The Craving Within

by ÆRA

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"We pay tribute to the powers of this world, the people who were here before us and their lives, values and teachings." This is how Æra have defined themselves and "The Craving Within" represents this proclamation with absolute might and conviction.

Ulf Niklas Kveldulfsson and Stein Akslen have conjured 6 hymns to Nature, old rites and especially, to a glorious past that speaks to his sons in this day and age, where the innermost instincts and spiritual links to mankind's primordial cradle have been largely forgotten.

Written and recorded at the coldest regions of the planet, "The Craving Within" takes the strength of the mountains, the purity of pristine lakes, the majesty of perennial forests and the ferocity of the relentless beating of rain and snow as vital elements to unleash the forces of nature and brave men of old upon us.


released January 25, 2019

Stein Akslen: Grim vocals, lyrics

Ulf Niklas Kveldulfsson: Guitars, fretless bass, drums, piano, keyboards/synths, additional strings, backing vocals, choirs

Guest artist:
Michael Rumple: Clean vocals, choirs

Album written, recorded and produced by ÆRA between february and march 2018.

Cover art by Ulf, album photography by Stein and Ulf.


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ÆRA Drammen, Norway

Created by Ulf in late 2016, as a way to release ideas and sonic landscapes nurtured since the 90's that didn't match the other ongoing bands/projects.

Our motivation is to bring back some of the old ways, thoughts and visions that our ancestors created and experienced, which became our roots.

Æra is:
Stein Akslen: Vocals, lyrics
Ulf Niklas Kveldulfsson: All Instruments
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