Valravn combines its Danish and Faroese roots to create extraordinary folktronic. The band debuted in 2007 with the self-titled album Valravn. Their blend of electronics, raw energy and Nordic folk roots got their debut nominated for three Danish Music Awards. In 2009, the band released their wonderful second album Koder på snor ("Codes on a string") upon the world. Where their debut consisted mainly of interpretations of traditional Nordic songs, this time most songs were written by the band itself.
Valravn has toured extensively in Denmark and Europe, having played festivals and venues in Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Finland, France and Switzerland, to name a few. Highlights include Roskilde Festival, Spot Festival, by:Larm and TFF Rudolstadt.
While in the process of working on their third album, originally slated to be released in 2013, lead singer Anna Katrin Egilstrøð decided to leave the band. Her decision was followed shortly by the departure of fellow band-member Juan Pino. The album would not be completed and the band called it quits, with a final series of live performances held in Russia, Germany and the Netherlands during the summer of 2013.
Last known line-up:
Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (Faroe Islands): Voice, electronics
Juan Pino (Switzerland/Ecuador): Davul, marimba, hammered dulcimer, percussion
Christopher Juul (Denmark): keyboards, electronics (also in Euzen)
Anders Ådin: hurdy gurdy, guitar
Jonas Bleckman: cello, harp
Martin Seeberg: violin, cello, flute, lyre, harp
Søren Hammerlund: drejelyre, mandola, bouzouki, harp
There is also a blackened progressive death metal band from the UK named Valravn; see soundcloud.com/valravnuk.