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1349

Formed: 1997
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Background

1349, named for the year the plague hit Norway in the 14th Century, found immediate cult status with the recording and release of their self-titled mini-album in 2001. Word of mouth spread like the plague about the band's musical offering, and Frost, who initially joined the group as a session musician, would later ask to become a permanent member. Vocalist Ravn, guitarists Tjalve and Archaon, and bassist Seidemann agreed and 1349 was complete. The band signed to Candlelight Records in late 2002.

Latest 1349 News

Below is our complete 1349 news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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1349 Brews A "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos"

The Norwegian black metal tyrants in 1349 are streaming their vicious new full-length album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" in full ahead of it's September 30th release date.

The album, which has been called "a welcome return for 1349 and a record that will surely reconfirm their standing in the modern black metal world" (Metal Hammer UK) and "their most eclectic and perhaps definitive album to date" (New Noise Magazine), is streaming below, thanks to Lambgoat.com. The track listing is:

1. Cauldron
2. Slaves
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer More...

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1349 Releases New Music Video

The Norwegian black metal tyrants in 1349 have premiered their new video for "Slaves" online, which can be seen below. "Slaves" is the lead track from the band's forthcoming new album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos."

"Massive Cauldron of Chaos: will be released in North America on September 30th. 1349 also recently announced the "Chaos Raids" European headline tour. A full listing of confirmed 1349 tour dates can be found after the video. More...

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1349 Posts Final Studio Teaser For New Album

1349 today releases the final of five studio videos to prepare us for the hell that awaits on the upcoming album release "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos."

Let the darkness have another piece of your soul while you catch up with the latest clip below. "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" is due out on September 30th, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Cauldron (listen here)
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism (available at this location)
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's (streaming here)
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer More...

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1349 Streaming New Song Online

1349 will release a "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" on September 30th, and today another track from the album is available online.

Listen to "Mengele's" below, courtesy of Metal Hammer. The full "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos" track listing is as follows:

1. Cauldron (listen here)
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism (available at this location)
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer

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1349 Posts New Studio Video

1349 has released the third in a series of studio trailers teasing the band's upcoming "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" album. Check it out below. "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" will be released on September 30th and the track listing is:

1. Cauldron (listen here)
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism (available at this location)
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer

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1349 Hosts An "Exorcism"

The Norwegian black metal tyrants in 1349 are streaming a third new track from their upcoming album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos."

The new track, titled "Exorcism" is streaming in the player below, courtesy of Guitar World. "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" will be released in North America on September 30th, and will be available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. The track listing is:

1. Cauldron (listen here)
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer More...

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1349 Posts Bass Teaser

The Norwegian black metal tyrants in 1349 are gearing up to deliver aural hellfire with their long-awaited new album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" on September 30th, 2014.

Today the band drops a bass teaser trailer for the album, which can be seen below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Cauldron (listen here)
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer

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1349 Streaming Voivod Cover

1349 is streaming a cover of Voivod's "Tornado" as part of Decibel Magazine's flexi disc series, and you can now hear the track at SoundCloud here.

The band will also release new album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" on September 30th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. Cauldron (listen here)
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer More...

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1349 Streams New Track "Cauldron"

The Norwegian black metal tyrants in 1349 have premiered a second new track taken from forthcoming album, "Massive Cauldron of Chaos."

The track, titled "Cauldron," is streaming below, courtesy of Revolver Magazine. "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" will be released in North America on September 30th. Pre-orders are available here, while the track listing is as follows:

1. Cauldron
2. Slaves (streaming here)
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer More...

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1349 Reveals New Album Details

MetalHammer has now revealed that 1349's new album "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos" will be released on September 29th.

"Massive Cauldron of Chaos" will follow the 2010 album "Demonoir" (reviewed here). The artwork can be seen below, and the track listing will be as follows:

1. Cauldron
2. Slaves (available for streaming here)
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele's
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer More...

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Behemoth Mystifies Texas Independence Fest

Come And Take It Productions started Texas Independence Fest in Austin as a way to bring together friends and family in a celebration of Texas. Previous years featured performances by Down, David Allan Coe, Upon a Burning Body, Dixie Witch and many more. This year's festival saw a mix of local and touring acts. Wayne Static of Static-X and We Are The Riot (members of Coal Chamber) brought familiarity to the day's acts, while The Metal Alliance Tour featuring Behemoth, 1349, Inquisition, Goatwhore and Black Crown Initiate painted the afternoon sky black.

The doors to Emo's opened at noon and I arrived around a quarter to 2 in time to catch Denton, Texas melodic death/black outfit Tarim. According to a Come And Take It personnel, Tarim won Come And Take It's battle of the bands, which landed them on this spot. Ten hours is a lot of music to take in. This was my time to coordinate interviews times, but the band, playing material from "The Philosopher King," caught my ears and kept them. They definitely deserved to be on Emo's big stage, and would have proved a tighter fit to the evening's black out.

I missed Casket of Cassandra but caught the following band, Headcrusher. Former residents of Colombia , these deathly thrashers have become a staple in Austin's metal scene. The five-piece band often plays Come And Take It Production shows commonly held at the Dirty Dog Bar. Although this was the first time I caught their act on Emo's stage, it wasn't the band's largest crowd. Festival crowds brought in several times more people than the couple hundred watching the band's mid-day performance. It doesn't matter how many people watch this group; Headcrusher played hard and aggressive. Fans of Gothenburg-style metal such as Dimension Zero, Dark Tranquility and Carnal Forge take note of Headcrusher. More...

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1349 Streams Song From New Album

The Norwegian black metal tyrants in 1349 have released the first track from their forthcoming Season of Mist album. The track, titled "Slaves" is streaming below, courtesy of Loudwire.com. More information on the album's title and release date will follow.

Regarding the new track, vocalist Ravn commented: "We chose 'Slaves' because it showcases very well the spirit of the coming album. 'Slaves' has already become a fan favorite live on the Metal Alliance tour and the tour-exclusive 7" stock is depleting fast. It is with great pride we see it unleashed upon the world!"

1349 has begun the 2014 Metal Alliance tour alongside Behemoth, Goatwhore, and Inquisition. The band will also join Goatwhore for a series of Metal Alliance off-date shows. A full list of tour dates can be found after the jump. More...

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1349 Joins The Season Of Mist Roster

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 for North America. The band will release a new album in fall of 2014.

1349 commented on the signing: "We entered the studio with an idea of putting everything that 1349 has ever been about into a cauldron, stir it well, and pour in some fresh ingredients - as well as some strange old ones - and come up with our most potent elixir ever. And we brought the spirit to match the ambitious attempt. Boil, boil, toil and trouble...Behold! We have made the most delightfully intoxicating and dangerous potion you can dream of. FEEL THE FIRE! And Hail Hell."

1349 will embark on the 2014 Metal Alliance tour alongside Behemoth, Goatwhore, and label-mates Inquisition. The tour kicks off on April 4th, and continues through the United States and Canada, making stops at Texas Independence Fest and the New England Metal Festival along the way. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Wilson
Years Since The Storm More...

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Darkest Hour Added To NEM&HF Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.

This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.

Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.

From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm

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We Are The Riot Picked Up By Texas Indie Fest

Texas Independence Festival has announced the addition of We Are The Riot to its lineup. We Are The Riot consists of Coal Chamber members Meegs Rascon and Mikal Cox. The group joins Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate, Wayne Static of Static-X, Abigail Williams and many more.

Past events featured Down, David Allan Coe, Fair to Midland, Upon A Burning Body, One-Eyed Doll, Vallejo, The Heroine, East Cameron Folkcore, Amplified Heat, the Eric Tessmer Band, Nothing More, Honky and Dixie Witch. More...

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Unearth And Kadavar Added To NEM&HF 2014

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To NEM&F Lineup

The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.

Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.

Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"

The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."

Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Metal Alliance Tour Invading NEM&H Festival

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.

The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...

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Fourth Annual Metal Alliance Tour Lineup Announced

Poland's Behemoth was named as headliner of the fourth annual Metal Alliance Tour in North America, which commences in April in Tempe, Arizona. Also on the bill is Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate.

Once again, the tour will be at The Palladium in Worcester, MA as part of the upcoming New England Metal & Hardcore Festival on April 18th. Tickets can be purchased at this location.

Confirmed dates are:

April
4 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
5 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
6 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
8 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
10 - Oklahoma City, OK - 1H Chameleon Room
11 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
12 - Austin, TX - Emo's East (Texas Independence Fest)
13 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
15 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
16 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
17 - Philadelphia, PA - 4H Theater Of The Living Arts
18 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (as part of the The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
19 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
22 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
23 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
24 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
25 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
26 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
27 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
29 - Calgary, AB - Mac Hall
30 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall

May
2 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
3 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 More...

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