Nytt Land, the ambient, Russian dark / shamanic folk project of Natasha “Baba Yaga” Pakhalenko, and Anatoly “Shaman” Pakhalenko, will release their seventh record, Ritual, via Napalm Records August 6.  Two words to describe Nytt Land’s music?  Esoteric and atmospheric.

States Nytt Land:

“All our songs are, first of all, our personal experience, how we perceive reality around us. Ritual is the release of inner, primal energy through music, words, dances, and images. This is what the world and the universe was born into. And we want to share our part of this energy with you.”

Regarding the new record, Nytt Land says:

“Our new album is a big story, a long way—from the harsh, snowy fjords of ancient Scandinavia—to the endless expanses of the great Siberian taiga. Having chosen life in a small Siberian village, we are inspired by nature, its eternal, primordial life force. And this inspiration finds expression in our music.”

See Nytt Land with Korpiklaani, Equilibrium and Jonne on tour this fall in Europe.

Preorder Nytt Land’s Ritual here.

Follow the band on Instagram here.


Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites horrornews.net, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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