Gryningsvisor

by Ofdrykkja

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jangles404 This is one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard. Not usually a fan of black metal, but this album is a masterpiece.
Jeff
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Jeff I'm so happy to have got the last vinyl album available. Since I first heard it I've been back and forth. When you think about what the background of these guys is. I am very proud of what they have created here. My youth was also marked by a problem that many of my friends did not survive.
I hope to hear more of these really very talented and sometimes very tormented souls, because it also helps me a lot to process what I have experienced. The talent of ofdrykkja needs no Description.Thanks Favorite track: Swallowed By The Night.
Caitlyn
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Caitlyn This album is A beautiful piece of art from start to finish 🙏 Totally in love 🥀 Thank you Ofdrykkja 🖤 Favorite track: Wither.
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The Swan 06:28
Forlorn Dancing alone on a desolate shore Forsaken, like so many times before Radient Like a shimmering light Spreads her snow-white wings so bright Shining Her feathers made of purest silk Shrouded in mist, like a blanket of milk Tired Opened her beak to sing her throat sore And sang like she had never sung before Silence A song of great knowedge and lore She sang, and then she sang no more
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I was dying in the moss I was sick and I was lost In the forests of black rain I had almost gone insane Someone heard my desperate cries A spirit in a wolf's disguise He took me through the forest deep As my body fell asleep (Sung as the last part) [I was sinking in the sea Until darkness swallowed me And the water filled my chest As the pressure crushed me I was taken by the streams Away from my lonely dreams Then on the bottom of the ocean I was freed from all emotion] I was running from a fire I ran through woods and over mire Through thick smoke and dark terrain I just couldn't embrace the pain As I ran the fire spread Until all was burnt and dead Then in the ashes of my shell Something new began to dwell In my shade no flowers bloomed I was cursed and I was doomed But what falls will also land Mother nature took my hand Pain to strength and tears to gold I grew wiser as I grew old And out of any dead remains Flowers grow and new life reigns
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Ensam 02:25
Ska e gå här ensam fästeman förutan Tvina bort likt som en frostig ros på rutan Ska e gå här och sucka Ajajaj sucka Ska e gå i graven som en gammal nucka
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Wither 06:32
I was surrounded by darkness Embraced by darkness So darkness I became And I evaporated into the eternal night sky Like a milk-white haze I was surrounded by grey Embraced by grey And the great void I saw before my eyes, was engulfed in thick black smoke I was surrounded by white Embraced by white And my bleeding heart, Painted these snow-covered plains in the deepest red I was surrounded by nothingness Embraced by nothingness All alone on the ground I lay, and nothingness I became But in my mind you sat beside me Forever holding my hand; silently watching me wither away
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In I Natten 03:15
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In the polar night long and dark May the wolves howl and bark In the silence of December May them my body dismember Hear the ancient owl call She tells the story of my fall Whispers in the northern wind As my body lay there skinned The whitest glade was painted red Yet my spirit wasn't dead Hidden runes beneath the snow A story of the returning crow As winter turn to spring Again you will hear him sing Like the sound of foxes chewing mice The morning sun will crack the ice And from the lake - I shall arise For when the red snow melt Along with the sadness I've felt Leaving nothing worth to mourn I'm out of ice reborn
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Bittida en morgon innan solen upprann Innan fåglarna började sjunga Bergatrollet friade till fager unger Sven Hon hade en falskeliger tunga Herr Mannelig, herr Mannelig troloven mig För det jag bjuder så gärna I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej Om i viljen eller ej Eder vill jag giva de gångare tolv Som gå uti rosendelunde Aldrig har det varit någon sadel uppå dem Ej heller betsel uti munnen Herr Mannelig, herr Mannelig troloven mig För det jag bjuder så gärna I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej Om i viljen eller ej Eder vill jag giva ett förgyllande svärd Som klingar utav femton guldringar Och strida huru i strida vill Stridsplatsen skolen i väl vinna Herr Mannelig, herr Mannelig troloven mig För det jag bjuder så gärna I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej Om i viljen eller ej Bergatrollet ut på dörren sprang Hon rister och jämrar sig svåra Hade jag fått den fager ungersven Så hade jag mistat min plåga Herr Mannelig, herr Mannelig troloven mig För det jag bjuder så gärna I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej Om i viljen eller ej
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En gång då stod skogen grön Marken bördig, luften skön Vår vackra sjö nu ligger torr Och kylan tränger in från norr Gården står där tyst och tom Sedan den dag vi fick vår dom English version: The forest once stood so green The soil was fertile, the air was clean Our pretty lake now lay dry And from the north cold winds cry The cabin stands empty and silent Since our judgement fell so violent
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Köldvisa 04:55
Han satt på fjällets topp och höll sin kaffekopp med en skakig hand i gråaste Norrland vinden blåste kall vid mörkrets anfall stugan lockade då glöden slocknade I kylan där han låg kom en värmevåg Som att ro i hamn eller hålla i sin famn värmen av en mö ett sorglöst sätt att dö
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Grey 08:09
In the distance Across the barren fields Peering through the mist Endless forests Reaching for the stars The eternal heavens open up To silence these burning plains Forever Nothingness A speck of dust in the face of time Without form and void Engulfed in a haze of emptiness The beginning and the end Everything; so immensely grey Like ashes falling from a burning sky
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Gryningsvisa 02:26

about

Ofdrykkja was born out of chaos.
Eight years ago, three darkness consumed men seeked to ventilate their seemingly endless pain.
Decades of addiction and mental illness sculptured our first album "A life worth losing".
Everyone desperate to escape the agony of our destructive lifestyles in one way or another, the title of the album felt obvious.
Writing the music and the lyrics had become our therapy as our lives evolved into something new.
Drabbad was gunned down by police and spent a three year prison sentence. The base to most songs of our second album was written from within the prison walls. Having hit rock bottom, we were all ready to find a way out of that dark wilderness in which we were all lost. The second album received a suitable title - "Irrfärd" (which translates to 'Aimless journey').
Right after recording it, Pessimisten left Sweden to venture out on his own personal journey which have taken him throughout the world for the past three years.
With nothing to lose, we had all jumped off the sinking ship and found our ways back to shore. Drabbad has stayed sober and clean since the night leading to his prison sentence. Pessimisten managed to break free from his alcohol addiction and regained control over his mind. Associate found his path in the homestead direction.
As we are finding our way back to ourselves, we are also finding our way back to who we really are. As in our identity - our culture.
Three years after recording the second album, the journey don't seem as aimless anymore. The long and hard polar night has come to an end. The first glimpse of the long awaited sun as it's fighting its way up above the horizon. Dawn is here.
For our new album, we wanted to stay with the red thread, and the album was named "Gryningsvisor" (Swedish for 'Ballads at dawn'). Dawn is here, and we have finally awakened.

Ofdrykkja has always been an instrument of therapy for us, and therapy exists to help one evolve. It would serve us no purpose to walk in old footsteps, and neither would it be authentic to force it. We hope you appreciate our evolution, both personal and musical.

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released November 29, 2019

Drabbad - Vocals, Guitars, Acoustic guitars, Electronics, Bass, Drums
Ahlström - Backing vocals, Guitars, Bass, Acoustic guitars, Electronics, Celtic lyre, Violin
Pessimisten - Vocals, Horn on Herr Mannelig

Guest musicians:
Miranda Samuelsson - Vocals
Nylonwings - Acoustic guitars and digital cello arrangements

Credits:
This album was recorded in Studio Cave by Pontus Ekwall and in home studio between January 2018 and August 2019. Mixed & Mastered by Ahlström. All artworks included were painted by Alessia Brusco and digitally edited by Drabbad.

All music was written and performed by Drabbad and Ahlström

Female vocal arrangements for In i natten, Swallowed by the night & Ensam by Miranda Samuelsson
Lyrics for The Swan, Grey and Wither were written and performed by Drabbad

Lyrics for Köldvisa, Våra minnens klagosång, As the northern wind cries and Swallowed by the night were written and performed by Pessimisten

Band photo was shot by Pessimisten and digitally edited by Pessimisten and Drabbad

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