norse cults and beliefs. ‘Glepnirs smeder’ (The Forgers of Gleipnir) explores some of the incidents surrounding the creation of the world and Ragnarok - the ultimate doom/transformation. The chain Gleipnir, its forgers from the depths of Svartalvheim and Fenris - the chained jotun-wolf are some of the most important themes on this album where all lyrics are sung in Norwegian and Old Norse tongue.
Produced and engineered in Norway by Kvitrafn and released in April 2006 through Satanas Rex, a newly formed subdivision of legendary noise imprint Cold Spring. In 2008 the long-awaited vinyl version of ‘Gleipnirs smeder’ was released via Temple of Darkness Records. .
- January 2006
- Satanas Rex