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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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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...
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...
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
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Years Since The Storm More...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
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
2 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
3 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 More...
The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.
Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:
1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.
1349 has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Loud Park festival:
"In the Land of the Rising Sun, the sun will rise with a particularly Hellish glow on the 27th of October. 1349 will for the first time play in Japan, at the Loud Park Festival in Tokyo. We look forward to this event with great enthusiasm, and will see to it that our swords are properly sharpened by the time that we head for the East."
Black metal act Marduk, which recently had a show in Belarus shut down for "preaching Satanism," will be releasing the band's 12th studio album, "Serpent Sermon," on June 5th in North America. You can also check out our review of the album at this location.
In support of "Serpent Sermon," Marduk will be playing headlining shows in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. starting June 1st. Joining the group on the road will be 1349, Withered, and Weapon. A list of all upcoming tour dates is below.
June 1 - Puerto Rico, PR @ La Respuesta **MARDUK, 1349 only**
June 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
June 4 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
June 5 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
June 6 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
June 7 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
June 8 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
June 9 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
June 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
June 11 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
June 12 - Calgary, AB @ Distillery
June 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
June 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 16 - Portland, OR @ Bossanava
June 17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
June 18 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar **MARDUK only**
June 19 - Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
June 20 - San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
June 22 - San Luis Potosi, Mexico @ Steel Bar **MARDUK, 1349 only**
June 23 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Alicia **MARDUK, 1349 only** More...
While you await the arrival of Norwegian black metallists 1349 to storm the U.S. alongside Marduk, you can feast your eyes on the drawings that artist Kim Holm created of the band performing live:
The Aural Hellfire Legion stated, "From time to time, we (1349) get approached by other artists that find inspiration in our work and want to pay tribute to us. It is a great honor and such an awarding payback for the hard work we put into our art. Every now and then there is an artist that comes along that presents us with something so special that we want to share it and promote their work, and Kim Holm is a perfect example of this. This guy drew the band while performing live and was able to transform the live energy we present on stage into his drawings. Check out his work!"
You can check out Kim Holm's representation of 1349 live both here and on his website and compare it to real life by coming out to see the band on one of the upcoming shows along with labelmates Withered:
June 1 - San Juan, PR @ La Respuesta %
June 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar #
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall #
June 4 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques #
June 5 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room #
June 6 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's #
June 7 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa #
June 8 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's #
June 9 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4 #
June 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre #
June 11 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange #
June 12 - Calgary, AB @ Distillery #
June 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue #
June 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven #
June 16 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova #
June 17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge #
June 18 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House * 1349 Solo Show *
June 19 - Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues #
June 20 - San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room #
June 22 - San Luis Potosi, Mexico @ Steel Bar %
June 23 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Alicia %
% = w/ Marduk
# = w/ Marduk, Withered, Weapon