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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Yesterday Gorgoroth embarked upon their upcoming European tour with 1349. A total of 30 concerts are arranged and first on the list is Paris on November 2nd.
Although delaying the work with the next studio album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", Gorgoroth intend to do several live recordings at different locations during this tour, which eventually will culminate in a live album entitled "True Norwegian Black Metal". Scheduled for a late autumn release in 2007, it will mark and celebrate Gorgoroth's 15-year anniversary.
Confirmed dates are as follows (as of 10/30/2005): More...
The recordings of the upcoming Gorgoroth album "Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam" progress steadily. Infernus and King have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes back to Bergen and will continue their work in Earshot Studios during this summer.
Gorgoroth are planning a European tour with 1349. Here are the confirmed tour dates:
Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .
Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:
This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.
Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...
Danish metallers Mercernary are the latest act confirmed for the Aalborg Metal Festival 2004, a two-day event set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are Mnemic, 1349, Withering Surface, The Defaced, Illdisposed, Scarve, Heaven Shall Burn, Zyklon, Darkane and Downset, among others.
Mercenary's third full-length album, "11 Dreams," was released in August through Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Jacob Hansen (Hatesphere, Invocator, Raunchy) and features and includes a cover version of Kent's hit single "Music Non Stop." Artwork duties were handled by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Arch Enemy).
Danish modern thrash metallers Mnemic are the latest act confirmed for the Aalborg Metal Festival 2004, a two-day event set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are 1349, Withering Surface, The Defaced, Illdisposed, Scarve, Heaven Shall Burn, Zyklon, Darkane and Downset, among others.
Mnemic are touring in support of their sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul", available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen.
PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have uploaded two songs from their upcoming full-length debut, "Atrocity Divine", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Transgression" and "Silent Massacre" at this location.
In a recent interview with Vampire-Magazine.com, Sagstad had the following to say about the upcoming release: "This recording consists of 11 brand new songs, and we are at the moment looking for a label who will finance this release! We are very excited about this release because it’s turned out to be even better than we had ever imagined. Gunhild [Mathea Olaussen, violin], Live [Julianne Kostøl, cello] and Tor [Risdal Stavenes, a.k.a. Seidemann, bass]) have given PANTHEON I a facelift, and I assure you that this album will kick ASS!"
PANTHEON I had previously released a four-song demo, titled "MMIII", in April 2003. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single — which includes the tracks "Is This A Prophecy?" and "Transparent" — was recently made available via the group's official website.
1349, the Norwegian black metal band featuring Satyricon drummer Frost, are the latest act confirmed for the Aalborg Metal Festival 2004, a two-day event set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The following bands are currently confirmed to perform at the festival:
Friday, November 5:
17:00 - 17:30 SCAMP
18:00 - 18:45 WITHERING SURFACE
19:15 - 20:00 THE DEFACED
20:30 - 21:30 ILLDISPOSED
22:00 - 23:00 TBA
23:45 - 01:00 TBA
Saturday, November 6:
14:00 - 14:30 JERKSTORE
15:00 - 15:30 TBA
16:00 - 16:45 SCARVE
17:15 - 18:00 VOLBEAT
18:30 - 19:30 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
20:00 - 21:15 ZYKLON
21:45 - 23:00 DARKANE
23:45 - 01:00 DOWNSET
GORGOROTH have announced the tour lineup. Dirge Rep (drums, Orcustus, ex- Enslaved, ex-Gehenna) and Teloch (guitars, Orcustus, Nidingr) will be session members for the upcoming European and Mexican tour.
Their mates from 1349, the band featuring Satyricon's drummer Frost, will be joing them as well. Updated list of gigs includes:
Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have announced the first dates for their "Twilight of the Idols" European headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from 1349, the Norwegian group featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost.
Here are the "Twilight of the Idols" tour dates:
Oct. 01 - Bischofswerda, GER @ East Club
Oct. 02 - Osnabrück, GER @ Tor 3
Oct. 03 - Berlin, GER @ K 17
Oct. 04 - Munchen, GER @ Titanic City
Oct. 05 - Prague, CZR @ Black Pes
Oct. 06 - Nitra, SK @ Stara Peraken
Oct. 07 - Belgrade, SER @ Dom Oplanine
Oct. 08 - Budapest, HUN @ Mega Pub
Oct. 09 - Vienna, AUT @ Planet Music
Oct. 10 - Ljubljana, SLO @ Galahala Metelkoya
Oct. 11 - Aarau, SWI @ Kiff
Oct. 12 - Bochum, GER @ Matrix
In other news, GORGOROTH have revealed that it is still uncertain when the video footage recorded at the group's infamous gig in Krakow, Poland will be returned. The tapes, which were meant to be used for future DVD release, were confiscated by the local police after the band were accused of "offending religious feelings" during the early February concert. GORGOROTH were also suspected of breaching the Polish law on protection of animals by displaying the severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage act.
The Polish prosecutor has asked the Norwegian police for help in questioning members of GORGOROTH in order to determine whether Article 196 of the Polish penal code (concerning offense to religious feelings) has been breached or not during the band's concert in Krakow. The maximum penalty for breaching the article is five years in prison.
German thrashers KREATOR are the latest band to be confirmed for the Hole in the Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway.
We've already told you it's the dawn of the legends. Needless to say, we're happy as pigs in shit to announce German thrash legends, Kreator, as a part of our increasingly stunning line-up.
The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
1349, the Norwegian black metal band featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their second full-length album, "Beyond the Apocalypse".
Recorded, mixed and produced at Studio Nyhagen in Norway, the follow-up to last year's "Liberation" was produced by the band, with engineering assistance by Kjartan Hesthagen and Dr. Davidsen.
Formed in 1997, 1349 — named for the year the plague hit Norway in the 14th Century — found immediate cult status with the recording and later release of their self-titled mini-album in 2001. Word of mouth spread like wildfire regarding the band's cold and aggressive 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 would become complete. The band signed to Candlelight Records in late 2002.
Here's the "Beyond the Apocalypse" track listing: More...
1349 will enter the studio this month to record their new album, Beyond The Apocalypse.
1349 rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, with Ravn (vocals, drums), Tjalve (guitars) Seidemann (bass) and Balfori (guitars). They recorded, but never released a demo in early '98. Balfori quit shortly after due to musical differences. In '99 they recorded the never released promo Chaos Prefferred.
1349 needed another guitarist, and found Archaon whose speed and technique took their music to a new level of intensity and brutality. Come spring 2000, 1349 wanted to record a new promo showcasing their new material, and Ravn asked Frost to do the drumsto get the speed required. Frost was later so impressed by the material written for the next release, that he wanted to become a permanent member of 1349.
Holycaust Records offered them a deal and released the new promo as an eponymous mini-CD. Early 2001 they felt they had enough killer songs for a full-lenght album, Liberation. Recorded and mixed in Gordon Studios, and mastered at Strype Audio, Liberation mixed seamlessly Old School with modern warp-speed hysteria. More...