Sôl austan, Mâni vestan is inspired by and made for the "ForeBears" movie by Marie Cachet and Varg Vikernes, where much of the Scaldic music from "Sôl austan, Mâni vestan" appears, only in unmastered form, as a soundtrack.
Artwork presents the painting titled "Rape of Proserpina" by the Spanish painter Ulpiano Checa (1888).
Sôl austan, Mâni vestan is old Norwegian for "east of the sun, west of the moon". All the song titles are in old Norwegian. According to Varg Vikernes, this is a concept album about "a descent into darkness and the following ascend back into the light; the Pagan initiation, the elevation of man to the divine, the enlightenment of the mind, the feeding of the elven light in man".
Release date:May 27th, 2013
Country of origin:Norway
Location:Bergen (early), Bø (mid), Limousin, France (later)
Genre: Dark Ambient
Lyrical themes:Myths, Folklore, Odalism, Darkness, Philosophy
Current label:Byelobog Productions
Years active:1991-2000, 2010-present
Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes (b. Kristian Vikernes) - Vocals, All Instruments (Old Funeral, Mayhem (Nor), Uruk-Hai (Nor), Satanel (Nor))
1. Sôl austan 04:22
2. Rûnar munt þû finna 03:28
3. Sôlarrâs 04:03
4. Haugaeldr 07:26
5. Feðrahellir 05:20
6. Sôlarguði 07:11
7. Ganga at sôlu 05:58
8. Hîð 06:23
9. Heljarmyrkr 04:02
10.Mâni vestan 05:53
Total time: 58:05