Valfar (Terje Bakken)- Vocals
Valfar (Terje Bakken)- Vocals, formerly also guitars, bass and synth up to the second album
Born (1078-R.I.P. January 14, 2004)
The tragic death of late Windir founder/vocalist Valfar has forever been recorded in the archives of metal history. Sognametal is the final testament to this highly respected musician's words and music. Recorded September 3, 2004 (what would have been Valfar's 26th birthday) at Oslo's renowned Rockefeller Club, Sognametal finds the remaining members of Windir (now continuing on in Vreid, debut album Kraft CDL180 now available) with Valfar's brother handlling vocals performing for the last time in loving tribute to the fallen icon. The sold-out evening was attended by fans as well members of Enslaved, Zyklon, Mindgrinder and more.
Formed in 1994, Windir leave behind four incredible recordings. All recorded for Head Not Found. In late 2003 the band announced their signing to Norway's Tabu Records (with US release via Candlelight). It was the critical step the band needed - finally seeing worldwide distribution and its inherent natural expanded sales potential. However, shortly after signing, Valfar was found dead in the Sogndal mountains he cherished so dearly. Hvall and the remaining members of Windir felt they could not carry on and annouced their disbanding shortly after.
The stateside release of this special dvd includes the September performance in its entirty plus additional live footage from previous performaces (1985-2003) and an interview with Valfar that originally aired on Norwegian National Television. Cover art is by famed Norwegian painter Abolph Tidemand.
"Gje han evig kvile
Gje han sjelefred
Gje han sælt minne!"