THEODOR B*STARD Announce ‘Volch’ya Yagoda’ Album Reissue

Russian Karelian Neofolk outfit THEODOR BASTARD are now announcing the re-issue of their 2020 masterpiece Volch’ya Yagoda, which was originally released on April 9 last year. The album will be re-released via Season of Mist on June 25, 2021 in various formats.

THEODOR BASTARD comment on the re-issue: “‘Volch’ya Yagoda‘ is the Russian folk name for any poisonous forest berries. But there is a secret in it: the berries are not only poisonous, but also curative – if you know. We are very pleased that the ‘Volch’ya Yagoda‘ album will be available to European and global audiences. We hope you can hear and feel a piece of the Karelian forest and indigenous traditions that we have imprinted  in our modern sound.

Listen to the entire THEODOR BASTARD catalogue HERE

Volch’ya Yagoda Track-listing:
1. Flute Song (2:09)
2. Shumi (4:31)
3. Skejgored (4:44)
4. Urzala (4:04)
5. Les (4:09)
6. Kamen, Sneg, Metal (3:03)
7. Secrety (3:42)
8. Requiem (2:36)
9. Pozhato (5:06)
10. Volchok (3:28)
11. Obereg (2:53)
12. Fjorn Gaden (4:10)

THEODOR BASTARD is one of Russia’s most unusual bands representing the electronic Karelian neofolk genre. Also elements of dark wave and trip hop are present in the band’s music. The message doesn’t carry out everyday problems and is mainly focused on mythology and shamanism. The hallmarks of the band are the unique and bewitching lead vocals of multi-talent Yana Veva and the impeccable sound producing skills of Fedor Svolotch, founder of the band who created the band 20 years ago.

From album to album, THEODOR BASTARD carefully and masterly combine many different exotic and traditional instruments. The special northern atmosphere of their albums is created with Nordic nyckelharpa and jouhikko, primeval flutes created from tree roots and shamanic percussion.

We live in the north of Russia in Karelia, which has a difficult fate” states band leader Fedor Svolotch. He continues: “This is a harsh northern region with unpredictable nature, with spruce and pine forests. Bears are found here. Moose and hare come straight to my house. In Karelia there are beautiful cliffs and clear lakes with fresh water. These are our personal places of power, the places where stones and winds are talking to us. Singing for us a songs of the northern harsh nature”.