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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Norway's 1349 has been confirmed for the 2012 Inferno Metal Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland alongside Meshuggah, Kruger, and Borgne.
1349's Ravn comments: "We have always felt a special connection to Switzerland, as it has brought forth great musicians and artists that have inspired us immensely.
"We would not have been what we are today had it not been for the art of HR Giger and the music of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. The Swiss people have always greeted us well since we first toured there in 2003 and we look very much forward to meet them again."
More information on the Inferno Festival can be found by heading over to the festival's website at this location.
Metal Injection correspondent Aline recently landed an exclusive in-depth interview with Ravn and Frost of 1349 while in Oslo, Norway. You can check out the first part of the interview in the clip below, or find the next part in the series at this location.
1349 is set to release the band's first ever live DVD entitled, "Hellvetia Fire - The Offiicial 1349 Bootleg" on the 24th of October through Candlelight Records. The DVD was filmed live at the Bikini Test club in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on November 12th, 2005. It also features a special live appearance from Tom Gabriel Warrior (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon).
The track listing is as follows:
1. Hellfire (prologue)
2. Riders of the Apocalypse
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Satanic Propaganda
7. I am Abomination
9. Sculptor of Flesh
10. The Usurper (featuring Tom Gabriel Warrior)
11. Slaves to Slaughter
12. Hellfire (epilogue) More...
1349 has checked in with the following announcement about changes to the band's European tour dates:
"1349 are sorry to announce that the rest of the shows on our planned tour in Europe will not happen this time around. We have instead started preparations in order to set up a full tour in Europe bound to happen this coming spring.
"Sad as we are about having to wait before we can tour continental Europe, we're eager to play and now getting ready for a full blown assault on the British Islands. Main support will come from Ancient Ascendant.
"We will keep you posted about this and other issues at our website; updates and messages are to be issued more frequently from now on."
The revised tour dates are as follows:
October 11 – Underworld – London, UK
October 12 – Central Station – Wrexham, UK
October 13 – Cock Pit – Leeds, UK
October 14 – Moho – Manchester, UK
October 15 – The Pint – Dublin, Ireland
October 17 – Bogeiz – Cardiff, Wales
Norwegian black metal act 1349 has announced the "Demonoir" album will be released as a limited edition box set on October 7th with seven bonus tracks, including a song that has never been released before.
The box set also contains a 12 page booklet, guitar picks, patches, and a signed photo card. Pre-orders are available at this location.
Norwegian black metal outfit 139 has announced that the band will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe, which will kick off this October. The trek is in support of the group's latest studio album, "Demonair," which was released last year. Speaking on the tour, the band stated:
"The Bells are chiming! We proudly announce that the first 1349 tour on European soil in many years is to take place in October 2011. After several rounds in the US, and following our pinnacle album Demonoir, we are finally going to make a tour happen in Europe again. We remember with great fondness the European tour following Hellfire, and it’s going to be fabulous and exciting to be back touring our own continent again. Playing Demonoir songs live gives us a diabolic boost, and the hunger and ferocity of 1349 have grown immensely since the last round. The classics from earlier albums will of course not be let out from our live-sets… we set out to make every show on our European tour a sheer feast of black metal ecstasy."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:
Devin Townsend Project
Rhapsody Of Fire
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Teloch of Nidingr, and now also of Mayhem, sent in a pit story along with some photo evidence:
Ok, this was back when I was doing guitars in 1349. We played a festival here in Europe; I don't remember what festival it was, but I'm guessing this was in 2007. Celtic Frost played the same festival, and we were just back from doing a tour with them in North America, so we got to know them pretty well. As soon as CF started their gig at this festival I was starting to get drunk, hence I was having a good time and wanted to raise some hell.
Together with Mustis from Dimmu Borgir, I went to the production office and got some tools to work with. I ended up with a poster with a message to Franco their drummer, as I also did a couple of times when we did the tour with them. I think one of the posters read: "Franco, I have AIDS," which I was waving around in the pit, hiding my face so that none of the guys in CF could see who the idiot with the poster was.
At this time I took it a step further; since I was playing at the festival I had a backstage pass. So I went up onstage, started to mosh around the Celtic guys with the poster taped around my body. For the finale, I stagedived head first with my hands to my side, headbutting at least two other heads before I landed, fainted, woke up with no shoes, and had to take the van back with Celtic Frost to our hotel after the gig. Tom G. did not seem very happy with my stunt, but I for one, had a good time.
Photo evidence after the jump: More...
The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:
"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"
The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...
Norwegian black metal act 1349 has checked in with the following end-of-year update and announcement about lining up new shows for 2011:
"2010 marks the end of an era for 1349. With new cooperation partners Twisted Talent (booking), PHD (merchandise) and last but not least, Indie Recordings as the chosen label, 1349 have prepared their next audible assault, filled to the brim with abyssic darkness and hellish energy. This release - by far their most brutal to this date - creates a great deal of friction in terms of differences from their previous efforts, and in addition brings several untraditional creative elements, another proof of the band’s innovative take on Black Metal.
"Alongside a US/Canadian tour, the band kicks off the new decade with a string of one-off European shows including the bands 1st ever show in Finland and several high-profile festivals such as Wacken and Summer Breeze."
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Norwegian black metal act 1349 has posted the following update online after finishing its North American tour with Triptykon. You can read the update below:
"The Legion is back home in a snowy and wintery Norway, gathering strength for our next raid.
"First of all, we want to thank all our North American fans that came to our shows — we hope it was as enjoyable and intense for you as it was for us. Perhaps did we manage to ignite the flame in some of you that saw us for the first time...
"It was a great tour.
"Being on the road with Triptykon is nothing less than an honour, and the two bands truly enjoyed each other's company. We grew to like Yakuza a lot, too! Then, it's very inspiring for us — musically as well as spiritually — to perform 'Demonoir' material live. It's truly challenging, but when everything works; it's like succeeding with a dangerous act of black magic, where we get to open the gates to vast depths of darkness and connect with the immense powers that streams out of there. Getting to share it with you was special to us.
"We saw the U.S. leg of Weltenbrand as the tour that would conclude our touring cycle with 'Demonoir' in the U.S. and Canada. But as the tour is now finished, it feels like there is still work to be done with the album in North America. There were areas we didn't get to cover neither on the 'Weltenbrand' tour nor on the leg we did with Cannibal Corpse in the spring (Southeast, mainly); that's one thing, and there is also the sensation that the task simply isn't finished yet. So who knows — there might be another round! We will keep you posted and let you in on relevant developments.
"We most definitely haven't forgotten about our fans and supporters in Europe. Plans are made as this is written, plans that will result in an extensive 1349 tour around Europe. It has been oh so long since the last time, but we promise to make up for the time you have waited to again experience live Aural Hellfire. News regar
Norwegian black metal act 1349 has partnered with Sick Drummer Magazine to post a new drum cam and performance footage clip online. The clip features the song "Nathicana" being performed during an early October tour stop. You can view the video below:
Norwegian black metal act 1349, who are co-headlining the "Weltenbrand World Tour" with former Celtic Frost frontman Tom Warrior's new project Triptykon, has posted the alternating dates for its tour. As "Weltenbrand World Tour" is a co-headlining tour, the bands have opted to rotate the closing spot each night. The dates and evenings' headliner's are as follows:
"Weltenbrand World Tour" Rotating Headline Schedule
10/15 Detroit, MI- Majestic Theatre #
10/16 Chicago, IL- Bottom Lounge #
10/17 St. Paul, MN- Station 4 %
10/19 Denver, CO- The Marquis Theatre #
10/21 Seattle, WA- El Corazon %
10/22 Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theatre #
10/23 San Francisco, CA- Slims %
10/24 Los Angeles, CA- El Rey Theatre #
10/25 Tucson, AZ- The Marquee %
10/27 Tulsa, OK- The Marquee #
10/28 Ft. Worth, TX- Ridglea Theatre %
10/29 Austin, TX- Emo's Outside #
10/30 Houston, TX- The Warsaw %
% TRIPTYKON Headline
# 1349 Headline
YAKUZA appear on all dates
Triptykon frontman and former leader of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, Tom G. Warrior has checked in with another update from Triptykon's first tour of North America. His message reads as follows:
"On tour again in North America. In April of 2008, when I departed Celtic Frost and began to lay the foundation for Triptykon, this was but a mere intention, the fulfillment of which was anything but certain. The utter dedication of the audiences we are playing to here, their loyalty, and their feedback thus means even more to me that it ordinarily would.
"On October 10, in Montreal, I was finally able to witness an entire concert by our esteemed special guests on this tour, Yakuza. I had previously only seen a couple of songs or so each night. In my eyes, they are truly extraordinary, both on a personal level as well as musically. Their songs are full of emotions, variety, energy, beauty, and agitation. Their performance requires perhaps a tad more open-mindedness than must ordinarily be mustered, but they are one of the rare contemporary heavy rock acts with the courage to pursue their own, very unique path. Even that fact alone commands respect and makes them as perfect for a tour with Triptykon as they would have been in a pairing with Celtic Frost. We in Triptykon have all become fans.
"The combination of the three bands on this tour, 1349, Yakuza, and Triptykon, could not be any more unique and, in my humble (and biased) opinion, effective. It is a tour unlike any other."
Norwegian black metal fiends, 1349, who are co-headlining the "Weltenbrand World Tour" with Tom Warrior's TRIPTYKON, have launched a tour diary on the blog section of their Myspace page. Read an excerpt of the diary below:
"1349 are in Canada. We had a terrific night in Montreal last night; the show was fiery and the crowd seemed to revel in dark ecstasy. We also got to experience a particularly powerful show by Triptykon, which fueled us up for our own performance. Voivod’s own hometown is always a boost! We bring the killer-vibe with us to The Wreck Room in Toronto tonight, where we know that 1349 has a strong following. The band has had several great shows in this town, but tonight happens to be the first where Frost gets to meet the Toronto-crowd."
"Yesterday even saw the live-premiere of the song Pandemonium Was Bells, and we are happy to state that it went down really well with the audience. The song might appear in our live-set every now and then when the stars are right…but there are a few other gems in store for you as well." More...
Triptykon frontman Tom G. Warrior (formerly of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer) has checked in with an online update after the band began its first tour of North America. His message reads as follows:
"Very late in the evening of October 5, 2010, Triptykon arrived at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, flying in from London. The very next day, we played the group's first concert on North American soil, at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan, thereby embarking on the Weltenbrand co-headlining tour of the US and Canada, together with 1349.
"The Gramercy was filled with long-time friends and new acquaintances alike. Painter/tattoo artist Vincent Castiglia, who is such a major contributor to Triptykon's first album, publisher Ian Christe of Bazillion Points, who gave me the astounding news that my second book Only Death Is Real will already go into its third printing run, the extraordinary Kim Kelly, HR Giger's US agent Les Barany, who photographed and filmed the concert, master sculptor Eli Livingston, the artist behind HR Giger's jewelry and Celtic Frost's pendant, who showed me the prototype of a proposed miniature sculpture based on 1984's The Sitting Death Hellhammer EP cover drawing. There were many more. How good it felt to return to touring in North America, finally, after the past three eventful years."
Norway's 1349 will bring its sonic plague back to North America in October for a co-headline tour with Triptykon, entitled, "Weltenbrand World Tour." Chicago's Yakuza will also appear on the bill. This will be 1349's second trek on this side of the Atlantic in support of the album "Demonoir," which was released in April on Prosthetic Records in North America. That last tour was cut short due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland and visa issues.
The band released the following statement: "2010 is a very special year for 1349. This is the year that saw the release of our pinnacle album 'Demonoir,' into which we have channeled the darkest and fiercest contents of our souls and given it an aural form. As the album was released, the band was already on American soil doing the first tour of the touring cycle as main support for Cannibal Corpse. We were obviously rather excited about how the songs would feel and sound live and thus of the crowd's reaction to the new material, but it turned out to work eminently. It felt fabulous! Furthermore, it became clear to us that we had to follow up what we had begun and go back to the States and play a headliner tour in the fall. This intent has turned into cold reality as we now embark on a co-headliner tour with Triptykon.
"Many of you are familiar with 1349's bonds to the creative mastermind Tom G. Warrior, and for us it's like pieces of a puzzle that fall into place as we now go on tour with Triptykon on their first journey to the U.S. We talk about two mighty forces that here will be joined; in 1349 we see it as nothing short of a great achievement that we could make it happen. We can promise you that 1349 will feed off this great happening, and we boldly state that every show on this Weltenbrand tour will be a triumph! We look STRONGLY forward to share some truly magical moments with our American fans on this tour, and judging from the reception we got on our short-but-sweet tour with CC this spring (hails!), this is gonna be A HELL OF A RIDE. To complete the line-up of this legendary 1349/Triptykon- tour, we have invited the splendid weirdos Yakuza as our special guests. 'Come feel the Fire'...as Overkill would have said." More...
The organizers of the Wacken Open Air Festival have issued the following brief update about not offering any live streaming video this year:
"We are sorry so say that it's not possible for us to offer a live stream from this year's Wacken Open Air. We will try the best to grant you this offer again in the next year. The video walls will naturally show the live performances. Your W:O:A team."
The festival takes place from August 4th - 7th in Wacken, Germany. Confirmed bands for the festival include 1349, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, Fear Factory, Slayer, and many more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.