Watch the new lyric video for Blood Of Oceans, from our new album Memento Mori. This is the first Sahg song ever to feature Norwegian lyrics. Blood Of Oceans was co-written by Wardruna frontman and original Sahg drummer, Einar Selvik.
"Blood Of Oceans is inspired by the history and tradition of living on the stormy western coast of Norway, where all the members of Sahg hail from. The ruthless conditions here makes the ocean the dominant force of nature, which has huge impact on the lives of those who live as its nearest neighbors – in good ways, and in bad. The ocean giveth and the ocean taketh away. It has a god-like role in these people's lives, similar to how the old Norsemen related to nature. Former band member Einar Selvik also shares this background. He has grown to become one of the most prominent artists and composers in norse-inspired music, and we are very pleased that he wanted to contribute, and lift the song to new heights."
– Olav Iversen, Sahg
The song was co-written by Wardruna frontman and original Sahg drummer, Einar Selvik, who also contributed on the recording. His trademark sound is clearly present, with pagan inspired vocals and the use of old Norse instruments like the Tagelharp – well known from his work with Norse powerhouse Wardruna.
Einar Selvik explains:
“It was an instant match for me, and Olav's lyrical concept for the song was very inspiring and made it easy to work with. It's a killer song, and after hearing the whole album I have to say that I am really impressed with how the group continue to grow, evolve and continue to make interesting music of high quality after all these years."
Both the band and Einar hail from the stormy west coast of Norway, where the powers of the ocean create much life, but also demand sacrifices.