From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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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.
UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two additions to the 2015 roster, Norweigian black metal act 1349, supporting the latest album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" and countrymates and folk metal heroes Trollfest, in support of some chaos of its own "Kaptein Kaos."
70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.
All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.
1349 and Trollfest join previously announced bands below, with 24 bands still to be announced:
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? Bloodstock to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar.
Norwegian extremists Enslaved are added to Bloodstock’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states:
“We’ve been to Bloodstock once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the Bloodstock crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: 'If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.'"
Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece Korpiklaani is set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ?with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure.” More...
The heavy hitting Florida metal heads from Trivium are revealed as the Bloodstock Friday main stage headliners in a U.K. exclusive for 2015.
Frontman Matt Heafy raves: “The UK is where the world first took notice of Trivium, and to pay true homage to that, Trivium will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: Bloodstock! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at Bloodstock with the the UK’s Metal elite.”
Other new confirmations include Sabaton and Agalloch. The currently announced festival lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation, Opeth, Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch
The Norwegian black metal tyrants from 1349 have released live footage from their recent "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" record release show in Bergen, Norway. Multi-cam footage of the band playing the new track titled "Postmortem" can be seen below.
1349 is currently embarked on the "Chaos Raids" European headlining tour. The tour starts tonight in Munchen, and sees the band travel across Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England and more, before concluding at the end of the month. A full listing of confirmed tour dates can be found after the video. More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock 2015 festival have issued the following announcement about new band confirmations:
"Bloodstock early bird tickets are flying out the door in the wake of Halloween’s Rob Zombie headline announcement, but here at festival HQ we aren’t resting on our laurels, we’ve got even more bands ready to add on to the bill!
"British stoner/doom overlords, Orange Goblin are set for a main stage slot in 2015. Having recently unleashed their eighth studio album, 'Back From The Abyss' via Candlelight Records, the band are currently laying waste to Europe on tour with the mighty St Vitus. Check out the brand new video for ‘Sabbath Hex’ from the new release here.
?Norwegian black metallers 1349 also sign up. With latest studio album ‘Massive Cauldron Of Chaos’ recently hitting the racks, the band have also found time to collaborate with Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company and launch their own ‘1349 Black Ale’. Check out this informative video clip featuring drummer Frost and vocalist Ravn explaining how the whole thing came about over here. More...
Norway's 1349 is returning with a compilation of the band's entire catalog while under Candlelight Records.
Contained within the deluxe 5CD box "The Candlelight Years" will be "Liberation," "Beyond The Apocalypse," "Revelations of The Black Flame," "Hellfire" and a special live DVD "Hellvetia: Live at Bikini Test la Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland 2005."
A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.
The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:
1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day
You can download the compilation here.
The Norwegian black metal tyrants from 1349 have released a cover track taken from death metal pioneers Possessed.
The track, titled "The Heretic" is streaming now in the player below. Previously, "The Heretic" was only available on the limited North American version of 1349's new album, "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" on CD digipak.
"Massive Cauldron of Chaos" was released in North America on September 30th, and is available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. The track listing is as follows:
8. Godslayer More...
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:
8. Godslayer More...
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...
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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...
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...