Gåte rounds up the year with a radio edit of their song ‘Førnesbrunen’

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After what must be considered a very successful tour, which has garnered panegyric reviews across the nation, Gåte now marks the end of the year with a new edit of one of their most soulful songs from the Vandrar EP.

The song “Førnesbrunen” is a song with a very special story. The backdrop of the lyrics is the old Norwegian saga of “Førnesbrunen” which roots back to the 1340s and the years of the Black Death.

Listen to the single here: https://orcd.co/fornesbrunen

Førnesbrunen was a large, strong, and exceptionally wise horse who owner was tasked to transported the dead from their secluded village and through the mountains to consecrated ground. The road was long and rugged, and Førnesbrunen made many trips. Eventually Førnesbrunen´s master, the village´s last survivor, also fell ill and died by the plague.

As such Førnesbrunen embarked on his final journey over the mountains. It was amid the harshest of winters and a terrible storm was raging, but Førnesbrunen stayed true to his cause and managed to find his way.

When the horse met his final destination he was met by two men prepared to collect the deceased. They patted Førnesbrunen on the back signaling him to go back to the village, but Førnesbrunen refused to leave. He knew the village was home for nothing except from death, but the men did not understand and sent him off anyway.

Soon the men heard terrible neighs from the mountains and realized that something was off. They followed the horse tracks and eventually found the once powerful horse wounded surrendering to death under the weight of all the loss and pain he has seen.

However hard they tried Førnesbrunen could not be helped, and soon he followed his master and left this mortal coil.

Gåte have gained a massive audience in their home country Norway with their unique folk/trad take on rock, and triumphant live shows. They have managed to create stunning music in the meeting point of pagan, folk, traditional and rock/metal. Their next release includes new and old tracks in a dark, mesmerizing new acoustic format as a trio version of the band. The dark and Nordic atmosphere Gåte presents is for fans of Wardruna, Heilung and Myrkur.

Gåte‘s latest released Nord (Dec 2021) featured a stripped down and more acoustic Gåte, than the vigorous and forceful folk rock fans and critics have come to expect. The feedback on Nord was great and several songs from were listed on Spotify’s editorial Nordic Folk, NMF-N and Wardrunas Northern Echos, which gave the release great feedback from the Nordic folk/viking scene online.

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