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Formed: 1997
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.

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 Issues Tour Update

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...

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Triptykon Frontman Checks In From The Road

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."

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1349 Comments On Upcoming Tour

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...

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Wacken Not Offering Live Stream This Year

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.

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1349 Extends North American Tour

1349 and Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost vocalist Tom Gabriel Warrior, have extended their tour of North America to include twelve brand new dates.

Triptykon, 1349 and Yakuza North American tour dates:
Oct. 06 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 07 - Boston, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
Oct. 08 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
Oct. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Polaris
Oct. 10 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufunes Électriques
Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Oct. 13 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Oct. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Oct. 15 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Oct. 16 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Oct. 17 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 19 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre
Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Oct. 23 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Oct. 24 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
Oct. 25 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Oct. 27 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Oct. 28 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
Oct. 29 - Austin, TX - Emo´s Outside
Oct. 30 - Houston, TX - The Warsaw

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Triptykon Announces More U.S. Dates

Triptykon, the new band from Celtic Frost frontman Thomas G. Fischer, has announced some additional dates to their upcoming trek of the United States. Joining them on the tour will be 1349 and Yakuza. Speaking on the tour, Fischer stated:

"Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career."

"It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time. Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you. We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!"

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Triptykon Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Triptykon, the band founded by former Hellhammer and Celtic Frost mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, will be embarking on a series of concerts in the United States this October according to LiveNation. The tour is in support of the band's critically acclaimed debut album, "Eparistera Daimones" which is available now through Prowling Death/Century Media Records.

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Ihsahn To Perform At Southern Discomfort Fest

Norway's Leprous has issued the following update about performing as solo artist Ihsahn's backing band when Ihsahn headline's this year's edition of the Southern Discomfort festival:

"Ihsahn will be headlining this years Southern Discomfort Festival in Kristiansand, Norway on September 17, 2010. Leprous will, as always, be the backing band for Ihsahn. We're very much looking forward to this show."

Other bands confirmed for the festival include 1349, In Vain, Manifest, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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In Vain To Appear At Southern Discomfort Fest

Norway's In Vain has checked in with the following update about appearing at the Southern Discomfort Festival:

"Finally we are able to make this happen. We are very happy to announce that we will play this year's Southern Discomfort Festival 17-18 Sept. Other acts include Ihsahn, 1349, The Batallion, Manifest, etc. We will play Friday night. We area also working on booking more gigs for the upcoming autumn/winter. More information about that later!"

More information on the 2010 edition of the Southern Discomfort Festival can be found at this location.

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1349 Added To Southern Discomfort Festival

Norwegian black metal act 1349 have been added to the line-up for this year's Southern Discomfort Festival. The festival takes place September 17-18, 2010 at the På Hjørnet and Kick Scene venues in Kristiansand, Norway.

Southern Discomfort Festival line-up:

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Diabolic Issues Post-Cannibal Corpse Tour Report

DIABOLIC has issues the following report:

"DIABOLIC has returned from our Tour Dates with CANNIBAL CORPSE on the 'Evisceration Plague' Tour and it was a great success!!

"Due to 1349 not being able to join the Tour on the first few dates, DIABOLIC were invited to join the Tour at the last minute, and we were able to play the following shows:

4/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/22 Raleigh, NC Tavern 11
4/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
4/24 Philadelphia, PA Lotsa Metal (Headlining show, without CC)
4/25 Farmville, NY Crazy Donkey (with 1349)

"After 1349 was able to join the Tour in NY, unfortunately that meant the end of the Tour for us - we had stepped up and done exactly what we had set out to do, and it was time to head back to Tampa - but as a bonus, the fans in NY got to see DIABOLIC as well as 1349 on the same bill!!

"DIABOLIC played classic favorites such as 'Supreme Evil,' 'Marked for Banishment,' 'Ancient Hatred,' and 'Extinction Level Event,' in addition to showcasing new songs such as 'Evil in Disguise' and the Title Track from our upcoming new CD, 'Excisions of Exorcisms.' At our headlining show in Philly we played an extended set, to include even more new songs, such as 'Hellish World,' 'Venomous Habitations,' and 'Bloodwashed.' It was great for the band to get back out on the road, and seeing our fans (old and new) was awesome!! We got a great response, sold almost completely out of merchandise, handed out dozens of copies of Deathgasm Recs Promo/Comp CD’s featuring Track #1 our new song “Evil in Disguise” and got a killer buzz going for our new CD, 'Excisions of Exorcisms!!'

"DIABOLIC would like to give special thanks to the bands: LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, for opening the show for us every night, even letting us borrow their guitar and bass cabs to help the shows run more smoothly (thanks bros!) and to SKELETONWITCH for being so cool and supportive, and especially to CANNIBAL CORPSE, for inviting us to play these Tour Dates!! Thank you to Evan from Deathgasm Records for hooking us up with killer merchandise, to Marco Barbieri and Salem Rose Music, for helping us to make it happen! Thanks to the promoters, Chris in Philly for hooking us up at the last minute! Also special thanks to Jarrod Pritchard for running live sound for us every night! Thanks to Nick Storch at ICM Talent, and to CANNIBAL’s Tour Manager, Pete Robertson, for helping us get onboard and up to speed!! A huge mega-thanks to Aly Webster for the cool live pics!! And thanks to Alex, Pat, Paul, George, and Rob for just being killer dudes and delivering a crushing set every night!! We thank you very much for the opportunity, and we’ll see you again next time!!

"Stay tuned to our web sites on MySpace and Facebook for live photos from the shows, and our new CD “EXCISIONS OF EXORCISMS” coming soon on Deathgasm Records!!!"

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1349 Announces In Store Appearance

Norwegian black metal band 1349 will be appearing at Vacation Vinyl in Hollywood CA on Friday evening, May 7th, for a meet and greet and a signing session. The band will be wrapping up their leg of the Cannibal Corpse tour the night before. 1349 CDs, limited edition 12" picture discs and other merch will be available that night. The details are as follows:

Vacation Vinyl
4679 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
7:30pm - 9:00pm
All Ages Welcome

Immediately following the in-store appearance, the band will head to Hank's Bar, in downtown Los Angeles, where they'll be hosting a tour wrap up party. Their new album, "Demonoir," which was released in North America on Prosthetic Records on April 27, will be played in its entirety. There will be DJ sets from John Strachan (The Funeral Pyre), Dan Dismal (Crematorium, Church of the 8th Day) and Pete Majors (Harassor). The details are: More...

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1349 Arrives In The U.S.

Despite volcanoes and visa issues, Norway's 1349 have arrived in North America. The band was forced to cancel the first several dates on their tour, supporting Cannibal Corpse, including a stop at this past weekend's New England Metal And Hardcore Fest. The band finally appeared at the show in Farmingdale, NY, and will continue on the tour through the Hollywood, CA date, at the House of Blues on May 6th. Their new album, "Demonoir," comes out today (April 27) in North America. To mark the release, notorious metal hangout, Duff's Bar in Brooklyn NY will be hosting a meet and greet and listening party with the band, which starts at 9pm and the bar is located at 168 Marcy Avenue, between S. 5th & Broadway, in Williamsburg

The upcoming 1349 tour dates with Cannibal Corpse, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne are as follows:

4/27 Club Soda- Montreal, QC
4/28 Opera House- Toronto, OB
4/29 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
4/30 Eagles Club- Milwaukee, WI
5/1 Station 4- St. Paul, MN
5/2 Granada Theater- Lawrence, KS
5/3 Gothic Theatre- Denver, CO
5/5 Slim's- San Francisco, CA
5/6 House Of Blues- Los Angeles, CA

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1349 To Miss Beginning Of Cannibal Corpse Tour

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will be unable to make the first few shows on Cannibal Corpse's "Evisceration Plague Tour" that kicked off today in Orlando, Florida. 1349 commented: "Unfortunately, we will have to let all our fans know that we will not be able to make it to the first shows of the tour with Cannibal Corpse. First of all, our visas, which we have applied for months ago, are still not being cleared, and secondly, air traffic in Europe is being a major problem in the last couple of days and still will be in the next days. We are trying our best to join this tour. However, right now we are not able to tell anybody when and if this is going to happen. As soon as we have any news on the situation we will let you know."

In the meantime Diabolic has been confirmed to jump on the Cannibal Corpse tour to fill in for 1349 until the band makes it to the states. Skeletonwitch will be main support, Diabolic will be second, and Lecherous are opening up.

The upcoming Cannibal Corpse tour dates are as follows:

04/20 Orlando, FL Club At Firestone w/ Diabolic
04/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade w/ Diabolic
04/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern w/ Diabolic
04/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx w/ Diabolic
04/24 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
04/25 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Tour w/ Lecherous Nocturne, Skeletonwitch
05/07 Tucson, AZ The Rock
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
05/10 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
05/11 Austin, TX Emo’s
05/12 Houston, TX Wired Live
05/13 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
05/14 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
05/15 Saint Petersburg, FL State Theatre
05/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

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1349 Discusses Recording New Album

Norway's 1349's upcoming fifth full length, "Demonoir," due out April 27th in North America via Prosthetic Records, was recorded at Studio Nyhagen, in Norway with Tom G. Warrior (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost).

Ravn comments on the recording process, "In hindsight, it is our belief that Tom was the missing piece of the puzzle, adding that element of heritage we needed. He represented the direct link to the Creators! We also need to mention three other contributors; Ronnie leTekrö - one of the most acclaimed guitarists on the globe, wrenched his soul inside out as he recorded one of the leads for 'Psalm 7:77;' a truly breathtaking experience. We had some excellent, wicked grand piano play carried out by Canadian pianist Tony Caputo. And then there was Thorbjørn Benjaminsen of Hornorkesteret that recorded some spine chilling themes with his stringed reindeer horns, adding a touch of natural grimness to the electric inferno."

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Cannibal Corpse Announces New Tour Dates

Cannibal Corpse is set to hit the road this April with guests 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. The tour kicks off on Tuesday, April 20th in Orlando, FL and finishes up on May 16th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Bassist Alex Webster commented: "We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer lineup of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!”

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

Tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, & Lecherous Nocturne
04/20 Orlando, FL Club At Firestone
04/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
04/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
04/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
04/24 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
04/25 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues More...

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1349 Posts New Song, "Atomic Chapel," Online

Norwegian black metal band 1349 has posted a new song, "Atomic Chapel," on their MySpace page. The song comes off their latest album, "Demonoir,"which will be released on April 26th through Indie Recordings in Europe and On April 27th through Prosthetic Records in North America.

The tracklisting for "Demonoir" (US cover Europe cover) is as follows:

01. Tunnel Of Set XI
02. Atomic Chapel
03. Tunnel Of Set XII
04. When I Was Flesh
05. Tunnel Of Set XIII
06. Psalm 777
07. Tunnel Of Set XIV
08. Pandemonium War Bells
09. Tunnel Of Set XV
10. The Devil Of The Desert
11. Tunnel Of Set XVI
12. Demonoir
13. Tunnel Of Set XVII

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1349 Announces New Album Title And Release Date

Norwegian black metal titans 1349 have announced the title and release date of their new album. The album, entitled "DEMONOIR," will be released by Indie Recordings throughout Europe on April 26, and by Prosthetic Records in North America on April 27.

"DEMONOIR" will be available in North America as a digipack CD and a limited edition 12" picture disc LP.

The current 1349 Lineup consists of:

Archaon - Guitars
Frost - Drums
Ravn - Vocals
Seidemann - Bass

Visit 1349 Online here , or the band's Myspace page here.

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1349 To Release New Album This Year

Prosthetic Records has issued the following update about releasing a new album from Norwegian black metallers 1349:

"Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the release of the brand new album from Norwegian black metal legends 1349 in North America via an agreement with Indie Recordings. The new album, which promises a return to their more traditional raw, yet technical black metal sound, is slated for an April 27, 2010 release. In support of the yet to be titled record, the band will be supporting Cannibal Corpse in April and May along with Skeletonwitch and Lecherous Nocturne. (Note, 1349 are not on the last week of the tour; the following are only dates featuring 1349.) More information regarding the release, as well as 1349 headline dates will be announced in the coming weeks....."

1349's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/20 Firestone- Orlando, FL
4/21 Masquerade- Atlanta, GA
4/22 Volume 11 Tavern- Raleigh, NC
4/23 JAXX- Springfield, VA
4/24 Palladium (New England Metal Fest)- Worcester, MA
4/25 Crazy Donkey- Long Island, NY
4/27 Club Soda- Montreal, QC
4/28 Opera House- Toronto, OB
4/29 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
4/30 Eagles Club- Milwaukee, WI
5/1 Station 4- St. Paul, MN
5/2 Granada Theater- Lawrence, KS
5/3 Gothic Theatre- Denver, CO
5/5 Slim's- San Francisco, CA
5/6 House Of Blues- Los Angeles, CA

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Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America this April. Joining them on the trek will be Skeletonwitch, 1349 and Lecherous Nocturne. A message from bass player Alex Webster reads as follows:

"We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer lineup of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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