Isengard was the solo project started in 1989 by Fenriz - one of the key driving forces behind Norwegian legends Darkthrone - because he had many musical ideas to explore that didn't strictly fit in with the style & music of Darkthrone. Under the Isengard moniker, Fenriz has a trio of releases, 'Vinterskugge', 'Høstmørke' & most recently the further collection of Fenriz's early & rare recordings, released in 2020 as 'Varjevndogn'.
The original version of 'Vinterskugge' consisted of 3 separate recording sessions conducted between 1989 & 1993 & covering a multitude of styles, including doom, rock, folk, death, black & Viking metal. 'Vinterskugge' also demonstrated Fenriz's breadth of vocal styles, lending an epic edge to many of the tracks.
This vinyl release contains the opening chapter from 'Vinterskugge', with the masterful 'Vandreren' tracks becoming an inspiration to a generation for its folk-tinged epic Viking anthems, amid its dark atmospheric tracks & additional dose of black metal grimness.
'Vandreren' is presented on black vinyl & includes photography from Fenriz, plus additional lyrics.