"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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 Announces Show With The Funeral Pyre

Norwegian black metal act 1349 has announced that, in addition to upcoming dates on the "Serpent Sermon" tour alongside blackened doom labelmates Withered and Swedish black metallers Marduk, the band will be performing a one-off headlining show on June 18th at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, supported by The Funeral Pyre Tickets for this show are available here.

1349’s upcoming tour will not only be the band’s first time back in North America since 2010, when supporting the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Triptykon, but it will also mark the band’s first-ever appearance in Puerto Rico.

1349 recently released a sneak peak into the fierce inferno of Aural Hellfire that the band is known to produce on stage. The footage -- which was compiled by friend of the band, S A Destroyer -- consists of the band's live performance last September at The Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. More...

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1349 Gives Fans A Taste Of Aural Hellfire

1349 has posted a live video online of the band performing "When I Was Flesh" to give fans a taste of the mayhem to come on upcoming tour dates. Check out the clip below, and the band commented:

"This is a taste of Aural Hellfire to prepare our audiences for our upcoming shows at Hulen and Folken. Our good friend S A Destroyer has put together a visual manifest of his experience at our Rockefeller show in Oslo on September 10th 2011. It is a sneak peak into the fierce inferno of Aural Hellfire that 1349 is known to produce on stage."

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1349 Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

1349 will be bringing Aural Hellfire to Puerto Rico for the first time ever on June 1st. The band will then continue on to support Marduk on a North American tour, ending with a string of dates in Mexico.

Archaon comments: "It is with great excitement that we're looking forward to our 1st ever show on Puerto Rican turf. 1349 have played several places in Mexico, but have also for a long time wished to visit more areas in the south. We will for sure provide our fans here with several highlights from our catalogue of Aural Hellfire, so sharpen your weapons for this ultimate metal night!"

June 1 - Puerto Rico, 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 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
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

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Marduk Announces North American Tour

Swedish black metal tyrants Marduk will be heading back to North America this summer for a headlining run with 1349, Withered, and Weapon. A full list of tour dates is below, so check to see when they'll be coming to a city near you:

May 31 - Santiago, Chile @ Club 334 **MARDUK only**
June 1 - Puerto Rico, PR @ La Respuesta **MARDUK 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 @ Bossanova
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

Marduk will be releasing the band's 12th studio album, "Serpent Sermon," in early summer 2012. The track listing, artwork, and release date for the album will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, be sure to check out some in-studio photos here on the band's Facebook. Stay tuned for more news about Marduk and "Serpent Sermon" coming soon.

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1349 Comments On Upcoming Shows

1349 has issued the following statement about upcoming Norwegian live shows in April:

"1349 goes west in April and performs at Hulen in Bergen on the 27th of April and at Folken in Stavanger on the 28th.

"We had a splendid evening last time we visited Hulen; there was a fiery connection between the band and the audience, and the natural ambience inside the cavern fits 1349 perfectly. So we look forward to returning, and this time we will pull out some special songs from the hat - both old and new songs that we haven't performed live in a very long time or not at all. This is going to be a feast!

"Our encounter with the Stavanger audience on April 28th is going to be 1349's very first, and that's an event now in the band's 11th year of existence. Both 1349 and the metal scene of the Stavanger/Jæren-area has a strong and characteristic national identity - let's see what happens when we meet for a hellish burn-out this Saturday evening!"

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1349 Announces DVD Screening

1349 released "Hellvetia Fire - The Offiicial 1349 Bootleg" back in October of 2011 through Candlelight Records. The band has now announced a screening of the DVD will be held at Duff's Brooklyn this upcoming January 7th. Details are available in the promotional poster below.

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1349 To Play Inferno Festival

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.

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1349 Video Interview Available

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.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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1349 To Release Live DVD

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
3. Nathicana
4. Nekronatalenheten
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Satanic Propaganda
7. I am Abomination
8. Aiwass-Aeon
9. Sculptor of Flesh
10. The Usurper (featuring Tom Gabriel Warrior)
11. Slaves to Slaughter
12. Hellfire (epilogue) More...

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1349 Changes European Tour Schedule

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

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1349 Announces Limited Edition Box Set

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.

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1349 Announces European Tour

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."

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Primordial And Xerath Added To Bloodstock 2011

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:

W.A.S.P. (Headliners)
Devin Townsend Project
Lawnmower Deth
October File

Immortal (Headliners)
Rhapsody Of Fire
Grave Digger
Angel Witch
The Rotted
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One

Motorhead (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Napalm Death
Power Quest
Survivors Zero

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

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...

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Pit Stories: Poster Pranks And An Awkward Ending

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.

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

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...

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1349 Issues End Of Year Update

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."

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

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...

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1349 Issues Post Tour Update

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

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1349 Posts Drum Cam/Performance Footage Online

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:

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