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Horisont

Formed: 2009
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Horisont News

Below is our complete Horisont 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.

Horisont Announces U.S. Tour

Swedish hard rock band Horisont signed with Century Media earlier this year and is now pleased to announce a first ever United States tour. Special guests on this run will be Ohio heavy rock act Electric Citizen. Horisont comments:

"America! Hide your beer and lock up your parents because for the first time in human history, Horisont is crossing the Atlantic! We will leave you heartbroken and crying for more but rest assured, it will be worth it. With the help of the mighty Electric Citizen, we will make sure that a couple of very lucky cities will never again, be the same. See you fuckers in November! BAM!"

10.31.16 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
11.01.16 New York, NY - Studio at Webster Hall
11.02.16 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
11.02.16 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
11.06.16 Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Brewing Company
11.07.16 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
11.10.16 Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
11.13.16 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
11.14.16 Mesa, AZ - Club Red
11.16.16 Dallas, TX - The Curtain Club Dallas
11.17.16 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
11.20.16 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11.22.16 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge More...

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Horisont Signs With Century Media

On the eve of the band's 10 year anniversary, and after headlining a special show at the Göteborg Rockfest, Swedish outfit Horisont is pleased to announce a new career chapter by putting pen to paper and confirming a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

Horisont is now writing the follow-up to previous release "Odyssey" and plans to enter the studio this summer.

The band comments: "We are super excited to be signing with the mighty and highly acclaimed Century Media and look very much forward to be working together. Right now we are in the most creative era of this bands existence and this will spill right over into the new album we are currently working on. The first taster off the new stuff will hit the streets by the fall and we're pretty sure it will electrocute your soul. In the meantime - see you on the road!" More...

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Pit Stories: Shit In The Camper

Every week we check in with metal bands from across the globe to get their most memorable stories from live performances.

Back in November, Swedish group Horisont gave us a great story about the wrong guy getting punched at a show, and this week the band returns to share a very different tale.

Today Horisont drummer Pontus Jordan relays this recollection about the trials and tribulations of being on the road getting to the next gig:

We did a tour back in 2012 with our mates Graveyard and on this tour we decided to keep a low budget and therefor got a camper to travel around in. This might sound like a cosy option but Europe during wintertime is a bit too cold we found out. After a show in Brussels we had come to the conclusion that we had to drive a couple of hours during the night to make in time to the gig the day after. Magnus our bass player got the honour to be the driver.

Packing out the rest of us got a bit drunk and one of us accidentally put one of the merch boxes in a pile of dog shit! Then another took that box and placed it on Magnus bed. That smell haha!! So not only was he driving for 4-5 hours in the middle of the night, he was looking forward to going to sleep in a cold bed with shit stains on it! I`ve known Magnus for many years and I have never seen his face so tired and his eyes so lifeless! I was really trying to be helpful and good mate but it`s hard not laugh.

Big of moustache and tight of trouser, Horisont's latest album "Odyssey" came out back in September. See the band performing the title track live in Vienna below. More...

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Pit Stories: Punching The Wrong Guy

We've got another Pit Story for you metal heads, this time from the glory of European summer festival season! Drummer Pontus Jordan from classic hard rocking outfit Horisont shares a tale this week of that one guy every big show seems to have: the one who is too drunk and has to get in everyone's way.

This time around things a got little out of hand when a case of mistaken identity led to the wrong person getting punched. Pontus had this to say:

This summer we've been playing some festivals around Europe and during one of these festival gigs there was a really stupid guy who was being a jerk against the rest of the crowd and us in the band. He kept screaming insulting stuff and throwing beer at everyone in his way. Halfway through the set Axel (our singer) got fed up and gave the guy a push and told him to leave if he couldn’t behave. This didn’t sit well at all with this guy but after a while he left and we continued to play.

After the show we exited the stage through a side door, leading us out to the festival site. Who do think was standing there all ready to fight? The problem was that he was so drunk that he got Tom and Axel mixed up. So instead of “getting back” at Axel he gave poor Tom real good punch square in the face!

A bit of a ruckus exploded until out of nowhere this small and deadly fast guy jumped in out of nowhere. He gave the “I can’t behave at concerts when I drink guy” a hook Mike Tyson style. You could literary hear his nose break. Needless to say the fight was over and we had a fan that could pack a punch and did not tolerate idiot behaviour like that guy was showing. Tom got away with a sore face and all and all it was a good gig.

Horisont is currently out on the road with Kadavar, The Shrine, and Satan's Satyrs, with full details available at the band's Facebook profile here. New album "Odyssey" just dropped back in September and a video clip off that release is available below. More...

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Horisont Shares Some "Bad News"

Big of moustache and tight of trouser, Horisont drinks from the bottomless wellspring of inspiration that's been bubbling up through the layers of time since the birth of the blues - or Blue Oyster Cult at the very least.

Theirs is a sound that harks back to the dawn of the 70s, when a new clutch of heads decided it was time to harsh the 60s hippies' mellow and paint it black; those years when the twin spirit of hard rock and prog rose to redefine sound. Horisont will drop the "Odyssey" album on September 18.

Today the band releases a video for the song "Bad News," which can be seen below, while the full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Odyssey
2. Break The Limit
3. Blind Leder Blind
4. Bad News
5. Light My Way
6. The Night Stalker
7. Flying
8. Back On The Streets
9. Beyond The Sun
10. Red Light
11. StÑder Brinner
12. Timmarna More...

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Horisont To Release "Odyssey"

Big of mustache and tight of trouser, Horisont drink from the bottomless wellspring of inspiration that's been bubbling up through the layers of time since the birth of the blues - or Blue Oyster Cult at the very least. Theirs is a sound that harks back to the dawn of the 70s, when a new clutch of heads decided it was time to harsh the 60s hippies' mellow and paint it black; those years when the twin spirit of hard rock and prog rose to redefine sound. More...

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Horisont Announces "Break The Limit" Release

Swedish hard-rocking classic metallers Horisont are returning with "Break the Limit," a stop-gap release between albums due out March 16th.

Following the success of third album, "Time Warriors," the titans do not hold back with this relentless, anthemic slab of full on heavy metal glory.

Backed with the synthesizer enhanced track "Yellow Blues," the two-track EP is a good indication of how far these guys have come and what a monstrous prosposition their fourth studio album is looking to be.

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Horisont Streaming "Writing On The Wall"

Swedish stoner rock band Horisont is streaming the new track "Writing on the Wall." The song appears on the upcoming third album "Time Warriors." The album is scheduled for release on September 30th (UK/EU) and October 1st (North America) via Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Time Warriors" is:

1. Writing on the Wall
2. Diamonds in Orbit
3. Ain't No Turning Back
4. Backstreet
5. Vänd Tillbaka
6. She Cried Wolf
7. Brother
8. Dödsdans
9. Eyes of the Father
10. All Must Come to an End, Part I & II More...

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Horisont Posts New Music Video

Swedish stoner/doom metal band Horisont posted a new music video for the title track from the band's sophomore LP "Second Assault." The album is due for release on April 24, 2012 through Metal Blade Records (North America). The European release was March 12, 2012 through Rise Above Records.

Check out the video here:

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